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30/08/2013

Duration:
3 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 30 August 2013

Morning news and current affairs with Sarah Montague and John Humphrys, including:

0810
David Cameron recalled parliament to get its approval for military action against Syria and MPs refused to give it to him. The BBC's political editor Nick Robinson, Crispin Blunt, a Conservative MP and former minister who voted against the government and the Chancellor, George Osborne, give their analysis.

0822
People who live in the island of Montserrat in the Caribbean have been using aerial cameras attached to kites to monitor the island's volcano. Jonathan Stone, a volcanologist at the University of East Anglia, and Dr Hilary Geoghegan, who is a research fellow in citizen science projects at UCL, discuss the efficacy of the research technique.

0834
MPs have rejected possible UK military action against Syria's government to deter the use of chemical weapons. The Today programme hears from a focus group in Slough to gauge public opinion on intervention in Syria.

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