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Chris Williamson’s return to Labour branded a ‘disgrace’

Chris Williamson is back in the Labour party. The controversial Corbynite MP was suspended from Labour earlier this year following comments he made about anti-Semitism in the party. But now after an internal investigation, Williamson is once again a Labour MP.

Williamson was slapped with a formal warning after he was filmed at a Sheffield Momentum event saying that Labour had been ‘too apologetic’ for anti-Semitism. But to the surprise of no one – not least Mr S – Williamson avoided getting the boot. It’s safe to say the news is going down badly among MPs. Former Labour MP Ian Austin said:

‘It is a complete disgrace that Chris Williamson, who has caused huge offence to Jewish people, is let off with just a warning’

It’s a good day for Chris Williamson and the Corbynites. But it is hardly the Labour party’s finest hour.

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