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Today: Corbyn praises book

this morning (wednesday 1st), 7.41-7.42am, and 8.21-8.23am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by nick robinson and justin webb) includes …

“This is a book that alleges ‘an internatioal conspiracy of Jewish financiers

He describes business as being controlled by men of a single and peculiar race.”

The Telegraph reports that Jeremy Corbyn is embroiled in another row about anti-semitism after he’s found to have endorsed a book written in 1902, which argued that Europe’s banks and newspapers were controlled by Jews. It says that four years before he become Labour leader, he wrote a foreword to a new edition of J A Hobson’s Imperialism, A Study, which was written in 1902, in which he described the book as brilliant and a great tome. … anti-semitism in Hobson’s writings has been widely covered in historical circles. The paper notes that Labour has admitted that the text has anti-semitic elements …”

including interview with …

rebecca long-bailey mp

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Newsnight: Corbyn praises book

yesterday evening (tuesday 30th), 11.08-11.10pm, on bbc 2 tv

newsnight (presented by emily maitlis includes …

Daniel Finkelstein’s piece in The Times tomorrow: this raises the spectre of anti-semitism within Labour, particularly pointing at Jeremy Corbyn, and the title is Corbyn’s praise for deeply anti-semitic book.”

including discussion with …

• journalist sam lister

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