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WH: His dark materials

yesterday evening (sunday 21st), 10.04-10.05pm and 10.32-10.36pm, on bbc radio 4 

westminster hour (presented by carolyn quinn) includes …

Jeremy Corbyn has written to Labour members announcing the launch of what he calls education materials to help supporters confront bigotry, including anti-semitism. Tomorrow Mr Corbyn will address the shadow cabinet and Parliamentary Labour Party where he’s expected to face difficult questions about allegations that senior members of his team interfered with investigations into accusations of anti-semitism made against party members.”

including contributions from  …

carolyn harris mp

• bbc reporter caroline wheeler 

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N&W: Armstrong on Corbyn

last saturday evening (20th july), 10.08-10.09pm, on bbc radio 4 

news and weather (presented by kathy clugston) includes …

A former Labour chief whip who served under Tony Blair has said that she’s very sad that her local constituency party has voted to expel her. Lady Armstrong issued the statement following a meeting of the North West Durham constituency party, where she was MP until 2010. She was one of the peers who put her name to an advert claiming that Jeremy Corbyn was failing the test of leadership.”

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Today: de Piero resigns

yesterday morning (saturday 20th), 7.08am, and 7.20-7.22am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …

“The Labour MP Gloria de Piero has resigned from her role as shadow justice minister, and announced that she won’t contest her seat in the next election. She said she was worried by a lack of tolerance of different points of view within the party.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter ross hawkins 

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Today/W@1/6ocn: Hayter on Corbyn

today (thursday 18th), 7.06-8.07am, 1.03-1.04pm, 1.20-1.29pm, and 6.16-6.18pm, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by nick robinson), world at one (presented by sarah montague), and six o’clock news (presented by kathy clugston) include …

Labour peers will meet to consider a vote of no confidence in Jeremy Corbyn after he sacked the Brexit minister in the Lords, Baroness Hayter, for criticising his leadership.”

including reports from …

• bbc reporter jonathan blake

• bbc reporter nick eardley

and interview with …

lady hayter 

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W@1/6ocn: May condemns Corbyn

this afternoon (wednesday 17th), 1.01-1.03pm, and 6.06-6.08pm, on bbc radio 4 

world at one (presented by sarah montague) leads with, and six o’clock news includes …

Theresa May has repeatedly called on the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to apologise for his record on anti-semitism within his party. During Prime Ministser’s Questions in the Commons, Mrs May raised the concerns expressed by more than 60 Labour peers who said Mr Corbyn had allowed a toxic culture to grow.”

including reports from …

• bbc reporter norman smith

• bbc reporter nick eardley

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Nn/Today: Peers condemn Corbyn

yesterday evening (tuesday 16th), 12.38-12.40am, on bbc 2 tv, and this morning (wednesday 17th), 6.09-6.10am and 8.03-8.04am, on bbc radio 4 

newsnight (presented by emily maitlis) and today (presented by john humphrys) include …

“Around a third of Labour peers have put their name to an advert in today’s Guardian, accusing Jeremy Corbyn of having failed the test of leadership. More than 60 of them say he has yet to accept responsiblity for allowing anti-semitism to grow in the party.”

including contributions from  …

• journalist tim montgomerie

• bbc reporter chris mason 

(see also https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jul/16/tom-watson-backs-labour-motion-auto-exclude-racism)

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Today: Labour despair

this morning (tuesday 16th), 7.23-7.26am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by mishal husain) includes …

It has become impossible to talk about any issue without being asked about anti-semitism – so says a letter to Jeremy Corbyn on behalf of Labour members of the House of Lords, which also outlines actions which they want the party to take, and says many members and supporters are in despair.”

including interview with  …

lord harris

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