Tonge: Formal complaint sent to Lords Standards Commisioner

[address supplied]

28 October 2018

Dear Ms Scott-Moncrieff

I again request that you open an investigation into Baroness Tonge’s conduct. I submit that she has failed to act on personal honour.

On 27 October 2018 ten Jews were murdered by a gunman in Pittsburgh. Tonge’s response was this:
tonge pittsburgh oct 2018 2

 

In other words Tonge is blaming the actions of Jews for the worst antisemitic atrocity in American history.

Over 2000 people have signed a petition requesting you to start an investigation into Baroness Tonge’s failure to act on personal honour:

https://www.change.org/p/house-of-lords-commissioner-for-standards-expel-baroness-tonge-from-the-house-of-lords

In response to previous complaints about Tonge you have said that the Code does not extend to members’ performance of duties unrelated to parliamentary proceedings and you interpret that as precluding an investigation. I respectfully suggest that your interpretation is much too narrow. It is equally possible to conclude from Baroness Tonge’s parliamentary activity that her comments in emails and social media are directly related to this activity.  Baroness Tonge speaks about Israel and puts questions about Israel constantly in the Lords.

I again request that you begin an investigation into Baroness Tonge’s failure to act on personal honour.

A hard copy will follow to you in the post.

Yours sincerely
Jonathan Hoffman

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