Are Zionists at the heart of the Tory bullying scandal?

Yvonne Ridley

Yvonne Ridley


by Yvonne Ridley


A political scandal which has rocked the British government, forcing the resignation of a Conservative minister, also reveals the powerful influence of pro-Israel Zionists at play.

Grant Shapps has already quit his post of international development minister after damning evidence emerged of bullying following the death of a young political activist. It seems that the former Conservative Party chair failed to act over allegations of bullying, sexual harassment, drug taking and the blackmailing of some MPs, according to media reports. The focus of the allegations is Mark Clarke, who was appointed by Shapps as the director of the Road Trip election campaign last year. The appointment is said by some media reports “to have baffled many in the party.”

While Middle East political observers may regard the fall out as nothing more than a domestic spat, they couldn’t be more wrong, because snippets of information are beginning to come out which reveal the dirty tricks of Zionist influences at the heart of David Cameron’s troubled government.

Former Cabinet minister Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, once regarded as the most powerful Muslim figure in British politics, was targeted ruthlessly by Tory bullies in an unprecedented, vindictive campaign to have her marginalised. Despite standing up to the bullies, Warsi’s pleas for back-up and help were ignored by Shapps, leaving her even more isolated.

The campaign against her was unleashed after she resigned from the British government during the height of last year’s Israeli military offensive against the people of the Gaza Strip. Warsi was almost immediately catapulted into political oblivion after quitting her Cabinet post over the Conservative-led coalition government’s foreign policy on Palestine and its refusal to condemn Israeli actions during the 51 day war in which hundreds of Palestinian children and their mothers were killed.

In her resignation letter Warsi wrote: “I always said that long after life in politics I must be able to live with myself for the decisions I took or the decisions I supported. By staying in Government at this time I do not feel I can be sure of that.”

Her principled stand was explained further in an interview with award-winning journalist Mehdi Hassan where she explained: “The British government can only play a constructive role in solving the Middle East crisis if it is an honest broker, and at the moment I do not think it is.”

At the time of her resignation she tweeted: “With deep regret I have this morning written to the Prime Minister & tendered my resignation. I can no longer support Govt policy on #Gaza.”

As far as political observers were concerned, Sayeeda Warsi had virtually withdrawn from British politics but a series of tweets at the centre of the bullying storm which led to Shapps’ resignation tells a different story.

The original bullying claims were made in a letter penned by Elliott Johnson before the young Conservative took his own life. They centre on the Tory Party’s youth wing and, in particular, senior campaign activist Mark Clarke. While Clarke denies any accusations of wrongdoing it has now emerged that Warsi was also targeted by him on social networks when he implied that she was anti-Semitic following her principled resignation over Israel’s war on Gaza.

The two had clashed previously during Clarke’s failed 2010 General Election campaign when he stood as a candidate in Tooting against Labour’s Sadiq Khan. After that election, as the then Conservative Party chair, Warsi established a candidates’ committee to rule on whether problematic candidates could stand again for the party. Clarke was removed from the candidate list.

“During my time as chairman, Mark Clarke was never involved in any initiative that I was involved in, or in any campaigning. He was effectively persona non grata as far as I was concerned,” says Warsi in a Guardian newspaper report on the scandal. “He was always a disaster waiting to happen, and this was common knowledge.”

In January this year the chairman of a local Conservative Party branch tweeted that Warsi had made, “A diatribe against Israel and a pro-Hamas speech.” The tweet was picked up by Clarke, who then went one step further and tweeted: “So @SayeedaWarsi is now slagging off the Jewish Tory party chairman… who was offended by her speech.”

Warsi’s response to Clarke on Twitter was short and to the point: “Bullying for silence”

It appears that Clarke continued trolling Warsi on social media and, clearly exasperated, in March she responded by asking: “[Is this] just one of your regular pathetic slurs!” On another occasion she wrote: “And a final word of advice @MrMarkClarke, to make your mark in politics focus on being principled rather than being a poodle :-)”

By this time Warsi had already written to Grant Shapps, who had replaced her as Conservative chair in 2012, complaining about Clarke’s behaviour. “I raised my own concerns about Clarke with Grant Shapps and never received a satisfactory response,” she claims.

Warsi wrote and told Shapps about the online bullying and the defamatory remarks Clarke had made accusing her of being anti-Semitic: “It’s worth noting that until this moment neither I nor anyone else involved was aware of [the local party chairman’s] religion nor had any reference been made to ethnicity, race, religion. As a result of the above I received a number of abusive messages including accusations of antisemitism.” She concluded: “I look forward to hearing from you what action you intend to take against both [the local chairman] and Mr Clarke.” Anyone who has ever made public their support for the people of Palestine will be able to empathise with Baroness Warsi over being accused of anti-Semitism; it is a common tactic of the Zionist, pro-Israel lobby.

Shapps ignored her letter for two months. It was only when the leader of the House of Lords, Lady Stowell, intervened that Shapps finally acknowledged Warsi’s letter. “I was sorry to hear from Tina [Stowell] that you’d not received a reply to your letter from earlier this year and wanted to get back to you, I appreciate you getting in touch and making me aware of the situation,” he wrote. “I will be sure to raise this with the relevant individuals at [Conservative Central HQ] and look into the issue.” That was the first and last she heard about her complaint.

Quite why Grant Shapps seems determined to protect Mark Clarke remains to be seen but it is a question to which Baroness Warsi and the parents of Elliott Johnson want an answer. It will also be interesting to see if any more evidence of Zionist influence leaks out. In the meantime, Prime Minister David Cameron is under pressure to hold a full inquiry into the bullying allegations made by Johnson, Warsi and others who have also complained about the hectoring culture within the ranks of the Conservative Party. Let’s hope that he doesn’t bottle it, for the sake of Elliott Johnson’s parents and everyone else keen to remove rotten apples from the core of British politics.



7 Responses to “Are Zionists at the heart of the Tory bullying scandal?”

  1. Lynn says:

    You can’t deny this now…the whole Israel 1st is getting out into the public domain. They are going to face this confrontation at every twist and turn. Oh and the peado scandals. Not looking very comfy now are they.

  2. sovereigntea says:

    Treasonous friends of Israel and the cross party whores who call for war are one and the same.

    A series of Secretaries of State and Government Ministers, as well as dozens of MPs attended the event, which has become one of the main events on the Conference calendar. Attendees included, Business Secretary Sajid Javid, Wales Secretary Stephen Crabb, Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers, and Conservative Party Chairman, Rt. Hon. Lord Andrew Feldman. The event was also attended by the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, Crispin Blunt MP, Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party, Rt. Hon. Robert Halfon MP, and Government Chief Whip, Rt. Hon. Mark Harper MP. Zac Goldsmith MP, the newly elected Conservative candidate for Mayor of London, received a particularly warm welcome from the assembled crowd.

    The Foreign Secretary used his speech to reassert the Government’s “unshakeable commitment” to both Israel’s right to exist and right to self-defence. Mr Hammond stated: “I want to reassure you of Britain’s unshakeable commitment under this Conservative Government to Israel’s security; Israel’s right to defend itself; Israel’s right to exist”.

    The Foreign Secretary made light of Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and his controversial recent failure to say the word ‘Israel’ at an event at Labour Party Conference. To rapturous applause, Mr Hammond observed: “I’ve read the reports of Mr Corbyn’s attendance at the Labour Friends of Israel meeting at Labour Conference and I just want to say one word to you: Israel. I’ll say it again: Israel!”

  3. sovereigntea says:

    Israel control of UK government

    Jews fund both Labour and Tories

    May 2009

    On 13 October 2006, The Jewish Chronicle published the article, Team Cameron’s Big Jewish Backers.

    This is it:

    “Prominent members of the Jewish community are playing a major role in financing David Cameron’s bid for power, a JC investigation can reveal.

    The biggest Jewish donor to the party while Mr Cameron has been leader is gaming magnate Lord Steinberg, who has donated £530,000, plus a loan of £250,000. Hedge-fund owner Stanley Fink has donated £103,000, even though he was a declared supporter of Mr Cameron’s leadership rival, Liam Fox. A further £250,000 has been loaned by philanthropist Dame Vivien Duffield.

    During Mr Cameron’s campaign to lead his party, Jewish figures gave his team additional donations of more than £60,000. According to the JC’s inquiries, direct donations to ‘Team Cameron’ in the leadership battle came from philanthropist Trevor Pears (around £20,000), Bicom chair Poju Zabludowicz (£15,000 plus £25,000 to the party), Next chief executive Simon Wolfson (£10,000 plus £50,000 to the party), former Carlton TV boss Michael Green (£10,000) and Tory deputy treasurer and key Cameron fundraiser Andrew Feldman (£10,000 through his family firm, Jayroma).

    Beyond the donors, a small but influential group of Jewish Conservative officials and politicians were also key players in Mr Cameron’s campaign for the leadership. Among them was party treasurer and managing director of Cavendish Corporate Finance, Howard Leigh…

    Mr Leigh worked closely with Mr Feldman in running the so-called ‘Team Cameron,’ and both will now be charged with broadening the party’s donor base. Mr Feldman is a close friend of Mr Cameron, whom he met as an undergraduate at Oxford University.

    Other senior figures around the leader include Oliver Letwin, head of policy. A former shadow Home Secretary and shadow Chancellor, Mr Letwin is, like Mr Cameron, an Old Etonian.

    Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps, who seconded Mr Cameron’s bid to become Tory leader, decided early on that he was the man ‘of the future.’ He backed his campaign, he told the JC, because ‘I saw that he had great leadership qualities.’ As a vice-chairman of the Conservative Party, he said, he would be taking the Cameron message to supporters around the UK.

    Although he is popular with Jewish Tories, Mr Cameron’s criticism of Israel’s actions in Lebanon sparked doubts about his stance — voiced particularly by Tory donor and former party treasurer Lord Kalms.

    However, Conservative Friends of Israel chair Richard Harrington stressed that the leader had given LFI “every possible access” and had met CFI officials several times.

    The Key Players:

    Andrew Feldman – Destined to be charged with raising money for the new-look Conservative Party, Andrew Feldman met Mr Cameron at Brasenose College, Oxford. He is a close friend and tennis partner of the leader…

    Mr Feldman attended Haberdashers’ Aske’s school… Having acted as fundraiser for Mr Cameron’s leadership campaign, he is now deputy treasurer of the party and is in Mr Cameron’s economic-policy group.

    Michael Green – former chairman of Carlton Television, gave financial support to David Cameron’s leadership campaign but would not discuss details.

    ‘I am a big supporter of David Cameron… I have supported David Cameron’s quest to become leader,’ he said.

    Lord Steinberg became a life peer in 2004 and is a major donor to the Conservatives… 70-year-old Baron Steinberg of Belfast was a founder of Stanley Leisure plc, the gaming company, serving as executive chairman from 1957 to 2002 and non-executive chairman since then. He is a former deputy treasurer of the Tory party and is a founder and chairman of his family charitable trust. His political interests are listed in Dod’s, the parliamentary guide, as Northern Ireland, tax and gambling, and Israel.

    A donor to David Cameron’s leadership campaign and to the Conservative Party, Simon Wolfson, will be continuing a family tradition when he becomes an adviser to Mr Cameron on improving economic competition and wealth creation.

    The son of Lord Wolfson, who was chief of staff to Margaret Thatcher, Mr Wolfson, chief executive of the Next clothing chain, is one of the youngest advisors to be appointed by Mr Cameron.

    Along with MP John Redwood, Mr Wolfson will jointly chair the advisory group that will seek to reduce red tape and improve education and skills in the workplace. It will also examine the country’s transport infrastructure…

    As vice-chairman of the Conservative Party and seconder to David Cameron’s campaign, backbencher Grant Shapps will find the next few months extremely busy as he tours the constituencies to persuade Tories of the virtues of the new leadership.”

    So, according to The Jewish Chronicle, one of the “the key players… Andrew Feldman, is a close friend and tennis partner of the leader.”

    Know anyone else who might be a close friend and tennis partner of another leader?

    That would be bloke called Levy, wouldn’t it?

    And a bloke who was a “key player” was “Lord Wolfson… chief of staff to Margaret Thatcher”.

    Let’s contrast the article above with the November 1996, front page of The Sunday Times which introduced us to the essay, Blair’s Secret Donors Exposed:


  4. Lynn says:

    Putin knows the enemy. He is doing things his way. Forcing the dark hands to strike. Just as he thought…

  5. salty says:

    16 MARCH 2016.

    Southampton University succumbs to Zionist pressure and bans Israel conference again

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