Naz Shah: She has apologised for any offence caused. Why has David Cameron not demanded that Zac Goldsmith do likewise?

Naz Shah: She has apologised for any offence caused. Why has David Cameron not demanded that Zac Goldsmith do likewise?

It is right that Naz Shah has been suspended from the Labour whip.

Suggesting that Israelis should be deported to the United States – how silly!

Not Parliamentarian behaviour.

One wonders how she managed to be selected to stand – and actually ousted George Galloway – with this in her browsing history.

Now that the information has become public, Labour has faced up to it and done the necessary.

And there was no need for David Cameron to get on his high horse, particularly as he has no reason – whatsoever – to be acting all superior.

Has everybody forgotten the dirty campaign being waged by Zac Goldsmith, in his attempt to become Mayor of London?

The Conservative Party launched an inquiry after one doorstep canvasser was alleged to have referred to Labour candidate Sadiq Khan in a derogatory way as “the Muslim” – what happened about that?

What about Goldsmith’s description of Mr Khan as “radical” on his campaign leaflets – a word that is guaranteed to stir up adverse connections in voters’ minds? A Muslim radical – you’d think Mr Khan was telling Londoners to become suicide bombers, rather than asking for their votes!

Or how about Goldsmith’s scurrilous accusation that Mr Khan “provided cover for extremists” and tried to silence anyone questioning this behaviour by calling them “Islamophobic”?

No wonder former Tory colleague, Shazia Awan, turned on Goldsmith, calling his campaign “disgraceful”, “patronising”, “ugly”, “destructive” and “divisive” and saying she was “ashamed” of Goldsmith, accusing him of being “weak” and “fickle” and slating his tactics as “desperate”, “foolish” and “crude”.

Cameron is notable for his silence on that subject!

As he has been about his family’s ongoing dodgy business strategies…

So let’s not forget that the Conservative Party does not own the moral high ground here.

Naz Shah has been cast out of the Labour Party – at least for the time being.

But Zac Goldsmith remains Tory candidate to be Mayor of London – despite behaviour that many may describe as worse.

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