“He was perhaps the greatest anti-racist leader the Labour Party has ever produced. So the allegations of antisemitism were in my opinion an obscenity. His crime was telling the truth about the Haavara Agreement in the 1930s – in which some Zionist organisations played a role in breaking the anti-Hitler trade boycott that threatened to bring the new Nazi regime to its knees.” Graham Bash, Jewish Voice for Labour.
I am sad that Ken Livingstone has Alzheimer’s disease. I have known him for 8 years and the conversation I had with him and Jan Woolf over a meal in an Afghan restaurant, is the subject of a chapter in my food and memory book, ‘My World Café. I confirm Graham's opinion about Ken and it is clear that he had no need to apologise for telling the truth. Apologies should be offered to him and the many socialists expelled from the Labour Party.