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Today/W@1: Labour NEC to vote

this morning (tuesday 4th), 6.01-6.02am, 6.33-6.36am, 7.00-7.02am, 7.09-7.15am, 8.00-8.02am, and 8.10-8.23am, and this afternoon, 1.03-1.05pm, and 1.25-1.32pm, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by mishal husain and john humphrys) and world at one (presented by sarah montague) lead with …

Labour’s ruling body meets today to consider whether to adopt in full an international definition of anti-semitism, the issue that has plunged the party into turmoil and led to widespread criticism of Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter ben wright
• bbc reporter norman smith
• professor david feldman, vice-chair of the chakrabarti enquiry
• bbc reporter laura kuenssberg
stephen kinnock mp
• journalist and activist michael segalov
tom watson mp
mike gapes mp
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Today: Wagner in Israel

this morning (monday 3rd), 8.06-8.08am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by john humphrys) includes …

“Israel’s public broadcaster, Kan, has apologised for playing music by the German composer Richard Wagner, a major taboo in the country, His works have been avoided there for decades because of his anti-semitic views and the promotion of his music by the Nazis.”

including report from …
• bbc reporter steve jackson
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Today: Sacks denounces Corbyn

this morning (wednesday 29th), 6.36-6.37am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by nick robinson and john humphrys) includes …

“The Telegraph and the Mail lead with Lord Sacks’ denunciation of Jeremy Corbyn as an antisemite, and his comparison of some of the Labour leader’s remarks to those of Enoch Powell’s in the 1960s, ’Corbyn’s rivers of blood moment’, that’s the headline in the Mail. In its view, the real tragedy is the Labour leader doesn’t understand why the Jewish community is so outraged, he truly believes that neither he nor his party have done anything wrong. The Telegraph thinks Lord Sacks is not a man known for hyperbole, and these are extremely serious accusations.”

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Today: IHRA accuses Labour

this morning (wednesday 8th), 6.42-6.43am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by nick robinson and john humphrys) includes …

“The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance is said by the Daily Telegraph to have accused Labour of undermining efforts to stamp out anti-semitism by refusing to accept its definition of that term, in what the paper calls its first intervention in the row, the organisation warns that adding or removing section of its guidance risks damaging efforts to prevent racism by causing division.
Dame Margaret Hodge has told the Guardian that the Labour Party is trying to purge Mr Corbyn’s parliamentary critics.”

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MN/Today: Hodge unapologetic

this morning (tuesday 7th), 12.01-12.03am (repeated from 10.02pm on the world tonight), 6.02-6.03am, and 6.32-6.36am, on bbc radio 4
midnight news (presented by ritula shah) and today (presented by mishal husain and john humphrys) include …

A fresh row has erupted between the Labour leadership and the high-proflie backbencher Dame Margaret Hodge, despite the party dropping its investigation into her. She has strongly objected to suggestions it was abandoned because she regretted angrily criticising Jeremy Corbyn over his approach to anti-semitism.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter jessica parker
rebecca long-bailey mp
• bbc reporter ben wright
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Today: Corbyn ‘From Auschwitz to Gaza’

yesterday morning (saturday 4th), 7.38-7.39am, and 8.51-8.55am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by nick robinson and john humphrys) includes …

”Try persuading many many Jews who, you will know, simply don’t believe that Jeremy Corbyn is really acting on this issue.”

including interview with …
• journalist and activist michael segalov
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Today: Peter Willsman

this morning (tuesday 31st), 6.03-6.04am, 6.08-6.09am, 6.36-6.39am, 7.04-7.05am, and 8.04-8.05am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by nick robinson and john humphrys) includes …

Who is to blame for the long apparently never-ending row about anti-semitism in the Labour Party? ’Jewish Trump fanatics’, that at least is the view of a leading ally of Jeremy Corbyn on Labour’s National Executive Committee. He’s called Peter Willsman, and his private views were recorded and handed to the Jewish Chronicle newspaper.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter jonathan blake
• bbc reporter norman smith
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