Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Not Beyond Our Ken

The second parting of the ways between Ken Livingstone and the Labour Party was probably inevitable. The first one never did him any harm. And he was the wrong colour to go so far as to expel as part of the fever about anti-Semitism, the renewed whipping up of which suggests that another General Election is on the way.

As an aside, Labour, the Lib Dems, the SNP, Plaid Cymru, Caroline Lucas and Sylvia Hermon should have voted against an early dissolution of Parliament last year, and they ought to vote against one this year. Tell Theresa May to get back to work.

Now, someone needs to make a serious television programme about the failed deal between the Nazis and the Zionists, because it is a fascinating historical curiosity. And especially after today, Labour needs to expel Tony Blair, as much as anything else to see whether anyone would go with him. It is practically certain that no one would, and that in turn would make a vitally important point.

As to those who have imported the Liberal Establishment's branding of uppity black activists as anti-Semitic, be careful what you wish for. If you want the racial politics of your beloved New York, then you can have the racial politics of your beloved New York.


  1. This whole farce illustrates why Corbyn is not the man we need. Oh, he's got the right views, but he's not a strong leader. He won't tell the coup plotters and Israel-apologists where to go.

    McDonnell isn't the man either. Now, if Tony Benn were alive and 20 years younger...