Wednesday 18 November 2020


Keir Starmer has now confirmed that the party whip has not been restored to Jeremy Corbyn, meaning that he will continue to sit as an independent.  This comes despite Corbyn having his party membership reinstated by an NEC panel yesterday.  Starmer announced his decision in a lengthy Twitter thread (see below) in which he wrote: "I will keep this situation under review".

The latest twist puts Starmer and his moderates back on collision course with the hard left and keeps alive the prospect of a damaging split.