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6ocn: Burgon lied

this evening (tuesday 16th), 6.10-6.12pm, on bbc radio 4

six o’clock news includes …

“The disclosure that Richard Burgon described Zionists as the enemies of peace has again reopened Labour’s gaping wound over anti-semitism, one made sharper by the fact Mr Burgon is not only the shadow justice secretary but also a close ally and supporter of Jeremy Corbyn.

His comments have provoked a furious response from leading Jewish organisations, including the British Board of Deputies, who said they encapsulated the total sham of Labour’s approach to anti-semitism.

… only last year … Mr Burgon denied making such remarks.. I didn’t say that, and they couldn’t tell me when they believed I had said that, and it’s not my view.

Tonight, the chairman of the Jewish Labour Movement, Mike Katz, wrote in protest to the party’s chief whip. Nick Brown, and said that Mr Burgon could not play at being lord-chancellor-in-waiting while making dog-whistle attacks on British Jews.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter norman smith

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Today: New Labour leader?

this morning (monday 15th), 7.21-7.26am, and 8.43-8.44am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …

“And at what point, what would push you over the edge, where you would say it is not happening, what we want to happen, what we need to happen, rooting out anti-semitism, is not happening, therefore we have to take a look at having another election for leader?”

including interviews with …

louise ellman mp

john healey mp

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Marr: Lammy on anti-semitism

this morning (sunday 14th), 10.01-10.02am, and 10.40-10.42am, on bbc 1 tv 

the andrew marr show includes …

“There has been a failure of leadership. It’s a stain on Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of this party.  … many people turning away from the party because of this. It’s shameful the way that these complaints have been managed, and frankly when a senior backbencher like Margaret Hodge is crying, effectively, in the parliamentary Labour Party because of the horrific language that’s been used against her and others, I stand in complete solidarity with them, and I say quite clearly that this pernicious nastiness is found on the extreme left as it is found on the extreme right, and we resist it and fight it equally.”

including interview with …

david lammy mp

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BH/Twtw: Corbyn tape

this morning (sunday 14th), 9.01-9.03am (repeated from midnight news at 12.01am),  9.07-9.11am, 1.02-1.03pm, and 1.05-1.15pm, on bbc radio 4

broadcasting house (presented by paddy oconnell) and the world this weekend (presented by edward stourton) lead with …

The Labour MP who taped it will be live on our programme.”

“But what about the way the recording came to light?”

including contributions from … 

margaret hodge mp

lord falconer

ronnie campell mp

• bbc reporter john pienaar 

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MN: Corbyn unfit

this morning (monday 8th), 12.03-12.05am, on bbc radio 4

midnight news includes …

“Today one Jewish group, the Jewish Labour Movement, which has been affiliated to the party since 1920, passed a motion of no confidence in the leadership. It stated that the leadership had failed to address anti-semitism within the party, that the Jewish Labour Movement had no confidence in Jeremy Corbyn’s ability to understand respond to or solve the problem, and that he was unfit to be prime minister.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter caroline davies

(see also https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-47845390 and https://www.timesofisrael.com/uks-jewish-labour-movement-group-passes-motion-of-no-confidence-in-corbyn/)

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MN: “Labour’s hate files”

yesterday morning (sunday 7th), 9.47-9.48am, on bbc radio 4 

broadcasting house (presented by paddy oconnell) includes …

“A front page from the Sunday Times: ‘Labour’s hate files expose Corbyn’s anti-semite army’, and this is actually followed up by two whole pages inside: ‘Leaked emails reveal party’s shocking failure to act’. And it really turns on two things: one is political interference … and a very small number of people actually being expelled.”

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W@1: Falconer waits

this afternoon (monday 11th), 1.26-1.34pm, on bbc radio 4

world at one (presented by sarah montague) includes …

“The former Labour Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer, says anti-semitism is an existential crisis for the Labour Party. He’s been asked to review the problems with anti-semitism within the party, but just as he was about to take up the role last week, the Equaltiies and Human Rights Commission, the EHRC, announced that it believed Labour may have unlawfully discriminated against people because of their ethnicity and religious beliefs, and it’s considering a full investigation. Lord Falconer told me their investigation should take precedence, and not operate in parallel to his, he could then take up a longer-term role after they finish.”

including interview with  …

lord falconer

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