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Drivetime: Williamson suspended

last wednesday evening (27th february), 5.07-5.13pm, 5.40-5.44pm, 6.06-6.14pm, 6.38-6.41pm, 6.49-6.58pm, and 7.15-7.19pm, on bbc radio london
drivetime (presented by eddie nestor) leads with …

“Labour MP Chris Williamson is suspended after claiming Labour were ‘too apologetic’ over antisemitism.”

including contributions from …
bob neill mp
richard watts, leader, islington council
stephen pollard, editor, jewish chronicle
eve from israel
simon from edgware
• bbc reporter susana mendonca


PM/6ocn: Falconer “whitewash”

this afternoon (tuesday 5th), 5.03-5.04pm and 6.08-6.11pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by evan davis) and six o’clock news include …

Labour’s plan to appoint Lord Falconer to head an investigation into anti-semitism in the party is facing mounting opposition from its leading Jewish MPs. They’ve warned that any inquiry led by the former Lord Chancellor could be a fiasco, and invite allegations of a whitewash because he’s not from outside the party.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter nick eardley
• bbc reporter norman smith
margaret hodge mp
clive lewis mp

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

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

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

Twt: Tom Watson criticised

yesterday evening (friday 1st), 10.04-10.05pm (repeated 12.09am on midnight news), on bbc radio 4
the world tonight (presented by james coomarasamy) includes …

“There are further signs tonight of tensions within Labour over the party’s handling of anti-semitism allegations. Its general secretary, Jennie Formby, has criticised the deputy leader Tom Watson for asking members to contact him with concerns.”

including report from …
• bbc reporter nick eardley

Today: Williamson “deliberately inflammatory”

this morning (thursday 28th), 7.40-7.41am, 7.52-7.57am, and 8.06-8.07am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by nick robinson and john humphrys) includes …

“I’ve been very very concerned that his comments have almost been deliberately inflammatory, and causing offence not just to parliamentary colleagues but also to people in the Jewish community who understandably have a real concern about anti-semitism in the Labour Party.”

including interview with …
tom watson mp

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