Ken Livingstone’s supplementary statement to the Home Affairs Committee’s inquiry on the rise of anti-Semitism

Ken Livingstone has submitted a supplementary written statement to the Home Affairs Committee’s inquiry on the rise of anti-Semitism.
The committee states that it is inquiring into anti-Semitism, looking at whether prejudice against the Jewish community has increased and the particular dangers facing Jewish people arising from terrorism.
Below is Ken Livingstone’s supplementary written statement.


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Ken Livingstone’s written statement to the Home Affairs Committee’s inquiry on the rise of anti-Semitism

Ken Livingstone has been called to present oral evidence to the Home Affairs Committee’s inquiry on the rise of anti-Semitism on 14 June.
The committee is inquiring into anti-Semitism, looking at whether prejudice against the Jewish community has increased and the particular dangers facing Jewish people arising from terrorism.
Below is the written statement Ken Livingstone submitted to the committee on the issues it is investigating.…
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Denying future generations the opportunities they deserve

First published in the Morning Star

Myself, Tony Benn and Jeremy Corbyn were among those MPs who rebelled against Tony Blair’s decision to introduce tuition fees in 1998.

I remember speaking alongside student campaigners for free education who rightly warned that the Labour government’s decision was the thin end of the wedge when it came to passing the costs of education on to students themselves.…
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Jeremy has dealt the Tories defeat after defeat

First published in the Morning Star

THE Tories expected to write a script for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour as a weak, irrelevant opposition. Yet, as they review the wreckage of their budget, they must surely know this is not going to plan.

Indeed, polling suggests some of their key policy proposals are now more out of touch with the British people than ever before — from benefit cuts for disabled people to the need for action to save our steel, to the forced academisation of schools.…
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Building a Britain that works for all

First published in the Morning Star

Jeremy Corbyn was right to say this week that the Budget the Chancellor delivered was “actually a culmination of six years of failure” and that “this is a recovery built on sand.”

Almost all the growth in our wealth in recent years has gone to the richest 1 per cent, while working-class and middle-class families have seen real incomes cut by 9per cent since the banking crisis.…
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Osborne’s budget lacked a vision for a better future

First published in the Huffington Post

George Osborne’s budget this week represented a continuation of the same economic strategy that has seen the richest 1% watch their wealth double while ordinary families struggle to make ends meet.

Whilst there were some sweeteners for voters, it lacked a vision for a better future and showed the Chancellor is not listening to the growing coalition of voices – from the experts at the IMF and OECD to our trade unions – that our saying government investment is needed to navigate the choppy waters ahead.…
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Labour can win under Corbyn’s leadership

First published in the Morning Star

JEREMY CORBYN has only been Labour leader for just over 100 days but he has already delivered significant change in how politics is conducted and in the direction of travel of the party.

It would be easy, in the light of the froth and noise of controversies, to lose sight of just how profound the change has already been.…
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In just a few weeks, Corbyn has already brought significant change to Labour

First published in the Huffington Post

It has been a terrible week for the Tories, and a very good one for the opposition.

The Tories expected to write a script for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour: incompetence and extremism. Yet as they review the wreckage of their week of tax credits chaos they must surely know this is not going to plan.…
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