'London deserves better.
'During the proceedings, the mayor's lawyer compared him to the disgraced politicians John Profumo, Jeffery Archer and David Blunkett, claiming they brought shame on themselves but not their office if that is the case, Mr Livingstone, then why did they all resign?
'He seriously needs to consider his future.
'This is a humiliation for Ken Livingstone. He has let down every Londoner who has ever put their trust in him. His remarks were deeply offensive to every decent-minded person.
'If he had apologised, this entire episode would not have arisen. His refusal to do so means he brought this all upon himself.
'His complete failure of judgement and leadership raises serious questions about his suitability for office.'
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