Peer's solicitors want 'unedited transcript' of interview

Lord Ahmed's solicitors Wilford Smith have said there will be no comment issued on the Labour peer's suspension from the party until they have received a full unedited transcript of the comments the peer is alleged to have made.

The Times, which has published video footage which it claims shows Lord Ahmed making anti-Jewish remarks during a television interview in Pakistan, earlier said a transcript had been sent to Lord Ahmed's solicitor, at the peer's request.

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Labour peer suspended

Labour peer Lord Ahmed has been suspended by the party amid an investigation into claims that he blamed his jailing for dangerous driving on a Jewish conspiracy.