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21/02/2013

Morning news and current affairs with John Humphrys and Evan Davis, including:

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The prime minister has said he is open to the idea of using aid money for peacekeeping operations. Max Lawson, head of policy at Oxfam and Patrick Mercer, former army officer, now Conservative MP for Newark, discuss whether this it a back-door way of subsidising the Ministry of Defence.

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The jury at the trial of Chris Huhne's ex-wife Vicki Pryce has been discharged after the judge said they exhibited a "fundamental deficit in understanding" of the trial process and the role of the jury. Ken MacDonald, director of public prosecutions, and Lord Woolf, former lord chief justice of England and Wales, give analysis on whether the current jury system is in need of reform.

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A Welsh blogger is caught in a legal dispute with her local Carmarthenshire Council. It's after she tried to film council meetings. Jacqui Thompson, the blogger, explains why she is suing the council and the council are suing her back.

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The BBC has seen legal advice that casts doubt on one of the key proposals that Lord Justice Leveson made to regulate the press. The BBC's legal correspondent Clive Coleman reports and Nick Cohen, author, and Hugh Tomlinson QC, chairman of Hacked Off, analyse Leveson recommendations in light of the advice.

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Thursday 21 February

Has the Vicky Price trial revealed failings in the jury system? A the Welsh blogger has been caught in a libel dispute with her local council. And we hear from Danica Patrick - the first female driver to be in pole position ahead of the Daytona 500 (the big event in the American racing season).

  • 21 Feb 2013 08:53:19

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    David Cameron this week led the largest trade delegation ever taken overseas by a British prime minister. Lord Digby Jones, crossbench peer and former UK Trade minister, and Professor John Ries of the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia, discuss whether trade missions actually increase trade.

  • 21 Feb 2013 08:48:12

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    The BBC has seen legal advice that casts doubt on one of the key proposals that Lord Justice Leveson made to regulate the press. The BBC's legal correspondent Clive Coleman reports and Nick Cohen, author, and Hugh Tomlinson QC, chairman of Hacked Off, analyse Leveson recommendations in light of the advice.

  • 21 Feb 2013 08:19:29

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    A Welsh blogger is caught in a legal dispute with her local Carmarthenshire Council. It’s after she tried to film council meetings. Jacqui Thompson, the blogger, explains why she is suing the Council and the Council are suing her back.

  • 21 Feb 2013 08:23:28

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    Kevin Ayers, the founding member of 1960s psychedelic band Soft Machine, has died aged 68 at his home in south-western France. Robert Wyatt a colleague of Kevin Ayers in the band, reflects on Mr Ayers' life.

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