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Twtw: Labour antisemitism

this afternoon (sunday 7th), 1.17-1.18pm, on bbc radio 4 

the world this weekend (presented by ross hawkins) includes …

“Today, Gordon Brown warns it needs do more to deal with anti-semitism, an issue threatening to overwhelm so much else.“

including interview with … 

rebecca long-bailey 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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Marr: Long-Bailey on anti-semitism

this morning (sunday 3rd), 10.35-10.37am, on bbc 1 tv
the andrew marr show includes …

“If you look at social media, or you listen to senior members of the Labour Party. at the moment, this anti-semitism row seems to be tearing it apart. The left is attacking the left over this. How concerned are you?”

including interview with …
rebecca long-bailey mp
(but no mention of anti-semtism in the interview with tony blair)
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Today: Carry on regardless?

this morning (tuesday 19th), 6.34-6.38am, 7.09-7.17am, 8.00-8.02am, 8.16-8.25am, and 8.43-8.44am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by martha kearney and nick robinson) leads with …

Jeremy Corbyn has been warned he faces the prospect of more resignations by Labour MPs in protest at his leadership. There was a stormy meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party last night.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter norman smith
• bbc reporter ben wright
• bbc reporter laura kuenssberg
alastair campbell
rebecca long-bailey mp
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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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Twt: Labour freedom of speech

this evening (tuesday 4th), 10.01-10.02pm, and 10.07-10.19pm, on bbc radio 4
the world tonight (presented by ritula shah) leads with …

“It is good that the Labour Party has accepted the full international definition of anti-semitism, but very disturbing that there is a statement added to it, and that statement does open the way to make it possible to call Israelis Nazis when that is expressly forbidden by the definition itself.”

including contributions from …
rebecca long-bailey mp
• bbc reporter jonathan blake
louise ellman mp
lloyd russell-moyle mp
(see also https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-45414656)
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MN/Today: Hodge unapologetic

this morning (tuesday 7th), 12.01-12.03am (repeated from 10.02pm on the world tonight), 6.02-6.03am, and 6.32-6.36am, on bbc radio 4
midnight news (presented by ritula shah) and today (presented by mishal husain and john humphrys) include …

A fresh row has erupted between the Labour leadership and the high-proflie backbencher Dame Margaret Hodge, despite the party dropping its investigation into her. She has strongly objected to suggestions it was abandoned because she regretted angrily criticising Jeremy Corbyn over his approach to anti-semitism.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter jessica parker
rebecca long-bailey mp
• bbc reporter ben wright
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