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Jeremy Corbyn LIVE – Labour SUSPEND shameless ex leader for vile response to damning anti-Semitism report


JEREMY Corbyn has been sensationally suspended by Labour after his shameless response to a damning anti-Semitism report 

This morning Corbyn refused to apologise after the Equality and Human Rights Commission found the party had broken the law by allowing vile harassment and abuse of Jewish members to thrive.

In a shameless statement, Mr Corbyn said today: "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."

He added that he "did not accept all of the reports findings" and in a video clip had failed to accept he should leave the party.

Just hours later Labour's controversial former leader of more than four years was dramatically suspended by the party.

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

He blamed inheriting a broken complaints system and attacked the party for failing to overhaul it.

Mr Corbyn claimed as leader he was "determined to eliminate all forms of racism" including anti-Semitism - but the ECHR said his team had personally meddled in complaints.

The report also found:

The report found there were three separate breaches of the law - for members harassing Jewish members, Mr Corbyn's team stepping in and interfering with complaints of anti-semitic bullying, and the party failing to provide training to deal with those complaints.

Members of the Labour Party pushed "anti-semitic tropes" and when victims of the abuse raised their voice, they were told their claims were "fake", it said.

But Labour MPs today rallied around the decision to boot him out.

Veteran MP Harriet Harman said: "This is the right thing to do. If you say that [anti-Semitism is] exaggerated for factional reasons you minimise it & are, as @Keir_Starmer says, part of the problem."

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