A proper leader wrote: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 be 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.
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.
Jeremy Corbyn’s actions in response to the EHRC report undermined and set back our work in restoring trust and confidence in the Labour Party’s ability to tackle antisemitism.
In those circumstances, I have taken the decision not to restore the whip to Jeremy Corbyn. I will keep this situation under review.
No hearing the news that the whip won't be restored has reassured me somewhat, but there was a lot of anger on twitter last night, so I said that in reaction to what was being said last night.youngian wrote: ↑Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:13 amDid you expect the challenges Starmer faces would be easy to bat away?
If the whip isn’t reinstated until this independent process has been established then that’s a way forward. Whatever happens Labour’s going to be punished in the polls in the short term for looking divided.Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has pledged to introduce an independent process for dealing with anti-Semitism complaints in the new year.
It comes after the party readmitted ex-leader Jeremy Corbyn as a member, following his suspension for suggesting political opponents had dramatically overstated the scale of anti-Semitism.
Mr Corbyn issued a statement saying he regretted any "pain" caused.
But his opponents inside Labour are calling for further action to be taken.
BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg said a decision had not yet been taken on whether to restore the Labour whip to Mr Corbyn, which would allow him to sit once more as one of its MPs.
A bitter battle is also raging behind closed doors, with Starmer accused of “bad faith” by the Unite leader, Len McCluskey, who allies said was involved in brokering a deal he and others believed would allow the former leader to sit as a Labour MP again.
Multiple sources said conversations took place in recent weeks between representatives of Corbyn and key figures in Starmer’s office, including his chief of staff, Morgan McSweeney.
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