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MN: Falconer denial

this morning (sunday 3rd), 12.00-12.01am, and 12.10-12.12am, on bbc radio 4
midnight news leads with …

“A senior Labour politician, Lord Falconer, has said he’s yet to agree formal terms for a new anti-semitism role in the party, despite officials saying he’d accepted the position.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tom barton
catherine mckinnell mp
(more…)

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PM: Tom Watson rebuked

this afternoon (saturday 2nd), 5.01-5.02pm, and 5.05-5.14pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by evan davis) leads with …

“It is a bitter and public row that has broken out between the most senior official of the Labour Party and its deputy leader. In response to deputy leader Tom Watson’s suggestion that Labour MPs and peers send complaints about anti-semitism his way, the party’s general secretary Jennie Formby wrote a stinging rebuke.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tom barton
catherine mckinnell mp
• journalist patrick maguire, new statesman
lord blunkett
(more…)

Today: Tom Watson attacked

this morning (saturday 2nd), 7.00-7.02am, 7.51-7.59am, and 8.00-8.04am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by mishal husain leads with …

“A row has erupted between two of Labour’s most senior figures, over how allegations of anti-semitism are handled.”
“The party’s general secretary, Jennie Formby, has delivered a fierce attack on the deputy leader Tom Watson, after he asked MPs to contact him directly on their allegations of anti-semitic behaviour. Ms Formby said Mr Watson’s intervention was completely unacceptable, and could undermine the current system for dealing with complaints. But Mr Watson said people have lost trust in the party’s ability to investigate allegations.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter nick eardley
• bbc reporter tom barton
catherine mckinnell mp
(more…)

Today: Frank Field resigns

this morning (friday 31st), 6.03-6.04am, 6.33-6.36am, 7.03-7.04am, 7.47am, 7.52-7.58am, 8.00-8.02am, and 8.55-8.59am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by mishal husain and nick robinson) leads with …

An ally of Jeremy Corbyn has accused the veteran Labour MP Frank Field of ’making grotesque slurs’ after he resigned the whip necause of the party’s stance on anti-semitism. In a local newspaper article published this morning, Mr Field urges the Labour leadership to end what he calls ’its racist tolerance of anti-semitism’, and expel local activists who intimidate other members.”
Frank Field has said he might step down and trigger a bye-election.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tom barton
• bbc reporter chris mason
neil coyle mp
lloyd russell-moyle mp
• journalist stephen bush
• journalist john mcternan
(more…)

PM/6ocn/Twt: Frank Field resigns

this evening (thursday 30th), 5.21-5.29pm, 6.01-6.04pm, 10.01-10.02pm, and 10.07-10.17pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by simon jack), six o’clock news, and the world tonight (presented by james coomarasamy), lead with …

“One of Labour’s most senior and long-serving MPs, Frank Field, has resigned from the Parliamentary party, saying its leadership has become a force for anti-semitism. In a scathing resignation letter, Mr Field, a former minister in Tony Blair’s government, accused Jeremy Corbyn of overseeing an erosion of the party’s key values. He said there was now a culture of intolerance nastiness and intimidation in Labour.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter ian watson
frank field mp
• bbc reporter tom barton
mike cushman of jewish voice for labour
louise ellman mp
(for mike cushman’s views on zionism, see his witness statement at https://freespeechonisrael.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/MCwitness-Keable.pdf)
(more…)

Twt: Sacks condemns Corbyn

this evening (tuesday 28th), 10.02-10.03pm, and 10.22-10.31pm, on bbc radio 4 (partly repeated at 12.01am on midnight news)
the world tonight (presented by chris mason) includes …

Labour has reacted angrily to allegations by the former Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, that Jeremy Corbyn is anti-semitic. Lord Sacks also describes comments about a group of British Zionists made by Mr Corbyn before he became Labour leader as ’the most offensive by a senior British politician since Enoch Powell in the 1960s’.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tom barton
• corbyn supporter michael segalov
jonathan goldstein, chairman of the jewish leadership council
(more…)

PM/6ocn: Sacks condemns Corbyn

this afternoon (tuesday 28th), 5.02-5.03pm, 5.16-5.19pm, and 6.01-6.04pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by simon jack) includes, and six o’clock news leads with, …

“The former Chief Rabbi, Jonathan Sacks, has described the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn as ‘an anti-semite who had given support to racists terrorists and dealers of hate’.”

including reports from …
• bbc reporter tom barton
(more…)

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