UK Labour party suspends ex-leader Corbyn after anti-Semitism report

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn delivers a speech during a General Election campaign event at One Great George Street, in central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 26, 2017. See PA Election stories. Photo credit should read: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour Party on Thursday suspended former leader Jeremy Corbyn in light of comments he made after a report said the party was responsible for unlawful harassment and discrimination in its handling of allegations of anti-Semitism.

“In light of his comments made today and his failure to retract them subsequently, the Labour Party has suspended Jeremy Corbyn pending investigation,” it said in a statement.

“He has also had the whip removed from the Parliamentary Labour Party.”