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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…)

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…)

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…)

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