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Posts tagged ‘Lord Falconer’

W@1: Falconer waits

this afternoon (monday 11th), 1.26-1.34pm, on bbc radio 4

world at one (presented by sarah montague) includes …

“The former Labour Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer, says anti-semitism is an existential crisis for the Labour Party. He’s been asked to review the problems with anti-semitism within the party, but just as he was about to take up the role last week, the Equaltiies and Human Rights Commission, the EHRC, announced that it believed Labour may have unlawfully discriminated against people because of their ethnicity and religious beliefs, and it’s considering a full investigation. Lord Falconer told me their investigation should take precedence, and not operate in parallel to his, he could then take up a longer-term role after they finish.”

including interview with  …

lord falconer

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Today: Corbyn attacks Hodge

this morning (wednesday 6th), 6.38-6.41am and 8.04-8.05am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by martha kearney) includes …

Jeremy Corbyn has insisted his office hasn’t tried to interfere with the party’s investigations into anti-semitism, and has launched an attack on one of his chief critics.”

including reports from …
• bbc reporter norman smith
• bbc reporter jonathan blake
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Newsnight: Corbyn at risk?

yesterday evening (tuesday 5th), 10.32-10.42am, on bbc 2 tv
newsnight (presented by kirsty wark leads with …

Is Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership at risk of becoming in serious jeopardy because of the ongoing anti-semitism crisis rocking the top of the Labour Party? It was another torrid day for the Labour leader, beginning with the Labour MP Margaret Hodge’s claims that she’d been misled over assurances that his office was not involved in any disciplinary process over allegations of anti-semitism …”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter nicholas watt
margaret hodge mp
ivor caplin, chair, jewish labour movement
jenny manson, co-chair, jewish voice for labour
lord levy
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PM/6ocn: Falconer “whitewash”

this afternoon (tuesday 5th), 5.03-5.04pm and 6.08-6.11pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by evan davis) and six o’clock news include …

Labour’s plan to appoint Lord Falconer to head an investigation into anti-semitism in the party is facing mounting opposition from its leading Jewish MPs. They’ve warned that any inquiry led by the former Lord Chancellor could be a fiasco, and invite allegations of a whitewash because he’s not from outside the party.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter nick eardley
• bbc reporter norman smith
margaret hodge mp
clive lewis mp
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W@1: Andrew Murray accused

this afternoon (tuesday 5th), 1.01-1.02pm, and 1.07-1.14pm, on bbc radio 4
world at one (presented by sarah montague) includes …

“It’s no secret that he was a senior member of the Communist Party, and was a fervent believer in that route to socialism as he saw it … if he still holds them I think he should be in the Communist Party rather than in the Labour Party.

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter norman smith
margaret hodge mp
• lord ray collins, former general secretary of the labour party
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Today: Corbyn interference

this morning (tuesday 5th), 6.01-6.02am, 6.33-6.36am, 7.00-7.02am, 7.09-7.17am, and 8.00-8.02am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by nick robinson) leads with …

“A whole number of his top team, not just one person, lots of them, are involved in decisions around individual complaints, and what they do is they interfere and they lower the sanctions so that people aren’t suspended, they’re just given a warning letter. And what is so awful about this is that Jeremy always proclaims a zero tolerance of anti-semitism. When it comes to the actual cases. if they’re his mates, he doesn’t demonstrate zero tolerance … trust in him has gone.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter ian watson
• bbc reporter norman smith
margaret hodge mp
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WH: Falconer considering

yesterday evening (sunday 3rd), 11.37-11.41pm, on bbc radio 4
westminster hour (presented by carolyn quinn, with panellists • former head of the foreign office simon fraser, • ruth smeeth mp, and • george freeman mp), includes …

“Anti-semitism: Lord Falconer meeting the Labour general secretary Jennie Formby tomorrow: what’s that all about?”

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