Board of Deputies condemns Labour’s failure to expel Livingstone


Board of Deputies President Jonathan Arkush today condemned the Labour Party for its failure to expel Ken Livingstone over his comments about Hitler and Zionism made in April 2016.

Jonathan said: “Relations between the Labour Party and the Jewish community have reached a new all-time low. It is a year since Ken Livingstone’s outrageous comments on Hitler and Zionism. After 12 months of indecision, despite finding him guilty of all three charges, the Labour Party has decided to suspend him from holding office for just one year despite his shameless, disgraceful and tendentious attempts to link Zionism to Nazism. All we can conclude from this hopelessly wrong decision is that the party has an enduring problem with antisemitism to which is it is unwilling to face up.”

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