UK Politics

Livingstone’s honored guests

Mayor Ken Livingstone writes to The Guardian:

In order for me to perform a U-turn on inviting Fidel Castro to London (Diary, March 1), I would first have had to invite him. Of course, if Castro came to London he would be an honoured guest.

Regular readers of Harry’s Place will recall Livingstone’s “honoured guest” of last summer. Would it disturb Castro to be placed in the same category as a homophobic, anti-Jewish, misogynistic defender of suicide murderers? Given Sheikh Qaradawi’s anti-American credentials, my guess is that it wouldn’t.

Does Livingstone ever welcome democrats as honored guests to London? If he does, I would be pleased to hear about it, and to acknowledge it.

(Hat tip: Matthew in the comments.)