Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone is being lambasted for claiming that Tony Blair is responsible for the 7/7 bombings.
Speaking on Question Time, Livingstone said the former prime minister neglected warnings that invading Iraq would make Britain a terror target.
Livingstone said: “When Tony Blair was told by the security services, ‘if you go into Iraq, we will be a target for terrorism’, and he ignored that advice, and it killed 52 Londoners.”
In response to Livinstone’s comments former Labour political advisor and comedian Matt Forde said: “This idea that you can absolve the people that killed those innocent Londoners by blaming Tony Blair is shameful.
“Blame it on the people who carried out the atrocity.”
To which Livingstone said: “Go and look what they put on their website. They did those killings because of our invasion of Iraq.
“They gave their lives, they said what they believed, they took Londoners lives in protest against our invasion of Iraq.
“And we were lied to by Tony Blair about Iraq, there were no weapons of mass destruction.”
Livingstone got a lot of people livid with his comments, take a look at a few responses:
Did I mishear or did Ken Livingstone just say the 7/7 bombers “gave their lives…in protest” against Iraq war ? #bbcqt
— Krishnan Guru-Murthy (@krishgm) November 26, 2015
Much as I distrust Phoney Blair, I think you are stooping far too low Ken! #livingstone#blair#Iraq
— Rupert Upton (@neverraced) November 27, 2015
@UKLabour despicable comment by Ken Livingstone regarding Tony Blair last night. I see no condemnation from the leadership this am #shameful
— Mark V Williams (@willsinuk) November 27, 2015
@ken4london should hang his head in shame for his disgusting #7/7 comments on #bbcqt last night. A terrorist sympathiser to the bitter end
— Timothy K.F. Hallan (@Tim_Hallan) November 27, 2015
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