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6ocn/Twt: Police investigate Labour

yesterday evening (friday 2nd), 6.01-6.04pm, and 10.01-10.03pm, on bbc radio 4 (partly repeated 12.01-12.03am on midnight news)
six o’clock news and the world tonight (presented by james coomarasamy) lead with …

“Britain’s most senior police officer has revealed that a criminal inquiry is underway into claims that members of the Labour Party have committed anti-semitic hate crimes.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter john pienaar
• metropolitan police commissioner cressida dick
margaret hodge mp
tom watson mp
• bbc reporter ben wright
(more…)

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W@1: Police investigate Labour

this afternoon (friday 2nd), 1.01-1.03pm, on bbc radio 4
world at one (presented by mark mardell) leads with …

“Detectives have begun a criminal inquiry into claims that members of the Labour Party have committed anti-semitic hate crimes.”

including report from …
• bbc reporter ben wright
(more…)

Today: Police investigate Labour

this morning (friday 2nd), 8.23-8.26am, 8.32-8.33am, 8.40-8.41am, and 9.00-9.01am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) leads with …

“In the past half-hour, Scotland Yard has announced that a criminal investigation has begun into allegations of anti-semitic hate crimes within the Labour Party. In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said it had received an internal Labour Party dossier in September, which the complainant alleged included evidence of hate crimes.”

including contributions from …
• metropolitan police commissioner cressida dick
tom watson mp
(more…)

Today: Labour hounding Joan Ryan

this morning (wednesday 26th), 7.54-7.56am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by nick robinson from the Labour Party conference) includes …

“Now there’s an issue that has been very painful for the party, I think rather painful for you personally too over the summer, as well as Jeremy Corbyn, the issue of anti-semitism. You were also on the fringe of this conference last night, giving a speech in which you attacked what you called the hounding out of a Labour MP, chair of the Labour Friends of Israel, Joan Ryan, by people who’ve only just joined the Labour Party.”

including interview with …
tom watson mp
(more…)

Newsnight: Labour freedom of speech

yesterday evening (tuesday 4th), 10.31-10.47pm, on bbc 2 tv
newsnight (presented by emily maitlis) leads with …

“But a move to include a statement upholding ’freedom of expression on Israel or the rights of the Palestinians’ has angered many members, who called the caveat ’insulting and unnecessary’.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter nick watt
joan ryan mp
tom watson mp
carwyn jones am
jenny manson, co-chair of jewish voice for labour
and including discussion with …
gavin shuker mp
• lord alf dubs
• journalist rachel shabi
(see also https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-45414656)
(more…)

PM/6ocn: Labour adopts full definition

this evening (tuesday 4th), 5.01-5.02pm, 5.05-5.13pm, 5.33-5.37pm, and 6.01-6.05pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by carolyn quinn) and six o’clock news include …

”Labour’s ruling National Executive Committee has announced it will adopt in full an internationally recognised definition of anti-semitism and all its examples. It says it will also include a statement to protect freedom of expression on israel and the rights of the Palestinians.“

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter jonathan blake
• bbc reporter ian watson
selma james, of camden momentum
stuart richardson, of socialist resistance, secretary of birmingham stop the war coalition
stan keable, secretary of labour against the witchhunt
harry saul markman, of herut uk
deborah markman
chris williamson mp
tom watson mp
john mann mp
• bbc reporter norman smith
joan ryan mp
(more…)

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
(more…)

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