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XR & anti-semitism

last friday morning (6th december), on bbc radio 5 live 

emma barnett gets answers includes …

“• Sarah Lunnon, a leading member of Extinction Rebellion, when asked by Emma about comments made by the group’s co-founder Roger Hallam, who described the Holocaust as “just another” genocide, moved from describing them as a “misstep” to a ‘mistake’.”

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JV: Mirvis intervenes

BBC BIAS: BBC presenter Jeremy Vine interviews a spokesman from Jewish Voice for Labour (but not the Jewish Labour Movement) without mentioning that it is tiny, and is a single-issue group created solely to defend Jeremy Corbyn from criticisms of anti-semitism.
BBC BIAS: BBC presenter Jeremy Vine interviews (non-Jewish) former Labour MP Ian Austin and a spokesman for Jewish Voice for Labour instead of a responsible spokesman for the Labour Party.

tuesday 26th november, 12.02pm, 12.07-12.19pm, 12.23-12.28pm, and 12.32-12.38pm, on bbc radio 2 

jeremy vine leads with …

“Jeremy discusses the Chief Rabbi’s comments on anti-semitism in the Labour Party.”

including interviews with …

ian austin

jonathan rosenhead of jewish voice for labour 

and calls from …

ann robinson, formerly of unison 

adam morris 

gareth hopkins, a stockport labour party member claiming to have been accused of antisemitism for having a palestinian flag tattoo on his arm in edgware 

(if you missed it, available from 0:02:24 to 0:02:45, 0:07:34 to  0:19:00, 0:23:04 to 0:28:15, and 0:32:28 to 0:37:50, at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000bmzs)

Marr: Labour anti-semitism

this morning (sunday 8th), 9.56-9.59am, on bbc 1 tv 

the andrew marr show concludes with …

“The other big story as you know in all the papers today which is Labour and anti-semitism … why is it that so many people with such disgusting views felt at home in the Labour Party?

including interview with …

john mcdonnell

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TP: Labour anti-semitism

this morning (sunday 8th), 9.30-9.31am and 9.38-9.41am, on bbc news tv

the papers (with journalists • rosamund urwin and • john rentoul) includes …

“The Sunday Times investigation into allegations of anti-semitism in the Labour Party and how it has handled them.“

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Sunday: Welby and Mirvis

this morning (sunday 8th), 7.45-7.54am, on bbc radio 4 

sunday (presented by edward stourton) concludes with …

“The Chief Rabbi’s decision to attack Jeremy Corbyn over his record on anti-semitism is now making waves in the world of religion as well as politics. Early this week, professor Gus John, a prominent anti-racism campaigner, resigned as an adviser to the Committee for Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns because he objected to the fact that the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has supported the Chief Rabbi … the professor accused Justin Welby of ‘a most egregious form of hubris’.”

including discussion with …

• professor gus john 

• rabbi jonathan romain 

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Corbyn v Johnson

yesterday evening (friday 6th), 8.49-8.53pm, on bbc 1 tv (partly repeated 10.31-10.32pm on newsnight on bbc 2 tv)

prime ministerial debate (chaired by nick robinson) includes …

“[NR] Jeremy Corbyn, it is extraordinary isn’t it that the leader of a religious community has to warn people about you and your party?”

“[NR] What Jewish members of the Labour Party say is if this was black or asian people who were victims of racism, you would listen to them but when Jews say that your party under your leadership is infected with anti-Jewish hatred, you say no no I know better?

“[BJ] His unwillingness to take a stand, to stand up for Jewish people in the Labour Party, his unwillingnes to protect them, to put an arm round them, is in my view a failure of leadership.”

including contributions from …

jeremy corbyn

boris johnson

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Today: 70 Labour witnesses

this morning (friday 6th), 8.19-8.23am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by martha kearney and mishal husain) includes …

“Did you read the Jewish Labour Movement’s submission to the Equality and Human Rights Commission?

including contributions from …

rebecca long-bailey mp

• impressionist jon culshaw

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