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LABOUR MP Suspended Over Racism Allegations

LABOUR MP Neil Coyle has been suspended from the party while an investigation goes underway into alleged racist remarks made by Coyle inside a popular bar.

Journalist Henry Dyer said that he was inside the Stranger’s Bar with Coyle and had been discussing the scandal surrounding Labour MP Barry Gardiner, who was recently found to have received funds from a Chinese spy, along with hiring the spy’s son.

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Giving his view, Mr Coyle, the Labour MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark, said his colleague had been “paid by Fu Manchu” – a cartoon villain that is considered highly offensive due to its reliance on racial stereotypes.

Writing for Business Insider, Mr Dyer said: “I responded by saying that I am British-Chinese, to which Coyle responded that he could tell, “from how you look like you’ve been giving renminbi [the Chinese currency] to Barry Gardiner.”

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Respected journalist Henry Dyer said MP Coyle made the offensive remarks inside the Stranger’s Bar on 1st February

Mr Dyer claims that as he left the bar later that evening he waved at Mr Coyle to “defuse the tension”, but the MP responded by “putting two fingers up at me”.

Last week, the Daily Mail reported Mr Coyle had launched an angry expletive-laden anti-Brexit rant in the Strangers’ Bar.

Mr Coyle has since been banned from the bars on the parliamentary estate for six months, and now appears to accept having said the offensive remarks to Mr Dyer.

“I’m very sorry for my insensitive comments” Coyle said in a brief statement. “[I] have apologised to everyone involved and will be cooperating fully with the investigation.”

CORBYN Reported To Parliament’s Standards Commissioner Over Failure To Declare Legal Donations

A LABOUR MP has reported former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards, Katherine Stone, over an alleged breach of the codes of conduct.

The allegations refer to huge sums of cash that Mr Corbyn, who now sits as an independent after being suspended from the Labour Party, was given by public and private donors to deal with numerous legal battles.

One such case saw the far-left politician lose a court battle to force his party to hand over documents relating to his suspension. And In March of this year, Corbyn also lost an appeal against a High Court decision in a libel fight brought against him by a political blogger.

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Mr Corbyn has come under fire over donations towards his legal costs

Yet it doesn’t appear that Mr Corbyn registered the donations used to fight his so-far fruitless legal escapades.

After confirming that he had reported the former Labour leader to the Commissioner via letter, Neil Coyle, Labour MP for Bermondsey and Old Southward, said: “All MPs are expected to follow certain rules and some people seem to think they’re above it.

“We expect it from Boris Johnson with flat refurbishments, childcare and foreign holidays.

“But we cannot attack the Tories if we don’t equally take action when someone who seeks to be a Labour MP is receiving significant financial support and contributions, and not declaring it.”

Taking to Twitter, Coyle again compared Mr Corbyn to the allegations of failing to declare donations levelled against the Prime Minister, writing: “The Independent MP Corbyn appears to have done the same off wealthy Left pals. The excuseniks are out in force (again…) but no one is above the rules.”

Mr Corbyn has not issued a statement in response to the complaint against him, but has confirmed that he will be “liaising with the commissioner”.