British MP quits before hearing over alleged anti-Semitism

By JPOST.COM STAFF
May 14, 2013 07:27

British politician Lord Nazir Ahmed resigned on Tuesday, a day ahead of a scheduled hearing over accusations that he blamed his dangerous driving jail term on a Jewish conspiracy.

The Labor MP was suspended in March after The Times of London quoted him as saying that his prison sentence was a result of pressure applied on the court by Jews “who own newspapers and television channels.”

According to British newspaper the Telegraph, Lord Ahmed has insisted that he does not recall making the comments, but said in is resignation letter that he did not feel he would get a fair hearing and therefore was left with no choice but to resign. The MP was scheduled to appear before Labor's ruling National Executive Committee over the matter.


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