Labour MP: Jeremy Corbyn should kick Ken Livingstone and antisemites out of party

John Mann MP says Ken Livingstone should be expelled from Labour

John Mann MP says Ken Livingstone should be expelled from Labour

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Labour MP John Mann MP has told Julia Hartley-Brewer that Jeremy Corbyn should kick Ken Livingstone out of Labour and that Jewish people would feel safer as a consequence.

"It’s nothing new, but the scale of it is far worse," he said of antisemitism within Labour. "It is far more vicious that it was."

"It’s got a lot to do with Momentum. They are orchestrating overt antisemitism. There is a far bigger group that are apologists.

"Jeremy Corbyn can act decisively on changing this dialogue. He can kick out Ken Livingstone, and the other antisemites from the party. If he does that the world can move on and Jewish people can feel significantly safer."

Conservative MP Robert Halfon added: “The level of antisemitism and the way it has manifested itself is like something I’ve never felt before. I got up to applaud two Labour MPs yesterday, it was extraordinary. You wanted to weep when you heard what they had had to endure. 

"The problem with the Corbyn leadership is that at best they are turning a blind eye to it, at worst they are condoning it."