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Red Ken's Hitler comment has undone his political reputation

Former mayor of London Ken Livingstone is surrounded media outside Millbank in Westminster, London. Picture by Anthony Devlin/PA
THERE'S that infamous joke about the Jew stopped in Belfast and asked to declare his religion. On hearing his affiliation he’s asked: “Yes, yes, but are you a Catholic Jew or a Protestant Jew?” I know, it’s a poor joke – and I doubt it was funny first time around. The Irish think history has been hard on them: political and religious discrimination, the loss of sovereignty with the Act of Union, the famine, civil and political unrest. We warm to a narrative of oppression, and wear the mantle of victimhood easily. Our folk singers embrace the theme, and our [...]
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