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Jeremy Corbyn suspended from Labour Party

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GrannyGravy13 Thu 29-Oct-20 13:35:00

According to the Guardian on line 1.08pm

A spokesman for the Labour Party said today "In light of comments made today and his failure to retract them subse, the Labour Party has suspended Jeremy. Robyn pending investigation.

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

This is after the release of the antisemitism report.

GrannyGravy13 Thu 29-Oct-20 13:36:10

Typos 😡😡😡

* subsequently not subse

* Corbyn not Robyn

Pantglas2 Thu 29-Oct-20 13:38:09

I’ve just requested deletion of my thread as you beat me to it GG13 🙂

GagaJo Thu 29-Oct-20 13:42:09

His statement:

My statement following the publication of the EHRC report:
“Antisemitism is absolutely abhorrent, wrong and responsible for some of humanity’s greatest crimes. As Leader of the Labour Party I was always determined to eliminate all forms of racism and root out the cancer of antisemitism. I have campaigned in support of Jewish people and communities my entire life and I will continue to do so.

“The EHRC’s report shows that when I became Labour leader in 2015, the Party’s processes for handling complaints were not fit for purpose. Reform was then stalled by an obstructive party bureaucracy. But from 2018, Jennie Formby and a new NEC that supported my leadership made substantial improvements, making it much easier and swifter to remove antisemites. My team acted to speed up, not hinder the process.

“Anyone claiming there is no antisemitism in the Labour Party is wrong. Of course there is, as there is throughout society, and sometimes it is voiced by people who think of themselves as on the left.

“Jewish members of our party and the wider community were right to expect us to deal with it, and I regret that it took longer to deliver that change than it should.
“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.

“My sincere hope is that relations with Jewish communities can be rebuilt and those fears overcome. While I do not accept all of its findings, I trust its recommendations will be swiftly implemented to help move on from this period.”

GrannyGravy13 Thu 29-Oct-20 13:44:17

No problem Pantglas2

kittylester Thu 29-Oct-20 13:46:41

I'm saying nothing!!

Grany Thu 29-Oct-20 13:47:43

Thank you Gagajo you beat me to it

trisher Thu 29-Oct-20 13:48:33

I despair of a partythat could suspend a man who has never been and can never be accused of being anti-semitic. He has a right to his opinion and I do wonder why one of the findings in the report has not been made more public concluded factional hostility towards former leader Jeremy Corbyn amongst ex-senior officials contributed to "a litany of mistakes" that hindered the effective handling of antisemitism allegations
It is very difficult to be effective about something when there are people working aginst you in the organisation. There are others far more responsible for what happened who should be removed and legal action taken against them.

Galaxy Thu 29-Oct-20 13:49:09

I wasnt sure Starmer would have it in him but apparently he does.

GagaJo Thu 29-Oct-20 13:50:37

They just want him out. He was under attack while leader, and only the strength of grassroots support protected him.

All for a bloke that has more integrity than almost all other politicians combined.

He should probably retire. Once under no control of any organisation, he could go back to real protest without fear of the axe hanging over his head.

Whitewavemark2 Thu 29-Oct-20 13:51:14

As a Labour Party member, I have gone on a long journey with regards to this issue.

I grew up from childhood as part of the LP family and always knew it as an open inclusive institution.

When this issue first broke, I simply couldn’t believe it as I have never ever (still havent) experienced anti-Semitic instances. However as time went on I simply couldn’t ignore the growing evidence and came to the conclusion about 2 years ago that it was too overwhelming to ignore.

Corbyn is responsible as leader and he should have offered his resignation regardless of any other issue.

trisher Thu 29-Oct-20 13:52:28

Galaxy the problem is Starmer is likely to find himself leading a party with no members and no grassroots support. Which will be difficult.

petra Thu 29-Oct-20 13:52:56

i'm saying nothing. I am. Yeh!!!! 👏👏👏👏👏👏
Brilliant news after all the years that posters on here have been shouted down for calling him an anti Semite.

Anniebach Thu 29-Oct-20 13:53:38

He has been accused of being anti Semitic by many

trisher Thu 29-Oct-20 13:55:05

Whitewavemark2 what about the senor officials (now ex) who were working against the leadership. Should they not be held responsible?

GagaJo Thu 29-Oct-20 13:55:35

He isn't anti semetic. Read his statement.

Hate him by all means, but he's an honest bloke. He is no bigot either.

EllanVannin Thu 29-Oct-20 13:55:43

As I originally said---a bit late in the day.

GagaJo Thu 29-Oct-20 13:56:24

Exactly trisher. Why they still need to get the knives out now he is no longer leader, I don't know.

eazybee Thu 29-Oct-20 13:57:11

Jeremy Corbyn has been suspended because:

"In light of comments made today and his failure to retract them subsequently, the Labour Party has suspended Jeremy Corbyn pending investigation. (A spokesman for the Labour Party said today).

Whitewavemark2 Thu 29-Oct-20 13:57:22

Now Corbyn is no longer an issue I think the important thing is to build on Starmers start to changing the culture in the LP.

He is certainly proving himself as a strong leader, acting swiftly to suspend Corbyn after his remarks this morning.

Whitewavemark2 Thu 29-Oct-20 13:58:22


Whitewavemark2 what about the senor officials (now ex) who were working against the leadership. Should they not be held responsible?

This is about anti-semitism trish

GagaJo Thu 29-Oct-20 13:58:28

His comments are above eazybee. Where is the problem? Maybe I'm deluded. By all means, explain.

Iam64 Thu 29-Oct-20 13:58:39

Same old arguments of course, from both groups. I heard Corbyn's statement. Starmer had no choice but to suspend him as Corbyn continues to deny and minimise, in the face of an independent review.
I heard Angela Raynor interviewed on radio 4 lunch time. She was excellent imo.

Galaxy Thu 29-Oct-20 13:58:43

It's a very dangerous time for him trisher I agree, I have been slightly worried that he didnt have the killer instinct so to speak but thankfully he has. I was particularly moved by his personal apology to Luciana Berger, her treatment made me utterly ashamed to be part of the labour party.

Grany Thu 29-Oct-20 14:01:25

The claim that the scale of the problem was exaggerated has been picked up by the media – I’m hearing it on the BBC as I type this – and it will be interesting to see the accusers squirm as they try to justify their behaviour.

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