British Leftist politician accused of anti-Semitism after suggesting Britain's first Jewish ambassador to Israel 'has divided loyalties'

Divided loyalties is a classic antisemitic slur
"A Labour MP has been accused of making anti-Semitic remarks after suggesting Britain first Jewish ambassador to Israel had 'divided loyalties'. Paul Flynn, the Newport West MP, made the comments about Matthew Gould during a meeting with chief civil servant Sir Gus O'Donnell.

Mr Flynn's comments were widely criticised by his members of his own party as well as the Jewish Chronicle newspaper. The LabourList blog also reported that the party's leadership, including Ed Miliband, thought the comments were 'totally unacceptable'.

The party's chief whip Rosie Winterton was also reported to have called Mr Flynn in to discuss his comments.

Mr Flynn later apologised for his remarks saying he regretted the 'clumsily expressed remarks of mine that have caused anger and upset'.


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