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08/07/2011

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50 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 08 July 2011

Jonathan Dimbleby presents a discussion of news and politics from the English Martyrs School, Leicester, with Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Caroline Spelman; Labour's candidate for Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone; columnist for the Independent, Steve Richards; and the Times columnist, Matthew Parris. In the week News International is closing down its Sunday paper News of the World; a former editor and David Cameron's former communications director Andy Coulson is arrested; and more revelations about phone hacking come to light.

Producer: Victoria Wakely.

  • This week's questions

    1. For those of us who have never bought the News of the World, why is its closure such an important event?

    2. Should Rebekah Brooks stay or go?

    3. Do members of the panel feel that David Cameron would benefit from further advice on choosing his friends?

    4. Can the police be trusted to head an inquiry into the News of the World scandal given their past involvement?

    5. Is either Rupert or James Murdoch a fit and proper person to be running a media empire in this country?

    6. Are journalists able to regulate themselves?

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