UK: Ken Livingstone, former mayor of London, to resign from Labour over anti-Semitism row

UK: Ken Livingstone, former mayor of London, to resign from Labour over anti-Semitism row
Ken Livingstone. ex-mayor and now ex-Labourite. (Image: Screen grab of BBC video)

[Ed. – It’s a start.  Unfortunately, Labour is still rotting from the head.  The one they need to get rid of is Corbyn.]

The ex-London mayor has been suspended since 2016 in a row over allegations of anti-Semitism following comments he made about Hitler and Zionism.

Mr Livingstone said he did not accept he was guilty of anti-Semitism or bringing Labour into disrepute but his case had become a “distraction” for the party and its political ambitions.

Jeremy Corbyn said it was a sad moment but it was the “right thing to do”. …

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Speaking in April 2016, Mr Livingstone, who was defending MP Naz Shah over claims she had made anti-Semitic social media posts, said: “When Hitler won his election in 1932, his policy then was that Jews should be moved to Israel. He was supporting Zionism before he went mad and ended up killing six million Jews.”

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