Ken Livingstone: Jewish leader mocks Labour for 'going south in the polls' and says Corbyn must take action

Ken Livingstone has been suspended by the Labour Party for a further year

Ken Livingstone has escaped expulsion from the Labour Party

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Ken Livignstone is not being punished enough for his comments and should have been expelled from the Labour party, says the president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews.

Jonathan Arkush also says Labour are "going south in the polls" and Jeremy Corbyn must take action to prevent further slippage.

The former London mayer has been suspended from the Labour party and banned from running for office for a further year over anti-Semitic comments, after a disciplinary panel upheld three charges of breaching party rules.

Arkush told Julia Hartley-Brewer that the decision is not a real penalty, as he’s not going to stand for office in the next year.

Instead of suspension, Arkush says Livingstone should have been expelled "because he keeps on spouting untruths" and he also does it "deliberately to provoke and antagonise Jewish people."

Whilst Livingstone can say what he likes, Arkush says, if it's "incompatible with the rules of the party, the logic is he should be thrown out."

Listen to the full interview above