Photo of the Day: Caption Required #57

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Photo of the Day: Caption Required #57

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Photo by Mad Jeff via the Londonist Flickrpool.

Last Updated 05 November 2010

Ben

Good post! Ken's relationship with the likes of Castro and Chavez does worry me. I remember a brief period in the 1990s when dictators were seen as bad.

Luke

This Mr Chavez, the autocrat that recently has strongarmed his own government into granting him rule-by-decree powers, and is lobbying to scrap his own term limits, he's the one we're getting cosy with? Good stuff!
I got a letter published in TimeOut last year after Ken's Rise Festival: "Alongside many Londoners, I attended the Rise Festival yesterday in Finsbury Park. As a left-leaning expat Yank I was prepared to accept some pretty fiery rhetoric given Red Ken's involvement, but I was not prepared for the MC of the event asking the crowd to give a shout out to Hugo Chavez. Say what? I wouldn't stand in a crowd shouting Castro's name, and I sure as hell won't do the same for an autocratic thug like Chavez. Next time leave the student union politics at the door will you, and f*ck off so I can hear the Buzzcocks. Thanks. "

Neal R.

Thanks Ben and Luke!
I was just thinking they should also send over some toucans too. Would it be too greedy to ask for some toucans?

ed

Can't believe you are supporting a man who is doing some really nasty things.... especially concerned with cracking down on non-state owned media!!!
As to getting cheap oil... WTF!!! Why is Chavez subsidising Londoners with Venezuelan money! Don't you think it would be better off being spent on the poor people of Venezuela? Why do the poor londoners need it? if Ken had any principles he should be giving that money to the really poor people over there.
Shocking bit of blogging. Chavez is an arse, and he's probably going to hurt a lot of people in Venezuela.

Neal R.

Thanks "ed"! Edwin? Edgar? Edward!
Yes, Chavez certainly gets the mind working, doesn't he? He is refusing to allow foreign companies extract and profit from Venezuelan oil, and as a direct result, Venezuela is beginning to thrive and prosper. But on the other hand, he just pushed for temporary extraordinary powers. And though it's well within the Venezuelan constitution, but it still makes one a little nervous.

Neal R.

Thanks "ed"! Edwin? Edgar? Edward!
Yes, Chavez certainly gets the mind working, doesn't he? He is refusing to allow foreign companies extract and profit from Venezuelan oil, and as a direct result, Venezuela is beginning to thrive and prosper. But on the other hand, he just pushed for temporary extraordinary powers. And though it's well within the Venezuelan constitution, but it still makes one a little nervous.

Neal R.

Thanks "ed"! Edwin? Edgar? Edward!
Yes, Chavez certainly gets the mind working, doesn't he? He is refusing to allow foreign companies extract and profit from Venezuelan oil, and as a direct result, Venezuela is beginning to thrive and prosper. But on the other hand, he just pushed for temporary extraordinary powers. And though it's well within the Venezuelan constitution, but it still makes one a little nervous.

Ben

"temporary" my arse

DavidW

The GDP per head in London is $50k, for the whole of Venezuela it is $6k. Even the poorest Londoner on state benefits earns far in excess of the average Venezuelan. It is obscene that Livingstone is taking this money from the people of 96th poorest country on Earth.
Not withstanding support that Livingstone gives to this nascent dictator as he builds up a copy book of democratic and human rights abuses.

Jim

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