Long Live Multi-culturalism!

Ken Livingstone has launched a high personalised attack upon Trevor Philips, Chair of the Commission for Racial Equality. Trevor Philips, a critic of multi-culturalism since the North England riots, said last week-end that the Notting Hill Carnival was not a multi-cultural event because it does not “represent the everyday culture of most of London’s communities”. This spurred the London Mayor to accuse him of “pandering to the right…so much so that he will soon be joining the BNP.”However, Ken Livingstone is hardly a shining example of tolerance. He made insensitive comments to a Jewish reporter (Comments the CRE reported him to the Standards board for), he told two Jewish businessmen to “go back to their own country” and has promoted the visits of a controversial a Islamic cleric .