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Posts tagged ‘Len McCluskey’

Twt: Labour MPs quit

yesterday evening (monday 18th), 10.01-10.02pm, and 10.07-10.27pm, on bbc radio 4
the world tonight (presented by razia iqbal) leads with …

Seven Labour MPS resigned from a party some of them had been in for decades, openly criticised the leader Jeremy Corbyn, and called for a movement to champion a brand new more centrist politics.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter chris mason
john mcdonnell mp
len mccluskey of unite
neil coyle mp
mike gapes mp
• bbc reporter paul moss
jacqui burnett, labour councillor, luton
markus keaney, labour chair, luton south
• journalist stewart carr, luton news
ayesha hazarika, former labour advisor
• journalist philip collins, former speech-writer for tony blair
(more…)

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W@1: Labour MPs quit

this afternoon (monday 18th), 1.00-1.05pm, and 1.08-1.45pm, on bbc radio 4
world at one (presented by edward stourton) is almost entirely devoted to …

Seven Labour MPs announce they are quitting the party.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter norman smith
luciana berger mp
gavin shuker mp
angela smith mp
mike gapes mp
ann coffey mp
chuka umunna mp
graham stringer mp
• lord david blunkett
len mccluskey of unite
chris leslie mp
john healey mp
jon lansman of momentum
• baroness shirley williams
• professor john curtice, strathclyde university
• journalist stephen bush, new statesman
(more…)

HARDtalk: Len McCluskey

BBC bias: Combative interview programme HARDtalk fails to question Labour’s biggest donor about his union’s attitude to anti-semitism in the Labour Party.
(see eg https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/09/23/labour-adopted-anti-semitism-rules-ease-corbyn-attacks-says/ or https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/antisemitism-row-labour-party-jeremy-corbyn-unite-ihra-jewish-groups-len-mccluskey-a8495051.html)

this afternoon (wednesday 9th), 3.06-3.30pm, on bbc world service radio
len mccluskey – general secretary, unite union, uk (interviewed by stephen sackur) (in the hardtalk series)

“Could Brexit break the left apart? HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur speaks to Len McCluskey, leader of Britain’s biggest trade union and biggest donor to the Labour party.”

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Corbyn and anti-semitism

this evening (monday 11th), 8.13-8.19pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 11.13am wednesday)
the long march of corbyn’s labour (presented by steve richards) (1st episode) includes …

Corbyn’s leadership has been tested by Brexit, but also more painfully by the bitter row over allegations of anti-semitism in Labour ranks. More than any other issue since the election, it is this that has re-ignited the insurrection within the Parliamentary Labour Party.”

including interviews with …
lindsey german, chair of stop the war coalition
margaret hodge mp
owen smith mp
len mccluskey
(more…)

Today: McCluskey & anti-semitism

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this morning (thursday 26th), 7.55-7.57am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and nick robinson) includes …

Len McCluskey has described some Labour MPs who’ve complained about anti-semitism as ‘Corbyn-haters who are smearing Jeremy Corbyn’.”

including interview with …
keir starmer mp
(more…)

Twtw: Labour anti-semitism

yesterday afternoon (sunday 1st), 1.05-1.13pm, on bbc radio 4
the world this weekend (presented by mark mardell) leads with …

“When politicians start talking about Hitler and Israel in the same breath, you know it’s not going to turn out well. One Labour MP told us its headlines this week were the worst for the Party for 30 years.”

including contributions from …
• len mccluskey of unite
• deputy political editor john pienaar
michael foster, former mp (more…)

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