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Today: Forbes antisemitism

Presumably for lack of time, BBC presenter John Humphrys, interviewing Labour spokesman Andy McDonald, challenges him on only one of the several alleged antisemitic posts (including a Holocaust comparison) of newly-elected Labour MP Lisa Forbes.

(For the full story, see

this morning (friday 7th), 8.23-8.24am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by john humphrys) includes …

“A quick word about anti-semitism: are you entirely comfortable that your new MP had to apologise for approving of a post on social media [cut off by Labour spokesman interviewee]?”

including interview with  …

andy mcdonald mp 


QT: Labour anti-semitism?

thursday 21st february, 11.21-11.26pm, on bbc 1
question time (chaired by fiona bruce) includes…

Anti-semitism within the Labour Party: do you think that that is a problem?”

including panellists …
andy mcdonald mp
chris leslie mp

W@1: Ellman against Corbyn

this afternoon (thursday 28th), 1.04-1.05pm, and 1.12-1.23pm, on bbc radio 4
world at one (presented by sarah montague) includes …

“The Labour MP Louise Ellman says she still gets anti-semitic abuse, despite the leadership claiming over years they were dealing with it. She’s not leaving the party, but says she cannot ask people to vote for Jeremy Corbyn as prime minister, and she says one of his problems is that he has anti-semitic thoughts without recognising them as such.”

including interviews with …
louise ellman mp
andy mcdonald mp

Newsnight: Corbyn accused

yesterday evening (monday 26th), 10.31-10.48pm, and 10.53-10.55pm, on bbc 2
newsnight (presented by emily maitlis) leads with …

Hundreds protest anti semitism in parts of the Labour Party,”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter nick watt
liam byrne mp
jenny manson of jewish voice for labour
andy mcdonald mp
louise ellman mp

Twt: Corbyn accused

yesterday evening (monday 26th), 10.03-10.05pm, and 10.20-10.30pm, on bbc radio 4
the world tonight (presented by ritula shah) includes …

Rival demonstrations have been taking place outside Parliament for and against Jeremy Corbyn’s handling of the problem,”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter chris mason
tony blair
luciana berger mp
jonathan arkush, president of the jewish board of deputies
andy mcdonald mp

Westminster Hall: Gaza 25/2/2015

early this morning (monday 2nd), 2.45-5.45am, on bbc parliament tv (freeview channel 131)
westminster hall: debate on gaza, on wednesday 25th february, 2.30-4.00pm (more…)

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