LISTEN Jeremy Corbyn's new shadow BME minister Dawn Butler suffers car-crash interview with Julia Hartley-Brewer

'I think Jeremy Corbyn is reaching out to members from all sides', in his front bench reshuffle, says MP Dawn Butler

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn (Getty)

Friday, October 7, 2016

New shadow black and minority ethnic communities minister Dawn Butler faced a grilling from Julia Hartley-Brewer on her show this morning.

The pair clashed when discussing Butler's new role, with Julia pointing out that she isn't actually shadowing anyone in the Tory party and suggesting the role was "laughable" given the recent allegations of anti-semitism in the Labour Party.

Julia was also quick to pick holes in Butler's comments on her fellow appointees, such as Sami Chakrabarti, who has been promoted to the role of shadow attorney general despite criticism of her recent inquiry into anti-semitism, and Sarah Champion, who has been made shadow women and equalities minister despite recently recieving a caution for domestic abuse.

The comments made by Butler - who was savaged by a leading journalist in a separate interview - on domestic violence received particularly short shrift from our presenter.

Listen to the full interview to find out more 

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