Corbyn wants Livingstone apology for comment

Corbyn wants Livingstone apology for comment


Jeremy Corbyn has called on Ken Livingstone – the man he appointed into a Labour defence review – to apologise for comments in regards to a shadow minister.

Mr Livingstone told the Mirror Kevan Jones – who has suffered with depression – wanted “psychiatric help”.

Mr Jones called the comments “gravely bad”, and Mr Livingstone faced a backlash from several Labour MPs.

Shadow defence secretary Maria Eagle is allegedly “angry” about Mr Livingstone’s appointment.

Talking on LBC, Mr Livingstone said he wouldn’t have made the remarks had he understood Mr Jones, who is the shadow defence minister, had depression, but refused to apologise, saying Mr Jones should say sorry for his comments.

“Mr Livingstone was rude about me, I used to be primitive back to him, he has to get over it,” he said.