Ken Livingstone says that Tony Blair was responsible for the 7/7 killings

Ken Livingstone, the former London Mayor, has said that Tony Blair should take responsibility for the 7/7 killings in London. The terrorist attack took place in the capital on 7 July 2005 with 52 people being killed and over 700 injured.

Speaking on BBC’s Question Time Livingstone said:

“They gave their lives, they said what they believed, they took Londoners lives in protest against our invasion of Iraq”.

Matt Forde, a former Labour adviser who was also on the programme said:

“Blame it on the people who carried out the atrocity”.

Mike Gapes, the Labour MP for Ilford South called the comments “despicable”.