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Posts tagged ‘Newsnight’

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


Twt: Coronavirus Gaza 2

BBC bias: BBC presenter Razia Iqbal fails to make clear that the two cases of coronavirus are from Egypt, not Gaza, and to mention that the “devastation of the health service” is caused by lack of funding from the Palestinian Authority.

yesterday evening (wednesday 25th), 10.08-10.14pm, on bbc radio 4

the world tonight (presented by razia iqbal) includes …

  “In countries already affected by conflict, natural disasters or climate change, the death toll from the coronavirus will be higher. The warning comes after the confirmation of two cases in the densely-populated Gaza region, where a decade-long blockade has devastated the health service.”

including interviews with …

• gaza spokesman dr khamis abdelkarim elessi 

mark lowcock, under-secretary-general for hunanitarian affairs and emergency relief, united nations


Nn: Sacks on coronavirus

yesterday evening (tuesday 17th), 11.11-11.16pm, on bbc 2 tv 

newsnight (presented by emily maitlis) concludes wth …

“We turn to Jonathan Sacks, former Chief Rabbi, who’s written a how-to guide on restoring the common good in divided times, called Morality.”

including interview with … 

• former chief rabbi jonathan sacks 


B100d/Nn: Trump plan

yesterday evening (tuesday 28th), 7.01-7.15pm on bbc news tv, and 10.31-10.51pm on bbc 2 tv 

beyond 100 days (presented by michelle fleury and christian fraser) and newsnight (presented by emily maitlis) lead with …

President Trump’s Middle East plan. Is it a plan for peace or for political survival?”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter jeremy bowen 

• bbc reporter barbara plett-usher 

tony blair 

• bbc reporter mark urban 

james sorene, bicom

diana buttu, former spokesperson for the plo

• ambassador husam zomlot 

kirsten fontenrose

philip gordon, former middle east adviser to president obama


Corbyn v Johnson

yesterday evening (friday 6th), 8.49-8.53pm, on bbc 1 tv (partly repeated 10.31-10.32pm on newsnight on bbc 2 tv)

prime ministerial debate (chaired by nick robinson) includes …

“[NR] Jeremy Corbyn, it is extraordinary isn’t it that the leader of a religious community has to warn people about you and your party?”

“[NR] What Jewish members of the Labour Party say is if this was black or asian people who were victims of racism, you would listen to them but when Jews say that your party under your leadership is infected with anti-Jewish hatred, you say no no I know better?

“[BJ] His unwillingness to take a stand, to stand up for Jewish people in the Labour Party, his unwillingnes to protect them, to put an arm round them, is in my view a failure of leadership.”

including contributions from …

jeremy corbyn

boris johnson


Nn: No Corbyn apology

yesterday evening (tuesday 26th), 10.31-10.17pm, on bbc 2 tv

newsnight (presented by emily maitlis) includes …

“The story that is now dominating the election campaign: unprecedented interventions by religious leaders over Jeremy Corbyn’s fitness to govern.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter nicholas watt

trevor phillips, ehrc chair 2003-2012

naz shah mp


Nn: Mirvis intervenes

yesterday evening (monday 25th), 10.42-10.43pm, on bbc 2 tv 

newsnight (presented by emily maitlis) includes …

“A powerful intervention by Ephraim Mirivs about what he regards as the dangers of a Labour government, He lays out a charge sheet against the current leadership of the party.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter nicholas watt


Nn: Aitchison on antisemitism

yesterday evening (thursday 7th), 10.58-11.00pm, on bbc 2 tv

newsnight (presented by emma barnett) includes …

“I asked her about previous comments from her fellow Labour candidate Zarah Sultana, that she would celebrate the deaths of Tony Blair and Benjamin Netanyahu.”

including interview with …

• labour candidate and former militant member jane aitchison

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Nn: Reynolds on antisemitism

yesterday evening (thursday 7th), 10.46-10.50pm, on bbc 2 tv

newsnight (presented by emma barnett) includes …

“How on earth can John McDonnell say that everything that the Jewish community wanted to be done has been done if that is the Jewish community telling its newspaper how it feels?

including interview with …

jonathan reynolds mp


Nn: Shuker on antisemitism

yesterday evening (wednesday 6th), 10.40-10.41pm, on bbc 2 tv

newsnight (presented by emily maitlis) includes …

People have chosen to look another way on Corbyn’s very real failings in order to get what you and I would both want, but which I’m not willing to pay the price for in terms of chucking the Jews under the bus for example.”

including contribution from …

gavin shuker mp 


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