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The Labour Party’s new zero-tolerance approach

In suspending Jeremy Corbyn, Keir Starmer has shown necessary brutality

By Rachel Sylvester  

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Sometimes leaders have to define themselves by their brutality. That is exactly what Keir Starmer has done today, with his ruthless suspension of Jeremy Corbyn from the Labour Party in the wake of the new report into his handling of the anti-semitism scandal when leader.

Starmer has proved once and for all that Labour is under “A New Leadership”—the slogan on his recent conference speech podium. And it came over a deeply symbolic issue on what he himself described as “a day of…

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