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Livingstone’s resignation will buy Labour time—but the party’s antisemitism crisis could yet worsen

This is a scandal that has rolled uphill. Unless urgent action is takedown, the breakdown of trust between Labour and the Jewish community could get worse

By Kieron Monks  

Ken Livingstone at Church House, Westminster, London, for a disciplinary hearing. Photo: PA

Does anyone remember a time before Ken Livingstone started talking about Hitler?

The former Mayor of London has been a central figure in Labour’s antisemitism saga since his defence of Naz Shah went badly off-piste in 2016. It has been Ken raising collective blood pressure in the studios; Ken farcically hiding in toilets; Ken’s name on the doorsteps, again and again, for Labour activists hearing Jews say they can’t vote Labour.

Livingstone’s endless disciplinary procedure was…

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