Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been suspended from the party following a damning report into antisemitism.

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."

Sir Keir Starmer faced pressure to take action against Corbyn after the former Labour leader refused to fully accept the conclusions of a damning report on anti-Semitism within the party.

Mr 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.

Shortly after Mr Corbyn's statement, Sir Keir told a press conference the findings of the equality watchdog marked a "day of shame" and said he was "truly sorry for all the pain and grief that has been caused".

"If - after all the pain, all the grief, and all the evidence in this report - there are still those who think there's no problem with anti-Semitism in the Labour Party, that it's all exaggerated, or a factional attack, then, frankly, you are part of the problem too," Sir Keir said.