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6ocn: Labour ‘Shylock’

yesterday evening (friday 8th), 6.07-6.08pm, on bbc radio 4 

six o’clock news includes …

“A Labour candidate has stood down after he was accused of making an anti-semitic remark. Gideon Bull, who had been selected to stand at Clacton in Essex, denied calling a Jewish councillor ‘Shylock’, but admitted using the word during a private meeting.”

(see also https://www.timesofisrael.com/uk-labour-candidate-quits-for-shylock-comments/)

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Today: Chakrabarti on antisemitism

this morning (friday 8th), 6.52-6.55am and 7.13-7.15am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by martha kearney and nick robinson) includes…

“We heard earlier on this programme from Labour MP Margaret Hodge, longstanding Labour politician, former minister, who couldn’t bring herself to endorse Jeremy Corbyn in this election?”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter ross hawkins

• margaret hodge mp

• shami chakrabarti

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QT: Austin on Corbyn

yesterday evening (thursday 7th), 10.46-11.07pm, on bbc 1 tv 

question time (chaired by fiona bruce) leads with …

“With Ian Austin telling Labour voters to vote Tory, and umpteen other inter-party fallouts, how can we trust you if you cannot trust each other?

including panellists  …

barry gardiner mp

kirstene hair mp

humza yousaf msp

• businessman iain anderson

• journalist and broadcaster angela haggerty

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Nn: Reynolds on antisemitism

yesterday evening (thursday 7th), 10.46-10.50pm, on bbc 2 tv

newsnight (presented by emma barnett) includes …

“How on earth can John McDonnell say that everything that the Jewish community wanted to be done has been done if that is the Jewish community telling its newspaper how it feels?

including interview with …

jonathan reynolds mp

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6ocn: Austin on Corbyn

this evening (thursday 7th), 6.08-6.10pm, on bbc radio 4 

six o’clock news includes …

“Two former Labour MPs, Ian Austin and John Woodcock, have urged people to vote for Boris Johnson rather than Jeremy Corbyn. Mr Austin, who left the party in February, said the Labour leader was completely unfit to lead his party and the country.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter ian watson

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W@1: McDonnell on Corbyn

this afternoon (thursday 7th), 1.05-1.06pm and 1.09-1.13pm, on bbc radio 4

world at one (presented by sarah montague) includes …

“I don’t know if you’ve seen the Jewish Chronicle this morning, it’s given over its front page to a letter which they say is ‘To all our fellow British citizens’, and the first sentence of the article says ‘The vast majority of British Jews consider Jeremy Corbyn to be an anti-semite’, and it ends that ‘if he’s chosen to be our next prime minister, the message will be stark, that our dismay, our fears of what that will mean, where it will lead, are irrelevant’,”

including interview with …

john mcdonnell mp

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Today: Austin on Corbyn

this morning (thursday 7th), 6.43-6.44am, 7.09-7.18am, 7.43-7.44am, 8.03-8.05am, and 8.28-8.33am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by martha kearney and nick robinson) includes…

“I think he’s spent his entire time in politics working with and defending all sorts of people, extremists and in some cases antisemites and terrorists.”

Most shamefully of all, for a party that’s got a proud record of fighting for equality and opposing racism, the Labour Party’s been poisoned with anti-Jewish racism under his leadership, and it is a complete and utter disgrace.”

“If you’re not going to do what’s right on a fundamental question like racism, what are you going to do it on?”

including contributions from …

• ian austin mp

• bbc reporter chris mason

• rebecca long-bailey mp

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