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HARDtalk: Len McCluskey

yesterday morning (wednesday 13th), 12.44-12.48am (repeated from 4.30am tuesday), on bbc news tv (and repeated 4.20am 3.20pm and 8.20pm on bbc world service radio)

len mccluskey – general secretary, unite (interviewed by stephen sackur) (in the hardtalk series)

Do you now regret, with the benefit of hindsight, the way you dismissed claims that emerged years ago of anti-semitism in the Labour Party, describing it at one point as ‘mood music’, and that it was being peddled by people out to undermine Jeremy Corbyn?”

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Marr: McCluskey on anti-semitism

this morning (sunday 26th), 9.21-9.23am, on bbc 1 tv

the andrew marr show includes an interview with …

len mccluskey of unite 

“So to a lot of people it sounds like you were trying to minimise the anti-semitism problem?

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PM/6ocn: McCluskey “Unfair!”

this afternoon (thursday 28th), 5.40-5.43pm and 6.13-6.14pm, on bbc radio 4

pm (presented by evan davis) and six o’clock news include  …

“Today on The World at One one of his closest allies, Len McCluskey, the leader of the Unite union, went a step further.”

“Some senior figures in the party say that the elephant in the room at this election is Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, and and at the doorsteps, voters are raising more concerns about him, than about Brexit.”

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W@1: McCluskey “Unfair!”

this afternoon (thursday 28th), 1.14-1.17pm, on bbc radio 4 

world at one (presented by sarah montague) includes …

What about ordinary working Jewish people? You’ll know that the Chief Rabbi has talked of antisemitism, ‘a poison sanctioned from the top’.“

“I think that was wrong and quite extraordinary that a religious leader should come out and say that.”

[0:16:18] “But there are other organisations: the Jewish Voice for Labour, for example, has come out and rejected the type of criticism levelled at Jeremy Corbyn and Labour. It’s unfair!

including interview with …

len mccluskey of unite

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Marr: Is Labour anti-semitic?

this morning (sunday 14th), 10.13-10.14am, and 10.30-10.38am, on bbc 1 tv 

the andrew marr show includes …

Two of the many whistleblowers who’ve come out are now threatening to take the Labour Party to court.”

including contributions from …

• journalist grace blakeley

• journalist fraser nelson

emily thornberry mp

tim dexter, former complaints officer

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MN: McCluskey on Watson

this morning (sunday 14th), 12.16-12.18am, on bbc radio 4

midnight news includes …

“The war of words between senior figures at the top of the Labour movement over allegations of anti-semitism in the party has become increasingly rancorous. The leader of the UNITE union, Len McCluskey, has made an outspoken attack on the party’s deputy leader Tom Watson.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter nick eardley

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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
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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
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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
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