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  • Ken Livingstone: Venezuela crisis caused by Chávez's failure to kill oligarchs

    08/03/2017 6:41:59 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 52 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | Aug 3, 2017 | Jessica Elgot
    Ken Livingstone, a former mayor of London, has blamed the turmoil in Venezuela on Hugo Chávez’s unwillingness to execute “oligarchs” after he came to power. ... “One of the things that Chávez did when he came to power, he didn’t kill all the oligarchs. There was about 200 families who controlled about 80% of the wealth in Venezuela,” Livingstone told Talk Radio. “He allowed them to live, to carry on. I suspect a lot of them are using their power and control over imports and exports to make it difficult and to undermine Maduro.”
  • Ken Livingstone fired from radio show for anti-Semitic remarks

    05/29/2016 9:35:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    INN ^ | 5/28/2016, 9:39 PM | Ari Soffer
    Former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone has been fired from his radio show, in response to anti-Semitic comments made last month. Livingstone has already been suspended from the Labour Party, where he was until recently a senior policymaker, after claiming in an interview that Adolf Hitler was a Zionist, and appearing to back some of the Nazi dictator’s earlier policies before he “went mad.” “Let’s remember when Hitler won his election in 1932, his policy then was that Jews should be moved to Israel. He was supporting Zionism before he went mad and ended up killing six million Jews,” Livingstone...
  • Former London Mayor: The Establishment of Israel 'Fundamentally Wrong', In '32, Hitler wanted...

    05/06/2016 3:06:27 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 28 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 5/4/16 | Al-Ghad Al-Arabi (UAE/U.K.)
    Former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone said, in an interview with Al-Ghad Al-Arabi TV, that when Hitler came to power in 1932, he did not want to kill the Jews. He just wanted to "deport all the Zionists to Israel," said Livingstone, who further claimed that Britain and the U.S. should have absorbed the Jewish refugees following WWII, rather than enabling the establishment of the state of Israel, which was "fundamentally wrong." Livingstone added that he never buys Israeli products and that the failure to resolve the Palestinian problem leads Muslims to join ISIS. The interview was conducted on May...
  • UK’s Labour ‘secretly suspended 50 for anti-Semitic, racist comments’

    05/02/2016 5:05:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 5/2/16 | staff
    Britain’s Labour party has “secretly suspended” 50 of its members for anti-Semitic and racist comments, a UK paper said Monday. The report came as Labour chairman Jeremy Corbyn conceded for the first time Monday that the party does have a problem with anti-Jewish sentiment, but insisted that it is “not a huge problem.” A string of Labour politicians have been publicly suspended recently for making anti-Semitic remarks, among them former London mayor and close Corbyn ally Ken Livingstone, who said Thursday that Hitler supported Zionism before he “went mad and ended up killing 6 million Jews.” Livingstone, who has refused...
  • UK Labour councillor: 'Zionist Jews are a disgrace to humanity'

    05/02/2016 9:32:43 AM PDT · by Lera · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/2/2016 | David Rosenberg
    Ex-mayor and Labour councillor calls to deport Israelis to US, claims Israel behind US school shooting and ISIS terror attacks. Yet another member of the UK Labour Party has stirred up controversy with a series of virulently anti-Israel comments accusing the Jewish state of a litany of atrocities and calling for the ethnic cleansing of Jews from Israel. After a week in which both former London mayor and Labour activist Ken Livingstone and Labour MP Naz Shah were suspended for anti-Semitic comments, the former mayor of Blackburn has come under fire for social media comments posted less than a year...
  • Fmr London Mayor: 7/7 Suicide Bombers ‘Gave Their Lives…In Protest’

    11/27/2015 4:32:46 PM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/27/15 | Kerry Picket
    Ken Livingstone, former mayor of London and member of Britain’s Labour Party, excused the terrorists who were part of the 2005 London terrorist attacks and instead blamed then-British Prime Minister Tony Blair.Appearing on BBC Thursday, Livingstone, who was mayor of London at the time of the attacks, said of the suicide bombers, “Go and look what they put on their website. They did those killings because of our invasion of Iraq. They gave their lives, they said what they believed, they took Londoners’ lives in protest against our invasion of Iraq.”He added, “and we were lied to by Tony Blair about...
  • London’s Former Mayor in Hot Water Again for Anti-Semitism (Red Ken)

    05/09/2014 12:32:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    INN ^ | 5/8/2014, 12:49 PM | Ari Soffer
    London’s former mayor Ken Livingstone has once again hit headlines for peddling anti-Semitic stereotypes, after he claimed that Jews tend to vote for the right-wing Conservative party because they are wealthy. […] “If we were talking 50 years ago, the Roman Catholic community, the Irish community in Britain, the Jewish community was solidly Labour. Still the Irish Catholic community is pretty still solidly Labour because it is not terribly rich,” he said, but continued: “As the Jewish community got richer, it moved over to voting for Mrs. Thatcher as they did in Finchley.” […] Livingstone, who earned the nickname “Red...
  • Ken Livingstone goes on Iranian TV to 'blame' the U.S. for the Boston bombings

    04/30/2013 4:58:09 PM PDT · by Third Person · 11 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 30th, 2013 | Tara Brady
    Ken Livingstone did not 'directly blame' the U.S. for the Boston bombings, Labour insisted after Tory demands for him to be axed over controversial comments about terrorism. Mr Livingstone sparked controversy by suggesting the brothers who launched the attack on the city’s marathon acted 'out of anger and demand for revenge' over American foreign policy. US-born Conservative MP Brooks Newmark wrote to opposition leader Ed Miliband calling on him to condemn the remarks, made by the former London mayor on a phone-in on Iranian channel Press TV. He called for the Labour veteran to be removed from the party’s National...
  • Former London Mayor Blames The U.S. For Boston Bombing Attack

    04/30/2013 5:41:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 30, 2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    The former mayor of London took to Press TV, an Iranian state-run network, recently to express his disdain for the Bush White House and his assurance that the Boston Marathon bombings were brought upon the United States because of its injustices abroad.
  • Would-be mayor seeks to make London 'beacon' of Islam

    03/20/2012 5:35:29 PM PDT · by lward99 · 33 replies
    Times247 ^ | March 20, 2012 | Andrew Gilligan
    Ken Livingstone has promised to turn London into a “beacon” for the words of the Prophet Mohammed in a sermon at one of the capital’s most controversial mosques. Mr Livingstone, Labour’s candidate for mayor of London, pledged to “educate the mass of Londoners” in Islam, saying: “That will help to cement our city as a beacon that demonstrates the meaning of the words of the Prophet.” Mr Livingstone described Mohammed’s words in his last sermon as “an agenda for all humanity.” He praised the Prophet’s last sermon, telling his audience: “I want to spend the next four years making sure...
  • Where are they now? See what some of your favorite political friends are up to this month.

    10/25/2010 3:03:46 PM PDT · by mikalasukala
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | October 24, 2010 | Consigliere5
    WHERE ARE THEY NOW? [taken from October 2010 articles/blog posts]NASA's Islam Outreach Minister Charles BoldenGOP lawmakers are critical of Charles Bolden for leaving last week on a trip to China just as the agency he leads begins pursuing an ambitious new agenda. It is the latest in a series of controversial moves that some speculate could result in Bolden's ouster. A law signed a week ago gives NASA four months or less to develop a dozen different plans for the future, including a detailed report on how it would replace the retiring space shuttle.It's an ambitious schedule, one that NASA...
  • Johnson wins London mayoral race (Red Ken, Hugo's buddy defeated!)

    05/03/2008 9:16:51 AM PDT · by milwguy · 10 replies · 143+ views
    bbv ^ | 5/3/2008 | bbc
    Boris Johnson has won the race to become the next mayor of London - ending Ken Livingstone's eight-year reign at City Hall. The Conservative candidate won with 1,168,738 first and second preference votes, compared with Mr Livingstone's 1,028,966 on a record turnout of 45%.
  • (London Mayoral Election)Boris Johnson defeated Islamic extremists as well as Ken Livingstone

    05/02/2008 8:15:15 PM PDT · by wsjreader · 11 replies · 121+ views
    This result isn’t just a wonderful victory for Boris and the termination of Livingstone. It’s also a defeat for the campaign – an exceptionally dirty one, at that - waged against Boris by a small band of separatists claiming to act in the name of all London’s Muslims. The effects of Boris’ win will be felt not only in the capital, but nationwide – and they’re worth probing in detail. This campaign’s aim was to attack Boris as an Islamophobe; swing Muslim voters unanimously behind Livingstone; deliver the election for him; emerge, thereby, as a leading force in British Islam,...
  • Conservative Wins London Mayoral Race

    05/02/2008 6:59:21 PM PDT · by choose4urfuture · 23 replies · 161+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 5/2/2008 | Paisley Dodds
    LONDON (AP) — An eccentric Conservative lawmaker appeared likely to become London's next mayor after an election that brought only gloom Friday for Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his Labour Party. Brown's first test at the polls Thursday brought Labour its worst local election results in four decades; his credibility has been dented by accusations of dithering and economic blunders since he became leader last June. The party lost more than 300 municipal council seats and the Conservatives made strong gains in its longtime weak spot in northern England. In London, bookmakers and legislators alike predicted former magazine editor Boris...
  • Throw The Bums Out

    05/02/2008 5:36:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 94+ views
    IBD ^ | May 2, 2008
    Elections: U.K. voters resoundingly rejected the Labour Party in local elections last week. It was no capricious shift, but a citizen revolt against trendy carbon and nanny-state taxes that empower only bad government.For Labour, it was the worst election in 40 years. In a massive turnout, the Conservative Party took 256 seats in parliament, along with control of 12 town councils and 44% of the vote. Labour and moderate Liberal Democrats got to split the remains, and even the Liberal Democrats ,with 25%, won more than Labour. Best of all, London's 5.5 million voters threw out Labour's biggest bum: Marxist...
  • Johnson wins London mayoral race (Red Ken, Chavez pal, out!)

    05/02/2008 4:18:09 PM PDT · by JerseyRepub · 10 replies · 147+ views
    BBC ^ | 5/2/2008 | BBC
    Boris Johnson has won the race to become the next mayor of London - ending Ken Livingstone's eight-year reign at City Hall.
  • Pro-Ken Muslim group claims Boris 'would scrap the Koran' (London Mayoral elections)

    04/28/2008 3:12:09 PM PDT · by Stoat · 12 replies · 809+ views
    The Evening Standard (U.K.) ^ | April 28, 2008 | Andrew Gilligan
    Mayoral Elections   .....    Campaigning: Ken Livingstone on the trail at Northolt mosque in Ealing over the weekend Pro-Ken Muslim group claims Boris 'would scrap the Koran' Andrew Gilligan 28.04.08 Ken Livingstone supporters are claiming that Boris Johnson would ban the Koran in adverts in the capital's Bengali-language press. The claim is one of a number of last-minute tactics - condemned by Mr Johnson today as "poison" and "desperate" - being used by Mr Livingstone's backers to sway crucial votes. The "dirty tricks" were uncovered in a Standard investigation which also found that: • Bengali-language leaflets are being handed...
  • Ken's adviser is linked to terror group ("Red Ken", Mayor of London)

    04/22/2008 2:00:30 AM PDT · by Stoat · 7 replies · 168+ views
    The Evening Standard (U.K.) ^ | April 21, 2008 | Andrew Gilligan
    Ken's adviser is linked to terror group Andrew Gilligan 21.04.08 Ken Livingstone has appointed a former member of a banned terrorist organisation to the board of Transport for London. Until 2001, Dabinderjit Singh, a civil servant, was a member of the International Sikh Youth Federation, a UK-based group banned under British antiterror laws. The then Home Office minister, Lord Bassam, said British-based ISYF members were a "threat to national security" and the group had carried out " assassinations, bombings and kidnappings" overseas. The ISYF plotted a number of unsuccessful attacks in the UK and one of its members was...

    02/07/2008 6:11:58 AM PST · by camerakid400 · 30 replies · 368+ views
    This is London ^ | Feb 7 08
    London Mayor Ken Livingstone faces controversy today after it emerged he made a joke about Muslims in a magazine interview. Mr Livingstone was asked by a journalist to tell a joke and responded with a story that name-checked Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie, Yasser Arafat and Shia Muslims in general. According to today's Evening Standard, Mr Livingstone made the joke during his first mayoral campaign in 2000 in an interview for the now-defunct magazine The Face. Journalist Alex Needham asked him: "Can you tell us a joke?" The then independent candidate responded with a gag in decidedly dubious taste. "Salman...
  • Jesse Jackson drops the "R" bomb on London ["reparations"]

    08/26/2007 7:18:19 AM PDT · by John Jorsett · 67 replies · 2,007+ views
    American Thinker ^ | August 25, 2007 | Marc Sheppard
    After bullying London's mayor into apologizing for his city's role in the transatlantic slave trade more than two centuries ago, Jesse Jackson did what he does best - demand money. At Thursday's memorial commemorating the 200th anniversary of the abolition of England's slave trade, Mayor Ken Livingstone was literally brought to tears as he apologized "on behalf of London and its institutions" for their role in ferrying human cargo to the New World. If you've been paying attention to this charlatan's game, you won't be surprised to hear that the Guardian reported that "Jackson walked over and placed his arm...