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MN: No Corbyn apology

this morning (wednesday 27th), 12.00-12.07am and 12.26-12.27am, on bbc radio 4

midnight news leads with …

“Jeremy Corbyn has refused to apologise to the UK’s Jewish community, and has defended Labour’s handling of anti-semitism in its ranks after scathing criticism of the party’s leadership by the Chief Rabbi.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter norman smith

lord falconer 

• bbc reporter alex strangways-booth

• rabbi jonathan romain 

(more…)

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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PL: Anti-semitism in Labour

thursday 27th june, 12.41-12.53pm, last wednesday morning (10th july), 11.43-11.56am, and last thursday morning (11th july), 11.47am-12.04pm, on bbc 2 tv

politics live (presented by jo coburn and andrew neil) include …

“Allegations of anti-semitism within the Labour party.”

including contributions from …

tosh mcdonald of aslef

• lord falconer

wes streeting mp

andy mcdonald mp

• journalist madeline grant

• theresa villiers mp

• journalist david aaronovitch

• journalist dawn foster

(more…)

Vine: Panorama on Labour

last thursday afternoon (11th july), 12.08-12.27pm, on bbc radio 2 

jeremy vine leads with …

Anti-Semitism in the Labour Party.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter john pineear 

lord falconer

naomi wimborne-idrissi of jewish voice for labour

(more…)

SS: Williams on Watson

this morning (sunday 14th), 8.00-8.01am, and 8.06-8.21am, on bbc radio wales 

sunday supplement (presented by vaughan roderick) leads with …

Anti-semitism seems to be the issue that won’t go away for Labour. At yesterday’s Durham Miners’ Gala, things could only get bitter. Meanwhile, three peers left the party’s group in the Lords in protest. And there was that BBC Panorama programme in which former staffers made allegations over Labour’s handling of complaints.”

including interview with …

darren williams, nec member representing wales

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MN: Is Labour anti-semitic?

this morning (thursday 11th), 12.09-12.15am, on bbc radio 4 

midnight news includes …

“Former Labour officials have told the BBC’s Panorama programme that some of Jeremy Corbyn’s closest allies interfered in the independent process designed to deal with accusations of anti-semitism within the party. They say the leader’s office offered instruction on how cases should be resolved, and officials brought in by Labour’s general secretary, Jenny Formby, downgraded some punishments.”

including contributions from  …

• bbc reporter chris mason

sam matthews, chief investigator, disputes team, 2017-2018

• lord iain mcnicol, general secretary, 2011-2018

lord falconer

andrew gwynne mp

• bbc reporter laura kuenssberg

(more…)

Newsnight: Is Labour anti-semitic?

this evening (wednesday 10th), 10.48-10.55pm, on bbc 2 tv

newsnight (presented by mark urban includes …

“An enormous amount of the political energy has been has been absorbed by ongoing accusations of anti-semitism. Tonight, Panorama featured leaked emails and testimony from several former members of Labour’s dispute team, the internal body investigating more than 1,000 allegations of anti-semitism.”

including interview with …

lord falconer

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PM/6ocn: Labour whistle-blowers

this evening (wednesday 10th), 5.02-5.03pm, 5.16-5.28pm, and 6.09-6.14pm, on bbc radio 4

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

Eight former Labour officials, including seven from the complaints and disputes department, discuss anti-semitism in the Party. Four of them are speaking out despite having signed non-disclosure agreements with the Labour Party.”

including contributions from …

joshua garfield 

sam matthews, head of disputes until 2018

dan hogan, investigation officer until 2018

louise withers-green, disputes officer until 2018

andrew gwynne mp

lord falconer

• lord iain mcnicol, former general secretary 

• bbc reporter chris mason 

• bbc reporter laura kuenssberg 

(more…)

Today: Labour NDAs

this morning (monday 8th), 8.34-8.40am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by justin webb) includes …

“The issue at the heart of all of this is a Panorama programme which is due to come out on Wednesday about anti-semitism. It’s reported that several people who have signed non-disclosure agreements with Labour have spoken to the programme.”

including interview with …

lord falconer

“If somebody within your organisation is saying something wrong is going on, you can’t use a non-disclosure agreement to say ‘you can’t say anything except things that we agree with’, which is what the Laour Party is saying at the moment.”

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Today: Williamson let off

this morning (thursday 27th), 6.35-6.36am, and 7.53-7.58am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by justin webb) includes …

“It should be a wonderful time to be a Labour MP, but of course it isn’t, in part that’s because the party’s split over Europe, but there is among many Labour MPs a real horror too, of what they see as the mishandling of accusations that the party’s institutionally racist. The decision yesterday to re-admit the MP Chris Williamson who was suspended from the party for a pattern of behaviour culminating in a recording of him saying that the party had been too apologetic about anti-semitism, has caused pretty widespread upset.”

including contributions from  …

• bbc reporter norman smith

lord falconer 

(more…)

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