Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson has said he “deplored” his party’s response to claims that some of Jeremy Corbyn’s closest allies tried to interfere in disciplinary processes involving allegations of anti-Semitism.
Labour has insisted the claims in Wednesday’s Panorama were inaccurate and make use of “disaffected” onetime staff.
But Mr Watson said rejecting the testimony of the staff was “wrong”.
And Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis said the leadership was “directly complicit”.
But shadow chancellor John McDonnell said the “serious charges” were being “hotly contested”, and the process of dealing with complaints in the party had been “improved dramatically”.