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Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories. From BBC Radio 4's Today programme
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25.06.2019

The 'disability employment gap'

At the 2015 election the government promised to reduce the number of disabled people out of work. They would halve the 'disability employment gap'. The number of unemployed disabled people is almost the same as it has been for the last five years, alth...
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25.06.2019

US sanctions on Iran

The latest sanctions on Iran mean that the top officials in the country including the supreme leader and foreign minister will not be able to use the international banking system or any financial vehicles set up by European nations or other countries. ...
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25.06.2019

Tuesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

Boris Johnson has said in an interview we should 'prepare confidently for... a no-deal Brexit'. But car parts manufacturers disagree. Why? (Photo: Getty Images)
BBC Radio 4 author
24.06.2019

Johnson vs Hunt

Theresa May's Brexit deal is "dead" says Boris Johnson supporter Priti Patel, while Jeremy Hunt urges his Tory leadership rival to take part in head to head debates (Image: Jeremy Hunt, credit: BBC)
BBC Radio 4 author
24.06.2019

Nick Clegg on Facebook

Facebook's VP Sir Nick Clegg says Russia did not use Facebook to influence the Brexit vote in 2016. In a wide-ranging interview, Sir Nick also calls for more regulation of Facebook and other tech giants. (Image: Sir Nick Clegg, credit: BBC)
BBC Radio 4 author
24.06.2019

Monday's business with Dominic O'Connell

An activist investor says all change at the bus and rail company First Group – will he have his way? (Image: FirstGroup American style school bus at Colden Junior School near Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. Credit: Press Association)
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21.06.2019

Mark Carney and the UK's future economy

The governor of the Bank of England discusses the UK's future economy after Brexit and refutes Boris Johnson's claims that the UK could be granted a "standstill" on its trade agreements. Mark Carney also tells Today that 150,000 businesses are "not ful...
BBC Radio 4 author
21.06.2019

Friday's business with Dominic O'Connell

The Bank of England is reviewing how it works with financial technology - or fintech - companies. How might that affect you? (Photo: Getty Images)
BBC Radio 4 author
20.06.2019

Dutch PM: 'I hate Brexit'

The Dutch Prime Minister tells Today that Brexit will cause "chaos" and have a "huge impact" on the UK's economic growth and global significance. Mark Rutte claimed that the new prime minister will have to change the UK's Brexit position to avoid no-de...
BBC Radio 4 author
20.06.2019

Thursday's business with Dominic O'Connell

The Federal Reserve has signalled US interest rates will go down – why now? (Image: Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell arrives for a news conference following a two-day Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington. Credit: Reuters)
BBC Radio 4 author
19.06.2019

Five Tory candidates left

Conservative MPs will be voting again in the next round of the contest to choose the next prime minister. Candidates Rory Stewart and Jeremy Hunt speak to Today after last night's BBC debate. (Image: BBC's Our next PM, credit: BBC)
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19.06.2019

Artificial intelligence ethics

As Artificial Intelligence redefines the way we live, work and interact, we hear from two specialists about the challenges in using AI ethically. Oxford University will be opening the Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence. Research fellow at ...
BBC Radio 4 author
19.06.2019

Arrested for begging

Anyone who sleeps rough or begs in England and Wales is liable for arrest under the Vagrancy Act of 1824. But now there are calls to repeal the old law. BBC reporter James Waterhouse has been speaking to some of those affected. We also hear from Assist...
BBC Radio 4 author
19.06.2019

Wednesday's business with Katie Prescott

As Google shareholders meet in Sunnyvale, California, one issue being raised is the 'risks to society' of their products and services. What might this mean? (Photo: Getty Images)
BBC Radio 4 author
18.06.2019

Race for No 10

The six remaining Tory leadership contenders must win the backing of at least 33 colleagues to continue in the race to become the next prime minister. Home Secretary Sajid Javid and International Development Secretary Rory Stewart speak to Today. (Im...
BBC Radio 4 author
18.06.2019

Parents in Prison

Parent prisoners who stay in touch with their children are less likely to re-offend after release, according to a new report from the Department of Justice. The DOJ is calling on the government to keep families together to avoid children being sent int...
BBC Radio 4 author
18.06.2019

US-Iran Tensions

One thousand extra US troops are being deployed in the Middle East, as the Pentagon releases images they allege is proof of Iran’s involvement in the attacks on a Japanese and a Norwegian oil tanker. Is President Trump risking another war in the Gulf? ...
BBC Radio 4 author
18.06.2019

Tuesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

Struggling outsourcing and construction company Kier has a new rescue plan. What has gone wrong? Plus, Facebook's new cryptocurrency and the markets. (Photo: Getty Images)
BBC Radio 4 author
17.06.2019

War in the Gulf?

Iran has protested to Britain's ambassador in Tehran after being accused of involvement in attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Jack Straw tells the Today programme that he hasn't seen the intelligence briefing about the attack but you shoul...
BBC Radio 4 author
17.06.2019

Paid to stab

Teenagers are being offered up to £1,000 by gang leaders in Liverpool to stab other youngsters. The BBC’s Beyond Today podcast has recorded conversations with some of them. We also hear from youth worker Alan Walsh, founder of the Real Men Don’t Carry ...
BBC Radio 4 author
17.06.2019

Tory leadership contest

The final two candidates to become Conservative Party leader and the next prime minister will be decided by Thursday. Health Secretary Matt Hancock has given his support to front runner Boris Johnson but what does candidate Michael Gove think of that? ...
BBC Radio 4 author
17.06.2019

Monday's business with Katie Prescott

Ethiopian Airlines has rejected claims that pilot error was a factor in the Boeing 737 Max plane crash in March (Image: the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max-8 (registration ET-AVJ) that crashed near Bishoftu, Ethiopia. Credit: Jonathan Druion)
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15.06.2019

Singing in prison

What role can music and singing have inside a prison? A programme running inside some prisons offers inmates the chance to sing in a choir and be part of a community choir after release. Today's Mishal Husain visited Wandsworth Prison to meet the Liber...
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14.06.2019

Friday's business with Katie Prescott

Hong Kong is the business gateway to China. So how are the protests against a proposed extradition bill with mainland China now affecting that? (Photo: Getty Images)
BBC Radio 4 author
13.06.2019

Sajid Javid's leadership bid

Home Secretary Sajid Javid says he would start preparing for a no-deal Brexit from "day one" if he becomes prime minister. He also says it was "odd" that he was not invited to attend the state dinner for President Trump earlier this month. (Image: Sa...
BBC Radio 4 author
13.06.2019

Who's funding Tory candidates?

Running for leader of the Conservative party isn't cheap. There is a spending limit for candidates and some donors have given to more than one of them. We speak to Michael Spencer, chief executive of investment organisation NEX Group. He spent almost f...
BBC Radio 4 author
13.06.2019

New Ebola outbreak

The latest outbreak of Ebola in central Africa has been described as "truly frightening". Nearly 1,400 people have died there. Kellie Ryan from the International Rescue Committee and Professor Peter Piot from the London School of Hygiene and tropical m...
BBC Radio 4 author
13.06.2019

Thursday's business with Dominic O'Connell

Sir Philip Green’s retail empire has been saved from collapse – what next? (Image: pedestrians and shoppers walk past the flagship Topshop store, operated by Arcadia, on Oxford Street in London. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
BBC Radio 4 author
12.06.2019

US gun control

Some US states are planning to introduce new gun control laws but many local police forces say they won't enforce them because they violate gun-owners' rights. BBC's North America Correspondent, Aleem Maqbool reports from Colorado. (Image: March For O...
BBC Radio 4 author
12.06.2019

Boris Johnson's campaign

Boris Johnson is formally entering the Tory leadership race today. Treasury Secretary Liz Truss says criticism of him "is a sign of the huge public appeal he has". We also hear from former International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell. (Image: B...
BBC Radio 4 author
12.06.2019

UK's climate target

Greenhouse gas emissions in the UK will be cut to almost zero by 2050, under the terms of a new government plan to tackle climate change. We hear from former Labour leader Ed Miliband and Green Party MP Caroline Lucas. (Wind turbines, credit: Getty Im...
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12.06.2019

Wednesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

Sir Philip Green’s retail empire faces a make-or-break vote today – will it survive? (Image: people walk past a Topshop and Topman store, owned by Arcadia Group, in central London. Credit: Reuters)
BBC Radio 4 author
11.06.2019

Tory hustings

The official hustings to take over from Theresa May begin today. The ten candidates will be whittled down to two for a vote among Conservative members. But do any of them have a viable Brexit plan? We hear from ex-science minister Sam Gyimah who droppe...
BBC Radio 4 author
11.06.2019

Nuclear energy

The French power company EDF has proposed a new nuclear power station at Sizewell in Suffolk. It's suggesting a supplement on energy bills of around six pounds a year. Is that the only way of getting greenhouse gas emissions down to zero by 2050? Richa...
BBC Radio 4 author
11.06.2019

The Archers' June Spencer

June Spencer who plays Peggy Woolley will be 100 years old on Friday and has been performing in The Archers since the very first episode in 1950. In her first interview to mark that milestone, she tells Martha Kearney how the cast has been like her f...
BBC Radio 4 author
11.06.2019

Tuesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

'Rock star' fund manager Neil Woodford's star status has been rocked by recent events. What questions arise? (Photo: Woodford Investment Management/PA Wire)
BBC Radio 4 author
10.06.2019

Tory leadership race

Conservative MPs have until 17:00 BST to enter the race to become party leader and PM. We speak to a number of Tory MPs backing various candidates hoping to replace Theresa May in six weeks. (Image: Number 10, credit: BBC)
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10.06.2019

Rape cases & the CPS

A group of women's organisations is planning to take the Crown Prosecution Service to court, accusing it of secretly making a decision to bring fewer rape prosecutions in England and Wales. Harriet Wistrich, the Director of the Centre for Women’s Justi...
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10.06.2019

BP & climate change

One of the judges of the prestigious BP National Portrait Gallery Award tells the Today programme it "is a problem" BP sponsors it. Gary Hume says it gives one of the world's biggest fossil fuel producers legitimacy at a time when we should be acting ...
BBC Radio 4 author
10.06.2019

Monday's business with Dominic O'Connell

The UK creates more 'unicorns' - technology companies worth ÂŁ1bn and above - than most countries. As London Tech Week gets underway, we ask why that is? (Photo: Getty Images)
BBC Radio 4 author
7.06.2019

Friday's business with Katie Prescott

Bridgend Ford plant closure calls into question the future of the UK car industry (Image: the Ford engine plant near Bridgend, South Wales, Credit: Press Association)
BBC Radio 4 author
6.06.2019

D-Day: 75 years from Normandy

World leaders, dignitaries and veterans gather in Normandy to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day landings. We hear memories from those who lived through that momentous time, including D-Day veteran George Batts, General Dwight Eisenhower’s grand...
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6.06.2019

Thursday's business with Dominic O'Connell

Ford’s engine plant in Bridgend is to close – why now? (Image: workers at the Ford Bridgend factory in South Wales. Credit: PA)
BBC Radio 4 author
5.06.2019

D-Day: 75 years from Portsmouth

Today's Martha Kearney reports from Portsmouth where the Queen will be joined by President Donald Trump at the 75th anniversary D-Day commemorations. We hear from veteran Robert Maxwell and Legion d’Honneur recipient Marie Scott, historian Dan Snow, an...
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5.06.2019

Wednesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

Sir Philip Green’s retail empire faces a make-or-break vote – can it survive? (Image: Sir Philip Green, the chairman of Arcadia Group. Credit: Press Association)
BBC Radio 4 author
4.06.2019

University of York

Are degrees from Britain's universities good value for money? Justin Webb speaks to students, staff and MPs about about fees, hacking and the value of university degrees. (Image: Today programme from York, credit: BBC)
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4.06.2019

Tiananmen Square: 30 years on

On 4th June 1989 Yang Jianli witnessed the killing of students and a conscripted soldier attacked by the protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. Dr Yang - the son of a senior Communist Party official - has been imprisoned for his dissident views and ...
BBC Radio 4 author
4.06.2019

Trump's visit: Day 2

The president meets Theresa May after last night's banquet. We hear from a friend of Donald Trump that it was a "love fest" and the Trumps were impressed. However shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry makes severe criticism of the American presiden...
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4.06.2019

Tuesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

Trump's focus on day two of his UK state visit is business. How is his track record there? Plus, woes at Woodford Investment Management, and the markets. (Photo: Getty Images)
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3.06.2019

Tory leadership race

Former Chancellor Ken Clarke tells Today the Tory Party leadership contest is a "shambles" and that there are too many people running. Senior Conservatives will meet on Monday afternoon to discuss whether to change the rules so potential candidates nee...
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