Jeremy Corbyn is facing calls to permanently expel Ken Livingstone from the Labour Party in the wake of a series of disastrous media appearances by the divisive ex-mayor.

Livingstone appeared on the BBC’s Daily Politics earlier today to issue a response to critics who have accused him of anti-Semitism.

He claimed he had “never heard anyone say anything anti-Semitic” in his 47 years as a Labour member – and maintained that he had “no sympathy with Hitler”.

The veteran left-winger’s interview with broadcaster Andrew Neil – featuring contributions from Labour MP John Mann and former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg – is available in full above.