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MN: Corbyn unfit

this morning (monday 8th), 12.03-12.05am, on bbc radio 4

midnight news includes …

“Today one Jewish group, the Jewish Labour Movement, which has been affiliated to the party since 1920, passed a motion of no confidence in the leadership. It stated that the leadership had failed to address anti-semitism within the party, that the Jewish Labour Movement had no confidence in Jeremy Corbyn’s ability to understand respond to or solve the problem, and that he was unfit to be prime minister.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter caroline davies

(see also https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-47845390 and https://www.timesofisrael.com/uks-jewish-labour-movement-group-passes-motion-of-no-confidence-in-corbyn/)

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PM/6ocn: Falconer “whitewash”

this afternoon (tuesday 5th), 5.03-5.04pm and 6.08-6.11pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by evan davis) and six o’clock news include …

Labour’s plan to appoint Lord Falconer to head an investigation into anti-semitism in the party is facing mounting opposition from its leading Jewish MPs. They’ve warned that any inquiry led by the former Lord Chancellor could be a fiasco, and invite allegations of a whitewash because he’s not from outside the party.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter nick eardley
• bbc reporter norman smith
margaret hodge mp
clive lewis mp
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Today: Corbyn interference

this morning (tuesday 5th), 6.01-6.02am, 6.33-6.36am, 7.00-7.02am, 7.09-7.17am, and 8.00-8.02am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by nick robinson) leads with …

“A whole number of his top team, not just one person, lots of them, are involved in decisions around individual complaints, and what they do is they interfere and they lower the sanctions so that people aren’t suspended, they’re just given a warning letter. And what is so awful about this is that Jeremy always proclaims a zero tolerance of anti-semitism. When it comes to the actual cases. if they’re his mates, he doesn’t demonstrate zero tolerance … trust in him has gone.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter ian watson
• bbc reporter norman smith
margaret hodge mp
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QT: Labour anti-semitism?

thursday 21st february, 11.21-11.26pm, on bbc 1
question time (chaired by fiona bruce) includes…

Anti-semitism within the Labour Party: do you think that that is a problem?”

including panellists …
andy mcdonald mp
chris leslie mp
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PM: Chakrabarti on anti-semitism

this afternoon (wednesday 26th), 5.06-5.07pm, and 5.17-5.20pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by carolyn quinn) includes …

”Wasn’t it a missed opportunity to draw a line under it, by issuing a direct apology for what had happened, the apology that Margaret Hodge and others had hoped that he would make in his speech?“

including interview with …
shami chakrabarti
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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
(more…)

BH & Twtw: Labour anti-semitism

last sunday (16th october), 9.02-9.03am, 9.07-9.13am, 1.01-1.02pm, and 1.04-1.10pm, on bbc radio 4
broadcasting house (presented by paddy oconnell) and the world this weekend (presented by shaun ley) lead with …

“MPs have accused Labour of failing to deal properly with allegations of anti-semitism in the party, and have attacked Jeremy Corbyn for not providing adequate leadership in addressing the issue.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tom bateman
• acting home affairs committee chair tim lawton
• bbc reporter susana mendoza
* jeremy newmark, national chair of labour jewish movement (more…)

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