LABOUR has reinstated Jeremy Corbyn’s membership following his suspension in a row over anti-Semitism.

The Holocaust Educational Trust (HET) said the veteran left-winger had been let off the hook. 

The ex-leader of the opposition was suspended on the day of the publication of a damning report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission which said the party was “responsible for unlawful acts of harassment and discrimination” during his time in charge.

Responding to the criticism Corbyn then claimed that Labour’s anti-Semitism problem had been “dramatically overstated for political reasons”.

That put the former Labour chief directly at odds with his successor.

Keir Starmer said those who “deny there is a problem are part of the problem".

But just 19 days after being kicked out for denying there was a problem, a panel from the Labour’s governing National Executive Committee agreed to let Corbyn back in.

Following his reinstatement, the Islington MP said: “I’m grateful to the many thousands of Labour Party members, trade unionists and supporters in Britain and around the world, who have offered their solidarity.

“I hope this matter is resolved as quickly as possible, so that the party can work together to root out anti-Semitism and unite to oppose and defeat this deeply damaging Conservative government.”

Karen Pollock, from the HET, said:”This sends an appalling message. ‘Zero tolerance’ either means zero tolerance or it’s meaningless. The scathing report from the EHRC less than three weeks ago outlined a stream of racism and discrimination by the Labour Party on Jeremy Corbyn’s watch." 

The Jewish Labour Movement called the decision to reinstate Corbyn "extraordinary".

"After his failure of leadership to tackle anti-Semitism, so clearly set out in the EHRC's report, any reasonable and fair-minded observer would see Jeremy Corbyn's statement today as insincere and wholly inadequate," they said.

The Board of Deputies of British Jews called the decision "a retrograde step for the party in its relations with the Jewish community."

However, Unite’s Len McCluskey, called the decision “correct, fair and unifying”.