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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
(more…)

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MN: Williamson persists

this morning (thursday 28th), 12.12-12.14am, on bbc radio 4
midnight news includes

“The Labour MP Chris Williamson has said he will work to clear his name after he was suspended for suggesting that the party had been too apologetic in its response to claims of anti-semitism.”

including report from …
• bbc reporter ian watson
(more…)

PM/6ocn: Williamson finally suspended

yesterday afternoon (wednesday 27th), 5.01-5.02pm, 5.05-5.13pm, and 5.32-5.42pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by evan davis) and six o’clock news include …

Within the last few minutes, Chris Williamson, Labour MP for Derby North, has been suspended from the Labour Party.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter norman smith
• bbc reporter ian watson
jenny manson, co-chair of jewish voice for labour
margaret hodge mp
• bbc reporter alex forsyth
(more…)

MN: PLP further demands

this morning (tuesday 12th), 12.13-12.15am, on bbc radio 4
midnight news includes …

Senior Labour officials have relented in the face of calls from MPs to publish a detailed breakdown of allegations of anti-semitism in the party over the last 9 months … less than two hours before tonight’s meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party.”
“Seven Labour MPs including Dame Margaret Hodge Luciana Berger and Ruth Smeeth, who have all complained about anti-semitic abuse, have now written to Jeremy Corbyn calling for the issue to be discussed at this week’s shadow cabinet meeting, They’re asking for further information, and have suggested that a failure to accede to their request would do nothing to dispel the accusation that Labour is institutionally anti-semitic.”

including report from …
• bbc reporter ian watson
(more…)

6ocn: Corbyn against Blair

this evening (friday 7th), 6.07-6.10pm, on bbc radio 4
six o’clock news includes …

Jeremy Corbyn has hit back at claims from Tony Blair that his leadership of Labour poses an existential threat to the Party.”

including report from …
• bbc reporter ian watson
(more…)

6ocn: PLP challenges NEC

this evening (wednesday 5th), 6.18-6.20pm, on bbc radio 4
six o’clock news includes …

The parliamentary Labour Party has overwhelmingly agreed to adopt the international definition and examples of anti-semitism without any caveats.”

including report from …
• bbc reporter ian watson
(more…)

MN/Today: Labour freedom of speech

this morning (wednesday 5th), 12.00-12.04am, 6.35-6.39am, 8.03-8.04am, and 8.10-8.23am, on bbc radio 4
midnight news and today (presented by mishal husain and nick robinson) include …

Jewish groups have criticised Labour’s ruling body for adding a statement on free speech to a widely recognised definition of anti-semitism.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter ian watson
rebecca long-bailey mp
chris williamson mp
ian austin mp
• bbc reporter jonathan blake
• bbc reporter norman smith
margaret hodge mp
shami chakrabarti
(more…)

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