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Posts tagged ‘Louise Ellman’

Nn: Long-Bailey sacked

yesterday evening (thursday 25th), 11.16-11.32pm, on bbc 2 tv 

newsnight (presented by emma barnett) leads with …

“Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer sacks Rebecca Long-Bailey over her sharing an article with an anti-semitic conspiracy theory. The road to greater unity, or discord?

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter nicholas watt 

keir starmer mp

lara mcneill, young labour representative on the national executive committee 

• former labour party member and mp louise ellman 

matt wrack, general secretary, fire bridages union


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


Today: Ellman resigns

this morning (thursday 17th), 7.02-7.03am and 7.15-7.19am, on bbc radio 4

today (presented by mishal husain) includes …

“The MP Dame Louise Ellman has left the Labour party after more than five decades, saying Jeremy Corbyn would pose a danger to the country if he became prime minister.“

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter jason kaye

louise ellman mp


MN: Ellman resigns

this morning (thursday 17th), 12.00am and 12.13-12.14am, on bbc radio 4

midnight news includes …

“The Labour MP Dame Louise Ellman has left the party after more than five decades, accusing Jeremy Corbyn of posing a threat to the country.“

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter jason kaye


Newsnight: Watson or Corbyn?

yesterday evening (thursday 11th), 10.44-10.59pm, 11.08-11.09pm, and 11.10-11.11pm, on bbc 2 tv

newsnight (presented by emily maitlis) includes …

Anti-semitism is tearing Labour apart, can anyone put the party back together again?”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter nick watt

tom watson mp

andrew gwynne mp

jenny manson of jewish voice for labour

louise ellman mp

john mcternan, former adviser to tony blair 

• journalist dawn foster 

• journalist nicola bartlett 


Panorama: Is Labour anti-semitic?

this evening (wednesday 10th), 9.00-10.00pm, on bbc 1 tv 

is labour anti-semitic? (presented by john ware) (in the panorama series)

Panorama goes inside the anti-Semitism crisis gripping Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party. With exclusive interviews from key insiders and access to confidential communications and documents, this is the story of how the crises developed.

Reporter John Ware reveals the evasions and contradictions at the heart of the political party which leader Jeremy Corbyn says has anti-racism at its very core.”

including interviews with …

mike creighton, director, disputes team, 2009-2017

kat buckingham, chief investigator, disputes team, 2015-2016

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

andrew gwynne mp

• historian alan johnson,

ben westerman, investigator, disputes team, 2016-2017

dave rich, author of the left’s jewish problem

louise ellman mp

martha robinson, administrator disputes team 2018-2019

dan hogan, investigator, disputes team, 2016-2018

louise withers green, officer, disputes team, 2017-2018

• lord iain mcnicol, general secretary, 2011-2018

• professor alan johnson, author of contemporary left anti-semitism


HC: Jewish Arab refugees

last sunday morning (23rd june), 9.32-10.32am, on bbc parliament tv

westminster hall debates 19/6/2019 includes …

Jewish Refugees from the Middle East and North Africa

speeches by …
Theresa Villiers (C)
Louise Ellman (Lab)
Robert Halfon (C)
Ivan Lewis (Ind)
Matthew Offord (C)
Jim Shannon (DUP)
John Howell (C)
Andrew Percy (C)
Peter Grant (SNP)
Fabian Hamilton (Lab)
Andrew Murrison (C)
interventions by …
Stephen Crabb (C)
Robert Halfon (C)
Zac Goldsmith (C)
Alex Sobel (Lab)

(transcript at

(if you missed it, available from 3:42:21 to 4:42:30 at

Today: Forbes/Huq antisemitism

last saturday morning (8th june), 7.09-7.12am, and 8.47-8.48am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by martha kearney) includes …

Lisa Forbes liked a Facebook post which said that the Prime Minister had ‘a Zionist slave-master’s agenda’.”

including report from  …

• bbc reporter peter saull 


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 


MN: Labour investigated

this morning (wednesday 29th), 12.05-12.07am, and 12.28am,  on bbc radio 4 (mostly repeated from 6.05pm on six o’clock news)

midnight news includes …

“The Labour Party is to be formally investigated over allegations of anti-semitism by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission. … However the Campaign Against Antisemitism said it was ‘devastating that a mainstream party had fallen so far into the gutter’.”

including contributions from  …

• bbc reporter jessica parker

louise ellman mp


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