Jeremy Corbyn von der Labour Party suspendiert…

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It is reported that Mr. Corbyn has also had the whip of the parliamentary Labour Party removed.

Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been suspended by the party pending the conclusion of an investigation.

The former leader also had the whip withdrawn “pending an investigation”.

The 130-page report on the investigation stated that it had identified “significant shortcomings in the way the Labour Party has dealt with anti-Semitism complaints over the last four years”.

The action comes after a damning report on anti-Semitism in the Labour Party by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

A spokesman for current Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said that the decision to suspend Mr Corbyn was taken “in the light of his remarks today and his failure to withdraw them later”.

In his response to today’s report, Mr Corbyn said that Jewish Labour members were right to expect the party to address anti-Semitism, “and I regret that it has taken longer to bring about this change than it should have,” but added that “the scale of the problem has also been dramatically exaggerated for political reasons by our opponents inside and outside the party”.

The report stated that they found “concrete examples of harassment, discrimination and political interference” but also noted “a lack of leadership within the Labour Party on these issues”, which “is difficult to reconcile with their declared commitment to a zero tolerance approach to anti-Semitism”.

The EHCR report, published today, noted that “we found that the Labour Party’s response to anti-Semitic complaints was inconsistent, poor and not transparent in terms of the procedure followed, reasons for decisions, record keeping, delays and failure to communicate with complainants.

This was said by a Labour Party spokesperson: “In view of his statements today and his failure to withdraw them later, the Labour Party has suspended Jeremy Corbyn until the investigation is concluded. He has also had his whip removed from the parliamentary Labour Party.

“Some complaints were unjustifiably not investigated at all.

“Evidence shows that employees of the head of the opposition office (LOTO) were able to influence decisions on complaints, especially decisions on whether someone should be suspended.

The report added: “We concluded that this practice of political interference was unlawful.

The report gave an example of such interference from April 2018 in connection with Mr. Corbyn’s alleged support for an “anti-Semitic mural”.

“Sometimes these decisions were taken on the basis of probable press interest rather than clear formal criteria”.

The report stated that staff members of the head of the opposition office (LOTO) “modified and approved the written reply of the GLU to the complainant to include details of Jeremy Corbyn’s actions in relation to the mural.

“The LOTO staff therefore intervened directly in the decision not to conduct an investigation in this case.

In an email to the Party’s Leadership and Legal Unit (GLU) responsible for handling complaints, Jeremy Corbyn’s staff stated that the complaint should be rejected: “The complaint itself appears to fall well below the threshold necessary for an investigation, and if that is the case, then the decision to reject the complaint can certainly be made now”.

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