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The leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, says there'll be
a new investigation into the former Mayor, Ken Livingstone,
over his comments he has repeated about Hitler and Zionism.
Last night, he was suspended from the party for another year.
Tonight, on this programme, Mr Livingstone said he had been
grossly misrepresented and accused some Labour MP's of "tweeting lies."
The moment Ken Livingstone linked Hitler with Zionism
Remember when Hitler won his election in 1932 his policy
then was that Jews should be moved to Israel, he was supporting
He was later suspended from the Labour Party
Yesterday, an internal Labour Party hearing concluded he had broken
party rules and was suspended for another year.
A decision that didn't go far enough for this Labour MP for Hampstead
and Kilburn who represents more than 8,000 Jewish people.
Ken Livingstone has repeatedly been insulting the Jewish
community for years now, it's time that he was
There's outrage, there's bitter disappointment.
There's a lot of anger about why he hasn't been expelled already.
Last night, Ken Livingstone was unapologetic.
Do you accept you had poor judgment over the way
No, if anyone's upset by what I said of course I am sorry but...
I am not going to apologise for something I didn't say.
And his supporters took to Twitter to defend him,
Along with his critics, who called for him to be expelled.
And one woman ripping up her Labour membership card.
The Labour leader spoke out today saying there would be
a new investigation into subsequent comments made by Ken Livingstone.
I am sending a message to everyone that we do not tolerate
anti-Semitism in any form in the party and Ken Livingstone's
remarks have caused offence to people and I think he should
I also think it would be better if he said no
At the Jewish cultural centre JW3 party members said
Unfortunately, we have seen some Jewish Labour Party members resign
We have also seen lots of Jewish and non-Jewish supporters
of the Jewish community join the Jewish Labour movement.
As one disciplinary ends, another begins.
Well, Tolu Adayoye has spoken to the former Mayor Ken Livingstone
and asked him what he made of the new investigation.
Well, basically people just have to go on to the Jewish news website
from last week where it's got this headline that to expel me
for comments about the Holocaust would be a mistake.
It then goes on to explain that what I said was true,
that I had been misquoted by a lot of quite unpleasant Labour
MPs claiming I said Hitler was a Zionist.
There were mistakes on the Jewish Chronicle website
saying not just that I had said Hitler was a Zionist but that I had
Well, this 11-month investigation by the Labour bureaucracy hasn't
found a single shred of evidence to support any of those claims.
And the reason I wasn't expelled yesterday was because I am sure
the barrister working for the Labour Party
would have warned them, look, if you expel Ken Livingstone
he will go for judicial review and a judge is going to not allow
someone to be disciplined for stating historical truth.
Do you accept that what you said did deeply offend some people?
In the last 11 months two or three Jewish people have come up to say
why did you say Hitler was a Zionist?
But almost all the people who come up to me who are Jewish have been
saying we know what you said is true, don't these
This doesn't look good for the Labour Party, does it?
Do you accept that you have compromised them in some way here?
Well, I came into politics to tell the truth.
I was never trained to be evasive or duplicitous
I get invited to do lots of interviews because I
I can't see any reason for being in politics
In the wake of the new investigation what action do you plan to take now?
Well, I wasn't going to make any decision about whether or not
to challenge my suspension until after the local
I think it's already damaging to the Labour Party all this
But if there's to be another inquiry there's no point doing that,
They'll find the same advice from the lawyers, that, you know,
you can't discipline someone for stating the truth,
particularly when you are ignoring all those Labour MPs who have
As you've been hearing today, the capital came together and stood
together, just as it did two weeks ago, when the horrific events
A special service of hope and remembrance was held
We can join Tarah Welsh, who's outside the Abbey this evening.
Today people from across the world attended this service today. They
were friends and families of the victims, they were men and women
from our emergency services that helped people that day. That day two
weeks ago had such a huge impact on so many people that the Dean of
Westminster told us he had to think very carefully before the service. I
think we had to focus on the actual experience and I did refer to that
in the sermon. I know that some people, I talked about weeping, we
weep with those who weep. There were some people who went inevitably. So,
you take it seriously, really seriously and you Ponder the moment.
I think that people find that in a way cathartic. Obviously, it's a
long process as everyone knows, a bereavement is a long process. When
it's so sudden and unexpected and shocking like that, although there
may be some sense of pride, especially in relation to the police
constable, nevertheless, it's a difficult process. One person who
witnessed his friends being injured in the attack told us he hopes today
helps with the healing process. It was a horrible situation because we
didn't know what was happening, we were separated from half our group.
He was injured on the bridge, we saw the photos journalists had been
posting of people, Travis I think sustained a broken wrist, and a
broken rib and broken leg. Owen had a head injury. Today was a service
of hope and we were told Londoners from all faiths came together to
grieve but this is still very raw, still only two weeks on, still
people in hospital and this is a day that many Londoners will never
forget. Thank you.
It was from Alexandra Palace's mast that the first
ever British Television programme was broadcast.
But today, questions have been raised as to why a planned TV
heritage museum isn't currently going ahead.
That's despite a ?27 million publicly funded restoration.
The restoration work is in full flow.
By next autumn, this theatre will be open,
the original features brought back to glory and the possibilities
endless at what the Victorians called, the People's Palace.
This part of the ?27 million project will happen
at Alexandra Palace on time and on budget.
ARCHIVE: The station goes on the air.
# A mighty maze of mystic magic rays...# .
When Adele Dixon sang of the magic mystic rays of television in 1936,
Ally Pally took its place in history as the location of the world's first
As part of the redevelopment we were promised a visitor
attraction with everything from historic kit, to a chance
to be a newsreader, but there's no more money left,
If something can't finish, I don't understand, surely it hasn't
been cleverly planned out then, has it?
I suppose, I would have thought, if one's restoring Ally Pally
to what it used to be, its former glory, then that
part of the plan should definitely go-ahead.
I was actually trying to raise money for them up here.
So I have to be up with my bucket again.
Television and Ally Pally are inseparable, their shared
history is literally written on the walls here.
So why is such a key part of the ?27 million
We're working with a complex historical building,
against a fixed budget and prices have changed.
We found things that we didn't expect to find,
So we're making the right decision, at the right time.
What they found was problems you'd encounter with any
restoration project, plus a post-Brexit hike in the price
of some materials and a shortage of the right people for the job.
It's very easy if you were in today's modern society,
if you want to replace a window, you'd probably put
I think with the scale of the windows here,
is you're trying to find, you know, joiners who understand
Victorian joinery and how wood was joined together,
but trying to find them in today's environment is extremely difficult.
The redevelopment team says they chose the theatre over
the television project because it was closer to completion,
but they promised that Alexandra Palace will see
So while they build what they can now, the battle to raise
That's it from me. I will hand you over to Stav with a look at the
weather. I hear a warm weekend to come? That's right, maybe touches 22
degrees on Sunday. It's been a chilly day today. We had sunshine
around but we will see the clouds building up through the overnight
period. For most a blanket of cloud by dawn.
Temperatures nine in London but cooler than that where skies clear.
This picture might be optimistic for the morning but generally speaking
it's going to be cloudy with sunny spells breaking through during the
afternoon. I am hopeful we should see more sunny spells, if we do we
will see temperatures reaching 15, maybe 16. The winds remain light.
That's because we have high pressure in control so benign weather even
into Friday but as we head to the weekend this is where we will see
temperatures rise as we pick up more of a southerly wind off the
continent. Friday, a cloudy start, we should see holes breaking in the
cloud, pushing temperatures up to 14 or 15. It is sunny towards the
weekend and we could see the low 20s by
weekend and we could see the low 20s by Sunday. Here is Darren with the