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Posts tagged ‘Pete Willsman’

W@1: Mirvis intervenes

this afternoon (tuesday 26th), 1.01-1.03pm and 1.07-1.27pm, on bbc radio 4 

world at one (presented by sarah montague) leads with  …

“Convention dictates that religious leaders stay out of politics, particularly during election campaigns. That convention appears to have gone out of the window this morning: the leader of orthodox Jews, Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, wrote in The Times that ‘A new poison sanctioned from the very top has taken root in the Labour Party’, and he asked people to vote with their conscience in the general election.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter norman smith 

• bbc reporter chris wimpress (reporting from stanmore) 

michael ipgrave, bishop of lichfield, chair of the council of christians and jews

louise ellman

lord falconer

rachael maskell mp


VD: Mirvis intervenes

this morning (tuesday 26th), 10.00-10.03am, 10.06-10.23am, and 10.24-10.32am, on bbc 2 tv 

victoria derbyshire leads with …

“As the Chief Rabbi intervenes in the election campaign warning the Labour party is not doing enough to root out anti-Semitism, we speak to Labour’s equalities spokeswoman Naz Shah.”

including interviews with …

naz shah mp

paul harris editor, jewish telegraph 

zainab gulamali, muslim council of britain


Vine: Panorama on Labour

last thursday afternoon (11th july), 12.08-12.27pm, on bbc radio 2 

jeremy vine leads with …

Anti-Semitism in the Labour Party.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter john pineear 

lord falconer

naomi wimborne-idrissi of jewish voice for labour


PM/6ocn: Labour whistle-blowers

this evening (wednesday 10th), 5.02-5.03pm, 5.16-5.28pm, and 6.09-6.14pm, on bbc radio 4

pm (presented by evan davis) and six o’clock news (presented by jane steel)  include …

Eight former Labour officials, including seven from the complaints and disputes department, discuss anti-semitism in the Party. Four of them are speaking out despite having signed non-disclosure agreements with the Labour Party.”

including contributions from …

joshua garfield 

sam matthews, head of disputes until 2018

dan hogan, investigation officer until 2018

louise withers-green, disputes officer until 2018

andrew gwynne mp

lord falconer

• lord iain mcnicol, former general secretary 

• bbc reporter chris mason 

• bbc reporter laura kuenssberg 


Today: Williamson let off

this morning (thursday 27th), 6.35-6.36am, and 7.53-7.58am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by justin webb) includes …

“It should be a wonderful time to be a Labour MP, but of course it isn’t, in part that’s because the party’s split over Europe, but there is among many Labour MPs a real horror too, of what they see as the mishandling of accusations that the party’s institutionally racist. The decision yesterday to re-admit the MP Chris Williamson who was suspended from the party for a pattern of behaviour culminating in a recording of him saying that the party had been too apologetic about anti-semitism, has caused pretty widespread upset.”

including contributions from  …

• bbc reporter norman smith

lord falconer 


AA: Labour anti-semitism

saturday 1st june, 1.03-1.07pm, on bbc radio 4

any answers (phone-in programme, presented by melanie abbott) leads with …

“What do rows over anti-Semitism in the Labour Party and over Alistair Campbell’s expulsion say about the Labour Party leadership?”

with callers …

jane from liverpool

dave wetton from tonbridge


Twt: Forbes antisemitism

last friday evening (7th june), 10.18-10.23pm, on bbc radio 4 

the world tonight (presented by james coomarasamy) includes …

“Labour’s new MP for Peterborough hasn’t enjoyed much of a honeymoon period. Lisa Forbes has been criticised by some of her new colleagues for liking social media posts with anti-semitic content.”

including interview with …

• lord falconer 


BH: Labour investigated

this morning (sunday 2nd), 9.51-9.54am, on bbc radio 4

broadcasting house (presented by paddy oconnell) includes …

“It’s in the Observer today, which reports that at least 100 witness testimonies describing alleged anti-semitic behaviour are to be submitted to the Equalities and Human Rights Commission. This story did not get enough coverage last week because perhaps realising that it was about to break, and seeking to divert attention, the Labour Party expelled Alistair Campbell from membership.”

including discussion with …

• journalist oliver kamm

claire fox mep

• bbc presenter janet ellis 


Twt/MN: Willsman suspended

yesterday evening (friday 31st), 10.27-10.34pm, on bbc radio 4 

the world tonight (presented by razia iqbal) and midnight news include …

A member of Labour’s ruling body has been suspended after apparenly blaming the Israeli embassy for the party’s anti-semitism row.”

including interview with …

lara mcneill, youth representative, national executive committee


AQ: Labour anti-semitism

this evening (friday 31st), 8.03-8.18pm, on bbc radio 4 

any questions (chaired by jonathan dimbleby, with panellists • layla moran mp, belinda de lucy mep, lord falconer, and jeremy wright mp) leads with …

“Is it right that members of a political party can make anti-semitic comments and not be expelled, but if you vote once for another party, you are gone immediately?”


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