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Jeremy Corbyn will not seat as a Labour MP despite the lifting of his suspension from the party

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In a statement openly critical of Labour’s current disciplinary procedures, Sir Keir Stormer tweeted:“Since I was elected Labour leader, I have made it my mission to root out antisemitism from the Labour Party. I know that I will judged on my actions, not my words.”

Britain’s Labour party leader Sir Keir Starmer has decided not to readmit Jeremy Corbyn in its parliamentary ranks despite the lifting of the party former leader’s  suspension.

The leader of Britain’s main opposition Labour party refuses to re-admit his predecessor Jeremy Corbyn to its parliamentary ranks as a row over anti-Semitism intensifies.

On Monday, a Labour disciplinary panel lifted the suspension of Corbyn’s party membership last month.

The decision was made after he issued a conciliatory statement “clarifying” controversial remarks he made about the Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) on antisemitism in the party report when it was published.

The report by the EHRC, a government anti-racism watchdog , said the party had broken equality laws in its handling of anti-Semitism complaints.

In a statement openly critical of Labour’s current disciplinary procedures, Sir Keir Stormer tweeted:“Since I was elected Labour leader, I have made it my mission to root out antisemitism from the Labour Party. I know that I will judged on my actions, not my words.”

“The disciplinary process does not have the confidence of the Jewish community. That became clear once again yesterday,’’ he added.

“It is the task of my leadership to fix what I have inherited. That is what I am resolute in doing and I have asked for an independent process to be established as soon as possible. I’m the Leader of the Labour Party, but I’m also the Leader of the Parliamentary Labour Party.”

In a reaction to Starmer’s decision, the Board of Deputies of British Jews said:”We welcome Keir Starmer’s decision to withhold the whip from Jeremy Corbyn… We continue to say that ‘zero tolerance’ must mean precisely that, whether for antisemites or their apologists.”

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