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Ken Livingstone: London ‘not on top’ of gay hate crime

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  1. Ken’s concern sounds good – but you can’t help thinking he’ll say anything for a headline.

  2. Spanner1960 13 Mar 2012, 12:21am

    The man is an attention-seeking twat.
    Whatever many people say about Boris, he has put the majority of Londoners first, be they gay, straight or otherwise.

    Ken continues to segregate, isolate and compartmentalise groups in the hope that individually they will create a whole. Boris on the other hand has treated everyone, majority and minority, the same, and has done what is best for everyone.

    1. Boris cancelled tram extensions for people in outer London . he cancelled rise anti racist concert and funding for soho pride

      1. JohnRussell 13 Mar 2012, 7:25am

        Boris supported Section 28, opposed it’s repeal and opposed gay marriage (comparing it to bestiality). Say what you like about Ken, but Boris can not be trusted.

        1. JohnRussel, you are incorrect.

          Boris Johnson voted against Sec 28 in 2003 in the House of Commons.

          Boris has said some stupid things but do I judge him on his past record or on his current record? It makes sense to judge him today and I will judge Ken Livingstone’s record today too.

      2. Spanner1960 13 Mar 2012, 10:23am

        Good. I’d rather he spent the money on policing than bloody silly marches and concerts. If you want them, seek sponsorship or pay for them yourself.

        1. You joyless prick. You build a community by bringing people together. The rise festival was a good laugh

          1. Fair enough James! but there seems to be a lot of ‘bringing people together’ schemes in London and Tower Hamlets in particular and if anything the place is more segregated and full of bigots than ever.

          2. Jock S. Trap 13 Mar 2012, 12:34pm

            “You joyless prick”

            See you have already lost the arguement.

          3. Spanner1960 13 Mar 2012, 9:58pm

            Well if you want a “good laugh”, don’t do it at my expense.
            I would much prefer to be able to walk the streets safely at night or not wait two hours for a bus.

            Get your fcking priorities right!

      3. Jock S. Trap 13 Mar 2012, 12:31pm

        And yet bother event you mention have done well on there own and if not why not. We cannot expect London taxpayer to pay for every event some have to be self financed. Certainly Soho pride didn’t suffer. As for the tram extension. As I remember what Labour tend to do is spend, spend, spend. Usually money we don’t have and then someone has to take the responsibilty to reign in the overspend.

    2. Jock S. Trap 13 Mar 2012, 12:32pm

      I have to agree with Spanner1960… wow see it can happen.

      1. Jock S. Trap 13 Mar 2012, 12:33pm

        Boris will be getting my vote come May 3rd!! At least what he does he does for Londoners and London.

        1. Absolutely.

          1. what like put fairs up and meet with bankers more than any other community in london? do you really think that is for londoners?!

  3. Patrick Lilley 13 Mar 2012, 1:05am

    Various communities in London do need to have their needs considered: is it compartmentalising to say as Ken and Brian Paddick do that rape could be treated more wisely by the Met? NO! Its true. Ditto if the Tories had their we we would never have had ANY stats on hate crime against gays in the first place (too much paper work??) and without Labour crimininalising LGBT we would have no protection in law, and it would still be illegal to discriminate against gay people in the provision of servces (anyone stay at a christian run hotel with their boyfriend or girlfriend lately?). These and other civilised advances are the result of Labour party being in power. The Tories just follow on gay issues.

    However the biggest issue is crime and then transport.

    Politicians have to generate headlines and maybe its worth following the headline to the story..

    1. Patrick Lilley 13 Mar 2012, 1:07am

      Apologies for the typos – should read “without Labour criminalising LGBT hate crime we would have no protection”

    2. Im not a fan of Ken but i prefer him to Boris. If we look past the one issue of sexuality you well see that Ken buys poorer peoples votes with free bus fares for kids all day and now the London ema. he also got is the 15bn Olympics we cannot afford. he should Let Somone else stand for labour.

      1. James, fine, vote for Ken Livingstone and therefore support Islamic hate preachers, links to islamic extremists and other nasty homophobic organisations and people.

  4. KEN IS RIGHT, BUT HE MUST TAKE ACTION HIMSELF BY GOING TO LYNNE FEATHERS , THE PRIME MINISTER AND THE HUMAN RIGHTS DEPARTMENT TASK FORCE AND DEMANDING ACTIONS TAKE PLACE AN NOT JUST TALK RIGHT NOW BRITAIN AN UNITED STATES HAS BEEN SLOW TO ACT ON SOME VERY IMPORTANT ISSUES OF IRAQ AND AFRICAN HATE CRIMES AS WELL, THE NEWS SAID IRAQ IS NOT ONLY BUILDING NUCLEAR WEAPONS TO DEVASTATE THE WORLD FURTHER, BUT THE ENTIRE NATIONS . IRAQ HAS ALSO BEEN REPORTED IN FOR MURDERING YOUNG CHILDREN AND WOMEN AND OTHER MEN, THIS IS NO DIFFERENT, FROM SADDEUM , THEY ALWAYS HAVE RAPPED AND MURDERED CHILDREN AND WOMEN WETHER THEY WHERE GAY OR NOT , THEY OR JUST MURDERS AND THUGS AND TERRORIST, JUST LIKE AFRICAN COUNTRIES, BEING GAY DOES NOT CHANGE THE FACT THAT THESE UNCIVILIZED COUNTRIES LIKE TO LIVE LIKE ANIMALS AND TREAT OTHERS AS SO, UNITED STATES HAS GOTTON PRETTY CLOSE THE SAME IN HETERSEXUAL GENDERS , THEIR CHARACTERS, AND EVILS, THEY ALL ARE UNDER THE SAME DEMON AN SATAN, COUNTRY WIDE ,

  5. BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES SHOULD HAVE BOTH ALREADY ACTED ON IRAQ AND AFRICAN PARLIMENTS, TAKE THE PARLIMENTS OUT, ALL OF THEM, THAT CLEARS OUT MOST OF THE HEAD GANG LEADERS OF ABUSE, TAKE THE PARLIMENTS OUT AND THE SOLDIERS, IF THEIR POLICE FORCE IS CORRUPT AND COMITTING THE TERRORISMS TAKE THEM OUT AND DOWN ALSO AN HAVE THE COUNTRY ELECT SAFER AND DECENT SECURITY THAT IS NOT RACIST AND TERRORIST, THERE MUST BE A WOMAN LIBERTY PERSON PUT IN AS PRESIDENT, OR A; GAY AND WOMAN AND GAY MAN PRESIDENT IN IRAQ AND ALL FOREGN COUNTRIES THAT ARE TERRORIST , THE CITZIENS MUST RISE UP AND OVER THROW THOSE DICTATORS OUT WHO ARE KILLING THEIR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, TH EIR COUNTRIES WILL THRIVE AND BE BETTER WHEN YOU TAKE OUT THE TERRORIST, THEY ARE NO GOOD FOR THE COUNTRY FOR THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN AND NO GOOD FOR BUSINESS AND TOURISM , THEIR MONSTERS, ACTIONS MUST BE TAKEN NOW AGAISNT IRAQ AND AFRICAN COUNTRIES COMMITITING H ATE CRIMES AND RUSSIA, FOR HATE CRIMES, YOU MUST MEAN BUSINESS

    1. Carrie

      It’s unfair that you come here and SHOUT at us please make an edited point or stop it

      1. I agree James, I almost got a headache squinting at that shout of a message. Painful to the eyes.

  6. NO ONE NOT EVEN THE PRESIDENT MUST EVERY BE ALLOWED TO VIOLATE OTHER HUMAN BEINGS, SADEUMM WAS A MONSTER OUT OF CONTROL WHO THE COUNTRIES WEAK FOOLISHNESS, ALLOWED A EVIL DICTATOR, TO ABUSE AN RAPE AND MASSACRE A ENIRE COUNTRY, OUT OF IGNORANCE, YOU NEVER EVER ALLOW DICTATORS OF RAGE AND HATE AND MALICE , TO RUN ANYTHING NOR SIT ON BENCHES AN OFFICES, THERE MUST ALSO BE MORE PRO BONO LAWYERS, TAKING THE AFRICANS AND IRAQEANS TO PRISON FOR RAPE A;ND MURDER AND VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN AND WOMEN, ALL OF THE UN MUST GET OFF OF THEIR ASSESS OR BE REPRIMANDED AS WELL AND TAKE ACTION ON THOSE CHILDRENS BEHALF, ARE THEY ARE COMMITITNG THE OFFENSES AS WELL FOR DOING NOTHING, THIS CALLS FOR CPS CHILDF PROTECTIVE SERVICES AND SOCIAL SERVICES, IN UNITED STATES AND BRITAIN AND AUSTRAILIA, TO JOIN POLICE TASK FORCES AND AND START TAKING IRAQEANS OUT AN DOWN FOR MURDER AND RAPE OF CHILDREN , THIS IS ONE OF THE HIGHEST AMBER ALERT THERE IS AND THE UNITED STATES AND BRITAIN MUST NOT TURN THEIR BACKS

    1. GingerlyColors 13 Mar 2012, 6:38am

      Pleeeeese take the Caps-Lock off during your rants!!!

    2. Spanner1960 13 Mar 2012, 10:25am

      Oh God, she’s off again.
      I just have these visions of some screaming mad American harpy mashing at the keyboards with her fists.

      1. When she ain’t mashing her pu$$y with a rolled up copy of the ‘SCUM Manifesto’ or ‘The Female Eunuch’.

  7. GingerlyColors 13 Mar 2012, 6:36am

    I think that the Metropolitan Police will have a better chance of being on top of ALL hate crime if they didn’t (like all the rest of the police forces) spend all their time nicking anything on wheels.

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  9. Jock S. Trap 13 Mar 2012, 12:28pm

    The words ‘pot and ‘kettle’ spring to mind considering I went through the racism and homophobic under Ken Livingstone’s watch in The area Ken broke Labour ranks with to support the Homophobic Mayor and cronies!!

  10. Dom Sanchez 13 Mar 2012, 2:39pm

    Last time round I voted for Ken (reluctantly). This time round I’m going to switch to Boris. Why? Because I’m impressed with his record of running London and Ken’s passed it. Also, I don’t like the fact that Ken embraces gay-hating Muslim clerics.

    1. Jock S. Trap 13 Mar 2012, 2:59pm

      Here, Here Dom!! Well said!

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