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GMB: Casual anti-semitism

this morning (monday 29th), 7.28-7.32am, on itv 

good morning britain (presented by piers morgan and susanna reid) includes interview with …

keir starmer mp 

“There was an article last week that linked the killing of George Floyd in America to Israel and it was a link that couldn’t possibly be made out and it was the same old, same old, which is a problem anywhere in the world, point the finger at Israel.”

“It’s pretty obvious to me, that the casual link, exactly as you say, between something goes wrong in the world and you point the finger either at the Jews or Israel. It’s the casualness of it that is very, very obvious and offensive.”

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Today: Classic anti-semitism

this morning (monday 29th), 8.14-8.17am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by nick robinson) includes interview with …

keir starmer mp 

“I took the view that what Rebecca Long-Bailey had re-tweeted was anti-semitic because it was a classic of its kind, suggesting that all the problems of the world can be traced back to the Jews or to Israel, classic and causal.”

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WH: Labour anti-semitism

this evening (sunday 28th), 9.37-9.39pm, on bbc radio 4 

westminster hour (presented by carolyn quinn) includes …

“We’ve got the Equality and Human Rights Commission report on the handling of anti-semitism by Labour, it’s reaching party officials this week, for those who are named to have a look at. Is that a significant moment, given what happened with Rebecca Long-Bailey and her sacking?”

including discussion with …

• journalist torcuil crichton 

thangam debbonnaire mp

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Marr: Labour anti-semitism

this morning (sunday 28th), 9.28-9.35am, on bbc 1 tv 

the andrew marr show includes …

“Just weeks after becoming the Labour leader, Sir Keir Starmer sacked his first front-bencher this week. Rebecca Long-Bailey was relieved of her brief as shadow education secretary after sharing an article that Keir Starmer said contained an anti-semitic conspiracy theory.”

including interview with …

ed milliband mp

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WIW: Labour anti-semitism

this morning (saturday 27th), 11.13-11.21pm, on bbc radio 4 

the week in westminster (presented by steve richards) includes …

“This week, the Labour leader Keir Starmer showed his ruthless streak, sacking Rebecca Long-Bailey from the shadow cabinet.”

including discussion with …

andrew fisher, former senior policy adviser to jeremy corbyn

• journalist polly toynbee 

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AQ: Labour anti-semitism

yesterday evening (friday 26th), 8.19-8.23pm, on bbc radio 4 

any questions (chaired by chris mason, with panellists • bishop rose hudson-wilkin, • mayor of birmingham andy burnham, and • former mep emma mcclarkin) includes …

“What do the different treatment of Robert Jenrick and Rebecca Long-Bailey tell us about the leadership values and integrity of the Conservative and Labour parties?”

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6ocn/DR/Nn: Labour left rejected

yesterday evening (friday 26th), 6.21-6.23pm and 6.31-6.32pm on bbc radio 4, and 7.18-7.21pm on bbc 2 tv 

six o’clock news, dead ringers (with jon culshaw and jan ravens), and newsnight (presented by kirsty wark) include …

Keir Starmer today resisted the calls of MPs allied to Rebecca Long-Bailey to re-instate her as shadow education secretary. He spoke to twenty or so members of the Socialist Campaign group, amongst whose members are Jeremy Corbyn and Diane Abbott, and confirmed there would be no further disciplinary action, but nor it appeared would there be any row-back either.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter ian watson

• bbc reporter nicholas watt 

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TP: Labour anti-semitism

last thursday evening (25th june), 11.43-11.46pm, on bbc news tv 

the papers (with guest • former pensions minister baroness ros altmann) includes …

The Guardian’s front page is talking about the Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer sacking Rebecca Long-Bailey after she shared an article which contained an anti-semitic conspiracy theory.”

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W@1: Long-Bailey sacked

this afternoon (friday 26th), 1.05-1.07pm, on bbc radio 4 

world at one (presented by jonny dymond) includes …

Labour MPs from the left of the party have met Sir Keir Starmer to express concerns about the sacking yesterday of Rebecca Long-Bailey. She was removed from the shadow cabinet for re-tweeting an article by the actress Maxine Peake, which suggested that American police involved in the death of George Floyd had learned their tactics from the Israeli secret serices. Mr Starmer said he regarded the claim as an anti-semitic conspracy theory, but some in Labour have sought assurances that those who criticse the Israeli state will not be sacked.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter ian watson 

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Today: Long-Bailey sacked

this morning (friday 26th), 6.08-6.10am, 6.33-6.36am, 6.48-6.53am, 7.11-7.18am, and 7.52-7.58am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by justin webb and mishal husain) includes …

“Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer sacks Rebecca Long-Bailey over her sharing an article with an anti-semitic conspiracy theory.

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter ian watson 

marie van der zyl, president of the board of deputies

jon lansmann of momentum 

margaret beckett mp

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