Jeremy Corbyn has been suspended from the Labour party

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Jeremy Corbyn has been suspended from the Labour party
Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn attends a news conference in LondonReuters
  • Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been suspended from the party.
  • It follows the publication of a damning report into anti-Semitism within the party under his leadership.
  • A spokesperson for the Labour Party said: "In light of his comments made today and his failure to retract them subsequently, the Labour Party has suspended Jeremy Corbyn pending investigation."
  • Corbyn has also had the whip removed.
  • Corbyn on Thursday refused to accept the findings of the report and insisted that anti-Semitism within the party was 'dramatically overstated' by his political opponents.

Jeremy Corbyn, the former Labour leader, has been suspended from the party.

It follows the publication of a damning report into anti-Semitism within the party under his leadership, which found that the party had breached equalities law on anti-Semitism and had demonstrated "serious failings" in tackling the issue.

A spokesperson for the Labour Party said in a statement provided to Business Insider: "In light of his comments made today and his failure to retract them subsequently, the Labour Party has suspended Jeremy Corbyn pending investigation. He has also had the whip removed from the Parliamentary Labour Party."

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The report, published on Thursday by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, found that the party under Corbyn had been responsible for "unlawful acts of harassment and discrimination."

Those breaches related to political interference in anti-Semitism complaints, harassment, and failure to provide enough training to staff handling antisemitism complaints.

Caroline Waters, interim EHRC chair, said the investigation into Labour "highlighted multiple areas where its approach and leadership to tackling anti-Semitism was insufficient."

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"This is inexcusable and appeared to be a result of a lack of willingness to tackle anti-Semitism rather than an inability to do so," she added.

Corbyn on Thursday did not appear to accept the findings of the report and insisted that anti-Semitism within the party was "dramatically overstated" by his political opponents.

Keir Starmer, the current Labour leader, called the publication's report a "day of shame" for the party.

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"I found this report hard to read and it is a day of shame for the Labour party," he said.

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