JEREMY Corbyn will not be allowed to sit as a Labour MP, after Keir Starmer refused to restore the whip to his predecessor.

The party reinstated the ex-leader’s membership on Tuesday following his suspension in a row over antisemitism.

He was kicked out 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 had claimed that Labour’s antisemitism problem had been “dramatically overstated for political reasons”.

That put him at odds with Starmer and saw his membership revoked. But yesterday a panel from the Labour’s governing National Executive Committee agreed to let him back in.

The decision sparked fury from a number of Jewish groups. 

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 antisemitism, 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."

In a statement, Starmer said there was currently no space in the party for Corbyn. 

He said: "Since I was elected Labour leader, I have made it my mission to root out antisemitism from the Labour Party.

"I know that I will judged on my actions, not my words. The disciplinary process does not have the confidence of the Jewish community. That became clear once again yesterday.

"It is the task of my leadership to fix what I have inherited. That is what I am resolute in doing and I have asked for an independent process to be established as soon as possible.

"I'm the leader of the Labour Party, but I'm also the leader of the Parliamentary Labour Party.

"Jeremy Corbyn's actions in response to the EHRC report undermined and set back our work in restoring trust and confidence in the Labour Party's ability to tackle antisemitism.

"In those circumstances, I have taken the decision not to restore the whip to Jeremy Corbyn. I will keep this situation under review."