Ken Livingstone's resignation from the Labour Party to stop the story acting as yet another distraction was done for selfless reasons. Yet for some Jewish leaders, this is not enough. They wanted Corbyn to publicly expel Livingstone while eviscerating himself.
Livingstone was not the issue, he was not the prize. No, the real prize was, is, the toppling of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party.
So, with whispers of a possible General Election in the autumn, October, this is the best time for Ken Livingstone to disassociate himself from the Labour Party. To stop being the distraction.
Sadly, Ken's resignation will not stop anti-Corbyn elements within our Jewish communities from continuing to hound Jeremy Coryn out of the leadership. However, whereas Ken had a habit of allowing his opponents to light his fuse and watch as he did the rest, Corbyn is less likely to walk into a well-rehearsed right-wing-led frame-up.