UK’s Labour Party on Thursday suspended Jeremy Corbyn from the party over his reaction to a highly critical report on anti-Semitism, the media reported.
According to BBC report, the human rights watchdog found Labour responsible for “unlawful” harassment and discrimination during Mr Corbyn’s years in charge of the party.
But Mr Corbyn later said the scale of anti-Semitism within Labour had been “dramatically overstated” by opponents, the report said.
The Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer suspended Mr Corbyn “for a failure to retract” his words.
Mr Corbyn reacted by calling the move “political” and promised to “strongly contest” it, it was reported.
“I will strongly contest the political intervention to suspend me. I’ve made absolutely clear that those who deny there has been an antisemitism problem in the Labour Party are wrong. It’s also undeniable that a false impression has been created of the number of members accused of antisemitism, as polling shows: that is what has been overstated, not the seriousness of the problem.I will continue to support a zero tolerance policy towards all forms of racism. And I urge all members to stay calm and focused – while this problem is resolved amicably, as I believe it will be – to defeat this awful government, which is further impoverishing the poorest in our society,” Mr Corbyn said in a statement.