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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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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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Anti-semitism on the left

yesterday evening (thursday 19th), 8.00-8.30pm, on bbc radio 4
anti-semitism on the left (presented by david aaronovitch) (in the the briefing room series)

(Kerry-Anne Mendoza 0:18:26) “The Comparison of Israel to Nazism or the atrocities of the Third Reich. What evidence is there for that? Well, what other state in the world do I know of in the present day has been behind the forced sterilisation of Jewish women? That would be Israel, It was applying Depo Pravera**, long-term contraceptive injections, to Ethiopian Jewish women. I think that’s an anti-semitic act. I think it has horrific echoes of some of the atrocities, not all of them, some of the atrocities perpetrated by the Third Reich, and I think it’s right to call that out. I would call that out in any state anywhere in the world where Jewish women or any other group of women were subject to forcible sterilisation to prevent some sort of racial dilution, which was the theory behind that process. Do I think it’s helpful for people to go around willy-nilly attempting to bait Jewish people by calling them Nazis? Absolutely not. But do I think there is some evidential case for saying there are echoes here of some the worst behaviour that we have committed in Europe? Yes I do.”

** Depo Pravera is a 3-month contraceptive

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Andrew Marr: Labour anti-semitism

yesterday morning (sunday 1st), 9.04-9.11am, 9.16-9.26am, and 9.49-10.01am, on bbc 1
the andrew marr show leads with …

Anti-semitism in Labour

including contributions from …
• journalist owen jones
• israeli ambassador mark regev
diane abbott (more…)

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