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MN: Labour no change

this morning (wednesday 24th), 12.23-12.25am, on bbc radio 4

midnight news includes …

“Labour’s ruling National Executive Committee has approved a plan it says will speed up the expulsion of members guilty of antisemitism. But the change, proposed by Jeremy Corbyn, has been criticised by some MPs and Jewish groups.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter jessica parker 

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Today: Smeeth on Corbyn

this morning (tuesday 23rd), 7.03-7.04am and 7.23-7.27am, on bbc radio 4 

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

Critics of Jeremy Corbyn’s attempts to deal with anti-semtism have dismissed his latest attempts to deal with the issue.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter nick eardley

ruth smeeth mp

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W@1: Labour anti-semitism

yesterday afternoon (monday 22nd), 1.40-1.41pm, on bbc radio 4 

world at one (presented by sarah montague) includes …

“On your Twitter feed, you have pinned a picture of a concentration camp with a quote that begins ‘Remember it didn’t start with gas chambers’. Why have you done that?”

including interview with …

diana johnson mp

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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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