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Today: Is Labour anti-semitic?

this morning (thursday 11th), 6.01-6.02am, 6.35-6.39am, 7.09-7.15am, 7.30-7.43am, 8.01-8.03am, 8.10-8.25am, and 8.55-9.00am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by justin webb) leads with …

“Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson has described as chilling allegations that senior party figures tried to interfere in anti-semitism cases.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter jessica parker

• bbc reporter norman smith

lord levy

sam matthews, chief investigator, disputes team, 2017-2018

• journalist dawn foster

tom watson mp

• journalist rachel shabi, author of not the enemy, israel’s jews from arab lands

(more…)
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MN: Is Labour anti-semitic?

this morning (thursday 11th), 12.09-12.15am, on bbc radio 4 

midnight news includes …

“Former Labour officials have told the BBC’s Panorama programme that some of Jeremy Corbyn’s closest allies interfered in the independent process designed to deal with accusations of anti-semitism within the party. They say the leader’s office offered instruction on how cases should be resolved, and officials brought in by Labour’s general secretary, Jenny Formby, downgraded some punishments.”

including contributions from  …

• bbc reporter chris mason

sam matthews, chief investigator, disputes team, 2017-2018

• lord iain mcnicol, general secretary, 2011-2018

lord falconer

andrew gwynne mp

• bbc reporter laura kuenssberg

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Today: Thornberry on anti-semitism

this morning (tuesday 4th), 8.22-8.24am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by nick robinson) includes …

How do you feel about long-serving servants of your party who share your view on Europe, Alastair Campbell, being turfed out of the party while people who are caught on tape making anti-semitic racist comments, the sort of thing you say you object to from Donald Trump, are still in the party – Peter Willsman who’s very close to Jeremy Corbyn of course?”

Would you feel uncomfortable if in a few weeks time Peter Willsman remains in the party, having claimed that anti-semitism is not only made up, but has been created by the Israeli embassy, would you feel uncomfortable if he’s still there?

including interview with …

emily thornberry mp

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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 

(more…)

Today: Labour investigated

this morning (wednesday 29th), 6.42-6.43am, 7.20-7.25am, and 7.40-7.42am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …

“Now people are making comparison between that and the party’s reaction to claims that the party is anti-semitic. Yesterday a formal inquiry was launched by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission. The deputy leader Tom Watson described it as a truly disgraceful day for Labour.

including interviews with …

louise ellman mp

lord falconer 

(more…)

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
(more…)

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