One Party Leader, the Leader of the Opposition, would have voted against the Iraq War if he had been an MP at the time.
Another Party Leader, the Prime Minister, wishes that he had voted against the Iraq War as an MP at the time.
And the third Party Leader, the Deputy Prime Minister, actually did vote against the Iraq War as an MP at the time.
Of course, they are all anti-American and anti-Semitic (even the one who is Jewish and the son of Holocaust survivors), as everyone was branded for expressing even the slightest doubts about that war at the time and for a long time afterwards. It doesn't matter that this is now the view of the President of the United States.
Rather, it was and is that war's tiny number of supporters, then or now, who take the view of "someone else's country, right or wrong". But they cannot decide whether that country is America (at least under an eligibly white President) or Israel. They are not the same, you know. Thank goodness that one of these people has just been kicked out of frontline politics and another one is about to be.
Oh, I so, so hope that one of these creatures tries his luck at South Shields. Especially against a proper Labour candidate. We live in hope.