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BH: Labour investigated

this morning (sunday 2nd), 9.51-9.54am, on bbc radio 4

broadcasting house (presented by paddy oconnell) includes …

“It’s in the Observer today, which reports that at least 100 witness testimonies describing alleged anti-semitic behaviour are to be submitted to the Equalities and Human Rights Commission. This story did not get enough coverage last week because perhaps realising that it was about to break, and seeking to divert attention, the Labour Party expelled Alistair Campbell from membership.”

including discussion with …

• journalist oliver kamm

claire fox mep

• bbc presenter janet ellis 

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Twt/MN: Willsman suspended

yesterday evening (friday 31st), 10.27-10.34pm, on bbc radio 4 

the world tonight (presented by razia iqbal) and midnight news include …

A member of Labour’s ruling body has been suspended after apparenly blaming the Israeli embassy for the party’s anti-semitism row.”

including interview with …

lara mcneill, youth representative, national executive committee

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AQ: Labour anti-semitism

this evening (friday 31st), 8.03-8.18pm, on bbc radio 4 

any questions (chaired by jonathan dimbleby, with panellists • layla moran mp, belinda de lucy mep, lord falconer, and jeremy wright mp) leads with …

“Is it right that members of a political party can make anti-semitic comments and not be expelled, but if you vote once for another party, you are gone immediately?”

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Leaving the party

monday 6th may, 11.00-11.30am, on bbc radio 4 

leaving the party (presented by grace dent) (in the the untold series) includes …

“Once a deputy mayor of Stafford, Rowan Draper resigned from the Labour Party earlier this year after 8 years as a councillor. I left over anti-semitism, because I don’t think that Jeremy Corbyn or the people around him are doing enough to combat it within the party, and more so I think he’s a lightning-rod for anti-semites to come to the party’.”

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PM/6ocn: Willsman suspended

this evening (friday 30th), 5.00-5.02pm, 5.10-5.16pm, and 6.01-6.04pm, on bbc radio 4 

pm (presented by evan davis) and six o’clock news lead with …

“A senior Labour official, Peter Willsman, has been suspended after he appeared to accuse the Israeli embassy of whipping up complaints about anti-semitism within the party.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter jessica parker

daniel johnson msp

• journalist kevin maguire

mike katz, jewish labour movement 

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W@1: Willsman suspended

this afternoon (friday 31st), 1.00-1.03pm, 1.07-1.16pm, and 1.43-1.44pm, on bbc radio 4 

world at one (presented by edward stourton) leads with …

“A senior Labour figure, and Corbyn ally, Peter Willsman, has been suspended from the party, following the release of a recording of what are alleged to be anti-semitic comments

including contributions from  …

• bbc reporter chris mason

lord falconer 

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Today: Labour investigated

this morning (wednesday 29th), 6.42-6.43am, 7.20-7.25am, and 7.40-7.42am, on bbc radio 4 

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

“Now people are making comparison between that and the party’s reaction to claims that the party is anti-semitic. Yesterday a formal inquiry was launched by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission. The deputy leader Tom Watson described it as a truly disgraceful day for Labour.

including interviews with …

louise ellman mp

lord falconer 

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