Labour out of EHRC special measures after progress on tackling antisemitism

Labour has been taken out of special measures by the equalities watchdog, with Keir Starmer hailing progress in tackling antisemitism as a watershed moment for the party.

“Be in no doubt: the job of restoring Labour is not complete,” he will said. “I don’t see today’s announcement as the end of the road. I see it as a signpost that we are heading in the right direction.”

It is 18 months since the Equality and Human Rights Commission found the party had acted unlawfully in its treatment of Jewish members under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership.

The fallout led to the suspension of Corbyn from the party after disagreement over his response to the report. He was reinstated by the party but Starmer has continued to suspend the whip.

Labour said it had expelled hundreds of members, in a process that has caused deep splits in the party, and proscribed Labour-associated groups that had campaigned against the EHRC recommendations.

Starmer has also issued an ultimatum to Labour MPs who oppose his plans for government to either support him or leave the party.


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