The big political stories with lively discussion and expert comment and analysis. Presenter Carolyn…
Carolyn Quinn talks to the political correspondent of the Guardian, Nick Watt, about the big political stories. They discuss the global financial turmoil and its impact on the British economy.
On our panel of MPs is the Conservative, Mark Reckless and Labour's Emma Reynolds, two politicians with very different views on Europe. They discuss the financial turmoil in the Eurozone and the way forward for the UK.
We have a special report on the Green Party in Brighton. Having secured a parliamentary seat there for their leader, Caroline Lucas last year, the party has also taken control of the council. We examine the impact they're having on the ground, and the challenges they're facing.
A hundred years ago this week, an historic piece of legislation was passed which curbed the powers of the House of Lords. Dr Alan Renwick explains the significance of the Parliament Act of 1911 and places the current attempts to reform the Second Chamber in a historical context.
Programme Editor: Terry Dignan.