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6ocn: Austin on Corbyn

this evening (thursday 7th), 6.08-6.10pm, on bbc radio 4 

six o’clock news includes …

“Two former Labour MPs, Ian Austin and John Woodcock, have urged people to vote for Boris Johnson rather than Jeremy Corbyn. Mr Austin, who left the party in February, said the Labour leader was completely unfit to lead his party and the country.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter ian watson

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Today: Austin on Corbyn

this morning (thursday 7th), 6.43-6.44am, 7.09-7.18am, 7.43-7.44am, 8.03-8.05am, and 8.28-8.33am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by martha kearney and nick robinson) includes…

“I think he’s spent his entire time in politics working with and defending all sorts of people, extremists and in some cases antisemites and terrorists.”

Most shamefully of all, for a party that’s got a proud record of fighting for equality and opposing racism, the Labour Party’s been poisoned with anti-Jewish racism under his leadership, and it is a complete and utter disgrace.”

“If you’re not going to do what’s right on a fundamental question like racism, what are you going to do it on?”

including contributions from …

• ian austin mp

• bbc reporter chris mason

• rebecca long-bailey mp

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Nn: Shuker on antisemitism

yesterday evening (wednesday 6th), 10.40-10.41pm, on bbc 2 tv

newsnight (presented by emily maitlis) includes …

People have chosen to look another way on Corbyn’s very real failings in order to get what you and I would both want, but which I’m not willing to pay the price for in terms of chucking the Jews under the bus for example.”

including contribution from …

gavin shuker mp 

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Today: de Piero resigns

yesterday morning (saturday 20th), 7.08am, and 7.20-7.22am, on bbc radio 4 

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

“The Labour MP Gloria de Piero has resigned from her role as shadow justice minister, and announced that she won’t contest her seat in the next election. She said she was worried by a lack of tolerance of different points of view within the party.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter ross hawkins 

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Vine: Panorama on Labour

last thursday afternoon (11th july), 12.08-12.27pm, on bbc radio 2 

jeremy vine leads with …

Anti-Semitism in the Labour Party.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter john pineear 

lord falconer

naomi wimborne-idrissi of jewish voice for labour

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SS: Williams on Watson

this morning (sunday 14th), 8.00-8.01am, and 8.06-8.21am, on bbc radio wales 

sunday supplement (presented by vaughan roderick) leads with …

Anti-semitism seems to be the issue that won’t go away for Labour. At yesterday’s Durham Miners’ Gala, things could only get bitter. Meanwhile, three peers left the party’s group in the Lords in protest. And there was that BBC Panorama programme in which former staffers made allegations over Labour’s handling of complaints.”

including interview with …

darren williams, nec member representing wales

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MN/Today: Watson or Corbyn?

this morning (friday 12th), 12.07-12.10am, 12.28-12.29am, 6.04-6.05am, 6.37-6.39am, and 7.39-7.40am, on bbc radio 4 

midnight news and today (presented by mishal husain and martha kearney) include …

Further rifts have been exposed in Labour as it grapples with its response to the BBC Panorama programme, which accused allies of Jeremy Corbyn of interfering in the process set up to deal with complaints of anti-semitism.”

including contributions from  …

• bbc reporter jessica parker

tom watson mp 

john mcdonnell mp 

• bbc reporter chris mason

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