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6ocn: Watson on Labour

this evening (thursday 11th), 6.17-6.20pm, on bbc radio 4 

six o’clock news includes …

“The party said that inaccurate claims had been made by disgruntled ex-employees. But in a sign of the deep divisions in the party, deputy leader Tom Watson condemned the official response, calling it ‘a smear’.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter norman smith

tom watson mp

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W@1: Is Labour anti-semitic?

this afternoon (thursday 11th), 1.04-1.06pm, and 1.35-1.39pm, on bbc radio 4 

world at one (presented by sarah montague) includes …

Labour has called on the BBC to carry out an investigation into what it says are inaccurate claims made in a Panorama programme last night.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter norman smith

wes streeting mp

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Today: Is Labour anti-semitic?

this morning (thursday 11th), 6.01-6.02am, 6.35-6.39am, 7.09-7.15am, 7.30-7.43am, 8.01-8.03am, 8.10-8.25am, and 8.55-9.00am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by justin webb) leads with …

“Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson has described as chilling allegations that senior party figures tried to interfere in anti-semitism cases.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter jessica parker

• bbc reporter norman smith

lord levy

sam matthews, chief investigator, disputes team, 2017-2018

• journalist dawn foster

tom watson mp

• journalist rachel shabi, author of not the enemy, israel’s jews from arab lands

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MN: Is Labour anti-semitic?

this morning (thursday 11th), 12.09-12.15am, on bbc radio 4 

midnight news includes …

“Former Labour officials have told the BBC’s Panorama programme that some of Jeremy Corbyn’s closest allies interfered in the independent process designed to deal with accusations of anti-semitism within the party. They say the leader’s office offered instruction on how cases should be resolved, and officials brought in by Labour’s general secretary, Jenny Formby, downgraded some punishments.”

including contributions from  …

• bbc reporter chris mason

sam matthews, chief investigator, disputes team, 2017-2018

• lord iain mcnicol, general secretary, 2011-2018

lord falconer

andrew gwynne mp

• bbc reporter laura kuenssberg

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Newsnight: Triesman on Corbyn

yesterday evening (tuesday 9th), 10.30-10.43pm and 11.05-11.11pm, on bbc 2 tv

newsnight (presented by emily maitlis leads with …

The former Labour General Secretary resigns the whip … that it is institutionally anti-semitic, that its leadership is incapable of dealing with issues of anti-semitism, and has no intention of doing so.“

“If you look at event after event after event, my challenge is: any one of them, has he made the right call on it? – and the answer is not once, never.”

Its leader, and his circle, are anti-semitic, never having once made the right judgment call … he either is indifferent to the problem or he’s part of the problem.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter nick watt 

lord triesman

tom watson mp

• journalist stephen bush, new statesman

faiza shaheen, corbyn defender

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Today: Labour NDAs

this morning (monday 8th), 8.34-8.40am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by justin webb) includes …

“The issue at the heart of all of this is a Panorama programme which is due to come out on Wednesday about anti-semitism. It’s reported that several people who have signed non-disclosure agreements with Labour have spoken to the programme.”

including interview with …

lord falconer

“If somebody within your organisation is saying something wrong is going on, you can’t use a non-disclosure agreement to say ‘you can’t say anything except things that we agree with’, which is what the Laour Party is saying at the moment.”

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6ocn: Williamson re-suspended

this evening (friday 28th), 6.18-6.20pm, on bbc radio 4 

six o’clock news includes …

Chris Williamson has again been suspended as a Labour MP, pending a decision by the party’s National Executive Committee.”

including report from … 

• bbc reporter chris mason

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