Ken Livingstone In Jewish Vote Gaffe

By BethPH Last edited 82 months ago
Ken Livingstone In Jewish Vote Gaffe

Ken Livingstone has perpetrated what appears to be the latest in a series of pre-election faux-pas from the mayoral candidates when he said that he did not expect the Jewish community to vote Labour because of their wealth.

Both Ken and Boris Johnson seem to be competing to see who can offend the most voters — with the Irish (Boris Johnson), the gay community and arguably Tories too (Ken Livingstone), bankers (Ken again) and people in Marylebone (Boris).

Of course, as with the row over Ken's 'riddled with homosexuals' remark, one comment does not an anti-Semite make, but once again it highlights a lack of thought before speech from mayoral candidates.

Photo by Matt from London

Last Updated 22 March 2012