Ken Livingstone Intervenes in Shadow Cabinet Reshuffle to Demand Sacking of Hilary Benn

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Ken Livingstone, the former Labour Mayor of London, has said that Jeremy Corbyn, the Leader of the Opposition, should sack Hilary Benn from his role as the Shadow Foreign Secretary.  Livingstone made his intervention on BBC Radio 4’s World at One programme today.

Livingstone said:

“There is a problem if – as we had with the debate on Syria – our principle spokesman on that stands up at the end of the debate and puts forward a completely different line to the leader of the Labour Party”.

He added that:

“Allowing genuine debate is one thing, but all we had was days of press coverage about splits between Jeremy Corbyn and Hilary Benn. I think that’s counterproductive”.

Jeremy Corbyn’s office refused to comment on the speculation.