September 30, 2004
Finally Ken Livingstone and a group of lesbian and gay and anti-racist activists have slapped the opportunistic Peter Tatchell down (in two separate letters to The Guardian). For some years now the former closet gay has been harrassing whoever the British, American and Israeli governments have been opposed to. His hostility to the laws and practices of the Palestinian "Authority" led him and some supporters to attack a Free Palestine demonstration earlier this year. I don't expect Tatchell to alter his position in the wake of two letters being published against him in the Guardian., one of which (Ken Livingstone's) is clearly calling Tatchell a liar, but hopefully some of his well-meaning but, until now, unthinking accolytes will drift away from his informal alliance with imperialists and racists.