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PM/6ocn: Labour adopts full definition

this evening (tuesday 4th), 5.01-5.02pm, 5.05-5.13pm, 5.33-5.37pm, and 6.01-6.05pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by carolyn quinn) and six o’clock news include …

”Labour’s ruling National Executive Committee has announced it will adopt in full an internationally recognised definition of anti-semitism and all its examples. It says it will also include a statement to protect freedom of expression on israel and the rights of the Palestinians.“

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter jonathan blake
• bbc reporter ian watson
selma james, of camden momentum
stuart richardson, of socialist resistance, secretary of birmingham stop the war coalition
stan keable, secretary of labour against the witchhunt
harry saul markman, of herut uk
deborah markman
chris williamson mp
tom watson mp
john mann mp
• bbc reporter norman smith
joan ryan mp
(more…)

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6ocn: Gordon Brown speaks

this evening (sunday 2nd), 6.00-6.05am, on bbc radio 4
six o’clock news leads with …

Gordon Brown has warned Jeremy Corbyn that the soul of the Labour party is at stake in the row over anti-semitism.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter ian watson
gordon brown
jon lansman of momentum
margaret hodge mp
john mcdonnell mp
(more…)

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
(more…)

MN: Frank Field resigns

this morning (friday 31st), 12.00-12.06am, on bbc radio 4
midnight news leads with …

“One of Labour’s longest-serving MPs, Frank Field, has resigned from the parliamentary party, warning that Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership has become ’a force for anti-semitism’. The party’s deputy leader said the resignations should serve as a major wake-up call.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter ian watson
louise ellman mp
• bbc reporter john pienaar
(more…)

PM/6ocn/Twt: Frank Field resigns

this evening (thursday 30th), 5.21-5.29pm, 6.01-6.04pm, 10.01-10.02pm, and 10.07-10.17pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by simon jack), six o’clock news, and the world tonight (presented by james coomarasamy), lead with …

“One of Labour’s most senior and long-serving MPs, Frank Field, has resigned from the Parliamentary party, saying its leadership has become a force for anti-semitism. In a scathing resignation letter, Mr Field, a former minister in Tony Blair’s government, accused Jeremy Corbyn of overseeing an erosion of the party’s key values. He said there was now a culture of intolerance nastiness and intimidation in Labour.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter ian watson
frank field mp
• bbc reporter tom barton
mike cushman of jewish voice for labour
louise ellman mp
(for mike cushman’s views on zionism, see his witness statement at https://freespeechonisrael.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/MCwitness-Keable.pdf)
(more…)

Today: Labour anti-semitism

this morning (monday 23rd), 6.01-6.02am, 7.00-7.02am, 7.49-7.58am, 8.00-8.02am, and 8.40-8.47am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by mishal husain and martha kearney) leads with

A group of Jewish Labour MPs will urge Parliamentary colleagues to accept a more thorough definition of anti-semitism than that adopted last week by the party/s National Executive Committee … for example, if Labour members likened Israel’s policies to the Nazis, it would not be considered to be anti-semitic.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter ian watson
• bbc reporter norman smith
margaret hodge mp
nick thomas-symonds mp
(more…)

Today: Corbyn shrugs

this morning (wednesday 25th), 6.31-6.35am, 7.09-7.13am, 7.51-7.59am, and 8.01-8.03am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb) leads with …

”Jewish groups have again questioned Jeremy Corbyn’s willingness to take action.”
(1:12:50) “… when you ask him to do something, he’s shrugging his shoulders at us.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter norman smith
jonathan goldstein of the jewish leadership council
barry gardiner mp
• bbc reporter ian watson
(more…)

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