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Today: Ken Livingstone suspended

this morning (wednesday 5th), 7.32-7.33am, and 7.34-7.41am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by john humphrys) includes …

“The former Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, has been suspended from representing the Labour party, after the National Constitutional Committee found him guilty of making controversial comments about Hitler and Zionism.”

including interview with …
lord levy (more…)

PMQ: Labour anti-semitism

yesterday morning (thursday 20th), 12.09-12.10am, on bbc parliament tv
prime minister’s questions includes …

Oliver Dowden (Hertsmere) (C):
… does the Prime Minister also agree that we must ensure that all parties do not allow a situation to arise in which it appears that an environment is created where anti-Semitism is tolerated?
The Prime Minister:
… I have been concerned about the rise in the number of incidents of anti-Semitism in this country.
I say to the Leader of the Opposition that given the report of the Home Affairs Committee about anti-Semitism and the approach to anti-Semitism in the Labour party, he needs to think very carefully about the environment that has been created in the Labour party in relation to anti-Semitism.”

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Today: Labour anti-semitism

last monday morning (17th october), 7.14-7.19am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by mishal husain and sarah montague) includes …

Jeremy Corbyn has dismissed as “biased” a report accusing him of not doing enough to tackle anti-Semitism in the Labour party. Rhea Wolfson was elected a Constituency Labour Party representative on Labour’s NEC earlier this year.”

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BH & Twtw: Labour anti-semitism

last sunday (16th october), 9.02-9.03am, 9.07-9.13am, 1.01-1.02pm, and 1.04-1.10pm, on bbc radio 4
broadcasting house (presented by paddy oconnell) and the world this weekend (presented by shaun ley) lead with …

“MPs have accused Labour of failing to deal properly with allegations of anti-semitism in the party, and have attacked Jeremy Corbyn for not providing adequate leadership in addressing the issue.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tom bateman
• acting home affairs committee chair tim lawton
• bbc reporter susana mendoza
* jeremy newmark, national chair of labour jewish movement (more…)

AQ: Labour anti-semitism

last friday evening (23rd september), 8.16-8.27pm, on bbc radio 4
any questions (chaired by jonathan dimbleby), with shami chakrabarti, tim farron, harsimrat kaur, and brandon lewis, includes …

“Is it right that Jeremy Corbyn, supposedly a man of prinicple and honour, should preside over a party where a Jewish Labour MP feels the need for personal protection when attending her own party’s conference?

Chakrabarti completely avoids answering the question, and diminishes the issue of anti-semitism in Labour by:
(i) saying it’s not just in the Labour Party,
(ii) treating it equally with “instability toxicity and misogyny“,
(iii) rambling about sandwiches, “stepping-up”, and party history, and
(iv) pleading “please don’t demonise every member of Momentum and call them anti-semitic

(Chakrabarti: 0:14:50) …

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Corbyn v Smith

last sunday evening (18th september), 6.00-7.30pm, on jewish news tv online
corbyn v smith jw3 leadership hustings (chaired by lucy manning, bbc news special correspondent)
including questions from … (more…)

QT: Labour anti-semitism

yesterday evening (thursday 8th), 9.43-9.51pm, on bbc 1
question time (debate between jeremy corbyn and owen smith, chaired by david dimbleby) includes …

(Saul Miller:) “The Jewish community is very worried about the state of the Labour Party at the moment. What is your plan to root out anti-semitism?

see also http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-37309835 (more…)

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