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Corbyn supporters to demand Labour restores whip to the former leader in Twitterstorm

JEREMY CORBYN’s supporters will flock to Twitter tonight in order to demand that the former Labour leader be restored the party whip. 

The Twitterstorm — organised by Islington Friends of Jeremy Corbyn — will urge thousands to post their support for the former party leader, who has been forced to sit as an independent since October.

The Islington North MP was suspended by party officials for stating that the scale of anti-semitism in Labour had been “dramatically overstated for political reasons.”

Despite a decision from the party’s national executive committee (NEC) to readmit him, current leader Sir Keir Starmer removed the party whip as part of a clampdown on left voices. 

The Islington group’s Julia Bard said that members are appalled by Labour’s “shoddy, unjust and undemocratic” attempt to keep Mr Corbyn out of the parliamentary party. 

This comes as the party’s NEC is set to consider Sir Keir’s request on Tuesday to proscribe left-wing groups including Socialist Appeal as “toxic” and expel their members from Labour.

Hundreds of suspended members are set to picket the party’s London headquarters on Tuesday, alleging unfair expulsions and attacks on free speech.

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