Baroness Warsi 71

I shared a platform in Dewsbury with Baroness Warsi’s current husband in a meeting against persecution of British Muslims through “anti-terror” legislation. While that particular persecution was under the New Labour brand of Conservatives, and nothing has changed under the official Tories, it nonetheless always seemed slightly strange to me that the family has such strong and sensible views and yet the Baroness, who has described her husband as her “political rock”, is a Tory.

I offer this thought as some background to the principled and highly praiseworthy action of Sayeeda Warsi in resigning from the Cabinet over Britain’s acquiescence in the appalling massacre of Gaza. A politician who believes in anything other than their own career and bank balance is a rare thing indeed today. I offer her my congratulations and sincere good wishes for the future.

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71 thoughts on “Baroness Warsi

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  • Ed

    Good for her, though like you, how she ever felt at home as a Tory, I’ll never quite know.

    Can’t let this story go by without mention of what one cabinet colleague commented. When I saw someone had called it a “disappointing and frankly unnecessary decision”, I correctly assumed that it came from the man with the most punchable face in politics. (in case anyone couldn’t guess, that’s George Osborne )

  • intp1


    They are straw men narratives of little real importance; facades keep us distracted and deceived.

    The only true rivalry is the thieves, the 1% if you like, against the rest of us.

    Warsi was shafted out of her joint chairmanship. She was probably naively unaware there were some who couldn’t abide her like in such a position who have huge resources to manufacture the “staying at a friend without paying rent” excuse.

    Good resignation, wisely spent imho.

  • mike

    And a timely bomb hoax to steal the limelight, as the Israeli murder machine slouches towards Bethlehem…

  • Jives

    Well its most refreshing to see a politician acting on principles.Very rare.

    But prepare for a concerted media hatchet and smear job on her in the days ahead,if only as a warning to others who might be considering such a move.

  • Porkfright

    Starting any time now, Jives. Strange how these odd “Synchronous Events” are happening all the time these days, whenever the elite plans become temporary derailed. All quite by chance, of course. Carl Gustav Jung would have had something to say, I’m sure.

  • MJ

    “And a timely bomb hoax to steal the limelight, as the Israeli murder machine slouches towards Bethlehem…”


  • Fedup

    And a timely bomb hoax to steal the limelight, as the Israeli murder machine slouches towards Bethlehem

    Exact same words were uttered by me, soon as I saw “Qatari” those pederasts in that little emirate have have been trained well, and boy do they jump to attention.

    The “suspected device” that heralds a typhoon take off! Good to know that as a passenger there is every odd that I will not make it to may destination in one piece! How is that for an advert for air travel?

    Wasrsi did well to get out of the cabinet has anyone seen the hate filled comments of DM? Clearly she has hit the zionist scum in the nuts hard!

  • Tom

    No, Warsi strikes me as another fairweather Briton, who plays the Muslim card when it suits her. Another in Cameron’s long list of duds.

  • CanSpeccy

    There’s nothing strange or difficult for a moderately intelligent person to understand in a decent person being a conservative. That the Conservative party has been taken over by agents of Israel, liberal wankers and stupid greens is no reason for sane, decent and intelligent conservatives to abandon the struggle to influence the only party that even pretends to uphold the values without which the British people are doomed to the status of a minority in their own homeland, which is to say genocided, as they have been already in London, Leicester, Luton, Slough and soon Birmingham.

  • MJ

    “has anyone seen the hate filled comments of DM?”

    The top-rated comment reads: “A politician with principles, how rare”.

  • mark golding

    Agent Camerons’s ‘negotiated two state solution’ is synthetic, an apology for time out. Cameron prefers to defer the suffering while continuing to sell arms to Israel, a country that has murdered the uninvolved while more are left in agony, misery and sorrow.

    Sayeeda Warsi has created fundamental divisions in a political party whose cancerous womb can no longer support life.

  • sjb

    Has anyone done any analysis of how many Tory marginals might be at risk because of the most recent Gaza conflict?

  • Peacewisher

    Contrast Baroness Warsi’s principled stand with that of Clair Short (another working class girl made good) back in 2003 in the days before the war on Iraq.

    Short didn’t have the backbone to carry through her threat, allowed Blair to talk her out of it, and probably significantly reduced the labour backbench revolt. I saw her talk shortly (sorry!) afterwards and she said it wouldn’t have made any real difference to the vote whether she resigned or not. Is that the point? Warsi has carried it through anyway, and good for her! Maybe she could start a new party of “politicians with honour”.

  • Peacewisher

    @Porkfright: You mean synchronicity? Didn’t Jung collaborate to some extent with the Nazis? I’ve never quite made up my mind whether he was a “Schindler-type” or a useful idiot. It would suit the Nazis for someone to come up with a metaphysical explanation for what is straightforward sleight of hand. Sorry… TOO MANY convenient coincidences, although I do subscribe to the Shakespearean (Hamlet) perceptive.

  • Parky

    Seems Cameron was on his hols when he got the news, no chance to talk her out of it! That must have spoilt the ambience and relaxation.

  • Daniel

    Naturally, her principled decision to resign is a worthy one. However, one has to question her motives for wanting to be a part of the Tory political establishment in the first place.

  • Peacewisher

    Be reasonable, Daniel, many commendable things about traditional conservative values. Problem is that Conservative politicians from Thatcher on pervert them to get favour from Western oligarchs… as do Labour, with labour values. They seem to be almost trapped in perpetuating the glorification of the rich. If Baroness Warsi has seen the light, and it seems that she has… what has gone before should not matter. This is a great moment for multi-cultural Britain.

  • BrianFujisan

    I agree Peacewisher, a good Moment…whilst the rest say nothing about the sickening Israeli crimes and Genocide…

    And FFS the BBC Evil Bstds –

    BBC News asks whether Gaza hospitals and schools are legitimate targets
    BBC News – 4 August 2014

    A BBC News website page has asked whether hospitals and schools (in Gaza) can be legitimate targets during a war, a question that rightly is normally not open to debate during conflicts. The article opens with an endorsement for such war crimes from an Israeli student who “explains why she thinks hospitals and UN shelters are legitimate targets for Israeli rockets”

    Update: (5/8/14 10:30): BBC News appear to have changed the headline for this page to “Gaza conflict: Contrasting views on targeting”. The updated headline can be seen on the article’s page.

  • Peacewisher

    I do think. Brian, that the people’s news broadcaster (well we pay for it!) has for some time (post-Hutton after removal of Greg Dyke?) been Number 10’s news broadcaster. Baroness Warsi would know where the pressure for such a contemptable article as you identified had come from, and I’m sure she wouldn’t have been amused. Interesting times…

  • oddie

    as an australian who has not voted for any party since our Labor Party went along with the invasion of Iraq, i wonder what you would make of our Labor Shadow Attorney-General, Mark Dreyfus. ABC’s James Carleton begins by saying it’s legally clear Hamas committed war crimes, but what about Israel! on the ABC website, there’s no indication Dreyfus will speak about Gaza:

    APPROX 10mins45secs in:
    AUDIO: 6 Aug: ABC: Governments wants quick passage for new anti-terror laws
    Interview with Mark Dreyfus, Shadow Attorney General (Labor Party)

    Dreyfus in an earlier incarnation:

    Zionist Council of Victoria: Speech by The Hon Mark Dreyfus QC MP
    Cabinet Secretary Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
    I am going to start with something that you have heard before. And that is that the Government of Australia supports the State of Israel, and that we do so one hundred percent.
    Since well before the birth of the modern State of Israel Australia has had deep ties with the Zionist dream…
    The Australian Government supports wholeheartedly the State of Israel, and we will continue to do so with loyalty, with integrity, and with conviction

    a pox on all their parties. the Zionist Project is a western construct, meant to maintain western power. that’s my opinion.

  • oddie

    for those who do not know – the LABOR Party in Australia has no “u” in its name.

  • guano

    Craig, Scotland’s First State Visit, to me:

    “Twit. Of course we each have a special interest in our own culture and background. ”

    Or as Adam Thomson Ambassador to Pakistan said to me as a teenager.
    ” You don’t understand, We don’t get involved in Politics ”
    Come again??? The war on terror and the current war by terror aren’t politics?

    All I was saying is that there was a brief period in Scottish history when she sided with the Inquisitioners and Catechists of the Roman Catholic Church, very much the wrong side of history. There is a parallel between all of those who are now crawling up the backside of Israeli Zionism, very much the wrong side of history.

    Yesterday Baroness Warsi resigned, and previously Craig resigned for the same reason. Many congratulations to both of them for seeing where the UK government was dragging them.

    But I draw another comparison between political Islam crawling up the backside of Israeli/Zionist NSA/GCHQ modern Inquisition and USUKIS sponsored Jihadism.

    In a world ruled by Allah, ideology is always more important than raw, political power.

  • Rehmat

    On August 5, 2014, one of British government’s senior cabinet minister, Baroness Sayeeda Hussain Warsi resigned from David Cameron’s government over its pro-Israel policy during the recent 29-day Israel’s genocidal war on 1.8 million Palestinians trapped inside Gaza Strip.

    With deep regret I have this morning written to the prime minister & tendered my resignation. I can no longer support government policy on Gaza, she tweeted.

    British finance minister George Osborne (married to a Zionist Jew) condemned Warsi’s “disappointing and frankly unnecessary” decision to resign over situation in Gaza.

    British prime minister David Cameron in a statement said that he was sad over Baroness Warsi’s decision to quit for believing that London is not an honest broker when it comes to Israel-Palestinian conflict. Cameron asserted that his government believes in a negotiated “two-state solution” to the Jewish occupation of Palestine. However, as a committed Zionist, Cameron repeated Israeli myth of Israel has the right to defend itself. Read more here.

    “Of course, we believe that Israel has the right to defend itself. But we have consistently made clear our grave concerns about the heavy toll of civilian casualties and have called on Israel to exercise restrain, an to find ways to bring this fighting to an end,” Cameron said in a statement.

    On August 5, Jewish The Economist claimed that Lady Warsi’s decision could not be based on Israeli actions in Gaza, because in 2006, she supported Israel against Lebanese Hizbullah.

    Last week, Peter Luff and Nicholas Soamese, country’s former defense ministers, also criticized David Cameron for not applying pressure on Netanyahu to stop the bloodshed in Gaza.

    Douglas Murray, who called a pro-Palestinian rally in London last month, “anti-Semitic”, in an article at Jewish The Spectator (August 5) called Baroness Warsi “over-promoted, incapable and incompetent“.

    Baroness Warsi (born 1971) is daughter of a Muslim Pakistani immigrant. She was the first female Muslim to become a cabinet minister in 2004. In 2007 she was given life peerage to represent the ruling Conservative party in the House of Lords. She recently held senior cabinet post of Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. Warsi is married to Iftakhar Azam. Both has five children. Both Warsi and Azam are non-practicing Muslims.

  • BrianFujisan

    Britain’s “Three Stooges” of Israel must go

    What’s the latest score in this shoot-fish-in-a-barrel spectacle enjoyed by beer-swilling Israelis in deckchairs from the hills overlooking Gaza?

    Four hundred and sixty Palestinian children and 250 women murdered – 1,938 souls exterminated altogether so far. Not only that, but nearly 2,900 little ones are injured or maimed. Half a million people have been cruelly displaced, their homes reduced to rubble. All are starving and thirsty and lack the most basic necessities.

    David Cameron

    “I am a passionate friend of Israel – and that’s the way it’s going to stay,” he told a Conservative Friends of Israel lunch.

    And addressing Israel’s Knesset he pledged to defeat any boycotting of Israel. “Britain opposes boycotts,” he stupidly said without having consulted the British people on the matter and ignoring the rapid growth of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement. Cameron’s other suck-up remarks to Israel’s rulers include:

    “Proud to be pursuing the strongest and deepest possible relationship between our two countries…”
    “Delegitimizing the state of Israel is wrong, it’s abhorrent… “
    “With me, you have a British prime minister whose belief in Israel is unbreakable and whose commitment to Israel’s security will always be rock solid… “
    “When I became prime minister I legislated to change it [the law on universal jurisdiction]. My country is open to you [war criminals]. And you are welcome to visit anytime [yes, including those responsible for abusing and torturing children].”

    According to the Jewish Chronicle, Cameron assured Jewish leaders: “I am with you and with the Israeli people, genuinely. As far as I’m concerned, an enemy of Israel is an enemy of mine. A threat to Israel is a threat to us all.”

    This readiness to be influenced by a foreign country – and a rogue one at that – is unbelievable from a man whose first loyalty is supposed to be to the British people and their interest. He has to go.

    Ed Miliband

    Miliband, seems far more concerned about israel’s welfare, than the slaughter of Gaza’s innocents. He said Israel’s military action will increase future threats to its security, while the “wholly unjustified” rocket attacks and tunnels showed Hamas’s “murderous intent”.

    “I am a supporter of Israel and I believe in Israel’s right to self-defence… The escalation of violence engulfing Gaza… is losing Israel friends in the international community day by day.”

    Anyone who thinks the right of self-defence extends to the brutal occupier whose helpless victim puts up as show of defiance is not welcome here and will have to go.

    Nick Clegg

    Clegg suggested Israel could surprise the world with “an unexpected act of political magnanimity” which would help drive a wedge between the political and military wings of Hamas and garner Israel international support.

    Magnanimity is a strange word in a war crimes situation in which Israel’s military jackboot has been on the Palestinians’ throat for decades and any resistance is reviled, demonized and met with collective punishment of the foulest kind.

    He once seemed to be his own man and in 2009 wrote about Gaza:

    What has the British government and the international community done to lift the blockade? Next to nothing. Tough-sounding declarations are issued at regular intervals but little real pressure is applied. It is a scandal that the international community has sat on its hands in the face of this unfolding crisis.

    That was provocative stuff in pro-Israel Westminster. But after electoral good fortune catapulted him to the top, Clegg changed his tune. For example, in the wake of Israel’s murderous assault on the Mavi Marmara, he welcomed the appointment of David Trimble to Israel’s farcical inquiry into its own entrails, well aware that Trimble was a founding member of a new international movement “Friends of Israel Initiative”.

    He attended a fringe meeting of his party’s Friends of Israel group with the new deputy Israeli ambassador, then came out with this statement:

    Israel’s right to thrive in peace and security is non-negotiable for Liberal Democrats. No other country so continually has its right to exist called into question as does Israel, and that is intolerable. There can be no solution to the problems of the Middle East that does not include a full and proper recognition of Israel by all parties to the conflict.

    This is a far cry from the guiding principles set down in the preamble to his own party’s constitution, a very fine document indeed, especially where it says:

    We champion the freedom, dignity and well-being of individuals… Our responsibility for justice and liberty cannot be confined by national boundaries; we are committed to fight poverty, oppression, hunger, ignorance, disease and aggression wherever they occur and to promote the free movement of ideas, people, goods and services.

    So what has the coalition government, of which you are deputy leader, Mr Clegg, done to lift the Gaza blockade?

    Clegg said that despite being a self-proclaimed Zionist, he regards the Israeli action in Gaza as “ugly disproportionate and tragic” and will harm Israel in the long-term. This is the first I’ve seen in print that Clegg is wedded to the Zionist cause, although his words and inaction have suggested it for some time it.

    Full Piece @

  • John Robertson

    Oddie, Dreyfus is our local member, and part of the Lobby in Labor.
    Once had a conversation with him about the USS Liberty which he refused to condemn.A right royal p%i@k

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