Ken And Sharon

By Rob Last edited 160 months ago
Ken And Sharon

Sounds like one of those 'romantic' stickers you used to get across the top of a windshield in the 80s doesn't it?

Except this is Ken Livinsgstone and Ariel Sharon we're talking about here, and there's no way these two are going to be doing any kissing and cuddling in the back seat. Not for a while anyway.

You see Sharon has "slammed" Livingstone for his comments last week that members of the Likud and Hamas are "two sides of the same coin".

Never one to keep his gob shut for the sake of a bit of peace, Livingstone made the statement in an interview with Sky news:

"They are two sides of the same coin, they need each other to attract support. I think the Israelis are the side who is leading a stubborn line."

During the weekend Sharon struck back at a Likud party meeting in Afula. "“Livingstone angered the Israelis last week by defending the suicide bombers," he said, "He charged that Israel had indiscriminately slaughtered Palestinian residents in acts that border on crimes against humanity."

According to Sharon, Ken's comments were "inappropriate," and showed "ignorance and misunderstanding to the situation".

By the way, we know that the word 'slammed' is the journalistic euphemism de jour, but can we not use three times in one article please ("Ariel Sharon slammed London Mayor, Ken Livingstone...Sharon also slammed Likud rebels...Also, Sharon slammed extremists in his Likud party...").

It's just very distracting.

Last Updated 26 July 2005