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Friday, February 11, 2005

Livingstone shows his true colours

An astonishing outburst from "cuddly" Ken who didn't take kindly to being harassed by an Evening Standard reporter.

On tape the mayor is heard asking Oliver Finegold if he is a "German war criminal".

Mr Finegold replies: "No, I'm Jewish, I wasn't a German war criminal. I'm quite offended by that."

The mayor then says: "Ah right, well you might be, but actually you are just like a concentration camp guard, you are just doing it because you are paid to, aren't you?"

If a Conservative politician or member of the Royal Family said anything like this, we would never hear the end of it, but I expect it will blow over.


Here's an interesting angle:

Tony Arbour, vice-chairman of the Greater London Authority standards committee said: "He has brought London and his office into disrepute, and may have singlehandedly ensured London will fail to win the 2012 Olympics. "I shall be asking my committee and the Standards Board for England to investigate Mr Livingstone's disgraceful behaviour as a matter of urgency."


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