Keir Starmer has withdrawn the whip from Jeremy Corbyn and suspended him from the party for stating this morning that the media’s claims about the extent of antisemitism in the party were ‘overstated’.
Independent external polling and the party’s own figures said that antisemitism complaints related to less than 0.1% – fewer than one in a thousand – of Labour members – and many of those complaints were subsequently dismissed for lack of evidence.
The EHRC report repeatedly praises improvements under the leadership of Corbyn and general secretary Jennie Formby – but even then states that only 40-odd people out of Labour’s almost 600,000 membership had needed to be expelled.
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