THE former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been suspended from the party after damning anti-Semitism revelations.

The move comes swiftly after a report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission on anti-Semitism in Labour under Mr Corbyn’s leadership. 

A Labour Party spokesman said: “In light of his comments made today and his failure to retract them subsequently, the Labour Party has suspended Jeremy Corbyn pending investigation.

“He has also had the whip removed from the Parliamentary Labour Party.”

The report found the party was responsible for unlawful acts of harassment and discrimination.

Mr Corbyn’s successor as Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer admitted the findings marked a “day of shame” for the party and said he was “truly sorry for all the pain and grief that has been caused”.

However, My Corbyn said he "did not accept all" of the report's findings and maintained on Thursday that the extent of the problem had been “dramatically overstated for political reasons” by opponents and the media.

Labour MP Harriet Harman said Mr Corbyn’s suspension is “the right thing to do”.

“This is the right thing to do,” she tweeted.

“If you say that AS exaggerated for factional reasons you minimise it & are, as @Keir_Starmer says, part of the problem.”