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Jeremy Corbyn is told the Labor whip will be suspended for at least three months.


Outcast Jeremy Corbyn was reportedly told that his suspension could last up to three months.

The party's head, Nick Brown, reportedly wrote to the former leader that he would lose the Labor whip for at least three months.

According to the Guardian, Mr Brown said the suspension of the whip – meaning Mr Corbyn cannot sit as a Labor MP – continues while it is investigating whether he has broken the rules of the Parliamentary Party.

His behavior during these months is reportedly being taken into account.

According to the BBC, Mr Corbyn's lawyers have written to the Labor Party requesting that his suspension be lifted.

Meanwhile, one of Mr Corbyn's most important allies has warned today Sir Keir Starmer that in the midst of the turmoil he might face a series of leadership challenges.

In a sign of growing discontent among Labor MPs, Ian Lavery warned today that "there is always the possibility of a leadership challenge".

The Wansbeck MP, an ally of Mr Corbyn, also suggested treating the former Labor leader, accusing Sir Keir of “political and personal vengeance”.

Mr Corbyn was reinstated as a Labor member on Tuesday after being suspended in October for comments made after the publication of a report on anti-Semitism in the party.

Labor has not restored the whip, however, which means Mr Corbyn must sit as an independent MP.

Speaking to the Huffington Post, Mr. Lavery, who served as party chairman during Mr. Corbyn's leadership, said: “It looks very much like this is a vengeful, divisive, provocative move by Keir Starmer.

The Wansbeck MP, an ally of Mr Corbyn, also suggested treating the former Labor leader, accusing Sir Keir (pictured) of having one

In a sign of growing dissatisfaction among Labor MPs, Ian Lavery (pictured left) warned today that "there is always the possibility of a leadership challenge". The Wansbeck MP, an ally of Mr Corbyn, also suggested treating the former Labor leader, accusing Sir Keir (pictured right) of “pursuing political and personal vengeance”.

It comes after 32 Labor MPs and colleagues from the Socialist Campaign Group called the decision to refuse Mr Corbyn (pictured) the whip "wrong and harmful" and called for its withdrawal

It comes after 32 Labor MPs and colleagues from the Socialist Campaign Group called the decision to refuse Mr Corbyn (pictured) the whip "wrong and harmful" and called for its withdrawal

The 32 Labor MPs and colleagues who signed a letter calling on Jeremy Corbyn have reinstated the whip

Diane Abbott MP

Tahir Ali MP

Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP

Zarah Sultana MP

Jon Trickett MP

Claudia Webbe MP

Mick Whitley MP

Nadia Whittome MP

Beth Winter MP

Paula Barker MP

Apsana Begum MP

Olivia Blake MP

Christine Blower

Pauline Bryan

Richard Burgon MP

Ian Byrne MP

Ian Lavery MP

Clive Lewis MP

Rebecca Long-Bailey MP

John McDonnell MP

Ian Mearns MP

Navendu Mishra MP

Grahame Morris MP

Kate Osamor MP

Kate Osborne MP

Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP

Dan Carden MP

Katy Clark

Mary Foy MP

John Hendy

Rachel Hopkins MP

Kim Johnson MP

& # 39; Keir is the leader. Obviously he should be in pole position to be party chairman in the next election.

"But it depends a lot on how Keir not only reacts to it, but how Keir acts on behalf of the party."

Mr Lavery, who said Sir Keir had caused "chaos" among Labor members since taking office, also urged him to keep his promise to unite the party and continue his 10-point plan – of public support Property includes.

When asked if it would happen if the Labor leader couldn't deliver, he said, "There is always the possibility of a leadership challenge and the rules allow it."

However, he added that he wanted the party's unification and hoped to win the 2024 election.

Sir Keir was also under threat to his leadership last night after members of the party's governing body signed a letter challenging him.

Hard-left members of the newly elected National Executive Committee (NEC) said Sir Keir's refusal to return the whip to Mr Corbyn "flies in the face of natural justice".

"The Fuehrer's decision … is an act of deliberate political interference in the handling of a complaint," said the letter to Secretary General David Evans.

"It contradicts the decision of the NEC panel, is a double exposure issue that goes against natural justice, it undermines the regulatory framework, and it's the very type of act that turns out to be unlawful indirect discrimination through equality and human rights." Commission report. "

A source told the mail, "There was a lot of anger and determination to ask questions about the process and undermine the NEC."

The Civil War came when it was found that Mr. Corbyn had called in lawyers to lift his suspension.

He has directed attorneys who will wonder if the correct procedures were used in deciding not to restore the whip.

Former Labor Prime Minister Gordon Brown insisted that Mr Corbyn must "apologize fully" before returning to the party as a MP.

Mr Corbyn has refused to apologize for the remarks that came after the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) ruled that the party under his leadership had violated the Equality Act.

Mr Brown, who headed Labor between 2007 and 2010, told Sky News: "He must apologize fully and it must be clear that there are no ifs, no buts, no qualifications for his opposition to anti-Semitism."

It comes when a group of 32 Labor MPs and colleagues from the Socialist Campaign Group described the decision to refuse to whip Mr Corbyn as "wrong and harmful" and demanded that it be reversed.

Mr Lavery was one of those who signed the letter asking Mr Corbyn to put the whip back in place.

Mr Corbyn was suspended from Labor last month after he said anti-Semitism in the party had been overrated following a report by the European Court of Human Rights that found cases in the party.

Sir Keir said his predecessor "undermined" the work to restore confidence in Labour's ability to fight anti-Semitism.

Mr Corbyn was reinstated on Tuesday after a disciplinary hearing.

However, earlier this week Sir Keir announced that he would not restore the Labor whip, which means that Mr Corbyn will continue to serve as an independent MP.

Len McCluskey, chairman of the Unite union, who is one of Mr. Corbyn's closest political allies, described the decision as "vengeful".

Accusing Sir Keir of "destroying" party democracy, he added: "The continued persecution of Jeremy Corbyn – a politician who inspired millions – by a leadership that surrenders to external pressures on party processes could damage the unity and integrity of the people Destroy party. I urge Keir Starmer to step back from the sidelines. & # 39;

There were reports on Tuesday evening that Mr Corbyn was considering legal action.

His allies suggested he could claim "political interference" in disciplinary rules, according to The Times. However, MPs said there was no need for legal challenge.

Figures from the moderate wing of the Labor Party – including veteran Jewish MP Dame Margaret Hodge – applauded holding back the whip.

On Wednesday, following pressure from Jewish groups and threats to step down from moderate MPs, Sir Keir issued a statement: “Jeremy Corbyn's actions in response to the EHRC report have undermined and reset our work to restore confidence in the Labor Party's ability Fight anti-Semitism.

Unite union leader Len McCluskey, one of Mr Corbyn's closest political allies, described the decision as "vengeful".

Last month, Mr Corbyn was suspended from Labor for saying anti-Semitism in the party was excessive. He was reinstated on Tuesday after a disciplinary hearing

Unite union leader Len McCluskey (pictured left), one of Mr Corbyn's closest political allies, described the decision as "vengeful".

Sir Keir's decision means the former Labor leader will continue to serve as an independent MP

Sir Keir's decision means the former Labor leader will continue to serve as an independent MP

Under the circumstances, I have decided not to return the whip to Jeremy Corbyn. I will continue to review this situation. & # 39;

Ex-Shadow Chancellor McDonnell said the action was "just wrong" and would create "more division and disagreement in the party", while Miss Abbott said the removal of the whip "raises serious due process questions".

Former Shadow Cabinet Secretary Richard Burgon added, “Jeremy should have the whip restored immediately.

At a time of national crisis, the division in the Labor Party serves only the Tory government. & # 39;

Meanwhile, Momentum, Corbyn's grassroots support group, began a petition calling for his reinstatement. It had 1,000 signatures by yesterday afternoon.

A union source also said Sir Keir's decision was "panicked" and raised questions about his leadership skills. The source also claimed the Labor leader showed "bad faith" after behind-the-scenes discussions about attempting to unite the party.

But Dame Margaret, on the verge of resigning following the NEC ruling, said: “When Corbyn refused to accept the results of the EHRC report, apologize for his actions and take no responsibility, he withheld The whip is the right decision. & # 39;

Sir Keir's move also won the support of the House of Representatives of British Jews.

Mr Corbyn was suspended from Labor last month after alleging that the level of anti-Semitism was "dramatically overrated on political grounds" by opponents inside and outside Labor and the media.

He did not apologize, but made a statement ahead of the NEC meeting saying the concerns about anti-Semitism were “neither“ excessive ”nor“ excessive. ”The decision to reinstate him was made by an NEC panel made up of five members who are independent from the Labor leadership – but had no power to restore the whip.

That decision was up to Sir Keir and party leader Nick Brown.

Last night, a YouGov poll found that 50 percent of the public supported the Labor leader's decision, while only 21 percent said he was wrong.

However, only 38 percent of Labor voters supported Sir Keir, compared with 32 percent who did not, indicating serious divisions in the party.

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