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.