Osborne on Livingston: ‘No friend of UK’s Jews’

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Osborne on Livingston: ‘No friend of UK's Jews'Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne took a swipe at London mayoral contender Ken Livingstone, saying that London should not have a mayor who was “no friend of the Jewish community.”

Speaking at a dinner of the Community Security Trust, a charity that monitors anti- Semitism and provides protection to the Jewish community, at the Grosvenor House Hotel in central London Wednesday night, the chancellor said a global city like London should have a leader “who respects all its citizens.”

Livingstone, who is challenging incumbent London Mayor Boris Johnson in elections this May, has a history of strained relations with the Jewish community.

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