Labour's chief whip has demanded that Jeremy Corbyn 'unequivocally' apologise for claiming that the scale of anti-Semitism in the party was 'dramatically overstated for political reasons'.
MP Nick Brown said the former Labour leader caused 'distress and pain' to the Jewish community with his response to a damning Equality and Human Rights Commission report into antisemitism in the party.
In a letter, the chief whip told MP for Islington Mr Corbyn to 'unequivocally, unambiguously and without reservation' apologise for his comments.
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Labour's chief whip Nick Brown (right) has demanded that Jeremy Corbyn (left) 'unequivocally' apologise for claiming that the scale of anti-Semitism in the party was 'dramatically overstated for political reasons'
Mr Corbyn was suspended from the party after saying anti-Semitism in Labour was 'overstated' in the wake of the UK's EHRC report.
The report ruled that the Labour party had broken equality law under his leadership.
But he was reinstated as a Labour member by the National Executive Committee following a meeting of a disciplinary panel three weeks later.
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer (pictured) last week blocked Mr Corbyn from sitting as a Labour MP, though said he would keep the decision not to restore the whip 'under review'
Mr Brown, writing to Mr Corbyn on Monday (his letter pictured), said that to inform an investigation into whether the Islington North MP broke the party's code of conduct he wanted him to consider apologising for his comments
He wrote (pictured): 'Will you unequivocally, unambiguously and without reservation apologise for your comments?'Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer