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45 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 10 July 2011

Carolyn Quinn talks to the political editor of the Spectator, James Forsyth, about the hacking scandal.

Three politicians discuss the scandal and what it means for British politics. They are the Conservative MP Mark Field, the Liberal Democrat peer Matthew Oakeshott and the former Labour minister Pat McFadden.

The Conservative peer Philip Norton comments on the contest to elect a new Lord Speaker. The contest has been called following the decision of the first Lord Speaker, Baroness Hayman, to retire from the post after five years. Lord Norton praises the record of Baroness Hayman and briefly describes the candidates who hope to succeed her. He also comments on the government's plans to create an elected House of Lords.

Programme editor: Terry Dignan.


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