It’s usually much the same story in London’s mayoral contest: Since 2004, when previously independent Ken Livingstone ran as Labour’s candidate, the contest has been a match between his party and the Conservatives. Thrown into the mix with varying degrees of success have been the Greens, the Liberal Democrats and, latterly, the U.K. Show More Summary
The recent remarks of the former mayor of London, Ken Livingstone has ignited a debate on the extent of anti-Semitism in the British Labour Party. In support of another British Labour politician, Naz Shah, Livingstone felt compelledShow More Summary
The Labour Party has been plunged into crisis because of a stupid, yet deliberate attempt by Ken Livingstone (one of Jeremy Corbyn's closest allies) to claim that Adolf Hitler was a Zionist. On top of that, Ken went on to share his view that someone can only be anti-semitic if they hate all Jews across the world, not just those living in Israel. Show More Summary
The problem with Thursday's performance by former London Mayor Ken Livingstone — in which he insisted that Hitler was a Zionist and denied there was anti-Semitism in the Labour party — is that many people on the Left genuinely do not...Show More Summary
When the former London mayor Ken Livingstone said in an interview that Hitler was “supporting Zionism” before he “went mad and ended up killing six million Jews”, he was quickly suspended from the Labour Party, which was already in the throes of a painful row over anti-semitism. But while...
I listened to Ken Livingstone on the radio earlier today trying desperately to 'defend the indefensible' in terms of his comments about Hitler and Zionism. As often happens on these occasions, 'attack' seems to be the preferred formShow More Summary
The five most-read last month were: 1. Ken Livingstone, Labour, and Anti-Semitism 2. Explaining the Election of Malia Bouattia 3. Dave, Panama, and the Press 4. What BHS says about British Capitalism 5. McDonald's and Labour "Snobbishness" Everything was going so swimmingly... Show More Summary
This is Peter Hitchens' Mail on Sunday column I have known and disagreed with Ken Livingstone for nearly 40 years. I especially loathe his slippery excuse-making for the IRA, and I think he has done more damage to this country...
Britain's opposition Labour party has launched an inquiry into how to tackle anti-semitism after suspending former London mayor Ken Livingstone days before it contests elections in London, Scotland and Wales. Labour Party leader Jeremy...Show More Summary
Labour is launching an inquiry into alleged anti-Semitism within the party, party leader Jeremy Corbyn told The Guardian. The move comes after a nightmare week for Labour, which saw MP Naz Shah and former London mayor Ken Livingstone...Show More Summary
1. Ken Livingstone is a massive dickhead. It's high time he acted like a member of the Labour Party, not the Ken Livingstone Party. I and many thousands of activists, including plenty on the left, are fed up with his frequent foot-in-mouth...Show More Summary
HOW KEN LIVINGSTONE LEFT LABOUR IN TURMOIL AFTER CLAIMING HITLER BACKED MOVING JEWS TO ISRAEL: Mr Livingstone, who sits on Labour’s National Executive Committee and is co-chairman of the party’s defence review, claimed that Ms Shah’s suggestion that Israel should be “relocated” to the US was not anti-Semitic. He said that she had been a […]
Disgraced former London Mayor Ken Livingstone has attempted to justify offensive comments he made about Hitler prior to his suspension from Britain’s Labour party. In a BBC interview on Thursday, Livingstone claimed that the German dictator had been a supporter of Zionism in the early years of his chancellorship. Show More Summary
Welcome to Friday’s edition of our daily Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up here. Labour's Ken Livingstone is swarmed by reporters after a BBC appearance on Thursday. Even by the savage standards of British political combat, the scenes that played out in central London yesterday were extraordinary. Show More Summary
The election for London Mayor takes place next year, just ahead of the Olympic Games. The sitting candidate is Boris Johnson who defeated his biggest rival Ken Livingstone last time round. So the 2012 contest has developed into a bit of a grudge match, understandably. Show More Summary
London mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan has accused the Labour Party leadership of not taking enough action against members who make anti-Semitic remarks. His comments come on the day that former mayor Ken Livingstone was suspended for claiming...Show More Summary
Opposition party suspends the former mayor of London for arguing Adolf Hitler "supported Zionism before he went mad."
Labour suspends Ken Livingstone for "bringing the party into disrepute" with remarks suggesting Nazi leader was a Zionist
Britain's opposition Labour Party suspended former London mayor Ken Livingstone on Thursday in a row over anti-Semitism, as the party struggles with deep divisions since electing a hard-left leader last summer.
Ken Livingstone stirred controversy with his remarks about Hitler