Good rid­dance

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMENT -

Credit is due to Tim Far­ron. Last year he told the JC that “an­ti­semitism should be called out at ev­ery sin­gle op­por­tu­nity it rears its ugly head”. In sack­ing David Ward as a LibDem can­di­date he has acted on those words — and swiftly, less than 24 hours after Mr Ward was se­lected by the Bradford East LibDems. Wed­nes­day was a good day all round in the fight against main­stream an­ti­semitism, with the vote ear­lier in the day by the NUS to re­move Malia Bouat­tia as its pres­i­dent. Ms Bouat­tia, re­mem­ber, was con­demned by the Home Af­fairs Se­lect Com­mit­tee for her “ob­vi­ous racism”. In their very dif­fer­ent ways, both Mr Ward and Ms Bouat­tia in­jected poi­son into our pol­i­tics. That both have now been given their march­ing orders is a wel­come devel­op­ment.

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