Renewed calls follow a BBC Panorama documentary on the party’s handling of antisemitism complaints

Labour MPs have renewed their calls for an independent complaints system to tackle the party’s antisemitism complaints.

A BBC Panaroma documentary aired last night claimed senior aides to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn tried to interfere in disciplinary processes. 

Labour MP Yvette Cooper tweeted this afternoon that the party should respond to the allegations “with humility not hostility” and “action not aggression”. She added that the party should introduce “a new independent and transparent complaints system with zero tolerance on antisemitism.”

Cooper’s calls follow those of other MPs, including Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer and the party’s deputy leader Tom Watson. Both called for a system of automatic exclusion for those with a clear case of antisemitism against them.