Baroness Tonge resigns from the Liberal Democrats following suspension

Earlier this afternoon, Jenny Tonge, Richmond Park MP from 1997 to 2005 and now a cross-bench peer, was suspended by the party only hours after protests from MPs over comments made at an event she chaired in Parliament.

One speaker apparently compared Israel to Islamic State, and suggested the Jews were blamed for the Holocaust.

…She has defended her actions, denied she is anti-Semitic and said she did not hear the full “rant”.

(Silly me for asking, but since when can one have a title and be an MP?)

UPDATE: Sorry, I was daft. The Baroness, bless her, was vocalizing about the “pro-Israeli lobby” since she got her “title” in 2006.

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