07/07/2012

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George Parker of The Financial Times looks behind the scenes at Westminster.
David Cameron made his views on Europe plain this week but was accused of pandering to Eurosceptic backbenchers, like Andrea Leadsom a leading light in the Conservative Fresh Start group who want to re-negotiate parts of the EU treaty. She talks to Hannes Swoboda leader of the Socialist group in the European parliament opposed to the idea.
Liberal Democrat MP David Laws an ex banker, and Lord Levene a former Mayor of the City of London, consider the implications of the Barclays Libor scandal.
And what parliamentary tactics will be used by opponents of the House of Lords Reform Bill? Bernard Jenkin a former Maastricht rebel, Lord Foulkes, and champion filibusterer Andrew Dismore give examples.

The Editor is Marie Jessel.

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Sat 7 Jul 2012 11:00
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Westminster Hour

Westminster Hour

Radio 4's Sunday night political discussion programme.

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