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This website lets you track how many days it's been since Ken Livingstone mentioned Hitler

9th September 2016

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Adolf Hitler has been the topic of many a conversation with Ken Livingstone this year – several days or months could pass and then the former London mayor somehow seems to mention the Fuhrer’s name again.

In April, the Labour Party suspended Livingstone over a series of controversial claims that Hitler backed Zionism before “he went mad and ended up killing six million Jews”.

Since then, Livingstone has mentioned the Fuhrer on several occasions and, in case you’re struggling to keep tally, there’s a new website that will track it for you.

The website

Days Since Ken Livingstone Mentioned Hitler was created by 21-year-old Miriam Steiner, who did so to “add a bit of humour to a really dire situation”.

“What Ken is saying is appalling and it’s making me increasingly distressed. Humour makes awful things better,”  Miriam,  a member of the Jewish Labour Movement, said.

“People forget that Jews, and especially Jewish members of Labour, are real people who are really struggling with the current situation in Labour. Many of us are feeling excluded and used as political pawns instead of people.

“I guess this website is my way of reminding people the number of days since someone last made a comment that offends us. But mostly it’s just a joke website.”

Miriam Steiner
(Miriam Steiner/PA)

Earlier in the year, Labour suspended MP Naz Shah after she posted offensive material on social media before she was elected in Bradford West.

She had shared an image on Facebook of the outline of Israel superimposed on a map of the US, under the heading ‘Solution for Israel-Palestine Conflict – Relocate Israel into United States’.

Livingstone had then defended Shah,  telling BBC Radio London: “It’s completely over the top but it’s not anti-Semitism. Let’s remember when Hitler won his election in 1932, his policy then was that Jews should be moved to Israel. He was supporting Zionism – this before he went mad and ended up killing six million Jews.”

Jeremy Corbyn has since insisted Labour has a “zero-tolerance approach to anti-Semitism”.

Ken Livingstone
(John Stillwell/PA)

Livingstone’s last remarks on Hitler were on the September 6th after claiming Labour has put off dealing with his suspension because there is “so much evidence” that his previous claims are true.

You can follow Miriam on Twitter  or check out her blog here.

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