Corbyn faces mounting pressure over return of Chris Williamson to Labour

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Tom Watson leads calls to withdraw whip from Derby North MP over antisemitism row

Jeremy Corbyn faces mounting dissent over the decision to readmit Chris Williamson to Labour, with his deputy leader, Tom Watson, joining MPs and peers to demand he lose the whip, while nearly 70 Labour staff members wrote to express their outrage.

The decision by a three-person disciplinary panel to allow Williamson, the Derby North MP, back into the parliamentary party with a reprimand after suggesting the party was “too apologetic” about antisemitism has prompted a fierce reaction.

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