Labour had no reason to suspend Jeremy Corbyn – document proves

Jeremy Corbyn: the evidence is mounting up in his favour.

A report by the Labour Party has made it clear beyond doubt that Keir Starmer and his (acting) party secretary, David Evans, had no reason to suspend the party membership of former leader Jeremy Corbyn.

The suspension was attributed to words spoken by Corbyn after the Equality and Human Rights Commission published its report on allegations of anti-Semitism in Labour.

He said the claims had been blown up out of proportion by people who had political reasons for doing so.

Even EHRC guidance states that Corbyn had every right to say what he did but Starmer stuck to his pop-guns. Now we know he had no right to do so:

According to a section of the report from Labour’s Governance and Legal Unit, his statement “did not contain any overtly discriminatory language on the face of it”.

A panel of the party’s ruling National Executive Committee (NEC) reinstated Corbyn three weeks after his suspension but Starmer used his position as party leader to continue to exclude him from the Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP).

This means Corbyn cannot stand for election as a Labour MP unless or until the suspension is lifted.

Corbyn’s lawyers say Starmer has acted in bad faith and have launched a High Court challenge.

The damning document, showing Starmer had no grounds on which to suspend Corbyn, is part of this action.

Labour isn’t co-operating (what a surprise). It is refusing to provide minutes of meetings where Corbyn’s suspension was discussed, claiming that there are no notes or minutes – and that no back room deal was struck over Corbyn’s future.

It’s an easy thing to say. They were internal meetings and there’s no way – that I can see – that anybody else can prove minutes were taken.

But it would be a huge dereliction of duty if they weren’t.

I’d like to hear from the attendees – particularly Trickett and McCluskey. Was somebody taking notes? If so, what happened to them?

It might be necessary to drag the facts out.

Source: Jeremy Corbyn: Details of Labour inquiry into ex-leader made public – BBC News

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1 thought on “Labour had no reason to suspend Jeremy Corbyn – document proves

  1. Jeffrey Davies

    Corbyn would have brought back something the peasants were missing but the blairites of the party don’t want this they want a Tory rule nothing else they are the blagards who cause this trouble

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