UK's Jeremy Corbyn suspended from Labour Party after damning anti-Semitism report

Jeremy Corbyn suspended as Labour endures ‘day of shame’ over anti-Semitism

The EHRC said the Labour Party was responsible for three breaches of the Equality Act: political interference in anti-Semitism complaints; failure to provide proper training to handle the complaints and harassment.

In its response to the report, the Jewish Labour Movement said the blame for a "sordid, disgraceful chapter in the Labour Party's history lies firmly with those who held positions of leadership - those who possessed both power and influence to prevent the growth of anti-Jewish racism, but failed to act". Of course there is, as there is throughout society, and sometimes it is voiced by people who think of themselves as on the left. The politician also said in a Facebook post that he had been obstructed by party officials in trying to tackle the issue, but expressed regret that "it took longer to deliver that change than it should".

Starmer has vowed to stamp out prejudice and restore relations between the party and the Jewish community.

The party has been served with an unlawful act notice and has been given until December 10 to draft an action plan to implement the report's recommendations, which is legally enforceable by the courts if not fulfilled.

Ms Waters said: "The Labour Party made a commitment to zero tolerance for antisemitism". And we'll make sure you're not.

"He has also had the whip removed from the Parliamentary Labour Party".

"You are part of the problem, too", he said. "And you should be nowhere near the Labour Party either".

The EHRC's lead investigator Alasdair Henderson said Mr Corbyn bears ultimate responsibility for the anti-Semitism failings.

This is an attribute admired by many of Mr Corbyn's devotees, a frustration abhorred by his detractors and a sadness to those in Labour who believe it coloured the party's handling of anti-Semitism.


Britain's Labour leader Keir Starmer has apologised to the Jewish community.

The Campaign Against Antisemitism, which referred Labour to the EHRC, had this morning submitted a complaint to Labour demanding action against Mr Corbyn.

The list of MPs with CAA complaints against them also includes current frontbencher Steve Reed, who suggested in July that Tory donor Richard Desmond was a "puppet master", and deputy leader Angela Rayner.

"In light of his comments made today and his failure to retract them subsequently, the Labour Party has suspended Jeremy Corbyn pending investigation", the party said in a statement.

Corbyn vowed to contest "the political intervention" against him.

Luciana Berger, a former Labour MP who was one of many Jewish members to quit the party under Corbyn, said the report was vindication as she described being threatened by his supporters with acid attack, stabbing and rape. "I will continue to support a zero tolerance policy towards all forms of racism", he said.

Mr Corbyn said he did not accept all the EHRC's findings and insisted he had improved the process for handling anti-Semitism complaints. Corbyn still commands significant support among many party members and Starmer has been criticized by some in the party for what they see as a break with his predecessor's agenda. "And I urge all members to stay calm and focused - while this problem is resolved amicably, as I believe it will be - to defeat this very bad government, which is further impoverishing the poorest in our society".

"It's also undeniable that a false impression has been created of the number of members accused of antisemitism, as polling shows: that is what has been overstated, not the seriousness of the problem".

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