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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 

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Twt: Forbes antisemitism

last friday evening (7th june), 10.18-10.23pm, on bbc radio 4 

the world tonight (presented by james coomarasamy) includes …

“Labour’s new MP for Peterborough hasn’t enjoyed much of a honeymoon period. Lisa Forbes has been criticised by some of her new colleagues for liking social media posts with anti-semitic content.”

including interview with …

• lord falconer 

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AQ: Labour anti-semitism

this evening (friday 31st), 8.03-8.18pm, on bbc radio 4 

any questions (chaired by jonathan dimbleby, with panellists • layla moran mp, belinda de lucy mep, lord falconer, and jeremy wright mp) leads with …

“Is it right that members of a political party can make anti-semitic comments and not be expelled, but if you vote once for another party, you are gone immediately?”

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PM/6ocn: Willsman suspended

this evening (friday 30th), 5.00-5.02pm, 5.10-5.16pm, and 6.01-6.04pm, on bbc radio 4 

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

“A senior Labour official, Peter Willsman, has been suspended after he appeared to accuse the Israeli embassy of whipping up complaints about anti-semitism within the party.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter jessica parker

daniel johnson msp

• journalist kevin maguire

mike katz, jewish labour movement 

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W@1: Willsman suspended

this afternoon (friday 31st), 1.00-1.03pm, 1.07-1.16pm, and 1.43-1.44pm, on bbc radio 4 

world at one (presented by edward stourton) leads with …

“A senior Labour figure, and Corbyn ally, Peter Willsman, has been suspended from the party, following the release of a recording of what are alleged to be anti-semitic comments

including contributions from  …

• bbc reporter chris mason

lord falconer 

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Today: Labour investigated

this morning (wednesday 29th), 6.42-6.43am, 7.20-7.25am, and 7.40-7.42am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …

“Now people are making comparison between that and the party’s reaction to claims that the party is anti-semitic. Yesterday a formal inquiry was launched by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission. The deputy leader Tom Watson described it as a truly disgraceful day for Labour.

including interviews with …

louise ellman mp

lord falconer 

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BH/Twtw: Corbyn tape

this morning (sunday 14th), 9.01-9.03am (repeated from midnight news at 12.01am),  9.07-9.11am, 1.02-1.03pm, and 1.05-1.15pm, on bbc radio 4

broadcasting house (presented by paddy oconnell) and the world this weekend (presented by edward stourton) lead with …

The Labour MP who taped it will be live on our programme.”

“But what about the way the recording came to light?”

including contributions from … 

margaret hodge mp

lord falconer

ronnie campell mp

• bbc reporter john pienaar 

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