In Answer to Your Question…

This is a guest post by Moral Cretin

Sharing articles fulminating about “Jewish power” may be controversial but is not racist.

Lib Dems: Tonge’s ‘Jewish power’ article not anti-Semitic


Relaying the decision, a Lib Dem spokeswoman says: “Having reviewed your complaint, our view is that an opinion can be controversial – and even offensive – but still fall short of being racist.”

She explained: “We are a liberal party that places immense value on freedom of speech… That includes the freedom to criticise in the strongest terms the actions of states and governments and the causal effects of their policies… Any desire not to offend also needs to be balanced against the right to criticise in the strongest terms the actions of states and governments.”

One wonders if similar tolerance would be applied to a LibDem councilor who shared a Britain First meme.

The answer is no.

A Lib Dem councillor who resigned this afternoon after his party accused him of sharing extremist material said he had not been given a fair hearing.

The Highland Lib Dem group said Drew Millar of Skye shared material from far-right group Britain First on facebook.

Mr Millar said he did not think the material was from Britain First and claimed he had no intention of “stirring up religious hatred”.