The BBC’s Today Programme gave Jenny Tonge a platform and an opportunity to justify her offensive and ahistorical remarks.
She was in a hole, but she kept digging.
I will await a full transcript, but here are a few of her comments that I heard:
Tonge: “This State [in an exasperated tone] angers everyone and irritates everyone.”
“….Now trying to take the whole area for themselves.”
“He’s [Ken O’Keefe] a brave man “.
Frankly, I wish we could hear more of Tonge, as with each passing moment her idiocy becomes plainer.
Such people needs their views exposing for the polite racism that they are.
A copy of the programme can be downloaded here as an MP3.
Update 1: Been thinking.
It would be better next time if interviewers tackled Tonge on her conspiratorial ideas, and asked her some harder questions like:
“Baroness Tonge, do you believe that ‘Zionists’ control American foreign policy?”
“Didn’t you say that Israelis should be investigated for organ theft in Haiti?”
“Baroness Tonge, do you believe, as you said in 2006 that ‘”The pro-Israeli lobby has got its grips on the western world, its financial grips. I think they’ve probably got a grip on our party.” ?”
“Baroness Tonge, didn’t the Palestine Telegraph, which you were a patron push the video of the antisemite, David Duke, on-time Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan? Why did they do that?”
Jenny Tonge is a professional politician and does not deserve the kid gloves treatment that she gets from the British media.