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Parliament: Kindertransport 80

last friday evening (23rd november), 9.30-10.03pm, on bbc parliament tv
speaker’s house 23/11/2018 (partial re-enactment of 1938 kindertransport debate in the house of commons)

Politicians read excerpts from the 1938 Parliamentary debate that led to the creation of the Kindertransport, at a gathering of the Association of Jewish Refugees on Wednesday 21 November at Speaker’s House to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Kindertransport – the scheme that gave 10,000 mainly Jewish children refuge in the UK prior to the start of the Second World War.”

including excerpts from the 1938 speeches of …
philip noel-baker, samuel hammersley, herbert butcher, david logan, archibald southby, samuel hoare, and david grenfell
read by …
james brokenshire, luciana berger, ian austin, ruth smeeth, tulip siddiq, ruth deech, louise ellman, oliver dowden, matthew offord, yvette cooper, john mann, jo roundell greene, lord livingston, and eric pickles
and speech by …
alf dubs
(if you missed it, available at https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bvt1x9/speakers-house-80th-anniversary-of-kindertransport)

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Twt: Labour freedom of speech

this evening (tuesday 4th), 10.01-10.02pm, and 10.07-10.19pm, on bbc radio 4
the world tonight (presented by ritula shah) leads with …

“It is good that the Labour Party has accepted the full international definition of anti-semitism, but very disturbing that there is a statement added to it, and that statement does open the way to make it possible to call Israelis Nazis when that is expressly forbidden by the definition itself.”

including contributions from …
rebecca long-bailey mp
• bbc reporter jonathan blake
louise ellman mp
lloyd russell-moyle mp
(see also https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-45414656)
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Twtw: Labour split?

this afternoon (sunday 2nd), 1.00-1.02pm, and 1.05-1.16pm, on bbc radio 4
the world this weekend (presented by mark mardell) leads with …

“The former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said the Labour Party should support the IHRA definition of anti-semitism immediately. Speaking at a conference of the Jewish Labour Movement in North London, he said it was not just about changing a policy, but about what the party stood for.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter ian watson
gordon brown
• bbc reporter chris vallance
jon lansman of momentum
louise ellman mp
claudia webbe, chair of labour’s disputes panel
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Newsnight: Frank Field resigns

this evening (thursday 30th), 10.30-10.44pm, on bbc 2 tv
newsnight (presented by emily maitlis) leads with …

“A ’force for anti-semitism in British politics’ – Frank Field blames Jeremy Corbyn for presiding over a culture of bullying and racism as he quits the Labour whip after 40 years as the Birkenhead MP. Is this the voice of a man who’s long struggled to find his own footing in the Labour Party, or a wake-up call to more MPs who feel the same?”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter nick watt
• journalist owen jones
louise ellman mp
chris williamson mp
siobhain mcdonagh mp
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PM/6ocn/Twt: Frank Field resigns

this evening (thursday 30th), 5.21-5.29pm, 6.01-6.04pm, 10.01-10.02pm, and 10.07-10.17pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by simon jack), six o’clock news, and the world tonight (presented by james coomarasamy), lead with …

“One of Labour’s most senior and long-serving MPs, Frank Field, has resigned from the Parliamentary party, saying its leadership has become a force for anti-semitism. In a scathing resignation letter, Mr Field, a former minister in Tony Blair’s government, accused Jeremy Corbyn of overseeing an erosion of the party’s key values. He said there was now a culture of intolerance nastiness and intimidation in Labour.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter ian watson
frank field mp
• bbc reporter tom barton
mike cushman of jewish voice for labour
louise ellman mp
(for mike cushman’s views on zionism, see his witness statement at https://freespeechonisrael.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/MCwitness-Keable.pdf)
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MN: Corbyn & anti-semitism

this morning (wednesday 1st), 12.00-12.03am, on bbc radio 4
midnight news leads with …

Jeremy Corbyn has apologised for previously appearing alongside speakers regarded as anti-semitic. He’s reported to have hosted an event 8 years ago on Holocaust Memorial Day where Israel’s actions in Gaza were compared to the Holocaust.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter jonathan blake
louise ellman mp
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Newsnight: Pete Willsman

yesterday evening (tuesday 31st), 10.30-10.47pm, on bbc 2 tv
newsnight (presented by emily maitlis) leads with …

“Not even Labour are attempting to defend the comments of Pete Willsman, a member of their ruling body. So why is he still in his job? We speak to voices right across the Labour spectrum who want to tell their leader things must now change.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter david grossman
• councillor barry rawlings, barnet opposition leader
• councillor rabbi danny rich
joe twyman of deltapoll
• journalist henry zeffman, of the times
louise ellman mp
• journalist and activist michael segalov
(more…)

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