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Friday 01 March 2013

Morning news and current affairs with Sarah Montague and Justin Webb, including Eastleigh by-election analysed, plus undercover police criticised and Dennis Rodman in N Korea.

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Friday 1 March

We speak to the Education Secretary Michael Gove after the Conservatives came third in the Eastleigh by-election (the seat was won by the Lib Dems). It's only a month until the largest ever reforms to the NHS in England take effect. And there are calls for a review of undercover policing.

  • 1 Mar 2013 08:55:26


    Tim Montgomerie, of the ConservativeHome website, and Steve Richards, chief political columnist for The Independent newspaper, discuss the impact of UKIP pushing the Conservatives into third place in the Eastleigh by-elections will have on the Conservative party.

  • 1 Mar 2013 08:52:11


    Nearly half of all violent crime linked to too much alcohol putting the total cost to the tax payer in the many billions. Eilish Gilvarry, professor of addictions psychology at University of Newcastle, outlines the arguments on minimum alcohol pricing.

  • 1 Mar 2013 08:44:06


    Campaigners for reform to the libel laws in England and Wales are upset at some members of the House of Lords for "playing politics", as they put it with the Defamation Bill currently going before Parliament. Kirsty Hughes, chief executive of Index on Censorship, part of the Libel Reform Campaign, and Lord Falconer, Labour Peer, explain that Lord Puttnam is accused of tabling an amendment around some of Lord Leveson's recommendations, thereby wrecking cross-party consensus on the issue.

  • 1 Mar 2013 08:39:12


    Earlier this week Yahoo introduced a ban on working from home. It has sparked a debate on whether remote working works. Simon Jack speaks to Jonathan Brenner, co-founder of Lawyers On Demand who provide lawyers to work with big corporations on a secondment basis - often working from home.
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