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Kick Livingstone out of Labour over ‘anti-Semitism’ row – Sadiq Khan
Ken Livingstone should be “kicked out” of the Labour Party for defending an MP suspended over “anti-Semitic” comments, Sadiq Khan has said.
The London mayoral contender joined a growing chorus of Labour MPs calling for Mr Livingstone’s expulsion.
But Mr Livingstone stood by his comments and said MP Naz Shah was not an anti-Semite.
He warned against “confusing criticism of Israeli government policy with anti-Semitism”.
The former London mayor was accused by Labour MP John Mann of being a “Nazi apologist” as he arrived at the BBC’s Westminster studios.
Naz Shah was suspended by the Labour Party, pending an investigation, over comments she made on Facebook before she became an MP, including a suggestion that Israel should be moved to the United States
Labour has ‘serious anti-Semitism problem’, peers warn
The Labour Party has a “serious problem” with anti-Semitism, a senior Labour peer has warned.
Lord Levy told BBC Newsnight he believed anti-Semitism existed across the political divide, but it seemed “more prominent” within Labour.
It follows the party’s decision to suspend MP Naz Shah from the party over comments about Israel on social media, pending an investigation.
Ms Shah has made a “profound apology” in the Commons for her remarks.
The MP for Bradford West has been widely criticised for Facebook posts she made before she became an MP, in which she suggested, among other things, that Israel should be moved to the United States.