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Sunday Politics: Labour anti-semitism

yesterday morning (sunday 1st), 11.05-11.20am, on bbc 1
sunday politics summarises the week’s news on …

Anti-semitism in Labour

and includes new contributions from …
ben bradshaw mp
nick watt of the guardian
janet daley of the telegraph
janan ganesh of the financial times (more…)

Newsnight: Naz Shah suspended

yesterday evening (thursday 21st), 10.31-10.45pm, on bbc 1
newsnight (presented by evan davis) leads with …

When an apology isn’t enough – Labour MP Naz Shah was suspended less than four hours after saying sorry. Labour is struggling to deal with the charge that it has an anti-semitic streak. Does it?”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter hannah barnes
lisa nandy, shadow education secretary
john mcdonnell, shadow chancellor
• richard angell, director of progress (in the labour party)
alex chalmers, ex-co-chair, oxford university labour club
• former bbc director of television danny cohen
• david winnick mp
• rabbi julia neuberger
• lord levy (more…)

PM: Naz Shah suspended

yesterday afternoon (wednesday 27th), 5.32-5.37pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by eddie mair) includes …

“But today, at Prime Minster’s Questions, here’s what David Cameron had to say: ‘Anti-semitism is effectively racism, and we should call it out and fight it wherever we see it, and the fact that frankly we’ve got a Labour member of Parliament, with the Labour whip, who made remarks about the transportation of people from Israel to Ametrica, and talking about a solution, and is still in receipt of the Labour whip, is quite extraordinary.’ … Naz Shah was suspended by the Labour Party about an hour ago …”

including contribution from …
ª bbc correspondent ian watson (more…)

PMQ: Naz Shah 27/4/2016

yesterday afternoon (wednesday 27th), 12.25-12.26pm, on bbc parliament tv
prime minister’s questions includes …

The Prime Minister: (Q7.) “It is very simple: anti-Semitism is effectively racism, and we should call it out and fight it wherever we see it. Frankly, the fact that a Labour Member of Parliament, with the Labour Whip, made remarks about the ‘transportation’ of people from Israel to America, talked about a ‘solution’ and is still in receipt of the Labour Whip is quite extraordinary.
The shadow Chancellor said** about these people: ‘Out, out, out. If people express these views: full stop they’re out. People might be able to reform their views and the rest of it. On this? I can’t see it.’
‘…I’m not having it. People might say “I’ve changed my views” – well, do something in another organisation!
Frankly, there will be too many hours in the day before that happens to the MP in question.”

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PMQ: anti-semitism

last wednesday afternoon (23rd march), 11.45-11.47pm, on bbc parliament tv
prime minister’s questions includes …

Mike Freer (Finchley and Golders Green) (Con): I am sure the Prime Minister is as appalled as I am that incidents involving anti-Semitism are on the rise. Does he agree that all organisations, public and private, should root out anti-Semitism, without hesitation?
The Prime Minister: I completely agree with my hon. Friend; anti-Semitism is an absolute cancer in our societies and we should know that when it grows it is the signal of many even worse things happening to ethnic groups and different groups all over our country. There is, sadly, a growth of anti-Semitism in our country and we see it in terms of attacks on Jewish people and Jewish students—it absolutely has to be stamped out. We should all, whatever organisation we are responsible for, make sure that happens. I have to say that we do see a growth in support for segregation and indeed for anti-Semitism in part of the Labour party, and I say to its leader that it is his party and he should sort it out.”

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PMQ: East Jerusalem

yesterday afternoon (wednesday 24th), 12.29-12.31pm, on bbc parliament tv
prime minister’s questions includes …

“Q,12 Imran Hussain (Bradford East) (Lab):
Last week, together with several of my hon. Friends, I visited Palestine, where we went to the home of Nora and her family, who have lived in the old city of East Jerusalem since 1953. Israeli settlers, however, are now trying to force Nora from her home of over 60 years. There are many other cases like that. Does the Prime Minister agree with me that illegal settlements and constructions are a major roadblock that hinder peaceful negotiations? What are this Government doing to help prevent these infringements into Palestinian lives and land?
The Prime Minister:
The hon. Gentleman’s question is incredibly important. I am well known as a strong friend of Israel, but I have to say that the first time I visited Jerusalem, had a proper tour around that wonderful city and saw what has happened with the effective encirclement of East Jerusalem—occupied East Jerusalem— I found it genuinely shocking. What this Government have consistently done and go on doing is to say that we are supporters of Israel, but we do not support illegal settlements and we do not support what is happening in East Jerusalem. It is very important for this capital city to be maintained in the way it was in the past.”

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Holocaust Memorial Day

tomorrow evening (tuesday 27th), 7.00-8.00pm, on bbc 2
holocaust memorial day (presented by david dimbleby) (part of holocaust memorial season) (more…)

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