World at One: BBC Radio 4 News

World at One: BBC Radio 4 News

Forty five minutes of news, analysis and comment with Martha Kearney and Shaun Ley

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  • Wonga to wipe debts of 330,000 customers

    Thu, 2 Oct 14

    Duration:
    46 mins

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    7 days remaining

    Payday lender writing off loans worth £220m; Foreign Secretary calls for "decisive action" on ebola; Cambridges threaten legal action over pictures of Prince George

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  • Cameron promises tax cuts

    Wed, 1 Oct 14

    Duration:
    45 mins

    Available:
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    On the programme today we have comprehensive coverage of the Prime Minister's speech at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham. In his speech Mr Cameron promised to raise the personal income tax threshold to £12,500 as well as raising the level at which people pay the 40% tax rate to £50,000. We have analysis from the BBC's Political Editor, Nick Robinson, and are joined live by the Chief Whip, Michael Gove. Also on the programme, the last Governor of Hong Kong, Lord Patten, criticises the Chinese Leadership in Beijing for reneging on it's promise of democracy and calls for a new period of consultation between the two government and the protesters.

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  • New powers to combat the radicalisation of UK Muslims

    Tue, 30 Sep 14

    Duration:
    45 mins

    Available:
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    The programme today came live from the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham. We interviewed the Home Secretary, Teresa May, about her new plans to tackle extremism. Dominic Grieve, who until recently was the Attorney General, warned that they risked being seen as 'draconian' and could have the unintended outcome of encouraging extremism. The Mayor of London and prospective parliamentary candidate for Uxbridge, Boris Johnson, spoke to us after addressing the conference and we debated whether the ongoing protests on the streets of Hong Kong fully represented popular opinion on the ground.

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  • Conservatives plan to freeze working age benefits

    Mon, 29 Sep 14

    Duration:
    45 mins

    Available:
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    On Wato, the Chancellor says a future Conservative Government would freeze working age benefits; we talk to the pro-democracy protesters who are blocking Hong Kong's streets; And we hear music that hasn't been played since the time of Henry VIII.

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  • PM: IS 'have already declared war on us'

    Fri, 26 Sep 14

    Duration:
    45 mins

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    1 day remaining

    As the House of Commons is recalled to discuss military action against ISIS in Iraq, we'll hear MPs contributions and ask the Defence Secretary what success will look like. The UK Independence Party is holding its annual conference in Doncaster, where it hopes to attract 'left behind' Labour supporters. Shaun Ley is there, where he'll speak to Paul Nuttall, the Party's deputy leader.

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