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W@1: Mirvis intervenes

yesterday afternoon (sunday 1st), 1.42-1.43pm, on bbc radio 4 

world at one (presented by mark mardell) includes …

“… Jeremy Corbyn, who issued on Wednesday what seems like his weekly denial of anti-semitism. That this week’s allegation came from Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis didn’t change anything. That may not matter to a lot of people, but one voter, 86-year-old Molly Bennett, needs more convincing from the Labour leader if he wants her on side. She said this to Sky News about him: … he doesn’t like the Jewish people …”

including contribution from …

• comedian eleanor tiernan

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W@1: Corbyn’s history

this afternoon (sunday 24th), 1.36-1.43pm, on bbc radio 4 

world at one (presented by mark mardell) includes …

Corbyn is perhaps driven by his anti-colonialism, whether the colonial powers are in South America, Vietnam, the Middle East, or Ireland. He’s never changed, but he’s now haunted by that history. Many Labour campaigners who knock on doors will tell you time and time again white working-class men in particular will raise his support for Hamas, and with great disgust the IRA. The former Labour MP Ian Austin agreed [sic] with him in the Commons: ‘The Leader of the Opposition the Shadow Chancellor, these are people who spent their entire time in politics working with, defending, all sorts of extremists and in some cases terrorists and anti-semites’.”

including contributions from …

• actress maureen lipman

ian austin mp 

• journalist john crace 

stephen pound mp 

laura parker of momentum

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Twtw: Is Labour anti-semitic?

this afternoon (sunday 14th), 1.01-1.02pm, and 1.26-1.27pm, on bbc radio 4 

the world this weekend (presented by mark mardell) includes …

How can I listen to what Labour’s saying when there’s this business about anti-semitism?

including contributions from … 

• bbc reporter helena wilkinson

john mcdonnell mp

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W@1: 67 to remove Williamson

this afternoon (friday 28th), 1.22-1.26pm, on bbc radio 4 

world at one (presented by mark mardell) includes …

This is a letter I’ve been handed by 67 Labour MPs and a handful of Labour peers as well, requesting a mechanism to be used next week, when the parliamentary Labour Party gets together, to try and take into their own hands the power to remove the whip from Chris Williamson … and they want that period of removal to last up to a year.”

including report from … 

• bbc reporter chris mason

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Twtw: Massive strikes

this afternoon (sunday 5th), 1.02-1.03pm, on bbc radio 4 

the world this weekend (presented by mark mardell) includes …

“Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he has ordered the military to continue with what he called massive strikes on terror elements in the Gaza strip, in response to rocket attacks.”

including report from … 

• bbc reporter alan johnston

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W@1/6ocn: Essex anti-semitism

this afternoon (friday 22nd), 1.04-1.05pm, and 6.19-6.21pm, on bbc radio 4
world at one (presented by mark mardell) and six o’clock news include …

“The University of Essex has suspended Dr Maaruf Ali, a member of staff, amid a row over anti-semitism. More than 200 students voted against the formation of a new Jewish Society yesterday. However, the University has now said it will be set up with immediate effect.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter caroline davies
• student union president tancrede chartier
(see also https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-47329730)
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Ian Austin quits

this afternoon (friday 22nd), 1.04-1.05pm, and 1.07-1.24pm, on bbc radio 4
world at one (presented by mark mardell) leads with …

A former minister has become the ninth MP to resign from the Labour Party this week. Ian Austin, who’s been a Labour member for 45 years, said he was appalled by its response to claims of anti-semitism. He warned that the hard left had become completely entrenched in the party under Jeremy Corbyn, who he said was not fit to be Prime Minister.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter jonathan blake
ian austin mp
ben bradshaw mp
qadar zada, leader of dudley borough council
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