Ken Livingstone's Remarkable LBC Interview: In Full
5 April 2017, 16:20
Here it is: the full fascinating interview that Labour's Ken Livingstone gave to LBC this afternoon - where he mentioned Hitler a dozen times, but didn't say sorry once.
In an extended interview that opened Iain's show, Ken spoke as a new investigation into his comments about Hitler and Zionism was confirmed by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Ken Livingstone on @LBC— John Ashmore (@smashmorePH) April 5, 2017
"I only mention Hitler when I'm asked a question about him."
It was must-listen radio, as Iain continued to press Ken on the comments that had caused the storm, as well as the impact it's having on Corbyn and his own family.
If I had a company selling shovels I'd be trying to hire Ken Livingstone to help sell them.— Bruce Fraser (@BruceybearScot) April 5, 2017
Throughout, Ken continued to mention the German dictator - something lots of political correspondents and ordinary listeners noticed as they listened along:
The car crash that is Ken Livingstone is too painful to look away from.— Nimko Ali (@NimkoAli) April 5, 2017
Labour should never have made Ken Livingstone their Hitler spokesperson.— Liam Kirkaldy (@HolyroodLiam) April 5, 2017
I don't think I've seen anyone, not even One Direction at the height of their promo run, work the media circuit like Ken Livingstone.— Rosa Doherty (@Rosa_Doherty) April 5, 2017