John Connolly John Connolly

Keir Starmer has declared war on the left of the party

Jeremy Corbyn (photo: Getty)

Jeremy Corbyn, the former leader of Labour, has been suspended from his own party and had the whip removed. The move to oust him was taken by the party after Corbyn commented on a report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, published today, into anti-Semitism in the Labour party.

Earlier today Corbyn released a statement in response to the report, claiming that he rejected some of its findings and arguing that the scale of Labour’s anti-Semitism problem had been ‘dramatically overstated’ for political reasons – which he also blamed on the media.

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