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PM: Ken Livingstone 30/4/2016

this afternoon (saturday 30th), 5.01-5.02pm and 5.05-5.13pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by carolyn quinn) includes …

Ken Livingstone said today that he’d rather be gardening and looking after his newts than appearing on the media to defend his remarks about Hitler. But defend them he did, perhaps under the motto ‘when you’re in a hole, keep digging!

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tom bateman
ken livingstone
john mcdonnell
jonathan ashworth
louise ellman (more…)

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Newsnight: Naz Shah suspended

yesterday evening (thursday 21st), 10.31-10.45pm, on bbc 1
newsnight (presented by evan davis) leads with …

When an apology isn’t enough – Labour MP Naz Shah was suspended less than four hours after saying sorry. Labour is struggling to deal with the charge that it has an anti-semitic streak. Does it?”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter hannah barnes
lisa nandy, shadow education secretary
john mcdonnell, shadow chancellor
• richard angell, director of progress (in the labour party)
alex chalmers, ex-co-chair, oxford university labour club
• former bbc director of television danny cohen
• david winnick mp
• rabbi julia neuberger
• lord levy (more…)

PMQ: Naz Shah 27/4/2016

yesterday afternoon (wednesday 27th), 12.25-12.26pm, on bbc parliament tv
prime minister’s questions includes …

The Prime Minister: (Q7.) “It is very simple: anti-Semitism is effectively racism, and we should call it out and fight it wherever we see it. Frankly, the fact that a Labour Member of Parliament, with the Labour Whip, made remarks about the ‘transportation’ of people from Israel to America, talked about a ‘solution’ and is still in receipt of the Labour Whip is quite extraordinary.
The shadow Chancellor said** about these people: ‘Out, out, out. If people express these views: full stop they’re out. People might be able to reform their views and the rest of it. On this? I can’t see it.’
‘…I’m not having it. People might say “I’ve changed my views” – well, do something in another organisation!
Frankly, there will be too many hours in the day before that happens to the MP in question.”

(more…)

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