Ken Livingstone is an arse of the first water. Among his many verbal outrages, he once said he looks forward to the Bush Administration being “overthrown” the way Saddam was. So it makes me grimace to have to lock arms and stand in solidarity with him, but I have no choice. My principles allow no other option. He’s right; the British “code” is wrong.
“Elected politicians should only be able to be removed by the voters or for breaking the law.”
And here’s the brutal reality of the world we live in. Our Muslim friends, with their Kaffiyehs still redolent of lighter fluid after torching Norwegian consulates, won’t distinguish Britain from America from Denmark (we don’t extend the same courtesies to them, either), but will lump all this under the “hypocrisy of the West.” Which means that somewhere, somehow, George W. Bush is going to be burned in effigy for this.