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W@1/PM/6ocn: Carry on regardless?

this afternoon (tuesday 19th), 1.02-1.04pm, 1.24-1.28pm, 5.34-5.39pm, and 6.08-6.12pm, on bbc radio 4
world at one (presented by edward stourton), pm, and six o’clock news include …

Jeremy Corbyn has responded and says he regrets the resignations, John McDonnell said the party needs to listen, to be in listening mode, to be sure that the trend dosn’t go much further. But it hasn’t altogether gone to plan, because one of the party’s MPs, Ruth George, has had to apologise today for suggesting that the seven MPs may have been funded by the state of Israel.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter norman smith
john mcdonnell mp
• journalist stephen bush, new statesman
mary cray mp
margaret hodge mp


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

HMD: Sunday

this morning (sunday 27th), 7.43-7.54am, on bbc radio 4 (with extended repeat of hannah lewis’s interview, online only at
sunday (presented by edward stourton) leads with …

“On this Holocaust Memorial Day, Edward talks to • Hannah Lewis, who survived a Nazi labour camp, and • Olivia Marks-Woldman, who discusses new figures on British attitudes to the Holocaust.”


Sunday: Leadership

yesterday morning (sunday 16th), 7.44-7.53am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by edward stourton) concludes with …

“With so much focus on the Prime Minister, Edward discusses the qualities needed for a good leader with two faith leaders – • Bishop Nick Baines and • Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner.”


Sunday: Benefit fraud

this morning (sunday 9th), 7.41-7.47am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by edward stourton) includes …

A bitter divorce case in the orthodox Jewish community of Stamford Hill has revealed instances of housing benefit fraud – with some claiming it’s prevalent in the community and assisted by local community organisations.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter melanie abbott
• divorcee miriam kliers
(see also file on four at

Sunday: defunding UNRWA

this morning (sunday 23rd), 7.29-7.38am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by edward stourton) leads with …

Where politics and morality clash – A group of charities have declared they are trying to plug the funding gap left by the decision to withdraw US support for UNRWA.”

including discussion with …
nigel varndell of embrace the middle east
sarah elliott of republicans overseas uk

Sunday: Sacks on Corbyn

this morning (sunday 2nd), 7.45-7.53am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by edward stourton) concludes with interview with …
• former chief rabbi lord sacks

“Just like the Powell speech, it identified a group of British citizens and said, in effect, they’re not really part of us, they’re an alien element, and that is classic anti-semitism. … The fact is, anti-semitism has returned to mainland Europe, Jews have been murdered in Paris, in Toulouse, in Marseilles, simply for being Jews. When a public figure issues an utterance that has echoes of that anti-semitism, and is in effect opening the door, letting the demons out, then that becomes very very dangerous. And of course there’s a big difference between Enoch Powell and Jeremy Corbyn: there was never the slightest possibility that Enoch Powell would ever become Prime Minister, but Jeremy Corbyn is leader of Her Majesty’s opposition, and might become Prime Minister. Let me tell you vast numbers of British Jews are very disturbed and anxious about that.”


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