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BH: Labour investigated

this morning (sunday 2nd), 9.51-9.54am, on bbc radio 4

broadcasting house (presented by paddy oconnell) includes …

“It’s in the Observer today, which reports that at least 100 witness testimonies describing alleged anti-semitic behaviour are to be submitted to the Equalities and Human Rights Commission. This story did not get enough coverage last week because perhaps realising that it was about to break, and seeking to divert attention, the Labour Party expelled Alistair Campbell from membership.”

including discussion with …

• journalist oliver kamm

claire fox mep

• bbc presenter janet ellis 

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MN: Labour investigated

this morning (wednesday 29th), 12.05-12.07am, and 12.28am,  on bbc radio 4 (mostly repeated from 6.05pm on six o’clock news)

midnight news includes …

“The Labour Party is to be formally investigated over allegations of anti-semitism by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission. … However the Campaign Against Antisemitism said it was ‘devastating that a mainstream party had fallen so far into the gutter’.”

including contributions from  …

• bbc reporter jessica parker

louise ellman mp

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W@1: Labour investigated

this afternoon (tuesday 28th), 1.02-1.03pm, on bbc radio 4 

world at one (presented by jonny dymond) includes …

The equalities watchdog has launched a formal investigation into claims of anti-semitism in the Labour Party. The Equalities and Human Rights Commission will assess whether Labour has victimised people because they are Jewish.”

including report from  …

• bbc reporter nick eardley

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Today: New Labour leader?

this morning (monday 15th), 7.21-7.26am, and 8.43-8.44am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …

“And at what point, what would push you over the edge, where you would say it is not happening, what we want to happen, what we need to happen, rooting out anti-semitism, is not happening, therefore we have to take a look at having another election for leader?”

including interviews with …

louise ellman mp

john healey mp

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Marr: Lammy on anti-semitism

this morning (sunday 14th), 10.01-10.02am, and 10.40-10.42am, on bbc 1 tv 

the andrew marr show includes …

“There has been a failure of leadership. It’s a stain on Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of this party.  … many people turning away from the party because of this. It’s shameful the way that these complaints have been managed, and frankly when a senior backbencher like Margaret Hodge is crying, effectively, in the parliamentary Labour Party because of the horrific language that’s been used against her and others, I stand in complete solidarity with them, and I say quite clearly that this pernicious nastiness is found on the extreme left as it is found on the extreme right, and we resist it and fight it equally.”

including interview with …

david lammy mp

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W@1: Falconer waits

this afternoon (monday 11th), 1.26-1.34pm, on bbc radio 4

world at one (presented by sarah montague) includes …

“The former Labour Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer, says anti-semitism is an existential crisis for the Labour Party. He’s been asked to review the problems with anti-semitism within the party, but just as he was about to take up the role last week, the Equaltiies and Human Rights Commission, the EHRC, announced that it believed Labour may have unlawfully discriminated against people because of their ethnicity and religious beliefs, and it’s considering a full investigation. Lord Falconer told me their investigation should take precedence, and not operate in parallel to his, he could then take up a longer-term role after they finish.”

including interview with  …

lord falconer

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Marr: McDonnell on EHRC

this morning (sunday 10th), 10.35-10.36am, on bbc 1 tv
the andrew marr show includes …

“The Equalities and Human Rights Commission announced that it was thinking of investigating the Labour Party into anti-semitism. Would you welcome that investigation?”

including interview with …
john mcdonnell mp
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