The Ghost of Watt Tyler

Watt Tyler was one of the leaders of the 1381 Peasants’ Revolt. He was a slain by the King’s supporters after drinking a jug of beer “in a very rude and disgusting fashion before the King's face.”

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Mostly sour grapes but…..

Oona King today on er… Today said she regarded Jeremy Paxman’s now infamous interview with George Galloway on election night as an insult because nobody should be barred from standing against her on the basis of the colour of her skin. Of course she also came out with a load of bullshit about how her Jewish background lost her election. As the letter in last post points out: she was black, female and Jewish in both 1997 and 2001 – what changed was her support for the invasion or Iraq.

Oona King talks about the election campaign for the first time since losing her seat in Bethnal Green and Bow.