Source: Labour List UK
Keir Starmer has promised to clear the backlog of internal antisemitism disciplinary cases following the readmittance of Jeremy Corbyn – but intends to do using the current complaints system.
The Labour leader’s spokesperson was grilled by journalists this afternoon on issues surrounding the suspension of Corbyn and the lifting of the suspension by a national executive committee (NEC) panel.
The aide was asked why Labour has not chosen to delay the processing of all disciplinary matters until a new independent system – mandated by the Equality and Human Rights Commission – is set up.
The spokesperson replied: “That was a decision for the party and I’m not going to give a running commentary on the kinds of decisions they’re making. But the independent process is not set up yet.
“Keir has an ambition to set it up in the early part of the New Year. Whilst that process is happening, we need to clear the backlog of antisemitism cases and to continue to have a disciplinary process in place.”