JEREMY Corbyn supports have donated £10,000 in just 24 hours to his "legal fund" after he was suspended from Labour today.
The GoFundMe page called ‘Jeremy’s Legal Fund’ was set up in July after it was reported that a reporter for BBC show Panorama was taking legal action for libel against him.
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Now more than 18,000 fans of the former Labour leader have chipped in donations to raise over £354,000 in total.
The surge in cash came after thousands of social media users promoted the fund with hashtags like #WeAreCorbyn and #IStandWithCorbyn.
Within two hours last night the page saw 777 visitors dropping money in donations ranging from £5 to £50, while more than £10,000 has been chipped in during the past 24 hours.
The page reads: “The relentless attacks on Mr Corbyn, a man of integrity, honesty and humility cannot be allowed to continue and we have an opportunity here to offer him support in a practical way.”
Some criticised the fundraising page when it was created in July, with one opponent tweeting: "Disgusting. They have enough money to fight this themselves."
Corbyn was suspended by Labour after his shameless response to a damning report which found the party broke the law over anti-Semitism.
This morning under-fire Mr Corbyn refused to apologise after the Equality and Human Rights Commission found the party under the hard left-former leader allowed vile harassment and abuse of Jewish members to thrive.
In a statement, Mr Corbyn claimed: "The scale of the problem was also dramatically overstated for political reasons by our opponents inside and outside the party, as well as by much of the media."
The ex-Labour boss had said he "did not accept all of the report's findings" and, in a video clip, failed to accept he should leave the party.
Just hours later the man who led the party for more than four years was suspended by Labour.
In a press conference this morning new leader Sir Keir Starmer said anyone who claimed anti-Semitism was "exaggerated" was a "part of the problem" and had no place in the party.
He later said he had "made it clear we wouldn't tolerate the denial of anti-Semitism through the suggestion that it's exaggerated or factional".
"I was disappointed with Jeremy Corbyn's response and that's why appropriate action has been taken, which I fully support."
But Mr Corbyn doubled down in pooled clips, saying: "No, I’m not part of the problem.
"What I said today was the numbers of cases in the public perception had become overstated."
He vowed to "strongly contest" his "political" suspension today, setting the party up for a full-blown civil war.
The leftie boss, who in December led Labour to its worst Election defeat in years, said he was "disappointed" and asked the party to "think again".
Mr Corbyn claimed: "All I pointed out was, there was a public perception that there were a third of Labour members under suspicion of antisemitism.
"It was 0.3 per cent. That is 0.3 per cent too many."
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