Jeremy Corbyn has been readmitted to the Labour Party following a 19-day suspension for comments he made in the wake of the EHRC’s report on anti-Semitism. The former leader also had the whip removed, but there has yet to be confirmation on whether he is also returning to the parliamentary party. Marie van der Zyl, President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, has called for Sir Keir Starmer to refuse doing so, but was warned by BBC Radio 4 host Mishal Husain that this could spark a legal challenge.
Ms van der Zyl has said: “Clearly this shows that the Labour Party have not learned anything at all.
“I hope this morning that Keir Starmer will have reflected on what has happened yesterday and make it clear that he is refusing to restore the whip.”
Ms Husain pointed out: “Jeremy Corbyn might well have a legal recourse if that is the decision of Keir Starmer and the Labour Chief Whip given that his party membership has been restored.”
Ms van der Zyl insisted that this was a “matter for the Labour Party”.
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