It’s been announced that Jeremy Corbyn has been suspended from the Labour Party today (Thursday October 29th)
The decision came after an investigation found the party was “responsible for unlawful acts of harassment and discrimination” while Corbyn was in charge.
The investigation was undertaken by the EHRC, the Equalities and Human Right Commission. They’ve served Labour with an unlawful act notice after finding three major breaches of the Equality act, relating to their handling of anti-semitism in the party.
The watchdog also said Corbyn’s office had “politically interfered” in the complaints process.
They also stated that the Labour party has a culture which “at best, did not do enough to prevent antisemitism and, at worst, could be seen to accept it.”
Mr Corbyn said anti-Semitism within Labour had been “dramatically overstated” but he regrets it “took longer to deliver that change than it should”.
Labour has said it was suspending him for a “failure to retract” his remarks.
Kier Starmer has said “those that deny there’s a problem are a part of the problem.”
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