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Archive for 'Ken Livingstone'

Corbyn Can’t Defend Us Against His Friends

I’ll keep this brief because this one point is all that needs to be said:
Jeremy Corbyn and his friends – like Ken Livingstone, George Galloway, those who lead the Stop the War Coalition and Socialist Action and Momentum – have been the leading enablers of Islamism in the UK.
They now expect us to believe that [...]

Tony Greenstein’s Sleight of Hand

This is a guest post by Paul Bogdanor
Not long ago, Fathom published my refutation of Ken Livingstone’s antisemitic guru, Lenni Brenner. Tony Greenstein, a founding member of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, has twice jumped to Brenner’s defence. His first reply to me can be read here and my rejoinder here. Greenstein has come back for more with an extremely [...]

Tony Greenstein’s House of Cards

This is a guest post by Paul Bogdanor
A few days ago, Fathom published my detailed exposé of the deceitful methods and antisemitic views of Ken Livingstone’s guru, Lenni Brenner. Tony Greenstein has come to Brenner’s defence. His hysterical reply to me can be read here. My rejoinder is now available here.
From the introduction:
Tony Greenstein is in [...]

Ken Livingstone’s inflammatory remarks condemned across the political spectrum

Yesterday, it was reported that Ken Livingstone had encouraged supporters of Lutfur Rahman to adopt intimidatory tactics when dealing with government commissioners sent to investigate allegations against Tower Hamlets Council:
He added: “When these commissioners turn up, find out where they live and then have a peaceful demonstration outside their homes so their neighbours know that [...]

What Ken ‘Haw-Haw’ Livingstone learned…

Ken Livingstone appeared on PressTV, the overseas broadcast network of the Iranian State to say the following about the root causes of the Boston bombing, according to the BBC:
“Very often, people get incredibly angry about injustices that they see.
“They would have been reading about the torture at Guantanamo Bay, at the Bagram airbase [in Afghanistan]. [...]

Livingstone, Lie, Libel

Andrew Gilligan triumphs.  Ken Livingstone’s publishers have apologised for “lies” about Gilligan in his autobiography, You Can’t Say That. Turns out you can, but you really shouldn’t have.
Gilligan writes on his Telegraph blog:
I have today received an apology in the High Court for false and defamatory statements made about me by Ken Livingstone in [...]

Frank Sinatra Retires

Or has he?

Hugh Muir on Livingstone

I had not anticipated adding yet another post on this topic, but this caught my eye. In his commentary on Livingstone’s defeat Hugh Muir writes:
How much damage did he inflict by failing to make peace with the Jewish political establishment, still sore over conflicts past: the insult to a Jewish reporter, the embrace [...]

Ken’s Cloaking Device Fails

Why was a gang of Livingstone/Galloway supporters threatening to beat up the Green candidate? The police are involved.
Now this is interesting. The Greens are also a Left wing party. So why would Labour and Respect supporters – who are supposed to be rivals – be ganging up against a Green? Unless….

Today is a day to vote Labour

Despite some of the anti-Ken Livingstone feeling and out of kilter polls it is still all to play for today as London finally goes to the polls. Boris Johnson’s team have tried as hard as possible to distance him from the Conservative Party, but that is his party and you can not divorce them.
This is [...]