Lib Dems criticised over 'disputatious Jews' tweets

Just a day after a Liberal Democrat MP was accused of inciting violence after appearing to back Hamas rocket attacks in a tweet, a former MEP has hit out at a Jewish community group, calling them "disputatious Jews".

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Tory chairman condemns 'appalling rocket tweet'

Conservative Party chairman Grant Shapps Credit: PA

Conservative Party chairman Grant Shapps has called on Liberal Democrat MP David Ward to withdraw remarks made over the Israel-Gaza conflict, which Labour said was a "vile" comment by a "desperate" MP.

"Appalling: No MP should Tweet what's essentially incitement to violence," Mr Shapps said. "Mr Ward must withdraw now. Completely irresponsible."

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