London mayor suspended from office over Nazi gibe

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February 24, 2006 14:49

 
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London Mayor Ken Livingstone was suspended from office for four weeks on Friday for bringing his office into disrepute by comparing a Jewish reporter to a Nazi concentration camp guard. "His treatment of the journalist was unnecessarily insensitive and offensive," said David Laverick, chairman of the Adjudication Panel for England, the disciplinary panel which ruled on the case. The suspension is effective March 1. Livingstone has the right to appeal the ruling.

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