European Jewish Congress press release - October 29, 2020
Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been suspended from the party.
A party spokesman said: “In light of his comments made today and his failure to retract them subsequently, the Labour Party has suspended Jeremy Corbyn pending investigation. He has also had the whip removed from the Parliamentary Labour Party.”
Mr Corbyn had reacted to a damning report into antisemitism by saying the number of complaints made during his tenure were “dramatically overstated”. He then gave a press conference in which he repeated this and insisted “I’m not part of the problem”.
Board of Deputies of British Jews President Marie van der Zyl welcomed the suspension of Jeremy Corbyn from the Labour Party: “We welcome the decision of the Labour Party to suspend Jeremy Corbyn. Having presided over the descent of a proudly anti-racist party into a party that broke equalities law in its treatment of Jews, his shameless comments today showed that he remains part of the problem and is an obstruction to the resolution of the issue.”
Board of Deputies of British Jews press release - October 29, 2020
The @EHRC report is a "damning verdict on what Labour did to Jews under Jeremy Corbyn and his allies."
Full joint statement from @BoardofDeputies, @JLC_uk and @CST_UK below: pic.twitter.com/uv4tBIKIu2
— Board of Deputies of British Jews (@BoardofDeputies) October 29, 2020