Labour Party Uk suspended former leader Jeremy Corbyn

  Jeremy Corbyn was suspended after the report of Equality and Human Rights Commission on anti-semitism  

Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been suspended from the party following an Equality and Human Rights commission (EHRC) report into anti-Semitism in the Labour 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. He has also had the whip removed from the Parliamentary Labour Party."

The EHRC launched its inquiry after complaints about antisemitism within Labour during Corbyn’s time as leader. The report cites “serious failings in the Labour party leadership in addressing antisemitism and an inadequate process for handling antisemitism complaints”.

Corbyn said that when he took over as Labour leader in 2015, “the party’s processes for handling complaints were not fit for purpose”. He added: “Reform was then stalled by an obstructive party bureaucracy.”

Corbyn argued that from 2018 the party’s new general secretary, Jennie Formby, and his officials “made substantial improvements, making it much easier and swifter to remove anti semites. My team acted to speed up, not hinder the process.”

The report does not lay blame directly with Corbyn but the EHRC’s lead investigator, Alasdair Henderson, said the failure of leadership must ultimately stop with him.

It seems continuation of right wing coup that started soon after the victory of Sir Keir Starmer as Labour leader after the resignation of Jeremy Corbyn. Keir Starmer is successfully moving the Labour Party into Right wing direction. Many left leaning members of Labour Party already left the party.

Jeremy Corbyn’s suspension is continuity of the process to purge the party from left wing people. Starmer continue to turn the party further to the Right.

In response to his suspension, Mr Corbyn said he will "strongly contest the political intervention to suspend me. I’ve made absolutely clear those who deny there has been an anti semitism problem in the Labour Party are wrong. I will continue to support a zero tolerance policy towards all forms of racism."

Jeremy Corbyn said he did "not accept all" of the findings of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), which found the party broke the law on harassment and discrimination under his watch. And he maintained on Thursday that the extent of the problem had been "dramatically overstated for political reasons" by opponents and the media.

In a statement released on Thursday morning, Mr Corbyn said: “Anyone claiming there is no antisemitism in the Labour Party is wrong. Of course there is, as there is throughout society, and sometimes it is voiced by people who think of themselves as on the left.

“Jewish members of our party and the wider community were right to expect us to deal with it, and I regret that it took longer to deliver that change than it should.

“One antisemite is one too many, but the scale of the problem was also dramatically overstated for political reasons by our opponents inside and outside the party, as well as by much of the media. That combination hurt Jewish people and must never be repeated.

“My sincere hope are those relations with Jewish communities can be rebuilt and those fears overcome. While I do not accept all of its findings, I trust its recommendations will be swiftly implemented to help move on from this period.”

                                                                Khalid Bhatti 

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