I have a relative in a foreign field that shall ever be Birmingham. He was killed in the retreat to Dunkirk in 1940 and now lies in a cemetery in Belgium.
I feel almost tearful to be a member of a party with Ken Livingstone in it. I am deeply shocked, if not angered by so called Socialists who think Livingstone has committed a minor faux pas, deserving of no more than a slap on the wrist, by praying in aid the fascism of Hitler to support a lie.
I belong to the Labour Party, the party of Attlee, Bevan and Bevin, of Greenwood, Wilkinson and Lee. A party who in 1940 had no truck with Nazism and would not bend the knee to Herr Hitler.
Time for Ken Livingstone, who has spoken words often associated with a Mosleyite or a Mitford, to leave the Labour Party. He disgraces the memory of all those who fought fascism at the Battle of Cable Street every moment he remains.