The row over Chris Williamson’s readmission into the Labour Party is putting increasing pressure on Jeremy Corbyn.
The MP was suspended after saying Labour had “given too much ground” in the face of criticism over anti-Semitism in the party, but was allowed to return this week.
Now many Labour parliamentarians are calling the leadership’s handling of this into question.
They want Jeremy Corbyn to step in and take the whip away from Mr Williamson – meaning he would no longer be a Labour MP and probably couldn’t stand again for the party in the event of a snap general election.
And the prospect of that election is fuelling – at the very least – further scepticism towards the leadership among Labour MPs.
The parliamentary selection process has just