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The former Labour Party leader was suspended today and had the whip removed for comments regarding the scale of antisemitism within the party. He was suspended after claiming the party, now under the leadership of Sir Keir Starmer, had “dramatically overstated” the scale of its antisemitism problem.
Mr Corbyn was responding to a damning report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission which found the party was responsible for “unlawful” harassment and discrimination under his direction.
An Express.co.uk poll – which ran from 3pm to 10pm today – asked whether Mr Corbyn should quit as an MP.
Out of 1,266 votes, 93 percent (1,176) of voters urged the former Labour Party leader to stepped down as an MP.
Just seven percent voters said Mr Corbyn should not resign while only eight people said they don’t know.
One reader said: “I mean the old man should retire ungracefully.
“He’s the reason Labour lost in 2019. He’s the reason they’ve been unelectable for years.
“Don’t forget, Corbyn didn’t quit when his party voted no confidence in him as a leader, instead he blindly marched onwards as if he was the sole voice and only person in the Labour party.
“He won’t stand down as MP, he should, but even the brainwashed Marxists of Islington will continue to vote for him and his Marxist policies.
“Corbyn singlehandedly destroyed the Labour Party post 2010.”
A second reader said: “No he should not be allowed to resign he should be sacked for unlawful behaviour, bringing the House of Commons into disrepute and gross misconduct – simple.”
A third person simply said: “He is a total embarrassment so staying in the party will do more damage than leaving.”
Another reader added: “He should definitely be sacked and removed from Parliament. He is a disgrace.
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“It’s because of him that Labour had the worst election results since 1935.”
A spokesperson for the party said: “In light of his comments made today and his failure to retract them subsequently, the Labour Party has suspended Jeremy Corbyn pending investigation.
“He has also had the whip removed from the Parliamentary Labour Party.”
Having the whip removed means he is no longer part of Labour within Parliament and now sits as an independent MP.
The former Labour leader has said he will not quit the party.
Mr Corbyn said he is “proud to be a member of the Labour Party” when he joined when he was 16.
Labour MP Harriet Harman, chair of the human rights committee, has said she backs the move to suspend Mr Corbyn from the party.
She wrote on Twitter: “This is the right thing to do.
“If you say the AS [anti-Semitism] exaggerated for factional reasons you minimise it and are, as Sir Keir Starmer says, part of the problem.”
Sir Keir, the new leader of the Labour Party, said the publication of the report had brought “a day of shame” for the party.
Mr Corbyn said he will “strongly contest the political intervention to suspend me” from the party.
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