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Ward may lose Lib Dem whip

By Marcus Dysch, August 8, 2013

Controversial MP David Ward may not have the Liberal Democract whip reinstated following his offensive comments about Israel and Jews, the party has suggested.

A spokesman said the situation would be “revisited when all parties return to Westminster” at the end of the summer recess.

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Nick Clegg reveals frustration over David Ward's Israel comments

By Marcus Dysch, August 1, 2013

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has revealed his frustration over controversial MP David Ward's comments on Israel.

Mr Clegg said he had discussed the issue with the Bradford East representative until he was "blue in the face".

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Clegg response to David Ward is 'fig leaf'

By Jennifer Lipman, February 28, 2013

The punishment handed to MP David Ward by the Liberal Democrats over his comments on "the Jews" represents "a pedestrian and lacklustre response to what amounts to antisemitism at the heart of Westminster", according to Jewish community leaders.

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Clegg orders David Ward to meet Lib Dem Friends of Israel

By Jennifer Lipman, February 27, 2013

The Liberal Democrat party has demanded that Bradford East MP David Ward meet members of Liberal Democrat Friends of Israel and remove from his website allegations that "the Jews" had failed to properly learn the lessons of the Holocaust.

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Clegg questioned on Liberal Democrat action over David Ward

By Jennifer Lipman, February 12, 2013

Nick Clegg failed to confirm what if any action would be taken by his party against MP David Ward over his string of remarks about the Jews, the Jewish community and Israel.

The Deputy Prime Minister, questioned in parliament about the Bradford East MP's conduct, said: "Everybody is duty bound to choose their words carefully and tread carefully when entering into this very heated debate."

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Ward backs Israel boycott as Clegg defends Lib Dem action

By Jennifer Lipman, February 7, 2013

The leader of the Liberal Democrats has defended the action taken by the party over MP David Ward's attack on "the Jews".

Nick Clegg, questioned on David Ward's comments during his weekly LBC phone-in show, denied that he had not been tough enough.

"I stand by his apology," said Mr Clegg. "He was right to apologise because he was wrong."

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Mr Morsi’s Nick Clegg moment

By David Aaronovitch, January 30, 2013

This is an unfair world in which people are always trying to bring a guy down. Take President Mohammed Morsi of Egypt. Here's a chap who, since taking the reins of power in his country in June (and then the saddle, the spurs and the bridle), has by and large acted in foreign affairs as his predecessors did.

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Clegg lobbies Cameron to support Palestinian UN bid

By Anna Sheinman, November 26, 2012

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg is to lobby Prime Minister David Cameron and Foreign Secretary William Hague to back the Palestinian UN bid, the Guardian has reported.

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Clegg ups rhetoric on settlements to Abbas's delight

By Martin Bright, January 19, 2012

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has described Israeli settlement building as "an act of deliberate vandalism" in a sign that the UK is hardening its rhetoric towards the Netanyahu government.

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Fissure opens in Whitehall

By Martin Bright, January 19, 2012

When I asked Nick Clegg at his joint press conference with Mahmoud Abbas about the increasingly combative nature of the UK government's language on settlements, I didn't expect him to escalate the rhetoric still further.

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