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MAYOR OF LONDON AND THE EVENING STANDARD

EDM (Early Day Motion) 744A1: tabled on 24 February 2005

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 1 Member. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr Andrew Dismore on 22 February 2005. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

Line 2, after `journalist' insert `which were fully justified; considers that any Jew who takes umbrage is excessively sensitive; and believes that it is not the Mayor of London who has a record of anti-Semitism but Associated Newspapers over many years.'.

Original motion text

That this House notes that it is 10 days since Ken Livingstone, Mayor of London, made insulting remarks to an Evening Standard journalist; believes that, no matter how long or deep his dispute with Associated Newspapers is, that dispute cannot justify or excuse his language; recognises the offence felt by and concern of the Jewish community at the words he used; calls upon the Mayor to apologise to the Jewish community and the reporter without further delay; and urges him to avoid such unnecessary controversy in the future and to pursue actively the rebuilding of his damaged relationship with London's Jewish community.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.