Kook defends fellow kook…..
Only in an age of extreme mediocrity could such a lunatic ideologue command a media audience…..
Ken Livingstone comes out to DEFEND Keith Vaz over rent boy scandal… But then can’t resist talking about HITLER!
- Former Mayor of London hails Vaz as a ‘good campaigner on social issues’
- Says Leicester East MP should continue as Home Affairs committee chair
- Livingstone also bizarrely uses media appearance to repeat his view that Hitler supporter Zionism
- Within hours Vaz had resigned saying he had to be ‘accountable’
Ken Livingstone came out in defence of Keith Vaz today – just hours before the Labour MP quit as chair of the Home Affairs committee over allegations of romps with rent boys.
The former London Mayor hailed Mr Vaz as a ‘good campaigner on a whole range of issues about social justice’ and said he should not be forced to stand down from the committee even if the allegations were true.
Mr Livingstone also could not resist reigniting the controversy over his previous claims that Hitler supported Zionism – which have led to him being suspended from the Labour Party.
Ken Livingstone (pictured outside his north west London home this morning) defended Keith Vaz and said he should not be forced to quit as chair of the Home Affairs Committee after allegations he paid rent boys for sex and drugs
Mr Vaz finally bowed to pressure today by standing down, amid threats from colleagues to stage a vote of no confidence if he tried to cling on.
One senior member of the panel said of the Leicester East MP last night: ‘I suspect he [Mr Vaz] thinks he can bluff it out and step aside for a few weeks or months or however long it takes to blow over. I think that is hugely optimistic and members of the committee will suggest otherwise.
‘If he thinks he can chair some of the session, everyone will think that is completely untenable. It would overshadow everything we are doing.