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Today: TUC anti-semitism

this morning (friday 14th), 7.03-7.05am (repeated 8.03am), on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and mishal husain) includes …

An ally of Jeremy Corbyn has suggested that Israel manufactured the anti-semitism row in the Labour Party in order to distract from its own actions. In a recording published by the Independent online newspaper, Mark Sowotka the general secretary of the PCS Union is heard saying there’s no place for anti-semitism in the Labour movement, but he goes on to hint that the Israeli state created the story to hide what he called ’its own atrocities’.”

including report from …
• bbc reporter leila nathoo


HL: Anti-semitism 13/9/2018

yesterday evening (thursday 13th), 9.45-10.49pm (repeated 1.47am), on bbc parliament tv
house of lords 13/9/2018 includes …

Anti-Semitism Debate: ”what actions they are taking to reassure the Jewish community over the impact of anti-Semitism in the United Kingdom?”

speeches by baron or baroness …
Popat (C)
Mendelsohn (Lab)
Palmer (LD)
Sacks (XB)
Hunt (C)
Alton (XB)
Bishop of Birmingham
Sugar (XB)
Pickles (C)
Deech (XB)
Haskel (Lab)
Harries (XB)
Altmann (C)
Hayman (XB)
McColl (C)
Parekh (Lab)
Russell (XB)
Sterling (C)
Pannick (XB)
Beecham (Lab)
Bourne (C)

(transcript at
(if you missed it, available from 4:15:28 to 5:18:40 at )

BH: Labour to split?

this morning (sunday 9th), 9.13-9.23am, on bbc radio 4
broadcasting house (presented by paddy oconnell) includes …

Gavin Shuker has told us his colleagues are at breaking-point, and the party is a personality cult. He’s one of three sitting members to lose no-confidence votes among local party members in recent days. So is the party going to split?

including contributions from …
gavin shuker mp
john mcdonnell mp
isobel hardman
steve richards

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


Tony Blair podcast

online only (originally recorded 5th september 2018)
tony blair (bbc podcast, in the political thinking with nick robinson series) includes …

This anti-semitism thing’s been ghastly for the Labour Party, and it’s a matter of great sadness to me actually that we should even be int his position… the problem’s a wider problem, because it’s part of a series of attitudes in today’s Labour Party that essentially come from a position of quite deep hostility to traditional Western policy.”
“That two-state solution also assumes that you have a secure state of Israel.”
You’ve got to have some understanding of the fact that there are people in Gaza are firing rockets aimed at the Israeli civilian population.”
I can’t imagine that we’ve had 3 to 4 months debating over something where we have profoundly insulted the Jewish community in our country.”


RP: Blair blasts Corbyn

last monday evening (3rd september), 7.00pm, on euronews tv
raw politics includes interview with • tony blair, including …

Is Jeremy Corbyn an anti-semite?


News Quiz

this evening (friday 7th), 6.43-6.48pm, on bbc radio 4
the news quiz (chaired by simon evans with • phill jupitus, • ayesha hazarika, • phil wang and • rory bremner) includes …

”Who’s finished labouring over a definition?”


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