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Today: TUC anti-semitism

this morning (friday 14th), 7.03-7.05am (repeated 8.03am), on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and mishal husain) includes …

An ally of Jeremy Corbyn has suggested that Israel manufactured the anti-semitism row in the Labour Party in order to distract from its own actions. In a recording published by the Independent online newspaper, Mark Sowotka the general secretary of the PCS Union is heard saying there’s no place for anti-semitism in the Labour movement, but he goes on to hint that the Israeli state created the story to hide what he called ’its own atrocities’.”

including report from …
• bbc reporter leila nathoo
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Today/PM: ‘Call off the dogs’

today (saturday 8th), 8.00-8.02am, 5.01-5.02pm, and 5.05-5.17pm, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by nick robinson and justin webb) and pm (presented by naga munchetty) lead with …

“The former shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna will make a speech this morning urging Jeremy Corbyn to. in his words, ‘call off the dogs’, and stop Labour MPs being targeted for criticising the party leadership. On Thursday, two MPs lost no-confidence votes held by their local parties.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter jonathan blake
• bbc reporter alex forsyth
john mcdonnell mp
john mann mp
clive lewis mp

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Today: Blair against Corbyn

this morning (friday 7th), 6.01-6.02am, 6.33-6.36am, 7.00-7.02am, 8.01-8.03am, 8.10-8.24am, and 8.54-9.00am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and nick robinson) leads with …

”The former prime minster Tony Blair says he fears it might not be possible to take back control of the Labour Party from Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters. He says Jeremy Corbyn represents an existential threat to the party.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter norman smith
• bbc reporter chris mason
tony blair
chris williamson mp
• lord david blunkett
tony blair mp
• journalist owen jones
• journalist ayesha hazarika
(see also political thinking podcast with tony blair at https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06kgv15)
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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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Today/W@1: Labour NEC to vote

this morning (tuesday 4th), 6.01-6.02am, 6.33-6.36am, 7.00-7.02am, 7.09-7.15am, 8.00-8.02am, and 8.10-8.23am, and this afternoon, 1.03-1.05pm, and 1.25-1.32pm, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by mishal husain and john humphrys) and world at one (presented by sarah montague) lead with …

Labour’s ruling body meets today to consider whether to adopt in full an international definition of anti-semitism, the issue that has plunged the party into turmoil and led to widespread criticism of Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter ben wright
• bbc reporter norman smith
• professor david feldman, vice-chair of the chakrabarti enquiry
• bbc reporter laura kuenssberg
stephen kinnock mp
• journalist and activist michael segalov
tom watson mp
mike gapes mp
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Today: Wagner in Israel

this morning (monday 3rd), 8.06-8.08am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by john humphrys) includes …

“Israel’s public broadcaster, Kan, has apologised for playing music by the German composer Richard Wagner, a major taboo in the country, His works have been avoided there for decades because of his anti-semitic views and the promotion of his music by the Nazis.”

including report from …
• bbc reporter steve jackson
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Today: USA defunds UNRWA

this morning (saturday 1st), 6.02-6.04am (repeated 7.02am), and 6.12-6.14am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and nick robinson) includes …

The United States has ended its funding of UNRWA, the UN agency that supports more that 5 million Palestinian refugees. It said the UNRWA was irredeemably flawed. Palestinian officials have condemned the decision as a flagrant assault on their people.”

including contribution from …
• bbc reporter chris buckler
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