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Jeremy Corbyn to be readmitted to UK Labour after suspension over anti-Semitism
Jeremy Corbyn
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The former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was suspended for his comments, which rejected the overall conclusions of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) report into antisemitism in the party, and said the problem was "dramatically overstated for political reasons" by opponents and the media.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission said in October it had found evidence of failure to adequately train people investigating alleged anti-Semitism, political interference in the processing of complaints, and harassment of individuals.

Current leader Keir Starmer has been trying to make a clean break from the hard-left Corbyn era as he seeks to turn around Labour's fortunes after four successive general election defeats since 2010.

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Labour party suspends ex-boss Corbyn over accusations of antisemitism
Labour party suspends ex-boss Corbyn over accusations of antisemitism
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The British Labour Party has suspended its former leader Jeremy Corbyn. An internal report highlights, among other things, a lack of willingness to combat antisemitism as well as serious failure and interference by party headquarters in complaint procedures. Current labour boss Starmer imposed sanctions on his predecessor, saying that those who still considered the events to be exaggerated were themselves part of the problem and should not be in the Labour Party.

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China warns UK not to offer citizenship to Hong Kong residents
Hong Kong
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China has told Britain to "immediately correct its mistakes" after the UK reaffirmed its plan to offer a route to British citizenship to almost three million people living there.

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British House of Lords rejects Single Market Act by a large majority
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson
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The British House of Lords rejected the Single Market Act by a large majority. It voted 395 to 169 against the draft. If the law passes at a later point Boris Johnson's government could use the law to cancel parts of the exit agreement between London and the EU.