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‘Red Ken’: Rich Jews Vote for Torries

Ken Livingstone, the anti-Semitic former mayor of London, has lashed out again at Britain’s Jewish community.

Speaking to the BBC’s Newsnight program, the radical politician known locally as “Red Ken” fell back on the classic stereotype that “Jews have money” to accuse Britain’s Jewish community of supporting the Conservative Party today because the community has become rich.

“As the Jewish community got richer, it moved over to voting for Mrs. [Margaret] Thatcher as they did in Finchley,” he said, referring to one of London’s northern districts with a large Jewish community.

“The defining issue is not your color or your religion,” Livingstone said. “It’s your level of income. People vote according to their income.”

Adrian Cohen, Chairman of the London Jewish Forum, responded to the comment in The Telegraph newspaper, saying “politicians shouldn’t write off parts of the electorate based on crude assumptions about their perceived relative affluence.

“Many Jews are not rich, indeed many struggle to make ends meet. In any event there are many factors which influence how a person chooses to vote and one shouldn’t refer to Jewish Londoners as if they were homogeneous,” Cohen said.

There is no indication whether Ed Miliband, the Labour Party’s Jewish chairman, has responded to Livingstone’s latest outburst.

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6 Responses to “‘Red Ken’: Rich Jews Vote for Torries”

  1. its a crime against israel by the united kingdom to allow such a person to spew anti-semitism its a crime to civil society

  2. Maxine Antin says:

    Wow, everyday is worse and worse. FACEBOOK – say no to hatebook!

  3. the whole B.D.S. thing is the left’s version of anti semitism

  4. Anonymous says:

    What is a Torrie, do you mean Tory, or are you being amusing?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Remember ken hates everyone except Ken. He really thinks the few thousand Jews in London lost him the mayoral job. Well I hope he is right.

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