Ken Livingstone faces fresh inquiry over Hitler Zionism remarks

Source: The Guardian

Ken Livingstone will face a new investigation into his recent comments that Hitler supported Zionism, as Jeremy Corbyn criticised his old ally for refusing to apologise for causing deep offence to the Jewish community.

Labour’s ruling body will now launch a fresh disciplinary process against Livingstone, who was suspended from the party for a further year but not expelled over his original comments made in April 2016.

The decision not to expel Livingstone has caused an outcry among senior Labour politicians such as Tom Watson, the deputy leader, who said the party had failed the Jewish community and brought “shame on us all”.

Sadiq Khan, the Labour mayor of London, said it was “deeply disappointing” that the suspension did not reflect the severity of the verdict, while Keir Starmer was one of several shadow cabinet ministers who said the sanction should have been expulsion.

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Categories: Europe, The Muslim Times, UK

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