The British Labor party suspended politician Lord Nazir Ahmed over allegations that he blamed a road accident that he caused on a Jewish conspiracy, the United Kingdom's Press Association reported Thursday.
Ahmed, 55, was jailed for causing a deadly road accident while texting behind the wheel. Earlier Thursday the Times of London cited him as saying that his prison sentence was a result of pressure applied on the court by Jews “who own newspapers and television channels.”
Following publication of these remarks, a Labor spokesman said: "The Labor party deplores and does not tolerate any sort of antisemitism.
"Following reports in the Times today we are suspending Lord Ahmed pending an investigation."
Jonny Paul contributed to this report