Has Ken Livingstone wished Jewish Londoners Chag Sameach for Pesach today? Or has he ignored the holiday? Anyone know?
Certain people point out that there is indeed such a statement on his campaign Twitter feed. So he has recognised that Passover is coming up. However, Mensch begs to differ.
no he didn't. His tweets start with a K. The team did
@Ken4London can't be bothered to wish the community a happy Passover. Refuses a personal tweet "K" or statement, lets staff do it.
How disgraceful is it that after calling Jews rich, identifying them with all Israelis and refusing to recognise them as a culture,
In the interests of balance I should concede that Ken does have a few questions to answer about some of his statements that seemed to pander to anti-semitism. I'll also concede that Louise Mensch is fast supplanting Boris Johnson as The Tory Who Lefties Secretly Like.
Even so, the fact that he got his minions to put out a Happy Passover message rather than doing it himself is a pretty tenuous issue to get outraged about.
But if we're going to go down that route, I must protest that Ken Livingstone has utterly ignored the following celebrations and failed to make any public statements about them.
- International Talk Like a Pirate Day
- National Cleavage Day
- My birthday