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Jeremy Corbyn to have Labour whip suspended for at least three months

2020-11-20 09:39:37       source:The Guardian

November 19, 2020

Jeremy Corbyn has been told he will have the Labour whip suspended for at least three months, as more than a dozen members of the party’s governing body attacked Keir Starmer, saying the decision “flies in the face of natural justice”.

The Guardian understands that the chief whip, Nick Brown, wrote to Corbyn on Thursday night saying the whip had been withdrawn for three months – suspending him from the parliamentary Labour party – pending an investigation into whether he had broken the PLP code of conduct. Corbyn has been told the decision will be kept under review and his conduct during the suspension will be taken into account.

He had been suspended from the Labour party as a whole in late October over comments he made in the wake of a report by the equalities watchdog about antisemitism in the party. He said the scale of the problem had been “dramatically overstated for political reasons” by opponents and the media.

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