Source: The Guardian
Jeremy Corbyn and senior Labour figures around him must not “faff around” and should unreservedly condemn Ken Livingstone for his comments linking Adolf Hitler and Zionism, London’s mayor has said.
Sadiq Khan said the row over Livingstone, who was this week suspended from Labour for another year rather than expelled for bringing the party into disrepute, had further damaged the party’s reputation with Jewish voters.
The disciplinary panel’s decision over Livingstone, who served two terms as London mayor, was inexplicable, Khan told the Guardian in an interview.
“I say this as a former lawyer,” he said. “You can rationally understand if the panel finds him not guilty. But the panel finds him guilty, and then gives him a one-year suspended sentence. What does that say about how seriously we take racism? It beggars belief.