Brooks Newmark, whose business it is not, demands that Ed Miliband remove Ken Livingstone from the National Executive Committee of the Labour Party for his unremarkable remark that the Boston Bombers were motivated by American foreign policy.
A remark made on the only television station that, inter alia, reported the student demonstration in London on 9th November, which both the BBC and Sky News blacked out. That station, although still available on the Internet, has since had its British broadcasting license revoked because it is not free from overseas editorial control. Unlike Sky News. Among others available on Sky, such as Fox News, CNN and Bloomberg. All under strictly British editorial control. Indubitably.
Livingstone holds an elected position on the NEC, an election in which he topped the poll. But he could be expelled, although only by the NEC, for having brought the Labour Party into disrepute. However, it is also expulsionable to "adhere" to any non-Labour against any Labour candidate for public office. What about those who publicly endorsed Boris Johnson against Ken Livingstone?
Moreover, not only is Livingstone right, but this country currently harbours Akhmed Zakayev, to whom these bombers undoubtedly owe allegiance. The bombers of 9/11 and 7/7 made no bones about the fact that they were motivated by American and British foreign policy respectively. Of course they were. Ken Clarke warned of that in the Commons debate on the Iraq War, and he was proved right.
And of course, so were these.