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Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Ken Livingstone's Anti-Semitic assumptions.

All Jews are rich.
Rich Jews all vote Tory.

It doesn't get any cruder than that. The evidence is here in the Telegraph.

Ken Livingstone
Ken Livingstone, former Mayor of London Photo: PA

“If we were talking 50 years ago, the Roman Catholic community, the Irish community in Britain, the Jewish community was solidly Labour. Still the Irish Catholic community is pretty still solidly Labour because it is not terribly rich.
“As the Jewish community got richer, it moved over to voting for Mrs Thatcher as they did in Finchley.” 

On the other hand, Mr. Adrian Cohen of the London Jewish Forum said," 
"Ken Livingstone last made comments to this effect during the Mayoral election. It's pretty obvious that politicians shouldn't write off parts of the electorate based on crude assumptions about their perceived relative affluence.
"Many Jews are not rich, indeed many struggle to make ends meet. In any event there are many factors which influence how a person chooses to vote and one shouldn't refer to Jewish Londoners as if they were homogeneous." 


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