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JV: Mirvis intervenes

BBC BIAS: BBC presenter Jeremy Vine interviews a spokesman from Jewish Voice for Labour (but not the Jewish Labour Movement) without mentioning that it is tiny, and is a single-issue group created solely to defend Jeremy Corbyn from criticisms of anti-semitism.
BBC BIAS: BBC presenter Jeremy Vine interviews (non-Jewish) former Labour MP Ian Austin and a spokesman for Jewish Voice for Labour instead of a responsible spokesman for the Labour Party.

tuesday 26th november, 12.02pm, 12.07-12.19pm, 12.23-12.28pm, and 12.32-12.38pm, on bbc radio 2 

jeremy vine leads with …

“Jeremy discusses the Chief Rabbi’s comments on anti-semitism in the Labour Party.”

including interviews with …

ian austin

jonathan rosenhead of jewish voice for labour 

and calls from …

ann robinson, formerly of unison 

adam morris 

gareth hopkins, a stockport labour party member claiming to have been accused of antisemitism for having a palestinian flag tattoo on his arm in edgware 

(if you missed it, available from 0:02:24 to 0:02:45, 0:07:34 to  0:19:00, 0:23:04 to 0:28:15, and 0:32:28 to 0:37:50, at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000bmzs)

Sunday: Welby and Mirvis

this morning (sunday 8th), 7.45-7.54am, on bbc radio 4 

sunday (presented by edward stourton) concludes with …

“The Chief Rabbi’s decision to attack Jeremy Corbyn over his record on anti-semitism is now making waves in the world of religion as well as politics. Early this week, professor Gus John, a prominent anti-racism campaigner, resigned as an adviser to the Committee for Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns because he objected to the fact that the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has supported the Chief Rabbi … the professor accused Justin Welby of ‘a most egregious form of hubris’.”

including discussion with …

• professor gus john 

• rabbi jonathan romain 

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Corbyn v Johnson

yesterday evening (friday 6th), 8.49-8.53pm, on bbc 1 tv (partly repeated 10.31-10.32pm on newsnight on bbc 2 tv)

prime ministerial debate (chaired by nick robinson) includes …

“[NR] Jeremy Corbyn, it is extraordinary isn’t it that the leader of a religious community has to warn people about you and your party?”

“[NR] What Jewish members of the Labour Party say is if this was black or asian people who were victims of racism, you would listen to them but when Jews say that your party under your leadership is infected with anti-Jewish hatred, you say no no I know better?

“[BJ] His unwillingness to take a stand, to stand up for Jewish people in the Labour Party, his unwillingnes to protect them, to put an arm round them, is in my view a failure of leadership.”

including contributions from …

jeremy corbyn

boris johnson

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Ephraim Mirvis

this evening (saturday 30th), 7.00-7.15pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 5.45am tomorrow)

chief rabbi ephraim mirvis (presented by edward stourton) (in the profile series)

Edward Stourton traces the Chief Rabbi’s story, which begins with a childhood in apartheid South Africa. His tenure as Chief Rabbi has been marked by a few liberalising initiatives, which have ruffled feathers and caused some disquiet within the wider Jewish community.  

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Today: No Corbyn apology

this morning (wednesday 27th), 6.34-6.35am, 6.48-6.50am, 7.15-7.17am, 8.02-8.03am, and 8.54-9.00am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by nick robinson) includes…

“In his interview with Andrew Neil, the Labour leader declined four times to say sorry, but Nia Griffith who speaks on defence later told a BBC Wales debate the party’s handling of the issue was ‘a shame on us’.”

including contributions from …

richard burgon mp

• journalist ayesha hazarika  

• journalist michael segalov

(nia griffith’s answer on the bbc radio wales election debate podcast is from 0:53:45 to 0:54:36 at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p07vt1t9)

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Nn: No Corbyn apology

yesterday evening (tuesday 26th), 10.31-10.17pm, on bbc 2 tv

newsnight (presented by emily maitlis) includes …

“The story that is now dominating the election campaign: unprecedented interventions by religious leaders over Jeremy Corbyn’s fitness to govern.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter nicholas watt

trevor phillips, ehrc chair 2003-2012

naz shah mp

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MN: No Corbyn apology

this morning (wednesday 27th), 12.00-12.07am and 12.26-12.27am, on bbc radio 4

midnight news leads with …

“Jeremy Corbyn has refused to apologise to the UK’s Jewish community, and has defended Labour’s handling of anti-semitism in its ranks after scathing criticism of the party’s leadership by the Chief Rabbi.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter norman smith

lord falconer 

• bbc reporter alex strangways-booth

• rabbi jonathan romain 

(more…)

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