Labour’s ruling body will meet later to discuss Jeremy Corbyn’s suspension.
Last month, a report from the UK’s human rights watchdog (EHRC) said the party broke the law by failing to stamp out anti-Jewish racism in the party.
Responding to the report, the former leader said the scale of anti-Semitism had been “dramatically overstated” by his opponents, and he was suspended.
Sir Keir Starmer said those who think the issue had been “exaggerated” should “be nowhere near the Labour Party”.
However, the decision to suspend Mr Corbyn was taken by the party’s ruling National Executive Committee (NEC), not the new leader.
A panel made up of members from the NEC will now meet to decide whether to take further disciplinary action or to lift his suspension.
Ahead of the meeting on Tuesday, Mr Corbyn – who has been a member of the party for 54 years – released a statement on Facebook, saying concerns over anti-Semitism within Labour are “neither exaggerated nor overstated”.
But the Board of Deputies of British Jews said their community did not accept “this pathetic non-apology”.
The BOD might as well have gone on to say that JC should castrate himself and feed his private parts to the nearest cat. In the eyes of the BOD this would still not be enough.
Only by Corbyn stating that Israel was a paradise for Palestinians and that he would be voting Conservative would they have been satisfied.
First they came for Ken, then they came for Chris, then they came for JC.
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