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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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Sunday: Welby and Mirvis

this morning (sunday 8th), 7.45-7.54am, on bbc radio 4 

sunday (presented by edward stourton) concludes with …

“The Chief Rabbi’s decision to attack Jeremy Corbyn over his record on anti-semitism is now making waves in the world of religion as well as politics. Early this week, professor Gus John, a prominent anti-racism campaigner, resigned as an adviser to the Committee for Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns because he objected to the fact that the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has supported the Chief Rabbi … the professor accused Justin Welby of ‘a most egregious form of hubris’.”

including discussion with …

• professor gus john 

• rabbi jonathan romain 

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W@1: No Corbyn apology

this afternoon (wednesday 27th), 1.02-1.03pm, 1.04-1.05pm, and 1.14-1.15pm, on bbc radio 4 

world at one (presented by sarah montague) includes …

Mr Corbyn again this morning declined to apologise over the anti-semitism claims. However, his close ally, the shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, said he was really sorry for the way the allegations had been handled.” 

including report from …

• bbc reporter alex strangways-booth

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B100d: No Corbyn apology

this evening (tuesday 26th), 7.01-7.13pm, on bbc news tv

beyond 100 days (presented by christian fraser and michelle fleury) leads with …

“The Chief Rabbi of the UK says the poison of anti-semitism at the top has taken root in the Labour Party.”

including contributions from  …

lord falconer

• bbc reporter nick eardley

• rabbi laura janner-klausner

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W@1: Mirvis intervenes

this afternoon (tuesday 26th), 1.01-1.03pm and 1.07-1.27pm, on bbc radio 4 

world at one (presented by sarah montague) leads with  …

“Convention dictates that religious leaders stay out of politics, particularly during election campaigns. That convention appears to have gone out of the window this morning: the leader of orthodox Jews, Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, wrote in The Times that ‘A new poison sanctioned from the very top has taken root in the Labour Party’, and he asked people to vote with their conscience in the general election.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter norman smith 

• bbc reporter chris wimpress (reporting from stanmore) 

michael ipgrave, bishop of lichfield, chair of the council of christians and jews

louise ellman

lord falconer

rachael maskell mp

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MN/Today: Mirvis intervenes

this morning (tuesday 26th), 12.00-12.05am, 6.00-6.03am, 6.08-6.09am, 6.12-6.14am, 6.31-6.34am, 7.00-7.04am, 7.09-7.15am, 8.00-8.05am, and 8.10-8.22am, on bbc radio 4

midnight news and today (presented by nick robinson) both lead with …

“The Chief Rabbi has condemned Labour’s claims to be tackling anti-semitism as ‘mendacious fiction’, and questioned whether Jeremy Corbyn is fit to be prime minister.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter martin bashir 

jenny manson, co-chair, “jewish voice for labour”

• bbc reporter chris mason

• bbc reporter norman smith

• rabbi julia neuberger

lord dubs

• bbc reporter laura kuenssberg

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Sunday: CofE on anti-semitism

this morning (sunday 24th), 7.45-7.54am, on bbc radio 4

sunday (presented by emily buchanan) includes …

“A new report released by the Church of England paints a damning picture of the Church’s record on anti-Semitism. The report urges Christians to not only be repentant for the “sins of the past” against Jews, but also to challenge active attitudes and stereotypes.”

including interview with …

• dr christopher cocksworth, bishop of coventry, chair of the committee which produced the report

• dayan ivan binstock, senior rabbi, st john’s wood synagogue

“The fact that the Church of England is still not yet able to disavow a personal mission to Jews as part of its role is still troubling. That’s where the Catholic church has moved away from that.”

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