Lord Ahmed: "I apologise unreservedly"

Lord Ahmed of Rotherham has apologised for remarks he made about a Jewish "conspiracy" theory, saying they were totally unacceptable

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Lord Ahmed: "I have no excuse"

Lord Ahmed added that he did not "really have any explanation or excuse" for why he made the comments and said he was "embarrassed".

I only believe in facts and to be honest I should have stuck with the facts rather than with conspiracy theories.

– Lord Ahmed speaking to the The Huffington Post

According to the website he also apologised for embarrassing Labour leader Ed Miliband.

He's of the Jewish faith and I'm sorry that I embarrassed him - or anybody else in the Labour Party. I'm particularly sorry to all my colleagues in the House of Lords and in the House of Commons because one thing many of them know is that I'm not anti-Semitic or a conspiracy theorist.

– Lord Ahmed speaking to the The Huffington Post

Lord Ahmed: I apologise unreservedly for comments

Lord Ahmed says his comments were "unacceptable" Credit: PA

Lord Ahmed of Rotherham, suspended from the Labour Party over allegations that he blamed Jewish people for his jail term for dangerous driving, has "completely and unreservedly" apologised for his comments.

Lord Ahmed is said to have been caught on camera blaming his prison sentence - for sending text messages shortly before his car was involved in a fatal crash - on pressure placed on the courts by Jews "who own newspapers and TV channels".

In an interview with the Huffington Post he has rowed back from the comments, describing them as "completely wrong" and "unacceptable". The peer said he could not believe the video when he saw it and said the statement was the product of a "twisted mind", according to the website.

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