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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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W@1/6ocn: EHRC warns Labour

yesterday afternoon (thursday 7th), 1.03-1.05pm and 6.11-6.12pm, on bbc radio 4
world at one (presented by sarah montague) and six o’clock news (repeated at 12.17am on midnight news) include …

The Labour Party has been warned it could face a formal investigation by the equalities watchdog into claims of anti-semitism. The Equalities and Human Rights Commission has said it’s considering using enforcement powers against Labour, and has asked the party to respond.”

including report from …
• bbc reporter jonathan blake
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Today: Labour safe for Jews?

this morning (monday 24th), 6.42-6.43am, 6.50-6.54am, and 8.22-8.23am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by nick robinson from the Labour Party conference) includes …

“The row about anti-semitism in the Labour Party, the row which divided the Labour Party all summer, may have slipped from the headlines, but it still rumbles on on the fringes of this party conference in Liverpool. One Jewish Labour MP, Luciana Berger, the MP for this city of Liverpool, arrived at a Jewish Labour Movement rally accompanied by a police officer for protection.”

including interviews with …
• rabbi laura janner-klausner
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
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BH: Labour split?

this morning (sunday 2nd), 9.02-9.03am, and 9.06-9.15am, on bbc radio 4
broadcasting house (presented by jonny dymond) leads with …

“The shadow chancellor John McDonnell has admitted he’s worried and saddened at the prospect of the Labour party splitting amid the row about anti-semitism.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter anthony zahra
• baroness margaret prosser, former general secretary of the TGWU
• journalist stephen bush
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Sunday: Labour anti-semitism

this morning (sunday 15th), 7.11-7.17am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by emily buchanan) leads with …

”This week the Labour Party will formally adopt its new ‘anti-Semitism code’ – a definition of what does and does not amount to anti-Semitism when it comes to disciplinary proceedings against its members. But the wording of the code has been heavily criticised.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter kevin bocquet
ivor caplin, chair of jewish labour movement
(more…)

Twt: Ken Livingstone

this evening (tuesday 4th), 10.02-10.03pm, and 10.17-10.22pm, on bbc radio 4
the world tonight (presented by ritula shah) includes …

“The former London mayor, Ken Livingstone, has been barred from standing for office for Labour for another year because of his claim that Adolph Hitler supported Zionism. His critics had wanted him expelled from the party.
The Jewish Labour Movement has called it a slap on the wrist for Mr Livingstone, and a slap in the face for Jewish Labour supporters.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter mark lobel
ken livingstone
wes streeting mp (more…)

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