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  Ken Livingstone suspended from Labour after Hitler remarks
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Last EditedIndyGeorgia  Apr 28, 2016 09:55am
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AuthorAnushka Asthana and Rowena Mason
News DateThursday, April 28, 2016 03:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionLabour has suspended the former London mayor Ken Livingstone “for bringing the party into disrepute” after MPs accused of him of antisemitism and making offensive comments about Hitler supporting Zionism.

More than 20 MPs, including Sadiq Khan, Labour’s current London mayoral candidate, had called on Livingstone to be expelled over the remarks he made while trying to defend the suspended Bradford MP Naz Shah.

The party’s chief whip has also called in John Mann, a Labour MP, to discuss his confrontation of Livingstone at the BBC in which he called him a “disgusting Nazi apologist”.

Pressure mounted on the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, to suspend Livingstone after MPs made their anger known. It is understood the deputy leader, Tom Watson, made clear he was angry and offended by the comments and concerned about their potentially damaging effect on the electoral prospects of hundreds of candidates.
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