Ken Livingstone’s quit the Labour party and everyone’s making the same joke
Ken Livingstone is resigning from the Labour party amid on-going claims of anti-Semitism against him.
The former London mayor has been suspended since 2016 in a row over allegations of anti-Semitism following comments he made about Hitler and Zionism, claims he has denied.
Here’s everyone making the same joke, and who can blame them?
"The presence of Ken Livingstone was starting to create a bunker mentality in the Labour Party"
"You know who else had a bunker …"
"Not now, Ken.
— Sam Whyte (@SamWhyte) May 21, 2018
You know who else did something which was, in an admittedly convoluted way, analogous to what Ken Livingstone has just done?
— Tom Hamilton (@thhamilton) May 21, 2018
Ken Livingstone: “You know who else decided to call it quits at the very end?Hitl -“
*gets dragged away from mic*
— The Illuminaughty (@MatthewEyre) May 21, 2018
Well, not everyone.
not going to make the obvious Ken Livingstone Hitler joke because that kind of complacent flippancy and willful conspiracy to poison the discourse with irony is what first allowed fascism to take hold in the Weimar Republic
— joe (@mutablejoe) May 21, 2018
BREAKING: Ken Livingstone has resigned from the Labour Party. "Hitler," Livingstone said in a statement.
— heartbeeps (@hrtbps) May 21, 2018
Here’s someone remembering how it all began.
I remember very well when the Ken Livingstone saga began – my wife was out on a training day but I kept her updated pic.twitter.com/jpRZVKshfB
— Scott Innes (@Flying_Inside) May 21, 2018
And a cat joke.
Ken Livingstone has quit the Labour Party to spend more time with his cat. pic.twitter.com/JIqCm2GnLM
— Mr Roger Quimbly (@RogerQuimbly) May 21, 2018
In the unlikely event you’re wondering what the hell everyone’s going on about it’s because he had a tendency to do this (on Sky News, just this month).
— Sky News (@SkyNews) May 4, 2018
Ken Livingstone on Sky News. Who had 5.7 seconds for 'First mention of Hitler.' ? You've won a prize!
— Michael Moran (@TheMichaelMoran) May 4, 2018
Here’s what he had to say and, astonishingly …
Unpenitent Ken Livingstone manages not to mention Hitler & manages to apologise pic.twitter.com/wSvlIIo6If
— John Rentoul (@JohnRentoul) May 21, 2018
Not yet, anyway.