Ken Livingstone

Going Side by Side with school

February 16, 2012

Ken Livingstone was among the speakers at what is thought to be the largest fundraising event staged by the Stamford Hill community.

Seven-hundred guests at a central London dinner raised £500,000-plus for the Side by Side integrated nursery and special needs school.

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No ears for Mr Livingstone

By Simon Rocker, February 9, 2012

Rabbi Alan Plancey, emeritus United Synagogue minister and a Conservative councillor, experienced chilly feet this week, not because of the snow but the idea of going to a charity dinner for Orthodox school Side by Side, whose guest is Labour mayoral candidate Ken Livingstone.

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London mayoral race kicks off at Limmud

By Simon Rocker, January 5, 2012

Ken Livingstone's running mate in this year's London elections has tried to reassure Jewish voters over the prospect of him becoming mayor again.

Mindful of his run-ins with the Jewish community last time, Labour London Assembly member Valerie Shawcross - who would become his deputy mayor - promised that the next administration would be "different".

Mr Livingstone caused widespread outrage o

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Ken's kosher campaign?

By Jennifer Lipman, January 4, 2012

Mayoral candidate Ken Livingstone has, for whatever reason, decided that the best way to fill his campaign coffers is to give his mission some meat.

No, not substance of the political kind, but of the poultry variety. His site now boasts a "fundraising chicken". Something about Boris Johnson being too chicken to debate him.

How droll. But the real question is, is it kosher?

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Livingstone attacks 'Islamophobe' Gove

By Jenni Frazer, November 24, 2011

A furious Education Secretary, Michael Gove, has turned on the Labour London mayoral candidate, Ken Livingstone, after the former mayor called him "an Islamophobe" and attacked him as a "fervent Zionist".

In an interview with the website, London Loves Business, Mr Livingstone said: "People like Michael Gove and others have been stridently Islamaphobic for some time."

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Ken Livingstone on 'Islamophobic' Gove

By Marcus Dysch, November 23, 2011

Former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone has claimed Education Secretary Michael Gove is "stridently Islamophobic".

Mr Livingstone made his comments in an interview after being asked about his invitation to controversial Egyptian cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi during his time as mayor.

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Ken thinks he was never wrong. I beg to differ

By Martin Bright, November 3, 2011

I was delighted to discover last week that Ken Livingstone had described me in his memoirs as a "minor intellectual". We have crossed swords several times, particularly over his attitude to Islamic extremism.

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Livingstone's Islamist guru was an undercover cop

By Martin Bright, October 27, 2011

Ken Livingstone's guru on radical Islamic politics has been exposed as an undercover police officer who infiltrated the animal rights movement in the 1980s.

Until August, Dr Robert Lambert was the co-director of the European Muslim Research Centre (EMRC) at Exeter University.

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Livingstone's Islamist guru was an undercover cop

By Martin Bright, October 27, 2011

Ken Livingstone's guru on radical Islamic politics has been exposed as an undercover police officer who infiltrated the animal rights movement in the 1980s.

Until August, Dr Robert Lambert was the co-director of the European Muslim Research Centre (EMRC) at Exeter University.

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Ken Livingstone: Board of Deputies gave me 'grief'

By Marcus Dysch, October 27, 2011

Former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone has reflected on his fraught relationship with British Jewry in his newly-published memoirs.

In You Can't Say That, Mr Livingstone details long-running disputes with the Board of Deputies, explains his views on Israel, and recalls the infamous evening when he told a Jewish journalist he was "just like a concentration camp guard".

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