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  • Thursday, February 10, 2005

    Ken Livingstone attracts controversy again

    It's not usually very long between controversies surrounding the London mayor, Ken Livingstone. But I guess that's why cockneys love him: Livingstone attacks 'scumbag' Standard

    Mr Livingstone repeated his question and then asked: "What did you do? Were you a German war criminal?" Finegold told the mayor that he was Jewish and therefore found the remark offensive, before asking again how the event had gone. Mr Livingstone replied: "Arr right, well you might be [Jewish], but actually you are just like a concentration camp guard, you are just doing it because you are paid to, aren't you?" Finegold: "Great, I have you on record for that. So, how was tonight?" Mr Livingstone: "It's nothing to do with you because your paper is a load of scumbags and reactionary bigots." Finegold: "I'm a journalist and I'm doing my job. I'm only asking for a comment." Mr Livingstone: "Well work for a paper that doesn't have a record of supporting fascism."
    Oh, if only more politicians said what they really thought, wouldn't that be a breath of fresh air. See all recent "A Logical voice" posts

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