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Today: Joan Ryan quits

this morning (wednesday 20th), 7.02-7.04am, 7.09-7.17am, 8.02-8.04am, and 8.56-8.59am, on bbc radio 4

today (presented by martha kearney and john humphrys) includes …

“I have been appalled and angered to see the Labour leadership’s dereliction of duty on this issue – the words of the latest MP to leave her party – Joan Ryan was talking about anti-semitism.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter jonathan blake
joan ryan mp
• bbc reporter norman smith
• journalist and activist michael segalov


Today: Carry on regardless?

this morning (tuesday 19th), 6.34-6.38am, 7.09-7.17am, 8.00-8.02am, 8.16-8.25am, and 8.43-8.44am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by martha kearney and nick robinson) leads with …

Jeremy Corbyn has been warned he faces the prospect of more resignations by Labour MPs in protest at his leadership. There was a stormy meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party last night.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter norman smith
• bbc reporter ben wright
• bbc reporter laura kuenssberg
alastair campbell
rebecca long-bailey mp

Newsnight: Carry on regardless?

yesterday evening (monday 18th), 10.46-11.07pm, and 11.23-11.28pm, on bbc 2 tv
newsnight (presented by kirsty wark) leads with …

“After seven Labour MPs resign the whip to sit as independents, Kirsty Wark asks if the UK is witnessing the beginnings of a new political force, and whether Jeremy Corbyn will respond to the challenge or carry on regardless?”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter nicholas watt
luciana berger mp
mike gapes mp
angela smith mp
chuka umunna mp
gavin shuker mp
john mcdonnell mp
ian murray mp
angela rayner mp
siobhain mcdonagh mp
chris leslie mp
lloyd russell-moyle mp
• journalist matthew parris

Twt: Labour MPs quit

yesterday evening (monday 18th), 10.01-10.02pm, and 10.07-10.27pm, on bbc radio 4
the world tonight (presented by razia iqbal) leads with …

Seven Labour MPS resigned from a party some of them had been in for decades, openly criticised the leader Jeremy Corbyn, and called for a movement to champion a brand new more centrist politics.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter chris mason
john mcdonnell mp
len mccluskey of unite
neil coyle mp
mike gapes mp
• bbc reporter paul moss
jacqui burnett, labour councillor, luton
markus keaney, labour chair, luton south
• journalist stewart carr, luton news
ayesha hazarika, former labour advisor
• journalist philip collins, former speech-writer for tony blair

Marr: Tom Watson on anti-semitism

this morning (sunday 10th), 10.05-10.09am, and 10.52-10.59am, on bbc 1 tv
the andrew marr show includes …

“One of the people of course who’s been the focus of these rumours is Luciana Berger, the MP for Liverpool Wavertree. She has been very very upset as you know about the party’s handling of the anti-semitism problem, and she has faced a vote of no confidence, now dropped by her Wavertree constituency. What do you think is going on in Liverpool Wavertree?”

including interview with …
tom watson mp

PM: Labour backs down

yesterday afternoon (friday 8th), 5.01-5.02pm, 5.05-5.13pm, and 5.32-5.42pm, on bbc radio 4 (partly repeated 6.06-6.09pm on six o’clock news)
pm (presented by carolyn quinn) leads with …

A vote of no confidence in Labour MP Luciana Berger has been withdrawn.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter chris mason
tom watson mp
• bbc merseyside reporter claire hamilton
joe anderson, mayor of liverpool
louise ellman mp

TIP: Looted art bill

yesterday evening (friday 8th), 11.49-11.54pm (repeated 7.15am on today), on bbc radio 4
today in parliament (presented by mark darcy) includes …

“Moves to return art looted by the Nazis to its rightful owners have moved a step closer to clearing Parliament … However, Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson used the debate to attack those behind a no confidence motion against a Labour MP.”

including report from …
• bbc reporter alicia mccarthy

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