February 12, 2005

Red Ken's Seeing Red

Never again:

London's outspoken Mayor Ken Livingstone has refused to apologise for calling a Jewish newspaper reporter a war criminal and concentration camp guard, despite complaints from Britain's main Jewish group.

"Are you a German war criminal?" Livingstone was heard saying on a tape recording of the exchange with the Evening Standard journalist at a event to mark the 20th anniversary of former cabinet member Chris Smith announcing he is gay.

When the journalist said he was Jewish and was offended by the mayor's remarks, Livingstone replied: "Actually you are just like a concentration camp guard."

Yet again.

Posted by Charles Austin at February 12, 2005 09:52 AM

"London's outspoken mayor." Uh huh.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at 12:25 PM

get your facts right.

Posted by: rob at 03:22 PM

Look at the whole converstaion

Posted by: rob at 03:24 PM

With all due respect Rob, all I did was quote the article that quoted what Mr Livingstone said, I presume. How did I get my facts wrong?

And Tony Blair agrees with me. So as Prime Minister Pitt the Younger said in Blackadder III, "pooh to you with nobs on."

Posted by: charles austin at 08:40 PM