Jenny Tonge, a baroness and member of Britain's House of Lords who had previously expressed her sympathy with murderous suicide bombers, was finally kicked out of the Liberal Democratic Party by its leader Nick Clegg.
At an "Israeli Apartheid Week" hate rally at Middlesex University, Lady Tonge pronounced, ": "Beware Israel. Israel is not going to be there forever in its present form. One day, the United States of America will get sick of giving £70bn a year to Israel to support what I call America's aircraft carrier in the Middle East – that is Israel. One day, the American people are going to say to the Israel lobby in the USA: enough is enough. Israel will lose support and then they will reap what they have sown."
Her speech was filled with inaccuracies about Israeli policy which betrayed an ignorance about an issue in which she has become a fanatic.
Liberal Democrat Leader Clegg demanded that Tonge either apologize of leave the Liberal Democrat grouping in the House of Lords. Tonge chose to resign her position as Liberal Democrat Whip.