Julia Hartley-Brewer talks to Ken Livingstone for 12 minutes - and he doesn’t mention Hitler

Julia Hartley-Brewer talks to Ken Livingstone for 12 minutes - and he doesn’t mention the H word

Ken Livingstone didn't mention Hitler during the interview

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Ken Livingstone joined Julia Hartley-Brewer to discuss his suspension from the Labour party - and managed to make it through the whole interview without saying the word Hitler.

The former London Mayor has been suspended for a second year by the Labour party for comments made in April 2016, suggesting Hitler supported zionism. He has repeated his claims in subsequent interviews, leading critics to suggest he talks of nothing but the infamous Nazi leader.

Many have said Livingstone should have been expelled rather than suspended for his anti-semitic opinions, but the former mayor of London appeared unrepentant in his talkRADIO interview, telling Julia Hartley-Brewer the whole issue has been a "huge distraction from what Labour should be concentrating on" and claiming many people have told him to stay strong despite the criticism.

The veteran left-winger, one of Labour's longest-serving members, says he has "never been at a party meeting where anybody’s said anything anti-Semitic" and can't remember anyone in Labour "saying anything racist since 1970."

He was then congratulated by Julia for accepting his challenge of not saying the 'H word' through the entire interview.

Listen to the full interview above

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