Yesterday, BBC London News went with this story about Ken Livingstone allegedly campaigning for Lutfur Rahman who was recently dumped as Labour’s mayoral candidate for Tower Hamlets by the NEC (who appear to have been nobbled by our old pal, Kennite). Livingstone has said that he is trying to get Rahman and the 8 councillors that were expelled for supporting him reinstated in the Labour Party.
Mr Livingstone said Labour had made “a big mistake” in removing Mr Rahman as its candidate.
“It took five years to put the Labour Party back together after George Galloway defeated Oona King down here,” the ex-mayor said.
“All that was blown away in a moment of madness by Labour’s NEC.”
Of course that is what Ken says. But according to Labour Party rules a party member who campaigns for another political party is automatically expelled from the party. Labour have, thus far, refused to comment. But this is the sort of stuff that Kennite can transform into gold; it’s a boost for his master’s campaign.
We know Gilligan is Boris Johnson’s cheerleader. We also know that Gilligan spends much of his time slinging mud at people he’s taken a dislike to. Yesterday he said,
He appeared in Brick Lane to support the fundamentalist sympathiser Lutfur Rahman, who was sacked as Labour candidate for mayor of Tower Hamlets last month because of deep concerns about his links with Islamic fundamentalism and with a group ofpowerful local businessmen (one of whom, Shiraj Haque, is standing next to Ken in some of the pictures of today’s event.)
Again, he repeats the accusation that Rahman is an “Islamic fundamentalist” when he has no evidence to support the claim. This blogger has also noticed Kennite’s bizarre obsessions. Friendlylefty also makes the very valid point that Kennite has been attracting the comments of racists. Here’s a typical comment that was made on 16 October, this commenter calls himself “monkey for sale”
The sound of Islamofascists/illegal muslim immigrants being rounded up and kicked out of the country needs to be heard.
We heard from you muslims on the 7/7 in London , that was loud and clear enough for me.
If you don’t want to live in a civilised democratic country then I suggest that you go home.Go home to the country that your parents or grandparents fled from.
Here’s another from the same commenter,
If you are so fond of Islamofascist preachers why not go, move you and your family , to an Islamic country ?
Islam is a filth . We here in the UK need a Geert Wilders .
If Gilligan isn’t a racist, then why does he allow comments like this to go unmoderated? I have seen other comments that have been deleted but those comments are critical of Kennite and his style of ‘journalism’. By the way, Geert Wilders is someone this country could do without; we have enough racist nutters in this country and we don’t need any more.
Kennite also had this to say,
Ken’s enthusiastic embrace of Islamism, of Yusuf al-Qaradawi (who has justified rape and suicide bombing) and his racial insults towards Jews did him real damage in 2008. His backing for Lutfur will revive all those concerns. If Boris’s ruthless Australian campaign team handles this properly, it could be worth a lot to them.
Eh? Where is your evidence that Livingstone has “embraced Islamism”? As for “racial insults towards Jews” doing him “real damage in 2008″, I wonder who had a hand in that? I also wonder how much Kennite knows about WWII, the concentration camps and the political position of the Rothermere press circa 1933?
Today’s blog has the headline “Ken Livingstone fights the cuts from a sunlounger”. I wonder if Kennite can tell me how many original ideas his boss has produced since he has been mayor Emperor of London? I can tell him in one word: none.