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Parliament: Kindertransport 80

last friday evening (23rd november), 9.30-10.03pm, on bbc parliament tv
speaker’s house 23/11/2018 (partial re-enactment of 1938 kindertransport debate in the house of commons)

Politicians read excerpts from the 1938 Parliamentary debate that led to the creation of the Kindertransport, at a gathering of the Association of Jewish Refugees on Wednesday 21 November at Speaker’s House to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Kindertransport – the scheme that gave 10,000 mainly Jewish children refuge in the UK prior to the start of the Second World War.”

including excerpts from the 1938 speeches of …
philip noel-baker, samuel hammersley, herbert butcher, david logan, archibald southby, samuel hoare, and david grenfell
read by …
james brokenshire, luciana berger, ian austin, ruth smeeth, tulip siddiq, ruth deech, louise ellman, oliver dowden, matthew offord, yvette cooper, john mann, jo roundell greene, lord livingston, and eric pickles
and speech by …
alf dubs
(if you missed it, available at https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bvt1x9/speakers-house-80th-anniversary-of-kindertransport)

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Twt: Roger Scruton

this evening (wednesday 7th), 10.22-10.28pm, on bbc radio 4
the world tonight (presented by james menendez) includes …

“The government’s newly-appointed housing advisor, the Conservative academic Sir Roger Scruton, is under growing pressure to resign, from Labour politicians and others, for alleged anti-semitism in a lecture on nationalism in Hungary in 2014.”

including interview with …
john mann mp
(more…)

Today/PM: ‘Call off the dogs’

today (saturday 8th), 8.00-8.02am, 5.01-5.02pm, and 5.05-5.17pm, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by nick robinson and justin webb) and pm (presented by naga munchetty) lead with …

“The former shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna will make a speech this morning urging Jeremy Corbyn to. in his words, ‘call off the dogs’, and stop Labour MPs being targeted for criticising the party leadership. On Thursday, two MPs lost no-confidence votes held by their local parties.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter jonathan blake
• bbc reporter alex forsyth
john mcdonnell mp
john mann mp
clive lewis mp

(more…)

PM/6ocn: Labour adopts full definition

this evening (tuesday 4th), 5.01-5.02pm, 5.05-5.13pm, 5.33-5.37pm, and 6.01-6.05pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by carolyn quinn) and six o’clock news include …

”Labour’s ruling National Executive Committee has announced it will adopt in full an internationally recognised definition of anti-semitism and all its examples. It says it will also include a statement to protect freedom of expression on israel and the rights of the Palestinians.“

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter jonathan blake
• bbc reporter ian watson
selma james, of camden momentum
stuart richardson, of socialist resistance, secretary of birmingham stop the war coalition
stan keable, secretary of labour against the witchhunt
harry saul markman, of herut uk
deborah markman
chris williamson mp
tom watson mp
john mann mp
• bbc reporter norman smith
joan ryan mp
(more…)

Today: Corbyn ‘From Auschwitz to Gaza’

this morning (wednesday 1st), 6.00-6.02am, 6.33-6.37am,
7.00-7.02am, 7.09-7.19am, and 8.00-8.02am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by martha kearney and nick robinson) leads with …

“The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has apologised for sharing a platform with people who likened the actions of the Israeli government to Nazis.”
“It’s emerged that Jeremy Corbyn hosted such a meeting in Parliament on Holocaust Memorial Day in 2010.”
He hosted an event in Parliament which was the culmination of a tour by various Palestinian groups activists, supporters, which went under the heading of ’Never Again – From Auschwitz to Gaza’.”
“Could one part of the answer be that Mr Corbyn knows that in the past he might well have faced accusations that he was in breach of the rules on anti-semitism, which he’s now under so much pressure to adopt?”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter jonathan blake
• bbc reporter norman smith
• nec member ann black
john mann mp
(more…)

Newsbeat: Uni anti-semitism

this afternoon (monday 18th), 12.53-12.57pm, on bbc radio 1
newsbeat (presented by steve holden) includes …

Jewish students have been telling newsbeat they’ve been put off certain universities over claims of prejudice against them on campus.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter jim connolly
josh holt of the union of jewish students
melantha chittenden, chair of labour jewish students
karen pollock, ceo of the holocaust educational trust
dave rich of the community service trust
(more…)

HC: Polish anti-defamation law

last saturday morning (9th june), 5.56-7.25am, on bbc parliament tv
westminster hall debates 5/6/2018 includes …

Polish anti-defamation law

speeches by …
Alex Sobel (Lab)
Daniel Kawczynski (C)
Stephen Pound (Lab)
John Mann (Lab)
Louise Ellman (Lab)
Peter Grant (SNP)
Khalid Mahmood (Lab)
Harriett Baldwin (C)
intervention by …
Gregory Campbell (DUP)

(transcript at https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2018-06-05/debates/51805DA8-4804-4BC9-AC26-FF8F34B5E63C/PolishAnti-DefamationLaw)
(if you missed it, available from 0:01:13 to 1:30:30 at https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0b62brl/westminster-hall-09062018)

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