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Posts tagged ‘David Blunkett’

PM: Tom Watson rebuked

this afternoon (saturday 2nd), 5.01-5.02pm, and 5.05-5.14pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by evan davis) leads with …

“It is a bitter and public row that has broken out between the most senior official of the Labour Party and its deputy leader. In response to deputy leader Tom Watson’s suggestion that Labour MPs and peers send complaints about anti-semitism his way, the party’s general secretary Jennie Formby wrote a stinging rebuke.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tom barton
catherine mckinnell mp
• journalist patrick maguire, new statesman
lord blunkett
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Newshour/PM/6ocn: Labour MPs quit

this afternoon (monday 18th), 2.36-2.40pm on bbc world service radio, and 5.16-5.30pm, 6.05-6.15pm, and 6.28-6.30pm, on bbc radio 4
newshour (presented by paul henley) and pm and six o’clock news (partly repeated on midnight news) include …

Seven MPs for Britain’s Labour opposition have resigned from the party in protest over leader Jeremy Corbyn’s approach to Brexit and anti-Semitism.”

including contributions from …
chris leslie mp
• bbc reporter rob watson
luciana berger mp
janet mobbs of stockport momentum
charlie stewart, labour chair, stockport
martin jameson, former stockport labour member
ann coffey mp
angela rayner mp
mike gapes mp
• bbc reporter norman smith
angela smith mp
mike gapes mp
chuka umunna mp
• bbc reporter alex forsyth
john mcdonnell mp
• lord david blunkett
vince cable mp
• bbc reporter john pienaar
markus keaney, labour chair, luton south
• bbc reporter laura kuenssberg
(more…)

W@1: Labour MPs quit

this afternoon (monday 18th), 1.00-1.05pm, and 1.08-1.45pm, on bbc radio 4
world at one (presented by edward stourton) is almost entirely devoted to …

Seven Labour MPs announce they are quitting the party.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter norman smith
luciana berger mp
gavin shuker mp
angela smith mp
mike gapes mp
ann coffey mp
chuka umunna mp
graham stringer mp
• lord david blunkett
len mccluskey of unite
chris leslie mp
john healey mp
jon lansman of momentum
• baroness shirley williams
• professor john curtice, strathclyde university
• journalist stephen bush, new statesman
(more…)

Today: Blair against Corbyn

this morning (friday 7th), 6.01-6.02am, 6.33-6.36am, 7.00-7.02am, 8.01-8.03am, 8.10-8.24am, and 8.54-9.00am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and nick robinson) leads with …

”The former prime minster Tony Blair says he fears it might not be possible to take back control of the Labour Party from Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters. He says Jeremy Corbyn represents an existential threat to the party.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter norman smith
• bbc reporter chris mason
tony blair
chris williamson mp
• lord david blunkett
tony blair mp
• journalist owen jones
• journalist ayesha hazarika
(see also political thinking podcast with tony blair at https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06kgv15)
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Today: David Blunkett speaks

this morning (saturday 1st), 6.11-6.12am, 6.45am, 7.04am, and 7.43am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and nick robinson) includes …

”The former Labour Home Secretary Lord Blunkett has said the decision by the veteran Labour MP Frank Field to resign the Labour whip must be a ’catalyst for seismic change’.”

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Today: Frank Field resigns

this morning (friday 31st), 6.03-6.04am, 6.33-6.36am, 7.03-7.04am, 7.47am, 7.52-7.58am, 8.00-8.02am, and 8.55-8.59am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by mishal husain and nick robinson) leads with …

An ally of Jeremy Corbyn has accused the veteran Labour MP Frank Field of ’making grotesque slurs’ after he resigned the whip necause of the party’s stance on anti-semitism. In a local newspaper article published this morning, Mr Field urges the Labour leadership to end what he calls ’its racist tolerance of anti-semitism’, and expel local activists who intimidate other members.”
Frank Field has said he might step down and trigger a bye-election.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tom barton
• bbc reporter chris mason
neil coyle mp
lloyd russell-moyle mp
• journalist stephen bush
• journalist john mcternan
(more…)

Today: Labour letter

this morning (friday 30th), 7.03-7.04am, and 8.46-8.48am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by sarah montague and john humphrys) includes …

“Nearly 40 Labour MPs and peers have called upon Jeremy Corbyn to suspend a senior official at the centre of the latest row about anti-semitism.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter jonathan blake
lord blunkett
(more…)

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