Politics

UK's Labour Party suspends former leader Corbyn after anti-Semitism report    

Key Points
  • Report says party was responsible for unlawful harassment and discrimination in its handling of allegations of anti-Semitism.
  • Labour Party says Jeremy Corbyn suspended in light of comments he made on Thursday and his failure to retract them.
Former Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves his home on October 29, 2020 in London, England.
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Britain's opposition Labour Party on Thursday suspended former leader Jeremy Corbyn in light of comments he made after a report said the party was responsible for unlawful harassment and discrimination in its handling of allegations of anti-Semitism.

"In light of his comments made today and his failure to retract them subsequently, the Labour Party has suspended Jeremy Corbyn pending investigation," it said in a statement.

"He has also had the whip removed from the Parliamentary Labour Party."