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Posts tagged ‘Ian Austin’

QT: Austin on Corbyn

yesterday evening (thursday 7th), 10.46-11.07pm, on bbc 1 tv 

question time (chaired by fiona bruce) leads with …

“With Ian Austin telling Labour voters to vote Tory, and umpteen other inter-party fallouts, how can we trust you if you cannot trust each other?

including panellists  …

barry gardiner mp

kirstene hair mp

humza yousaf msp

• businessman iain anderson

• journalist and broadcaster angela haggerty

(more…)

6ocn: Austin on Corbyn

this evening (thursday 7th), 6.08-6.10pm, on bbc radio 4 

six o’clock news includes …

“Two former Labour MPs, Ian Austin and John Woodcock, have urged people to vote for Boris Johnson rather than Jeremy Corbyn. Mr Austin, who left the party in February, said the Labour leader was completely unfit to lead his party and the country.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter ian watson

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W@1: McDonnell on Corbyn

this afternoon (thursday 7th), 1.05-1.06pm and 1.09-1.13pm, on bbc radio 4

world at one (presented by sarah montague) includes …

“I don’t know if you’ve seen the Jewish Chronicle this morning, it’s given over its front page to a letter which they say is ‘To all our fellow British citizens’, and the first sentence of the article says ‘The vast majority of British Jews consider Jeremy Corbyn to be an anti-semite’, and it ends that ‘if he’s chosen to be our next prime minister, the message will be stark, that our dismay, our fears of what that will mean, where it will lead, are irrelevant’,”

including interview with …

john mcdonnell mp

(more…)

Today: Austin on Corbyn

this morning (thursday 7th), 6.43-6.44am, 7.09-7.18am, 7.43-7.44am, 8.03-8.05am, and 8.28-8.33am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by martha kearney and nick robinson) includes…

“I think he’s spent his entire time in politics working with and defending all sorts of people, extremists and in some cases antisemites and terrorists.”

Most shamefully of all, for a party that’s got a proud record of fighting for equality and opposing racism, the Labour Party’s been poisoned with anti-Jewish racism under his leadership, and it is a complete and utter disgrace.”

“If you’re not going to do what’s right on a fundamental question like racism, what are you going to do it on?”

including contributions from …

• ian austin mp

• bbc reporter chris mason

• rebecca long-bailey mp

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Newsnight: Ian Austin speaks

yesterday evening (friday 22nd), 10.34-10.39pm, on bbc 2 tv (partly repeated 12.06-12.08am on midnight news on bbc radio 4)
newsnight (presented by kirsty wark) includes …

“Former Labour MP Ian Austin on Jeremy Corbyn and anti-Semitism.”

including interview with …
ian austin mp
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Ian Austin quits

this afternoon (friday 22nd), 1.04-1.05pm, and 1.07-1.24pm, on bbc radio 4
world at one (presented by mark mardell) leads with …

A former minister has become the ninth MP to resign from the Labour Party this week. Ian Austin, who’s been a Labour member for 45 years, said he was appalled by its response to claims of anti-semitism. He warned that the hard left had become completely entrenched in the party under Jeremy Corbyn, who he said was not fit to be Prime Minister.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter jonathan blake
ian austin mp
ben bradshaw mp
qadar zada, leader of dudley borough council
(more…)

PL: Ian Austin quits

this afternoon (friday 22nd), 12.15-12.39pm (repeated 12.15am), on bbc 2 tv
politics live (presented by elizabeth glinka) leads with …

Ian Austin’s resignation from the Labour Party.“

including contributions from …
• “skin in the game” eleanor penny of novara media
• former labour member, journalist jane merrick
ross kempsell of talkradio
david goodhart of demos,
peter kyle mp
(more…)

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