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45 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 14 February 2014

Catholic leader, Archbishop Vincent Nichols, condemns "punitive" welfare system as "disgrace"; we hear the response of Iain Duncan Smith's Parliamentary aide. South coast again pounded by huge waves and fierce winds; we reflect on the collective response. Penguin defends pulping of controversial book on Hinduism; Arundhati Roy tells us publisher has caved in to extremists. Bridget Kendall on the state of the Syrian peace talks in Geneva. And the scribe of Bamako turning his attention to Valentine's Day. Presented by Philippa Thomas.


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