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UK Labour suspends Jeremy Corbyn following release of anti-Semitism report

Labour suspended its former leader Jeremy Corbyn after the release of a report faulting the party for anti-Semitic discrimination in its ranks.

“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,” a party spokesman is quoted saying by Sky News.

Britain’s then main opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves the polling station where he voted in north London on December 12, 2019, as Britain held a general election. (Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP)

It is not immediately clear what comments he is referring to, but Corbyn earlier put out a statement in response to the report.

“One antisemite is one too many, but 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. That combination hurt Jewish people and must never be repeated,” Corbyn said.

My statement following the publication of the EHRC report:“Antisemitism is absolutely abhorrent, wrong and responsible…

Posted by Jeremy Corbyn on Thursday, October 29, 2020

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