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Labor split: 32 MPs call for Jeremy Corbyn to be reinstated


Furious Corbynistas have accused Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer of rejecting a deal to allow Jeremy Corbyn to return as a party member when a hardcore of his supporters threatened a new rebellion.

The former opposition leader's allies claimed they had reached an agreement with his successor to return the party whip after he released a "clarification" on anti-Semitism comments earlier this week.

Mr Corbyn lifted his party suspension on Tuesday, less than three weeks after it was imposed, after it was found that the level of anti-Semitism in the party was "dramatically overrated for political reasons" by opponents and "much of the media".

But yesterday morning Sir Keir refused to automatically bring Mr. Corbyn back to the Labor benches, causing anger among his supporters.

Last night, 32 members of the Socialist Campaign Group of MPs, a hardcore Corbynistas on the back benches, signed an open letter demanding his reinstatement.

However, former Prime Minister Gordon Brown interfered in the fight on Sir Keir's behalf, saying Mr Corbyn should only have the whip restored if he is "fully apologetic" with no "qualifications".

Sources close to the current Labor leader rejected proposals made to the Guardian that they had struck a deal with Mr Corbyn's allies, saying that while there had been a lot of lobbying on his behalf, it had not went further.

Mr Corbyn lifted his party suspension on Tuesday, less than three weeks after it was imposed, after it was found that the level of anti-Semitism in the party was dramatically overrated by opponents and "much of the media" on political grounds.

The former opposition leader's allies claimed they had reached an agreement with his successor to return the party whip after he received one earlier this week

The former opposition leader's allies claimed they had reached an agreement with his successor to return the party whip after he released a "clarification" on anti-Semitism comments earlier this week

The previous Wednesday, Mr Starmer had made his shock announcement. In a statement he said: “I am the leader of the Labor Party, but I am also the leader of the Parliamentary Labor Party.

Jeremy Corbyn's actions in response to the EHRC report have undermined and repressed our work to restore confidence in the Labor Party's ability to fight anti-Semitism.

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

Mr. Corbyn's allies continue to vent their anger over the situation. Former Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott asked today whether Sir Keir Starmer could have won the leadership election if members "knew he would do this to Mr. Corbyn within months."

She said it was "no way to unite the party" and that it was "wrong" to exclude Mr Corbyn from Labor membership.

United Nations Secretary-General Len McCluskey said last night he was "amazed" at what he described as a "vengeful and vengeful act that is destroying party democracy and the due process alike".

But Mr Brown used a Sky interview today to insist that Corbyn must show greater remorse before being allowed to represent Labor in Parliament.

"He has to apologize completely and it has to be clear that there are no ifs and buts, there are no qualifications for his opposition to anti-Semitism," said the former prime minister.

"And Keir Starmer will, I think, insist, and that's the right thing. I am sure mistakes were made along the way, I am sure he did not intend these consequences, Jeremy Corbyn himself, but you cannot give the impression that even one case of anti-Semitism in the Labor Party is acceptable.

"Neither are acceptable, no forms of racism, no forms of discrimination, we have to eradicate them once and for all."

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown joined the fight on Sir Keir's behalf, saying Mr Corbyn should only have the whip restored if he was to

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown joined the fight on Sir Keir's behalf, saying Mr Corbyn should only have the whip restored if he is "fully apologetic" with no "qualifications".

Seasoned Jewish Labor MP Dame Margaret Hodge suggested today that she would have left the party if Mr Corbyn had been reinstated, saying Sir Keir's decision to refuse to whip his predecessor had "done a lot to restore his credibility ".

Dame Margaret told the BBC Today program: "It was totally wrong for the party to re-admit Corbyn in a process that has again been shown broken and politically corrupted, and I think it was perfectly right of Keir Starmer to reject Jeremy Corbyn the whip.

Jeremy Corbyn is not a Labor MP and that has allowed me to make the decision that I don't have to leave the party.

She added, “To be honest, on Monday night I just can't describe the feeling of rejection I experienced, and I know other Jewish members have experienced it.

“I'm sick of talking about Jeremy Corbyn, this isn't really about him.

“It's about Jews, it's what happens to Jews inside the Labor Party – he's not the victim, we were the victims of anti-Semitism.

"And I've had this feeling on Monday evening, that I was completely rejected, for a long time."