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Do you come here often Khaled?

For some reason the New Statesman thought it would be cool to invite ex-politician Ken Livingstone to ‘guest edit’ the magazine this week and the former left-winger delivered them a ‘world exclusive’ interview with Khaled Meshal, the leader of the clerical-fascist terrorist organisation Hamas.

After his usual suggestion that he paved the way for peace in Northern Ireland in the 1980’s, as you might anticipate Ken comes up with a series of probing, tough questions such as:

Could you explain a little about your childhood and the experiences that shaped your development into the person you are today?

What relations does Hamas wish to have with the rest of the world, and, for example, with Britain?

When will you remove that section of your covenant that refers to the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a known forgery and states: ‘The Day of Judgment will not come about until Moslems fight Jews and kill them?’

Oh Ok, only kidding on that last one.

Suffice to say it is the fine tradition of hard-hitting interviews such as this and this and is a ‘world-exclusive’ only in the sense that no other mainstream publication in the world would print such crap.