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Today/PM: ‘Call off the dogs’

today (saturday 8th), 8.00-8.02am, 5.01-5.02pm, and 5.05-5.17pm, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by nick robinson and justin webb) and pm (presented by naga munchetty) lead with …

“The former shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna will make a speech this morning urging Jeremy Corbyn to. in his words, ‘call off the dogs’, and stop Labour MPs being targeted for criticising the party leadership. On Thursday, two MPs lost no-confidence votes held by their local parties.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter jonathan blake
• bbc reporter alex forsyth
john mcdonnell mp
john mann mp
clive lewis mp

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Tony Blair podcast

online only (originally recorded 5th september 2018)
tony blair (bbc podcast, in the political thinking with nick robinson series) includes …

This anti-semitism thing’s been ghastly for the Labour Party, and it’s a matter of great sadness to me actually that we should even be int his position… the problem’s a wider problem, because it’s part of a series of attitudes in today’s Labour Party that essentially come from a position of quite deep hostility to traditional Western policy.”
“That two-state solution also assumes that you have a secure state of Israel.”
You’ve got to have some understanding of the fact that there are people in Gaza are firing rockets aimed at the Israeli civilian population.”
I can’t imagine that we’ve had 3 to 4 months debating over something where we have profoundly insulted the Jewish community in our country.”

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PL: Blair against Corbyn

this morning (tuesday 4th), 12.28-12.36pm, on bbc 2 tv
politics live (discussion programme, chaired by jo coburn, with • stephen crabb mp, • jo swinson mp, • journalist isabel hardman, and • bbc podcaster nick robinson) includes …

Is it possible to take back control of the Labour Party from Jeremy Corbyn?

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Today: Blair against Corbyn

this morning (friday 7th), 6.01-6.02am, 6.33-6.36am, 7.00-7.02am, 8.01-8.03am, 8.10-8.24am, and 8.54-9.00am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and nick robinson) leads with …

”The former prime minster Tony Blair says he fears it might not be possible to take back control of the Labour Party from Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters. He says Jeremy Corbyn represents an existential threat to the party.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter norman smith
• bbc reporter chris mason
tony blair
chris williamson mp
• lord david blunkett
tony blair mp
• journalist owen jones
• journalist ayesha hazarika
(see also political thinking podcast with tony blair at https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06kgv15)
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MN/Today: Labour freedom of speech

this morning (wednesday 5th), 12.00-12.04am, 6.35-6.39am, 8.03-8.04am, and 8.10-8.23am, on bbc radio 4
midnight news and today (presented by mishal husain and nick robinson) include …

Jewish groups have criticised Labour’s ruling body for adding a statement on free speech to a widely recognised definition of anti-semitism.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter ian watson
rebecca long-bailey mp
chris williamson mp
ian austin mp
• bbc reporter jonathan blake
• bbc reporter norman smith
margaret hodge mp
shami chakrabarti
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Today: USA defunds UNRWA

this morning (saturday 1st), 6.02-6.04am (repeated 7.02am), and 6.12-6.14am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and nick robinson) includes …

The United States has ended its funding of UNRWA, the UN agency that supports more that 5 million Palestinian refugees. It said the UNRWA was irredeemably flawed. Palestinian officials have condemned the decision as a flagrant assault on their people.”

including contribution from …
• bbc reporter chris buckler
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Today: David Blunkett speaks

this morning (saturday 1st), 6.11-6.12am, 6.45am, 7.04am, and 7.43am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and nick robinson) includes …

”The former Labour Home Secretary Lord Blunkett has said the decision by the veteran Labour MP Frank Field to resign the Labour whip must be a ’catalyst for seismic change’.”

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