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3 hours
First broadcast:
Monday 25 February 2013

Morning news and current affairs with Sarah Montague and Justin Webb, including:

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg denies claims of a cover-up over the alleged inappropriate behaviour of the party's former chief executive, Lord Rennard. The BBC's political editor Nick Robinson and Liberal democrat MP Tim Farron, examine the significance of the news.

Daniel Day-Lewis has won the best actor Oscar for his role in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, making him the first to win the best actor prize three times, while Ben Affleck's thriller Argo is crowned best film. The BBC's David Willis reports from the awards and Tamasin Day-Lewis and director Steven Frears talk about their success.

Are we facing a "Sterling crisis" with the pound headed for parity against the Euro? And does the Moody's downgrade of the UK's AAA credit rating signal greater relative decline ahead for the UK economy? Singapore-based investor Jim Rogers, co-founder of the Quantum Fund, outlines his view on the UK's financial future.

Only one in 10 people can name their Police and Crime Commissioner despite the fact they have been in post for three months and they were publicly elected. Policing Minister Damian Green discusses the issue.

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Monday 25 February

Nick Clegg has admitted he knew years ago there were complaints about the behaviour of the chief executive of his party, Lord Rennard. John Kerry has arrived in London on his first foreign trip as US Secretary of State, with Syria a high priority. And we round up last night’s Oscars.

  • 25 Feb 2013 08:58:25


    The Vatican is investigating allegations that Britain's most senior Roman Catholic cleric, Cardinal Keith O'Brien, behaved inappropriately towards four priests in the 1980s. Cardinal O'Brien has denied the complaints and is said to be taking legal advice.  Yesterday he failed to attend a special service in Edinburgh to mark the end of Pope Benedict's papacy. 
  • 25 Feb 2013 08:53:14


    The union Unite have apologised for their part in a racist "colour bar" which once prevented black people working on the buses in Bristol and which led to the Bristol Bus Boycott of 1963. Guy Bailey, who in 1963 was denied an interview because he was black, reflects on the boycott.

  • 25 Feb 2013 08:44:01


    Suggestions have been made that the US government will not recognise the results of the referendum on sovereignty that is to be held on the Falklands. Professor Stefan Halper, director of American studies in the Department of Politics and International Studies at Cambridge University, explains the American position.

  • 25 Feb 2013 08:33:47


    BBC Panorama has uncovered evidence of abusive practice by the Afghan police force in Helmand province. The BBC’s Ben Anderson reports after spending five weeks following a group of US marines.

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