Jeremy Corbyn’s legal battle with Labour reaches the High Court

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The first stage of Jeremy Corbyn’s legal battle with Labour over his suspension from the parliamentary party will be heard by the High Court.

Lawyers for the former opposition leader are applying for the disclosure of documents ahead of a possible legal challenge over his suspension.

At a remote hearing on Monday afternoon, judge Lisa Sullivan will consider an application for “pre-action disclosure” by Corbyn’s legal team.

His case is expected to relate to the Islington North MP’s original suspension and the negotiation with the leader of the opposition’s office over the terms of his reinstatement.

Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer
Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer (Aaron Chown/PA)

It has previously been reported that they will seek evidence proving there was a deal with Keir Starmer’s office to readmit him to the party.

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Corbyn was suspended from Labour in October for claiming that the scale of anti-Semitism in the party was “dramatically overstated for political reasons”.

He later attempted to clarify his comments in a statement to the party, saying concerns about antisemitism were “neither ‘exaggerated’ nor ‘overstated’”.

Corbyn was reinstated as a party member by the National Executive Committee following a meeting of a disciplinary panel three weeks after his suspension.

But Starmer blocked him from sitting as a Labour MP, though he said he would keep the decision not to restore the whip “under review”.

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    1. Why bother trying to climb back aboard a sinking ship when you are sitting safely in one of it’s lifeboats.
      Jeremy should be spending his independence challenging Labours hard tack to the right, whilst building an independent grassroots socialist foundation to challenge the neo-libs at the next general election. Within his constituency, across London and the whole country.

      1. Mr Corbyn’s attitude to being IN the LP is intriquing. He has been IN there for a long time even though with his constituency popularity he could have declared himself as an independent Labour candidate and continued as MP. Only he can answer that question.
        Unfortunately his team’s request for relevant information may not be successful. It seems the ‘Establishment’ seems to be able to manipulate the requirments of ‘freedom of information’ and ‘rights to privacy’ regulations so that one trumps the other when its convenient.
        The best way to builld “…an independent grassroots socialist foundation…” is to do it locally within the rubric reading and discussion groups LOCALLY. Start face-to-face and try and leave one’s ego at home – liberty, equality, fraternity ;o)

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