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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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Lib Dems condemn ex-MEP 'disputatious Jews' tweet

The Liberal Democrats have distanced themselves from the comments made by former MEP, Ed McMillan-Scott, who labelled a Jewish community group "disputatious Jews".

In a statement to ITV News, a party spokesperson said:

The Liberal Democrats have the utmost respect for the Board of Deputies and the Jewish Chronicle, and do not endorse these comments in anyway. Edward has since removed the tweet and has rightly apologised for his comments.

– Liberal Democrats spokesman

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