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W@1/6ocn: Essex anti-semitism

this afternoon (friday 22nd), 1.04-1.05pm, and 6.19-6.21pm, on bbc radio 4
world at one (presented by mark mardell) and six o’clock news include …

“The University of Essex has suspended Dr Maaruf Ali, a member of staff, amid a row over anti-semitism. More than 200 students voted against the formation of a new Jewish Society yesterday. However, the University has now said it will be set up with immediate effect.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter caroline davies
• student union president tancrede chartier
(see also https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-47329730)
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Ian Austin quits

this afternoon (friday 22nd), 1.04-1.05pm, and 1.07-1.24pm, on bbc radio 4
world at one (presented by mark mardell) leads with …

A former minister has become the ninth MP to resign from the Labour Party this week. Ian Austin, who’s been a Labour member for 45 years, said he was appalled by its response to claims of anti-semitism. He warned that the hard left had become completely entrenched in the party under Jeremy Corbyn, who he said was not fit to be Prime Minister.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter jonathan blake
ian austin mp
ben bradshaw mp
qadar zada, leader of dudley borough council
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W@1/PM/6ocn: Carry on regardless?

this afternoon (tuesday 19th), 1.02-1.04pm, 1.24-1.28pm, 5.34-5.39pm, and 6.08-6.12pm, on bbc radio 4
world at one (presented by edward stourton), pm, and six o’clock news include …

Jeremy Corbyn has responded and says he regrets the resignations, John McDonnell said the party needs to listen, to be in listening mode, to be sure that the trend dosn’t go much further. But it hasn’t altogether gone to plan, because one of the party’s MPs, Ruth George, has had to apologise today for suggesting that the seven MPs may have been funded by the state of Israel.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter norman smith
john mcdonnell mp
• journalist stephen bush, new statesman
mary cray mp
margaret hodge mp
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W@1: Labour MPs quit

this afternoon (monday 18th), 1.00-1.05pm, and 1.08-1.45pm, on bbc radio 4
world at one (presented by edward stourton) is almost entirely devoted to …

Seven Labour MPs announce they are quitting the party.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter norman smith
luciana berger mp
gavin shuker mp
angela smith mp
mike gapes mp
ann coffey mp
chuka umunna mp
graham stringer mp
• lord david blunkett
len mccluskey of unite
chris leslie mp
john healey mp
jon lansman of momentum
• baroness shirley williams
• professor john curtice, strathclyde university
• journalist stephen bush, new statesman
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W@1: PLP demands

this afternoon (monday 11th), 1.41-1.45pm, on bbc radio 4
world at one (presented by sarah montague) concludes with …

“It’s Monday, so the Parliamentary Labour Party meets tonight, and no doubt a major focus will be the continuing row over antisemitism … The PLP has this month passed a motion that demanded information on the scale of antisemitism in the party, and the speed with which it’s being dealt with, and critics say this row has no end in sight.”

including interview with …
margaret hodge mp
(if you missed it, available from 0:40:57 to 0:45:00 at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0002g86)

 

W@1/MN: Gonen Segev guilty

this afternoon (wednesday 9th), 1.05-1.06pm, and 12.15-12.17am, on bbc radio 4
world at one (presented by sarah montague) and midnight news include …

“A former cabinet minister in Israel has admitted to spying for Iran. Gonen Segev, who served in the government in the 1990s, struck a plea bargain with prosecutors, who dropped the more serious charge of treason.”

including reports from …
• bbc reporter tom bateman
(see also https://www.timesofisrael.com/former-minister-pleads-guilty-in-iran-spying-case-will-serve-11-years/)
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Sunday/W@1: Bethlehem Christmas

today (monday 24th), 7.20-7.24am, and 1.06-1.07pm, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by emily buchanan) and world at one (presented by jonny dymond) include …

“St Nicholas’s saint’s-day is still widely celebrated and nowhere more so than amongst the Palestinian Christian town of Beit Jala, next to Bethlehem.”
Thousands of pilgrims have joined Palestinians in Bethlehem for the start of Christmas Eve celebrations. A parade was held in Manger Square with carols in Arabic played through speakers.”

including reports from …
• bbc reporter yolande knell
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