- Created: Friday, 15 June 2018 12:50
- Written by Robert Clough
Ken Livingstone’s resignation from the Labour Party on 21 May, following a two-year suspension for alleged anti-Semitic comments, is a victory for the Party’s reactionary, pro-Zionist wing. His supposed crime had been to point out that the German Zionist leadership had sought to collaborate with the Nazi state for a period of time in its early years. However, historical truth is anathema to pro-Zionist Labour politicians; they are determined both to undermine Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership and to drive pro-Palestinian sentiment out of the Labour Party. In a campaign over the last two years they have constantly claimed that the left is riddled with anti-Semitism. Instead of standing against this, the Labour left has chosen to retreat. Livingstone’s decision to throw in the towel is just the latest example of its cowardice. Robert Clough reports.