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02/03/2013

Duration:
2 hours
First broadcast:
Saturday 02 March 2013

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

0810 Senior Conservative backbencher Bernard Jenkin talks about whether a panicked reaction by the Conservative party over the Eastleigh by-election is warranted, or an over-reaction.

0815 The BBC's Africa editor Solomon Mugera reports from downtown Nairobi on Kenya's general election, which will take place on Monday.

0820 Tim Montgomerie, editor of Conservative Home, explains what he meant by the phrase 'full orchestral conservatism', which he used on Friday's Today programme.

0829 Could a weakening pound be a way out of economic trouble for the UK? Stuart Thompson, chief economist for Ignis Asset Management, and Bridget Rosewell, economist and senior partner at Volterra Partners, debate the question.

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Defence Secretary, Phillip Hammond, has warned that the armed forces can't sustain another round of severe cuts - and he's suggested welfare spending should be targeted instead. President Obama has signed huge budget cuts into law. Plus what does weak sterling mean?

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