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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Boris Victory Adds To Labour Misery (New London Mayor Boris Johnson ousts Ken Livingstone)

    05/02/2008 9:12:41 PM PDT · by Int · 27 replies · 229+ views
    Sky News UK ^ | 3:58, Saturday May 03, 2008 UK Time
    Boris Johnson has been elected Mayor of London, adding to Labour's misery after disastrous local elections. The Conservative candidate beat Ken Livingstone with Liberal Democrat Brian Paddick in third place. Mr Johnson polled 1,168,738 votes to Mr Livingstone's 1,028,966. After second preferences were allocated, Mr Johnson achieved around 53% to Mr Livingstone's 47%. The result put further pressure on Prime Minister Gordon Brown after his party suffered its worst council election results in four decades. After the result was announced, the new mayor thanked his team and praised his opponents, particularly Mr Livingstone who he described as a "very considerable...
  • 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.
  • 'Boris is the Mayor' [RED KEN DOWN IN FLAMES]

    05/02/2008 12:21:47 PM PDT · by Enchante · 52 replies · 99+ views
    Evening Standard ^ | 02.05.08 | Paul Waugh, Pippa Crerar and Joe Murphy
    Boris Johnson is the new Mayor of London, his rivals conceded tonight. The Tory MP scored a stunning election victory to end Ken Livingstone's eight-year reign and round off a disastrous 24 hours for the Labour Party. After a nailbiting count, Mr Johnson was so far ahead on first-preference votes he could not be caught by Mr Livingstone, even after second preferences were taken into account. Labour officials conceded privately that the Conservative was too far ahead. At 5pm, Mr Livingstone's campaign chief Tessa Jowell said: "The reports I'm getting suggest Boris Johnson is ahead. "If Ken has not won,...
  • Boris Johnson poised to become London Mayor as Tories seal local election success (Adios Red Ken...)

    05/02/2008 10:38:33 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies · 117+ views
    Boris Johnson poised to become London Mayor as Tories seal local election success By Robert Winnett Last updated: 6:27 PM BST 02/05/2008 Boris Johnson is preparing to be unveiled as the new mayor of London later today following Labour’s collapse across Britain in the local elections. Senior Conservative sources said they would be “gobsmacked” if Mr Johnson did not win the mayoral contest and even Downing Street aides appear to have conceded that Ken Livingstone has lost. Confidence of a Tory win was boosted after one bookmaker announced it was paying out on a Boris Johnson victory hours before the...
  • The Next Mayor of London is Boris Johnson (not confirmed)

    05/01/2008 3:30:44 PM PDT · by Parmenio · 22 replies · 73+ views
    ConservativeHome ^ | May 1, 2008 | NA
    Polling stations are now closing... Based on a wide range of conversations we've had throughout the day with people in the field and with senior Tory and other insiders we are very confident that on the basis of patterns of turnout, postal votes and canvass returns Boris Johnson has been elected Mayor of London.
  • 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...
  • Every city needs a Ken v Boris show – it brings local politics back to life. (Mayor of London race)

    04/20/2008 8:43:25 AM PDT · by lowbuck · 1 replies · 37+ views
    Times Online (London) ^ | 20 April 208 | Simon Jenkins
    The Tory mayoral candidate, Boris Johnson, was announcing a wheeze. He would remove free bus passes from unruly children but they could “earn” them back through community service. Ken Livingstone, his Labour opponent, stepped to the podium to reply and declared it a great idea that he would steal. Johnson sat dumbfounded, his mouth open. “But what sort of idiot wouldn’t steal a good idea when they heard it,” said the mischievous Livingstone. The people of London have been treated to three months of this sort of Clinton versus Obama backchat, with policies hurled back and forth and personalities stripped...
  • London Mayor calls for press to rethink Islam (dhimmi alert)

    11/16/2007 2:35:00 PM PST · by ddtorquee · 20 replies · 148+ views
    Religious Intelligence ^ | 16th November 2007
    A NEW survey commissioned by the London Mayor has concluded that the media sees no common ground between Islam and the West, and that conflict between them is ‘inevitable’. The survey commissioned by the Greater London Authority (GLA) and published by London mayor Ken Livingstone this week also suggested that news organizations draw up new codes of conduct to combat negativity about Islam. The GLA survey included a review of recent opinion polls, study of recent books and articles, a survey of the news in one week, consideration of stories about political correctness, interviews with Muslim journalists, and analysis of...
  • 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...
  • UK: Livingstone breaks down in tears at slave trade memorial (Red Ken, Jesse Jackson update)

    08/23/2007 11:32:08 AM PDT · by Stoat · 54 replies · 1,172+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | August 22, 2007
    Livingstone breaks down in tears at slave trade memorialLast updated at 18:49pm on 23rd August 2007  Controverial London mayor Ken Livingstone broke down in tears as he apologised for his London's role in the transatlantic slave trade, saying the city is still tainted by it.  The notoriously outspoken Livingstone seldom apologises for anything, but he choked up as he read an account of the brutal tortures suffered by slaves in Britain's Caribbean colonies. scroll down for more  Livingstone broke down in tears as he apologised for his London's role in the transatlantic slave trade And the politician once nicknamed...
  • 'ISLAMOPHOBIA' IDIOCY [a great read]

    07/03/2007 7:06:53 AM PDT · by jdm · 10 replies · 943+ views
    NY Post ^ | July 03, 2007 | Amir Taheri
    THE car-bomb/suicide-terror operations in London and Glasgow should have provided a fresh opportunity for reminding everyone, especially Muslims in Britain, that terrorism in the name of Islam still poses a major threat to public peace and safety. Yet this is not what is happening. Prime Minister Gordon Brown keeps repeating that the attacks have nothing to do with Islam - but, at the same time, keeps inviting "Muslim community leaders" to Downing Street to discuss how to prevent attacks. If the attacks have nothing to do with Islam, why invite Muslim "leaders" rather than Buddhist monks?
  • London Mayor Errs in Not Calling on Muslims to Castigate Terrorists

    06/30/2007 10:42:42 PM PDT · by tnarg · 21 replies · 1,052+ views
    LONDON (AFP) ^ | June 30, 2007 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    Koran: Surah 2: The Cow 12. Kill disbelievers wherever you find them. If they attack you, then kill them. Such is the reward of disbelievers. 191 13. War is ordained by Allah. 216” London Mayor Ken Livingstone commended Muslims by and large for being civil. In that commendation, however, he should have called on civil Muslims to speak out vigorously, daily against Allah fanatics. It is not enough to commend those Muslims who are attempting to make a new life in free nations. Those Muslims must now be told to speak up on behalf of those free nations in which...
  • London Mayor plans street party for Castro

    12/28/2006 10:24:00 AM PST · by freedom44 · 31 replies · 871+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 12/28/06 | Daily Mail UK
    Ken Livingstone is planning a "massive festival" across London to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Fidel Castro's Cuban revolution. The event, to be staged in 2009, will involve street parties, sports venues and some of London's leading museums as well as the closure of Trafalgar Square. Although the Mayor's office refused to provide budget estimates, it could cost up to £2 million. The festival was agreed on the Mayor's controversial trip to Cuba last month. But Mr Livingstone's lavishing of public money to honour one of the last dictatorships in Latin America was condemned today. "Forking out to celebrate a...
  • London Mayor Ken Livingstone in US rant

    11/06/2006 4:00:25 AM PST · by lonestargirl · 29 replies · 714+ views
    Left-wing London Mayor Ken Livingstone has launched an astonishing anti-US rant while sunning himself in Cuba. He praised communist Cuban leader Fidel Castro and denounced President Bush. And he claimed Cuba had 'been able to give its people the best standard of health care, brilliant education', despite an 'illegal economic blockade by the US'.
  • London mayor blasts US during Cuba trip ('Red Ken' Livingstone Update)

    11/06/2006 12:40:00 AM PST · by Stoat · 12 replies · 781+ views
    Gulf News / Reuters ^ | November 6, 2006 | Unnamed Reuters Drone
    London mayor blasts US during Cuba trip Reuters    Havana: Like many events in communist Cuba, a cricket match for children on Saturday turned into a denunciation of the United States, but this time from London's leftist Mayor Ken Livingstone, not Cuban leader Fidel Castro.While Cubans played a game that is a novelty in their baseball-mad homeland, Livingstone praised Castro and blasted US policy toward the small nation 145km off its shores."What's amazing here is you've got a country that's suffered an illegal economic blockade by the United States for almost half a century and yet it's been able...
  • My plot to murder Ken Livingstone, by former hitman

    11/01/2006 5:30:55 AM PST · by Mrs Ivan · 11 replies · 538+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 1st November 2006
    Michael Stone, the most infamous hitman of the Northern Ireland conflict, has confessed to planning to murder Ken Livingstone. The former Loyalist assassin has revealed in an interview how he stalked London's Mayor when he was leader of the GLC in the Eighties. He was within three days of carrying out the plan, he said, but it was called off because the operation had been penetrated by an informer. Stone, 51, has never told the full story of the plot, although it was known Mr Livingstone had been a target of Loyalist paramilitaries because of his support for the Republican...
  • Square hosts Eid Muslim festival

    10/28/2006 8:37:06 AM PDT · by Mrs Ivan · 44 replies · 754+ views
    BBC ^ | 28 October 2006
    Trafalgar Square will be hosting celebrations to mark the Muslim festival of Eid. Live entertainment, a street bazaar and exhibitions and displays will feature at the free event which is taking place between 1300 and 1700 BST. The event has been organised by the Muslim Council of Britain and the Mayor of London. Eid marks the end of Ramadan - the month of fasting observed by millions of Muslims worldwide.
  • Muslims being demonised, says (Red Ken) Livingstone

    10/24/2006 10:09:48 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 50 replies · 1,236+ views
    Guardian ^ | 10/24/2006 | James Sturcke
    The mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, today said the row over whether Muslims should wear veils had parallels with the hounding of Jews in Nazi Germany. Speaking at the launch of the first ever report into Muslims living in London, Mr Livingstone said much of the ongoing debate about Muslim dress implied the community "was somehow at fault" for being at the centre of the storm.... It is quite clear that the problems we have in Britain are not because Muslims wish to be separate ... I think the entire debate has been totally lopsided as though Muslims were somehow...
  • UK: Violent Muslims 'over-emphasised'

    10/14/2006 12:37:08 PM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 36 replies · 1,154+ views
    BBC ^ | 10/14/06 | n/a
    The Mayor of London has condemned what he said was greater publicity given to Muslim extremists over and above non-Islamic groups. Ken Livingstone told BBC radio too much emphasis was placed on Muslim extremism while the vast majority of faiths wanted to live together in harmony. He said a situation had been reached where any comment by politicians on Muslims had "front page coverage". His claims were endorsed by a spokesman from the London Muslim Centre. The Mayor told the BBC Radio 4 Today programme: "There's a small - we're talking about a couple of hundred, no more than that...
  • Livingstone in BNP outburst at race chief

    08/31/2006 6:59:16 PM PDT · by Valin · 4 replies · 276+ views
    Ken Livingstone last night sensationally accused the head of Britain's main race relations body of flirting with the BNP. London's maverick mayor said Trevor Phillips was "pandering to the Right" by criticising the failings of multiculturalism. He took the Commission for Racial Equality boss to task for speaking out against decades of Government-led attempts to promote differences between ethnic groups. Mr Phillips, a prominent figure in London Labour circles, has infuriated his political friends with his willingness to challenge some of the most cherished beliefs of the left. He is one of several prominent black Britons, including Archbishop of York...
  • The Making of 'Londonistan'

    05/11/2006 11:07:23 AM PDT · by nosofar · 15 replies · 746+ views
    TCS Daily ^ | May 11, 2006 | Melanie Phillips
    LONDON -- Like much of Europe, Britain's demographic composition is changing radically and very fast. At the most conservative estimate, its population of sixty million will rise over the next three decades by six or seven million, with 83 per cent of that new growth coming from immigration and most of that from the third world. The undesirability of such a drastic -- and never debated -- development is one of Britain's great Unmentionables. For decades, immigration has been a taboo subject in Britain. Large scale immigration from the 1960s onwards, first from the Caribbean and then from the Asian...
  • US tops list of rogue states on congestion toll

    05/09/2006 4:20:09 PM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 14 replies · 745+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 5/2/06 | Patrick Barkham
    It is the ultimate list of rogue states: the countries whose diplomats repeatedly refuse to pay the congestion charge stumped up by every ordinary motorist in London. And it is no surprise to the mayor, Ken Livingstone, that the serial offender topping the non-payment charts for the last six months is the United States, whose ambassador he memorably likened to a "chiselling little crook" for his refusal to pay the £8-a-day charge. Narrowly ahead of other paragons of international respectability - Nigeria, Angola and Sudan - the US embassy racked up £271,000 in fines over the last six months, according...
  • London mayor: U.S. envoy 'a crook'

    03/27/2006 2:09:34 PM PST · by ncountylee · 37 replies · 914+ views
    CNN ^ | March 27, 2006
    LONDON, England (AP) -- The U.S. ambassador to Britain was behaving "like some chiseling little crook" in a dispute over whether embassy cars should pay the capital's £8 ($14) toll, London's mayor said Monday. The embassy stopped paying the fee last July, shortly before Ambassador Robert Tuttle took up his post. It argues that the toll on those driving in central London during business hours is a tax that diplomats should not have to pay. Mayor Ken Livingstone's office says the fee, known as the "congestion charge" and aimed at cutting traffic, is a payment for a service, not a...
  • Mayor in fresh Jewish controversy [London's Loony Lefty Livingstone]

    03/21/2006 2:56:23 PM PST · by aculeus · 5 replies · 358+ views
    BBC New on line ^ | March 21, 2006 | Unsigned
    London's mayor has become embroiled in a new row after criticising two Jewish businessmen involved in building a key facility for the 2012 Olympics. Ken Livingstone attacked David and Simon Reuben for their role in an ongoing dispute about the Stratford City development in east London. He suggested the brothers "go back (to their own country) and see if they can do better under the ayatollahs". The mayor made the comments during a speech at City Hall. 'Major problem' The mayor's office said there was nothing further to add. The mayor is understood to think the consortium behind the project,...
  • SAUNDERS: A bad day for free speech

    03/19/2006 8:27:21 AM PST · by SmithL · 4 replies · 316+ views
    San Francisco Shronicle ^ | 3/19/6 | Debra J. Saunders
    London -- BRITISH JOURNALISTS were hammering Prime Minister Tony Blair at his monthly press conference at No. 10 Downing Street Thursday for his role in some political scandal. While commentators were mulling whether the latest news spelled The End of Tony Blair -- a question they pose monthly -- I asked the prime minister about Ken Livingstone, the mayor of London. Last month, the three-man, unelected Ajudication Panel of England suspended Livingstone for four weeks, starting March 1, because Livingstone was "unnecessarily insensitive and offensive" when he likened a Jewish reporter to a Nazi concentration camp guard. Livingstone brought the...
  • Mayor: Terrorists tried to attack London

    12/26/2005 7:50:20 PM PST · by Liberfighter · 11 replies · 797+ views
    AP ^ | 12-26-2005 | The Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) -- Terrorists tried to attack London eight times between the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States and last July 7, when suicide bombers killed dozens on the city's transport system, London's mayor said Monday. Ken Livingstone said there had been two attempted attacks since July 7, including a failed attack on the transport network on July 21. Livingstone did not provide details of the attempted attacks, but said those who threaten London comprise small groups of disaffected people who are fairly disorganized.

    11/21/2005 4:39:48 PM PST · by dennisw · 51 replies · 961+ views
    pw ^ | RELIGION Islam London, Yesterday, 3:58pm | Rosamond Hutt
    A leading Islamic organisation was today kicking off its nationwide awareness week in the capital in an effort to promote better understanding of the religion and its historical links with Britain. Mayor Ken Livingstone was launching Islam Awareness Week at a ceremony at City Hall with the message "One London". Guest speakers at the ceremony include author and leading historian Professor Nabil Matar and secretary-general of the Muslim Council of Britain Sir Iqbal Sacranie. Shafeeq Sadiq, national co-ordinator of Islam Awareness Week, said: "We need to remember the positive spirit that embraced the nation, and especially the capital, after London...
  • UK: London Mayor Blames Rap For Gun Deaths

    11/03/2005 8:47:01 AM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 13 replies · 349+ views
    BBC ^ | 11/2/05 | n/a
    Wednesday, 2 November 2005, 14:04 GMT Mayor blames rap for gun deaths The behaviour of rap stars who glamorise violence is leading to children being killed on Britain's streets, London's mayor has said. Ken Livingstone said the actions of some rappers made carrying guns and knives fashionable. He was speaking on Wednesday at the Calling the Shots campaign launch. More than 300 secondary schools in London have been sent multi-media packs encouraging youngsters to develop a lifestyle away from gun culture. Mr Livingstone said violent crime was the only type of offence that had not fallen in the last couple...
  • Mayor in row over memorial service

    09/06/2005 10:13:29 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 6 replies · 481+ views
    Scotsman ^ | 09/07/05 | ANGUS HOWARTH
    Mayor in row over memorial service ANGUS HOWARTH A ROW broke out yesterday over calls for the families of the 7 July suicide bombers to be invited to a national memorial service for the victims. Ken Livingstone, the mayor of London, said it would be wrong to turn the bombers' parents and relatives away if they wanted to share the grief of Londoners. He was backed by the former hostage Terry Waite and by two Church of England bishops, who said the invitation would send a message of reconciliation to the Muslim community. But furious Whitehall officials in charge of...
  • Three ways to make us all safer (Red Ken Livingston)

    08/03/2005 10:35:16 PM PDT · by hipaatwo · 22 replies · 535+ views
    Support the police, treat Muslims with respect and pull out of Iraq Ken Livingstone Thursday August 4, 2005 The Guardian It is four weeks since bombers indiscriminately killed and maimed ordinary Londoners. Protecting London from terrorists requires the best possible policing - which, in turn, needs the greatest possible flow of information from all communities. It also demands that we shrink the pool of the alienated that bombers draw on by treating all communities as equal parts of British society - not only theoretically, but in reality. And it means withdrawing from Iraq. All are interrelated. Acceptance that the invasion...
  • Blame Blair or Bush, not the bombers

    07/22/2005 7:51:10 AM PDT · by SmithL · 29 replies · 1,059+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 7/22/5 | Debra J. Saunders
    LONDON MAYOR Ken Livingstone was positively Churchillian in his response to the July 7 bombings. Rather than blaming British or Israeli policies for terrorist attacks on innocent civilians -- his usual M.O. -- Livingstone condemned the bombings as "mass murder" aimed "at ordinary working- class Londoners" on the day of the attacks. This week, even before Thursday's attempted bombings, Livingstone was back to his old nasty self. On Wednesday, he told BBC where he placed blame for the bombings: "We have just had 80 years of Western intervention in predominantly Arab lands, because of the Western need for oil." Red...
  • Ken Livingstone is back in fantasy land (Mayor Livingstone a reptile says Daily Telegraph)

    07/21/2005 10:54:18 AM PDT · by ToveL · 14 replies · 952+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 21/07/2005 | Matthew d'Ancona
    (Matthew d'Ancona is deputy editor of The Sunday Telegraph) Alas for Mr Livingstone, his stab at humour on the Today programme went disastrously wrong. The mayor's point was that the media should end their fixation with what he called "the most minority strand amongst the Muslim community, people whose followers are numbered in tens, not even hundreds". The militants, he said, represented mainstream Muslim opinion no more than E L Wisty's World Domination League "represented the English People". This was in answer to a question about pictures on the front page of yesterday's Daily Telegraph. The two Muslims depicted were...
  • Outrage as Livingstone tries to 'explain' suicide bombers [Red Ken]

    07/21/2005 4:50:33 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 23 replies · 1,035+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | July 21, 2005 | FRASER NELSON
    Key points • Ken Livingstone claims terrorist attacks fuelled by UK foreign policy • Public expression of these views breaks political truce since attacks • His views shared by Labour back-benchers and many members of public Key quote "You've just had 80 years of western intervention into predominantly Arab lands because of the western need for oil. We've propped up unsavoury governments, we've overthrown ones we didn't consider sympathetic" - KEN LIVINGSTON, SPEAKING ON RADIO 4 Story in full KEN Livingstone, the mayor of London, yesterday stunned even his political opponents by claiming the terrorist attacks on the city a...
  • London mayor says West fuelled Islamic radicalism

    07/20/2005 6:41:38 AM PDT · by Alex Marko · 64 replies · 1,909+ views
    LONDON (Reuters) - Western foreign policy has fuelled the Islamist radicalism behind the bomb attacks which killed more than 50 people in London, the capital's mayor Ken Livingstone said on Wednesday. Livingstone, who earned the nickname "Red Ken" for his left-wing views, won widespread praise for a defiant response which helped unite London after the bombings. But he has revived his reputation for courting controversy in recent days. Asked on Wednesday what he thought had motivated the four suspected suicide bombers, Livingstone cited Western policy in the Middle East and early American backing for Osama bin Laden. "A lot of...
  • Ken justifies suicide nuts

    07/19/2005 9:59:49 PM PDT · by SmithL · 39 replies · 1,015+ views
    MAYOR Ken Livingstone faced calls to quit last night after trying to justify suicide bombings. He said: “Given that the Palestinians don’t have jet fighters and don’t have tanks, they only have their bodies to use as weapons. “In that unfair balance, that is what people use.” Last night Lord Janner of the World Jewish Congress said: “His sad attempt to justify Middle Eastern suicide bombers is a betrayal of the hundreds of innocent people who suffered from this terrorist barbarism in London.” The Board of Deputies of British Jews added: “It is absurd he should parrot this apology...
  • The wages of multiculturalism: demagogue enablers - (plain truth about Great Britain's liberalism!)

    07/11/2005 6:22:13 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 8 replies · 209+ views
    "Red Ken" Livingstone was playing Winston Churchill the day of the bloody London bombings. He sounded just the right mix of sadness and defiance to the terrorists "... even after your cowardly attack, you will see that…people from around the world will arrive in London…to be free, they come to live the life they choose, they come to be able to be themselves." Ken Livingstone is fast enough on his feet to denounce terrorists today and enable them tomorrow. It was Red Ken who scapegoated the half-Jewish leader of the Conservative Party in the recent election, in order to appeal...
  • London Mayor Defended 'Theologian of Terror'

    07/07/2005 10:24:31 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 12 replies · 701+ views ^ | July 07, 2005 | By Sherrie Gossett, Staff Writer
    Interesting.... This muslim Cleric visited london EXACTLY one year ago from the date of the attacks, July 7, 2004 - London Mayor Ken Livingstone's previous support of a Muslim cleric who advocates suicide bombings may cause him some embarrassment as he now must speak for the city in the wake of Thursday's terrorist bombings. Livingstone condemned the Thursday attacks as "mass murder," and added that "this was not a terrorist attack against the mighty or the powerful, it is not aimed at presidents or prime ministers, it was aimed at ordinary working-class Londoners." Yet Livingstone has in the past...
  • London Mayor Defended 'Theologian of Terror'

    07/07/2005 2:05:45 PM PDT · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 47 replies · 1,494+ views
    Crosswalk News ^ | 7/7/2005 | Sherrie Gosset
    ( - London Mayor Ken Livingstone's previous support of a Muslim cleric who advocates suicide bombings may cause him some embarrasment as he now must speak for the city in the wake of Thursday's terrorist bombings.Livingstone condemned the Thursday attacks as "mass murder," and added that "this was not a terrorist attack against the mighty or the powerful, it is not aimed at presidents or prime ministers, it was aimed at ordinary working-class Londoners."Yet Livingstone has in the past labeled Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi a "man of peace" and a "moderate" despite the fact that Al-Qaradawi has supported suicide bombings and...
  • Terrorists won't win: London mayor

    07/07/2005 5:39:07 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 42 replies · 1,154+ views ^ | 7th July 2005
    LONDON mayor Ken Livingstone said the terrorists who attacked the British capital today can never destroy the city's principles of freedom and harmony. "Nothing you do, no matter how many of us you kill, will stop that flight to our cities where freedom is strong and where people can live in harmony with one another," Mayor Livingstone said in Singapore just 24 hours after London was named the host of the 2012 Olympics.
  • Save Water: Don't Flush, Says Livingstone (Europe Is "Superior" To Us *How*, Exactly...?)

    06/28/2005 5:06:20 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 44 replies · 1,346+ views ^ | 6/29/2005 | Sam Coates and Tosin Sulaiman
    KEN LIVINGSTONE has told Londoners not to flush the lavatory after relieving themselves. The Mayor of London said that dramatic action was needed to prevent an acute water shortage and painted a vision of standpipes in the streets if nothing is done. Mr Livingstone made the comments while inaugurating a public education campaign to promote water conservation. He said that he could ask ministers for an immediate hosepipe and sprinkler ban if the situation deteriorated. Modifying lavatory habits was an important part of this programme, he said. “The quickest and most dramatic impact is, don’t use a sprinkler or hose...
  • [San Francisco] Lessons to be learned from London's mayor

    06/09/2005 7:52:59 AM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies · 293+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/9/5 | John King
    I'll reckon Mayor Ken Livingstone of London is the only politician in the world who tips his hat to both Arnold Schwarzenegger and Deng Xiaoping. The odd coupling came last Friday in San Francisco during the World Environment Day conference. In a speech to fellow mayors, socialist Livingstone praised California's Republican governor for moving to reduce the state's emission of greenhouse gasses -- and also quoted former Chinese leader Deng, whose legacy includes the 1989 killing of hundreds of protesters in Tiananmen Square, saying that "it doesn't matter if your cat is black or white, but does it catch the...
  • Revolting sin of 'Red Ken'

    03/24/2005 12:01:53 PM PST · by JZelle · 26 replies · 793+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Arnold Beichman
    One of the more revolting contemporary English politicians is London's Mayor Ken Livingstone. He has just accused Israel — Israel, if you please — of "ethnic cleansing" and has described Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon as "a war criminal who should be in prison." His remarks came after vicious anti-Semitic attacks in England increased 42 percent last year over the previous year, according to the Simon Wiesenthal Center. During a recent press conference, Mr, Livingstone compared a Jewish reporter to a concentration camp guard.
  • (London's Mayor "Red Ken") Livingstone Blames Press for Deaths of Diana and Kelly

    03/21/2005 6:01:15 AM PST · by mountaineer · 4 replies · 289+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | March 21, 2005 | Chris Moncrieff
    London’s Mayor Ken Livingstone today blamed the press for the deaths of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dr David Kelly, the Government scientist at the centre of the row over the Iraq war dossiers. Mr Livingstone, speaking during a phone-in on the LBC 97.3 FM Nick Ferrari programme, said: “The best of reporters are great and courageous people, many of them give their lives to bring us the truth. “There’s a downside: the real underbelly of British reporting are the scum of the earth and they destroy lives. “I think if we had better reporting standards in this country David...
  • London Mayor continues anti-Israel line-Israeli policy helps al-Qaida recruit terrorists.

    03/08/2005 4:43:53 AM PST · by SJackson · 13 replies · 317+ views
    Despite calling Prime Minister Ariel Sharon "a war criminal who should be in prison," London Mayor Ken Livingstone told The Jerusalem Post on Monday that he would agree to meet with him face-to-face should he visit England. "And I would express to him in a meeting exactly the same views I have expressed in public," he added. That would include charges that Sharon "continues to organize terror" by combating the current intifada, that Israel is engaged in a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Palestinians similar to that of the Serbs in Bosnia and that the government is trying to...