'He has caused grotesque offence to the Jewish population in Prestwich with his absolutely awful comments'
In politics, unlike real life, changing your mind is seen as a sign of weakness, whereas women have known for years that compromise is a way of getting things done
In an Arabic TV interview, Ken Livingstone reportedly said: 'The creation of the state of Israel was fundamentally wrong'
The subtle point was that with him as mayor, transport policy would be for all drivers to blow themselves up, and you can’t see the unions agreeing to that
Labour has ordered its own inquiry into alleged anti-Jewism racism in the party, which will be led by independent campaigner, Shami Chakrabarti
'Respect the mandate. Respect the wishes of party members'
By railing against media ‘smears’ there is a danger of playing into the hands of those who are – and who believe the outrageous conspiracy theories about the world being run by a cabal of Jewish newsmakers
'There is no basis for arguing that the Labour party is riddled with antisemitism'
Ken Livingstone’s comments about Hitler raised legitimate questions about the Labour Party’s attitude to antisemitism and the leader has a solemn obligation to answer them without equivocation
When David Cameron was asked to comment on Boris Johnson saying the 'part-Kenyan' US president Barack Obama had an 'ancestral dislike' of the British empire, he merely said 'questions for Boris are questions for Boris'
'They're trying to get rid of Jeremy Corbyn, there's a slow motion coup. The real target is Jeremy Corbyn'
The scandal is seen by many as part of a wider problem for Labour's left wing
There is an important and fundamental difference between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism, but what we have seen on the Left is an unfortunate bridging of the two. Claims about Jewish control over the media have suddenly become mainstream
What did Ken Livingstone say about antisemitism in the Labour Party?
I have never seen anything like it. Things got rowdy in the Labour Party in the early 1980s. But not quite like this
Suspension follows extraordinary morning for party, during which former Mayor of London is subjected to verbal attack by Labour MP in front of TV cameras