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YIP: Labour anti-semitism

yesterday afternoon (saturday 22nd), 2.32-2.34pm, on bbc news tv
the year in politics (in the review series) includes …

”The issue of anti-semitism dominated much of Labour’s year.”

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Twtw: Labour split?

this afternoon (sunday 2nd), 1.00-1.02pm, and 1.05-1.16pm, on bbc radio 4
the world this weekend (presented by mark mardell) leads with …

“The former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said the Labour Party should support the IHRA definition of anti-semitism immediately. Speaking at a conference of the Jewish Labour Movement in North London, he said it was not just about changing a policy, but about what the party stood for.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter ian watson
gordon brown
• bbc reporter chris vallance
jon lansman of momentum
louise ellman mp
claudia webbe, chair of labour’s disputes panel
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BH: Labour split?

this morning (sunday 2nd), 9.02-9.03am, and 9.06-9.15am, on bbc radio 4
broadcasting house (presented by jonny dymond) leads with …

“The shadow chancellor John McDonnell has admitted he’s worried and saddened at the prospect of the Labour party splitting amid the row about anti-semitism.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter anthony zahra
• baroness margaret prosser, former general secretary of the TGWU
• journalist stephen bush
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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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AA: Labour nasty party?

this afternoon (saturday 18th), 2.03-2.21pm, on bbc radio 4
any answers (phone-in programme, presented by anita anand) leads with …

“According to Theresa May, the Tories were once known as the nasty party … has that mantle passed to the Labour Party? What did you make of Frank Field’s resignation?”

including calls from …
christine trenery, labour candidate, heswall, birkenhead
naomi wayne, a founder member of jews for justice for palestinians
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AQ: Labour nasty party?

yesterday evening (friday 31st), 8.02-8.11pm (repeated 1.10pm today), on bbc radio 4
any questions (chaired by shaun ley, with • professor tom shakespeare, • helen grant mp, • journalist isabel oakeshott, and • hilary benn mp) leads with …

Has Labour become the nasty party?

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6ocn: Frank Field resigns

yesterday evening (friday 31st), 6.13-6.15pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 12.16am on midnight news)
six o’clock news includes …

“The veteran Labour MP Frank Field says he’s been told he’ll be thrown out of the party unless he withdraws his resignation from the Labour whip. Mr Field, who’s represented Birkenhead for nearly 40 years, quit the whip yesterday, citing anti-semitism and a culture of nastiness in the party. Meanwhile, Phil Davies, the Labour leader of neighbouring Wirral Council has claimed that the local party has been taken over by extreme left-wingers who are using bullying tactics.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter jonathan blake
phil davies, leader of wirral council
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