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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
(more…)

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Newsnight: Williamson suspended

yesterday evening (wednesday 27th), 10.54-11.08pm, on bbc 2 tv
newsnight (presented by kirsty wark) includes …

“The issue of anti-semitism has led to a Labour MP and close Corbyn ally being suspended from the party this evening.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter nicholas watt
jeremy corbyn mp
margaret hodge mp
jenny manson, co-chair of jewish voice for labour
bill esterson mp
• journalist jack blanchard
(more…)

Today/W@1: Williamson not suspended

yesterday morning (wednesday 27th), 8.04-8.05am (repeated from 6.01am and 7.01am), and 1.04-1.05pm and 1.20-1.26pm, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by nick robinson and mishal husain) and world at one (presented by edward stourton) include …

“A staunch ally of Jeremy Corbyn has been filmed telling left-wing activists the party has been too apologetic over anti-semitism within the party. The footage of the Labour MP Chris Williamson at a Momentum event in Sheffield is understood to have been recorded last week, after 8 Labour MPs quit the party because of Brexit and anti-semitism.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter jonathan blake
• bbc reporter norman smith
margaret hodge mp
tony lloyd mp
(more…)

Today: Labour contrast

this morning (saturday 23rd), 7.49-7.56am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by nick robinson and john humphrys) includes …

Compare and contrast … ‘There is now brutality in the Labour Party. Racist bullies are responible for driving one, Luciana Berer, out of the party, and it needs to change if more are not to follow.’ That was the reaction of the party’s deputy leader, Tom Watson. In contrast: ‘There is no place for harshness and bullying in the party. and to tell you the truth, I don’t believe it exists on a wide scale.’ That was the response of the leader, Jeremy Corbyn.”

including interviews with …
chris williamson mp
lucy powell mp
(more…)

PL: Ian Austin quits

this afternoon (friday 22nd), 12.15-12.39pm (repeated 12.15am), on bbc 2 tv
politics live (presented by elizabeth glinka) leads with …

Ian Austin’s resignation from the Labour Party.“

including contributions from …
• “skin in the game” eleanor penny of novara media
• former labour member, journalist jane merrick
ross kempsell of talkradio
david goodhart of demos,
peter kyle mp
(more…)

Twt/Newsnight: Joan Ryan quits

this evening (tuesday 19th), 10.30-10.32pm on bbc radio 4, and 10.59-11.16pm on bbc 2 tv
the world tonight (presented by julian worricker) and newsnight (presented by kirsty wark) include …

“An eighth Labour MP, Joan Ryan, has announced that she is quitting the party, and will join the independent group in the House of Commons. It seems that anti-semitism is the major reason.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter jonathan blake
chris williamson mp
(more…)

Twt: Labour anti-semitism

this evening (monday 4th), 10.23-10.26pm, on bbc radio 4
the world tonight (presented by ritula shah) includes …

Labour MPs and peers tonight unanimously passed a motion calling for the party leadership to do more to tackle anti-semitism, and the MPs accused the party’s general secretary, Jennie Formby, who was at the meeting, of ignoring their demands and refusing to give the answers they wanted.”

including contributions from …
chris williamson mp
• bbc reporter jonathan blake
(more…)

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