The Labour Party has suspended its former leader Jeremy Corbyn.
A spokesperson said the decision had been taken following Corbyn’s reaction to the Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) report into antisemitism in the Labour Party and failure to retract it.
The party whip has also been withdrawn from Corbyn, meaning he is no longer a Labour MP.
Corbyn, in his response, said: “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.”
In a press conference following the EHRC report’s release, Starmer said: “And if… there are still those who think there’s no problem with anti-semitism in the Labour Party. That it’s all exaggerated, or a factional attack. Then, frankly, you are part of the problem too. And you should be nowhere near the Labour Party either.”
A spokesperson for the Labour Party said:
“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.”