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MN/Today: Corbyn memorial

this morning (tuesday 14th), 12.00-12.04am, 6.08-6.09am, 6.38-6.41am, and 7.43-7.44am, on bbc radio 4
midnight news and today (presented by justin webb and martha kearney) include …

Jeremy Corbyn is embroiled in a row with Israel’s prime minister after confirming he was present when a wreath was laid at the graves of Palestinians who attacked the Munich Olympics.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tom barton
glyn secker of jewish voice for labour and jews for justice for palestinians
• bbc reporter jonathan blake
marie van der zyl, president of the jewish board of deputies
naomi wimborne-idrissi of jewish voice for labour and momentum

(more…)

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AQ: Jerusalem

yesterday evening (friday 6th), 8.21-8.31pm (repeated 1.29pm today), on bbc radio 4
any questions (chaired by jonathan dimbleby at westminster synagogue, with • martin lewis, • baroness deech, • maria caulfield mp, and • chuka umunna mp) includes …

Why doesn’t the UK move its embassy to Jerusalem?

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FCOQ: Jeremy Corbyn

last friday afternoon (8th july), 6.30-7.50pm, on bbc parliament tv
home affairs select committee: session on anti-semitism, 4th july 2016

“Evidence of Jeremy Corbyn.”
questions from …
Keith Vaz (Lab)
Nusrat Ghani (Lab)
Victoria Atkins (C)
DavidWinnick (Lab)
David Burrowes (C)
Chuka Umunna (Lab)
Tim Loughton (C)
Stewart McDonald (Lab)
James Berry (C)

(transcript at http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidence…)
(see transcript of previous session at http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidence…)
(next session tomorrow afternoon, thursday 14th july, see http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-sele…)
(for chakrabarti report, see http://www.labour.org.uk/page/-/party-documents/ChakrabartiInquiry.pdf) (more…)

Lord Dubs

Why do some people feel it necessary to use hyperbole when dismissing anti-semitism?
In a mere 5-word sentence, “clearly” and “totally” are used to make a lie more convincing …

monday 21st march, 12.39-12.41pm, on bbc 2
daily politics (presented by jo coburn) includes …

“Over the weekend, one of your colleagues, Lord Levy, threatened to resign unless Jeremy Corbyn, your leader, makes absolutely clear that anti-semtism will not be tolerated in the Labour Party, saying he’s not gone far enough in cracking down on it. Do you think Jeremy Corbyn could be doing more about that issue?”
[Chuka Umunna] “It would be completely disingenuous for anybody to deny that in fringes on the left there have been problems with anti-semitism. but I tell you what, if anyone can lead the charge. in stamping it out and showing a zero tolerance to it, it is Jeremy.”
[Lord Dubs] “I think we’ve got to be careful that when people are critical of Israeli government policy, they’re not accused of being anti-semitic. There are some people who tend to merge the two. Clearly they are totally different!

(if you missed it, available from 0:39:15 to 0:41:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0759y8c/daily-politics-21032016#pl…)

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