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Today/W@1/6ocn: Hayter on Corbyn

today (thursday 18th), 7.06-8.07am, 1.03-1.04pm, 1.20-1.29pm, and 6.16-6.18pm, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by nick robinson), world at one (presented by sarah montague), and six o’clock news (presented by kathy clugston) include …

Labour peers will meet to consider a vote of no confidence in Jeremy Corbyn after he sacked the Brexit minister in the Lords, Baroness Hayter, for criticising his leadership.”

including reports from …

• bbc reporter jonathan blake

• bbc reporter nick eardley

and interview with …

lady hayter 

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Today: Williamson re-suspended

last saturday morning (29th june), 7.06-7.07am, and 7.13-7.15am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by justin webb and nick robinson) includes …

Chris Williamson was restored as a Labour MP for all of 48 hours before the party whip was again removed yesterday. His re-admission on Wednesday had angered a number of Labour MPs and peers, who called for the decision to re-instate him to be overturned.”

including reports from …

• bbc reporter jessica parker

• bbc reporter tom martin

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MN/Today: 120 shun Williamson

this morning (friday 28th), 12.01-12.04am, and 6.03-6.04am, on bbc radio 4 

midnight news and today (presented by nick robinson and john humphrys) include …

“There’s growing anger within Labour over the decision to re-admit Chris Williamson, the MP who said the party had given too much ground over accusations of anti-semitism. More than 120 Labour parliamentarians have now signed a statement demanding the ruling is overturned.”

including contributions from  …

• bbc reporter jessica parker

tom watson mp

jeremy corbyn mp

chris williamson mp

jess phillips mp

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Today: Thornberry on anti-semitism

this morning (tuesday 4th), 8.22-8.24am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by nick robinson) includes …

How do you feel about long-serving servants of your party who share your view on Europe, Alastair Campbell, being turfed out of the party while people who are caught on tape making anti-semitic racist comments, the sort of thing you say you object to from Donald Trump, are still in the party – Peter Willsman who’s very close to Jeremy Corbyn of course?”

Would you feel uncomfortable if in a few weeks time Peter Willsman remains in the party, having claimed that anti-semitism is not only made up, but has been created by the Israeli embassy, would you feel uncomfortable if he’s still there?

including interview with …

emily thornberry mp

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Today: Corbyn praises book

this morning (wednesday 1st), 7.41-7.42am, and 8.21-8.23am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by nick robinson and justin webb) includes …

“This is a book that alleges ‘an internatioal conspiracy of Jewish financiers

He describes business as being controlled by men of a single and peculiar race.”

The Telegraph reports that Jeremy Corbyn is embroiled in another row about anti-semitism after he’s found to have endorsed a book written in 1902, which argued that Europe’s banks and newspapers were controlled by Jews. It says that four years before he become Labour leader, he wrote a foreword to a new edition of J A Hobson’s Imperialism, A Study, which was written in 1902, in which he described the book as brilliant and a great tome. … anti-semitism in Hobson’s writings has been widely covered in historical circles. The paper notes that Labour has admitted that the text has anti-semitic elements …”

including interview with …

rebecca long-bailey mp

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Today: The Librarian of Auschwitz

yesterday morning (friday 5th), 7.41-7.46am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated tuesday 9th, 7.29am on newsday, and 2.51pm and 9.44pm on newshour, on bbc world service radio)

today (presented by nick robinson and justin webb) includes …

“With about a dozen books, it may well have been the smallest library in the world, but its influence was huge. Incredibly, amd despite the strict surveillance, this secret library flourished inside the Auschwitz concentration camp. One 14-year-old prisoner was entrusted with the task of looking after the books that had been smuggled into the camp. Her name was Dita Kraus. A new book, The Librarian of Auschwitz, tells her extraordinary story.”

including contributions from  … 

• bbc reporter rebecca jones 

• auschwitz survivor dita kraus, 90

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Today: Gaza border anniversary 2

this morning (saturday 30th), 7.05-7.06am, 8.06am, and 8.57-8.59am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by nick robinson and justin webb) includes …

Thousands of Palestinians are gathering along the Israel-Gaza border to mark the start of weekly protests a year ago. Israeli forces have killed nearly 200 Palestinian demonstrators during that time, while one Israeli soldier has died. And a Palestinian is reported to have been shot dead this morning. The leader of Hamas, which controls Gaza, has called for a million people to join today’s action.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter tom bateman

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