A rundown of stories from Tuesday 28 May including programme highlights and comment.
Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories.
In today’s programme...
We speak to the Chancellor George Osborne about spending plans for the first year of the next parliament. The Law Society has called for a time limit on police bail. And pop music is going to get £500,000 of funding from the Arts Council in England.
0900Our editors this morning were Heba Ayoub and Lewis James. Coming up next on Radio 4, Linda Partridge's The Life Scientific. Good morning.
0850The police are investigating an attack on two guards at Full Sutton jail near York on Sunday. The incident lasted four hours and is reported to have involved three Muslim inmates. John Andrew reports.
The chief executive of Arts Council England, Alan Davey, says the popular music industry is suffering from "market failure" and "short-termism" as he announces a £500,000 fund to help musicians. The Today programme’s Tom Bateman reports.
European Union foreign ministers have agreed not to renew the union's arms embargo on the Syrian opposition, due to expire on Saturday. Dr George Jabbour Netto, who represents the Syrian National Council in Washington, gives his reaction to the announcement.