I blogged some time ago about the Liberal Democrat MP Jenny Tonge being forced to resign her position after saying that she would become a suicide bomber if she were Palestinian. Despite the public criticise that then leader Charles Kennedy made about her statements, Tonge went on to be honoured with a peerage- she is now Baroness Tonge. I wrote to Kennedy a few times about this and his argument was that her peerage was entirely deserved because of her long service. Despite his own assertion that "There can be no formal role for someone who has given voice to such a view".
Anyway, Tonge's anti-Israel comments are apparently not unique in the Liberal Democrat Party-
The leader of the Liberal Democrats in the European parliament resigned last night after telling a supporter of Israel to "enjoy wallowing in your own filth".
Chris Davies has stepped down from his position in the European Parliament but he will continue to serve as the Lib Dem environment spokesman in the parliament. The new Lib Dem leader, Sir Menzies Campbell, had only this to say on the matter-
"Chris Davies has rightly made a full apology for his remarks. What he said was unacceptable and he recognises that unreservedly."
And there the matter will no doubt come to an end.