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VF: Mirvis intervenes

tuesday 26th november, 7.00-7.01am, 7.08-7.16am, 7.17-7.21am, 7.41-7.44am, 8.07-8.16am, 8.18-8.27am, 8.47-8.59am, 9.07-9.21am, 9.22-9.31am, 9.33-9.51am, and 9.54-9.59am, on bbc radio 2 

vanessa feltz leads with …

“The top story this morning is the story of the Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, who has made a rare if not unprecedented intervention in politics by strongly criticising the Labour Party.”

including interviews with …

mike katz of jewish labour movement 

• naomi wimborne-idrissi of jewish voice for labour

• journalist henry zeffman 

and calls from • shaz from buckinghamshire, • paul from stanmore, • juliette from swiss cottage,  • karen from borehamwood, • film director producer and writer gary sinyor, • dharminder from egham, • mark from tonbridge wells, • emkay, • winston from westminster, • ben from st pauls, • johnny from west hampstead, • tony from dulwich, • michael from twickenham and australia, and • jackie from muswell hill

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JV: Mirvis intervenes

BBC BIAS: BBC presenter Jeremy Vine interviews a spokesman from Jewish Voice for Labour (but not the Jewish Labour Movement) without mentioning that it is tiny, and is a single-issue group created solely to defend Jeremy Corbyn from criticisms of anti-semitism.
BBC BIAS: BBC presenter Jeremy Vine interviews (non-Jewish) former Labour MP Ian Austin and a spokesman for Jewish Voice for Labour instead of a responsible spokesman for the Labour Party.

tuesday 26th november, 12.02pm, 12.07-12.19pm, 12.23-12.28pm, and 12.32-12.38pm, on bbc radio 2 

jeremy vine leads with …

“Jeremy discusses the Chief Rabbi’s comments on anti-semitism in the Labour Party.”

including interviews with …

ian austin

jonathan rosenhead of jewish voice for labour 

and calls from …

ann robinson, formerly of unison 

adam morris 

gareth hopkins, a stockport labour party member claiming to have been accused of antisemitism for having a palestinian flag tattoo on his arm in edgware 

(if you missed it, available from 0:02:24 to 0:02:45, 0:07:34 to  0:19:00, 0:23:04 to 0:28:15, and 0:32:28 to 0:37:50, at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000bmzs)

W@1: McCluskey “Unfair!”

this afternoon (thursday 28th), 1.14-1.17pm, on bbc radio 4 

world at one (presented by sarah montague) includes …

What about ordinary working Jewish people? You’ll know that the Chief Rabbi has talked of antisemitism, ‘a poison sanctioned from the top’.“

“I think that was wrong and quite extraordinary that a religious leader should come out and say that.”

[0:16:18] “But there are other organisations: the Jewish Voice for Labour, for example, has come out and rejected the type of criticism levelled at Jeremy Corbyn and Labour. It’s unfair!

including interview with …

len mccluskey of unite

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WH: Is Corbyn an anti-semite?

yesterday evening (sunday 23rd), 10.43-10.54pm, on bbc radio 4
westminster hour (presented by carolyn quinn) includes …

The bitter row over anti-semitism dominated the summer for Labour. Not surprisingly, it is an important issue at Conference as well … Jeremy Corbyn told the BBC’s Andrew Marr this morning that he would ‘die fighting racism in any form’, but will that satisfy critics who feel that he has strayed into anti-semitic territory himself?”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter mark lobel
• journalist jonathan freedland
matt zarb-cousin, former Labour press officer
margaret hodge mp
neil coyle mp
• journalist zoe williams
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PM/6ocn/Twt: Frank Field resigns

this evening (thursday 30th), 5.21-5.29pm, 6.01-6.04pm, 10.01-10.02pm, and 10.07-10.17pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by simon jack), six o’clock news, and the world tonight (presented by james coomarasamy), lead with …

“One of Labour’s most senior and long-serving MPs, Frank Field, has resigned from the Parliamentary party, saying its leadership has become a force for anti-semitism. In a scathing resignation letter, Mr Field, a former minister in Tony Blair’s government, accused Jeremy Corbyn of overseeing an erosion of the party’s key values. He said there was now a culture of intolerance nastiness and intimidation in Labour.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter ian watson
frank field mp
• bbc reporter tom barton
mike cushman of jewish voice for labour
louise ellman mp
(for mike cushman’s views on zionism, see his witness statement at https://freespeechonisrael.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/MCwitness-Keable.pdf)
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DP: Jackie Walker

last tuesday afternoon (23rd january), 12.52-12.59pm, on bbc 2
daily politics (presented by jo coburn, with guest george freeman mp) concludes with …

“• Jackie Walker was suspended by the Labour Party in September 2016 following allegations of anti-semitism. Do you accept the Labour Party’s definition of anti-semitism as one you can work with?
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