Ken Livingstone was today suspended from office for four weeks by a disciplinary tribunal for likening a Jewish Evening Standard reporter to a Nazi concentration camp guard.
The three-man adjudication panel of the Standards board for England said the mayor of London should step down from his duties on March 1.
Bollocks to that. The analogy that Ken Livingstone used was unfortunate, but this is a man with a solid record against racism. The real farce is the Evening Standard taking a morally righteous route.
This is once again a strike against freedom of speech and excessive political correctness over race and religion. I don’t buy it. Livingstone should never have been suspended.
Update: Leslie Bunder agrees. We’re all getting sick of religious bodies playing politics.
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