Saturday 5 December 2020
Labour has once again descended into civil war. What does the decision to suspend Jeremy Corbyn say about the direction of the party and its leader, Keir Starmer?
This week on Behind the News, the podcast that takes you inside our newsroom, we’re joined by former MP Ruth Smeeth to discuss the Labour Party – its new leadership, its complex structure, its position on Brexit and, sadly, its problem with anti-semitism.
Was the suspension of Jeremy Corbyn an attempt by Keir Starmer to show his mettle, crack down on anti-semitism and, in the eyes of the public, break with the party’s recent past? Or was the decision even in the gift of the Labour leader at all?