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Corbyn to start legal action as UK’s Labour denies him parliamentary membership

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The former leader of Britain’s main opposition Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn, is to begin legal action against the party after it refused to readmit him to its parliamentary ranks amid a row on anti-Semitism, the Guardian reported on Thursday.

The newspaper said Corbyn’s allies claimed a deal was made with party leader Keir Starmer and say they have proof of meetings on the matter.

Starmer, who was elected leader in April, refused to allow Corbyn to come back to the parliamentary party after vowing to root out anti-Semitism in Labour that opponents alleged went unchecked and flourished under Corbyn, and saw Jewish members and lawmakers leave in droves.

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The newspaper said it was believed Corbyn’s legal team would attempt to present evidence of what they claim was a deal between Starmer’s chief of staff, Morgan McSweeney, and his deputy, Simon Fletcher, with Unite’s general secretary, Len McCluskey, and the former shadow cabinet minister Jon Trickett representing Corbyn.

The Guardian said it saw evidence of communications between members of Starmer’s office and representatives of Corbyn which suggested there were private........

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