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6ocn/DR/Nn: Labour left rejected

yesterday evening (friday 26th), 6.21-6.23pm and 6.31-6.32pm on bbc radio 4, and 7.18-7.21pm on bbc 2 tv 

six o’clock news, dead ringers (with jon culshaw and jan ravens), and newsnight (presented by kirsty wark) include …

Keir Starmer today resisted the calls of MPs allied to Rebecca Long-Bailey to re-instate her as shadow education secretary. He spoke to twenty or so members of the Socialist Campaign group, amongst whose members are Jeremy Corbyn and Diane Abbott, and confirmed there would be no further disciplinary action, but nor it appeared would there be any row-back either.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter ian watson

• bbc reporter nicholas watt 

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W@1: Long-Bailey sacked

this afternoon (friday 26th), 1.05-1.07pm, on bbc radio 4 

world at one (presented by jonny dymond) includes …

Labour MPs from the left of the party have met Sir Keir Starmer to express concerns about the sacking yesterday of Rebecca Long-Bailey. She was removed from the shadow cabinet for re-tweeting an article by the actress Maxine Peake, which suggested that American police involved in the death of George Floyd had learned their tactics from the Israeli secret serices. Mr Starmer said he regarded the claim as an anti-semitic conspracy theory, but some in Labour have sought assurances that those who criticse the Israeli state will not be sacked.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter ian watson 

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Today: Long-Bailey sacked

this morning (friday 26th), 6.08-6.10am, 6.33-6.36am, 6.48-6.53am, 7.11-7.18am, and 7.52-7.58am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by justin webb and mishal husain) includes …

“Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer sacks Rebecca Long-Bailey over her sharing an article with an anti-semitic conspiracy theory.

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter ian watson 

marie van der zyl, president of the board of deputies

jon lansmann of momentum 

margaret beckett mp

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PM/6ocn: 70 Labour witnesses

this afternoon (thursday 5th), 5.34-5.36pm and 6.19-6.22pm, on bbc radio 4

pm (presented by evan davis) and six o’clock news include …

Jewish Labour Movement has now made this official complaint about anti-semitism in the Labour Party: seventy serving and former Labour officials giving sworn statements to an investigation by the Equality and Human Rights Commission into the party’s handling of anti-semitism allegations.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter chris mason 

sam matthews 

• bbc reporter ian watson 

• solicitor susannah kintish 

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MN/Today: 70 Labour witnesses

this morning (thursday 5th), 12.00-12.01am, 12.06-12.08am, 6.03-6.04am, 6.46-6.51am, 7.03-7.04am, 7.13-7.16am, and 8.02-8.03am, on bbc radio 4 

midnight news and today (presented by justin webb and martha kearney) include …

Seventy serving and former Labour officials have given sworn statements to an equalities investigation that the party is not dealing effectively with claims of anti-semitism.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter ian watson

• solicitor james libson

• john healey mp

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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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6ocn/Twt: Peers call on Corbyn

this evening (monday 15th), 6.11-6.12pm and 10.03-10.04pm, on bbc radio 4 

six o’clock news and the world tonight (presented by ritula shah) include …

Labour peers have written to Jeremy Corbyn calling for complaints of anti-semitism in the party to be handled independently in future. They also offered to help set up the new system.”

“Labour has announced that there’ll be a meeting of the shadow cabinet next Monday to discuss the handling of complaints of anti-semitism. Jeremy Corbyn is then expected to address the parliamentary party, which has been talking about the issue this evening.”

including reports from …

• bbc reporter ian watson

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6ocn: Labour reform?

this evening (sunday 9th), 6.02-6.04pm (partly repeated 12.10-12.11am on midnight news), on bbc radio 4 

six o’clock news includes …

“The BBC has been told there will be a concerted push within Labour for the party to adopt an independent process for dealing with complaints of anti-semitism.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter ian watson

emily thornberry mp

john mcdonnell mp

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6ocn/Twt: Labour peers resign

this evening (tuesday 9th), 6.06-6.08pm and 10.40-10.45pm, on bbc radio 4 

six o’clock news and the world tonight (presented by ritula shah) include …

Three Labour peers have resigned the whip because of the party’s handling of anti-semitism. One of them, Lord Triesman, said Labour was very plainly institutionally anti-semitic, and no longer provided a safe environment for Jewish people.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter ian watson 

margaret hodge mp

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Today: Corbyn interference

this morning (tuesday 5th), 6.01-6.02am, 6.33-6.36am, 7.00-7.02am, 7.09-7.17am, and 8.00-8.02am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by nick robinson) leads with …

“A whole number of his top team, not just one person, lots of them, are involved in decisions around individual complaints, and what they do is they interfere and they lower the sanctions so that people aren’t suspended, they’re just given a warning letter. And what is so awful about this is that Jeremy always proclaims a zero tolerance of anti-semitism. When it comes to the actual cases. if they’re his mates, he doesn’t demonstrate zero tolerance … trust in him has gone.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter ian watson
• bbc reporter norman smith
margaret hodge mp
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