By Brendan Carlin and Lee Harpin For The Mail On Sunday
Published: 01:04 GMT, 22 November 2020 | Updated: 01:05 GMT, 22 November 2020
Jeremy Corbyn faces a ‘semi-permanent’ rolling ban on sitting as a Labour MP as Sir Keir Starmer attempts to crush his predecessor’s challenge to his authority.
Sources close to the Labour leader confirmed that Mr Corbyn’s three-month suspension from the party at Westminster, announced last week, will be repeatedly renewed until he issues a full apology over the failure to tackle antisemitism on his watch.
The threat sparked fury from Labour’s Left wing last night, with former frontbencher Clive Lewis claiming it looked as though the leadership now wanted not just to defeat Mr Corbyn and his supporters but to ‘utterly destroy’ them.
Jeremy Corbyn (pictured) faces a ‘semi-permanent’ rolling ban on sitting as a Labour MP as Sir Keir Starmer attempts to crush his predecessor’s challenge to his authority
Sir Keir’s tough approach was also challenged as it was claimed that Labour Chief Whip Nick Brown had serious reservations about the decision to stop Mr Corbyn from rejoining the Parliamentary Labour Party.
Mr Brown could not