One of the big reasons – and there were definitely a few, nobody is disputing that – Jeremy Corbyn failed so miserably in the last general election was because he failed to adequately answer allegations that antisemitism was running rampant through the Labour Party and this now looks like it could be worse than anyone could have imagined.
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Corbyn was today suspended by the party after a report was released by a UK watchdog claiming that the party was responsible for unlawful acts of harassment and discrimination. A short statement from the Labour Party said the following:
— Robert Peston (@Peston) October 29, 2020
Corbyn replied by saying the following on his Facebook page:
My statement following the publication of the EHRC report:
“Antisemitism is absolutely abhorrent, wrong and responsible…
I will strongly contest the political intervention to suspend me. I’ve made absolutely clear that those who deny there…
Well. Don’t really know who or what to believe here, but it certainly seems like a big problem for the Labour Party. I suppose it makes sense for Starmer and the current leadership to distance themselves as much as possible from Corbyn’s regime given their catastrophic failure, but this kinda seems like it’s just going to lead to way more fighting within Labour, which always seems to be their major problem when coming up against the Conservatives in an election. Not really sure what the solution is when faced with this report though. Sure whatever happens will be a shitshow though.
For more of the same, check out Corbyn breaking the rule of six earlier this year. What a troublemaker.