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Drivetime: Williamson suspended

last wednesday evening (27th february), 5.07-5.13pm, 5.40-5.44pm, 6.06-6.14pm, 6.38-6.41pm, 6.49-6.58pm, and 7.15-7.19pm, on bbc radio london
drivetime (presented by eddie nestor) leads with …

“Labour MP Chris Williamson is suspended after claiming Labour were ‘too apologetic’ over antisemitism.”

including contributions from …
bob neill mp
richard watts, leader, islington council
stephen pollard, editor, jewish chronicle
eve from israel
simon from edgware
• bbc reporter susana mendonca


W@1: Andrew Murray accused

this afternoon (tuesday 5th), 1.01-1.02pm, and 1.07-1.14pm, on bbc radio 4
world at one (presented by sarah montague) includes …

“It’s no secret that he was a senior member of the Communist Party, and was a fervent believer in that route to socialism as he saw it … if he still holds them I think he should be in the Communist Party rather than in the Labour Party.

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter norman smith
margaret hodge mp
• lord ray collins, former general secretary of the labour party

Today: Hard-left anti-semitism

this morning (monday 4th), 7.36-7.42am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …

“It’s very much part of their politics, of hard-left politics, to be against capitalists and to see Jewish people as the financiers of capital, ergo anti Jewish people.”

including interview with
siobhian mcdonagh 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

Tftd: Janner-Klausner 28/2/2019

this morning (thursday 28th), 7.45-7.48am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by rabbi laura janner-klausner

Judaism lays out clear and universal parameters for apologising: true apologies have to be sincere, express contrition, and detail what we did wrong, Then, vitally, we need to change our actions.”


Today: Williamson “deliberately inflammatory”

this morning (thursday 28th), 7.40-7.41am, 7.52-7.57am, and 8.06-8.07am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by nick robinson and john humphrys) includes …

“I’ve been very very concerned that his comments have almost been deliberately inflammatory, and causing offence not just to parliamentary colleagues but also to people in the Jewish community who understandably have a real concern about anti-semitism in the Labour Party.”

including interview with …
tom watson mp

MN: Williamson persists

this morning (thursday 28th), 12.12-12.14am, on bbc radio 4
midnight news includes

“The Labour MP Chris Williamson has said he will work to clear his name after he was suspended for suggesting that the party had been too apologetic in its response to claims of anti-semitism.”

including report from …
• bbc reporter ian watson

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