Martin Linton: Listen to his 'tentacles' speech

By Jessica Elgot, April 12, 2010
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MP Martin Linton

MP Martin Linton

Martin Linton, MP for Battersea and chair of Labour Friends of Palestine, has apologised for describing the "long tentacles of Israel" reaching into British politics.

The Battersea MP said he was sorry for any offence but maintained he was not aware of the antisemitic precedents for the image of a Jewish octopus stretching around the world.

You can listen to the extract of Mr Linton's speech here.

    Last updated: 5:12pm, April 14 2010