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W@1: Andrew Murray accused

this afternoon (tuesday 5th), 1.01-1.02pm, and 1.07-1.14pm, on bbc radio 4
world at one (presented by sarah montague) includes …

“It’s no secret that he was a senior member of the Communist Party, and was a fervent believer in that route to socialism as he saw it … if he still holds them I think he should be in the Communist Party rather than in the Labour Party.

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter norman smith
margaret hodge mp
• lord ray collins, former general secretary of the labour party
(more…)

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WH: Falconer considering

yesterday evening (sunday 3rd), 11.37-11.41pm, on bbc radio 4
westminster hour (presented by carolyn quinn, with panellists • former head of the foreign office simon fraser, • ruth smeeth mp, and • george freeman mp), includes …

“Anti-semitism: Lord Falconer meeting the Labour general secretary Jennie Formby tomorrow: what’s that all about?”

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HC: Hezbollah proscribed

last tuesday evening (26th february), 7.12-8.45pm, on bbc parliament tv
house of commons 26/2/2019 includes …

Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2019

speeches by …
Sajid Javid (C)
Nick Thomas-Symonds (Lab)
Crispin Blunt (C)
Louise Ellman (Lab)
Matthew Offord (C)
Graham P Jones (Lab)
Joan Ryan (Ind)
Edward Davey (C)
Mikes Gapes (Ind)
Wes Streeting (Lab)
Ian Paisley (DUP)
Jim Shannon (DUP)
interventions by …
Robert Halfon (C)
Ian Paisley (DUP)
Andrew Percy (C)
Stephen Crabb (C)
Zac Goldsmith (C)
Ivan Lewis (Ind)
John Howell (C)
Philip Hollobone (C)
Tom Tugendhat (C)
Gavin Robinson (DUP)
Steve Double (C)
Stewart Malcolm McDonald (DUP)
James Morris (C)
Bob Blackman (C)
Theresa Villiers (C)
Joanna Cherry (SNP)
Ruth Smeeth (Lab)
Will Quince (C)

(transcript at https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2019-02-26/debates/41CC81FF-5CD8-43E6-8B0B-19A67B3E709F/PreventionAndSuppressionOfTerrorism)
(if you missed it, available from 6:41:56 to 8:11:00 at https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0c4qrcl/house-of-commons-26022019)

HC: Anti-semitism debate 20/2/2019

yesterday afternoon (wednesday 20th), 4.05pm-7.01pm, on bbc parliament tv
house of commons 20/2/2019 includes …

General Debate: Antisemitism in Modern Society

speeches by …
James Brokenshire (C)
Barry Gardiner (Lab)
Guto Bebb (C)
Stewart Malcolm McDonald (SNP)
Theresa Villiers (C)
Margaret Hodge (Lab)
Andrew Percy (C)
Luciana Berger (Lab)
Matthew Offord (C)
Ivan Lewis (Ind)
Fiona Bruce (C)
Louise Ellman (Lab)
Maria Caulfield (C)
Ruth Smeeth (Lab)
Stephen Kerr (C)
John Mann (Lab)
Clive Lewis (Lab)
Joan Ryan (Ind)
Stephen Lloyd (Ind)
James Frith (Lab)
Jim McMahon (Lab)
interventions by …
Paula Sherriff (Lab)
Wera Hobhouse (LD)
Steve McCabe (Lab)
Lyn Brown (Lab)
Stephen Doughty (Lab)
Neil Coyle (Lab)
Stella Creasy (Lab)
George Howarth (Lab)
Bob Stewart (C)
Emma Little Pengelly (DUP)
Jess Phillips (Lab)
Robert Goodwill (C)
Jim Shannon (DUP)
John Hayes (C)

(transcript at https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2019-02-20/debates/993F895E-D215-4773-A464-1A6320523B0E/AntisemitismInModernSociety)
(house of commons library briefing paper at http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CDP-2019-0042/CDP-2019-0042.pdf)
(if you missed it, available from 3:20:14 to 6:16:00 at https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0c43vmc/house-of-commons-20022019)

MN: PLP further demands

this morning (tuesday 12th), 12.13-12.15am, on bbc radio 4
midnight news includes …

Senior Labour officials have relented in the face of calls from MPs to publish a detailed breakdown of allegations of anti-semitism in the party over the last 9 months … less than two hours before tonight’s meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party.”
“Seven Labour MPs including Dame Margaret Hodge Luciana Berger and Ruth Smeeth, who have all complained about anti-semitic abuse, have now written to Jeremy Corbyn calling for the issue to be discussed at this week’s shadow cabinet meeting, They’re asking for further information, and have suggested that a failure to accede to their request would do nothing to dispel the accusation that Labour is institutionally anti-semitic.”

including report from …
• bbc reporter ian watson
(more…)

Parliament: Kindertransport 80

last friday evening (23rd november), 9.30-10.03pm, on bbc parliament tv
speaker’s house 23/11/2018 (partial re-enactment of 1938 kindertransport debate in the house of commons)

Politicians read excerpts from the 1938 Parliamentary debate that led to the creation of the Kindertransport, at a gathering of the Association of Jewish Refugees on Wednesday 21 November at Speaker’s House to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Kindertransport – the scheme that gave 10,000 mainly Jewish children refuge in the UK prior to the start of the Second World War.”

including excerpts from the 1938 speeches of …
philip noel-baker, samuel hammersley, herbert butcher, david logan, archibald southby, samuel hoare, and david grenfell
read by …
james brokenshire, luciana berger, ian austin, ruth smeeth, tulip siddiq, ruth deech, louise ellman, oliver dowden, matthew offord, yvette cooper, john mann, jo roundell greene, lord livingston, and eric pickles
and speech by …
alf dubs
(if you missed it, available at https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bvt1x9/speakers-house-80th-anniversary-of-kindertransport)

Twt: Livingstone jumps

last monday evening (21st may), 10.01-10.02pm and 10.08-10.21pm, on bbc radio 4
the world tonight (presented by ritula shah) leads with …

Ken Livingstone has resigned from the Labour party, saying a row over allegedly anti-Semitic remarks he made had become a distraction.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter eleanor garnier
hannah weisfeld of yachad
chris williamson mp
luciana berger mp
(more…)

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