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17/12/2015

Morning news and current affairs. Includes Sports Desk, Yesterday in Parliament, Weather and Thought for the Day.

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3 hours

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Thu 17 Dec 2015 06:00

Today's running order

 

0650

It was the last Prime Minister's question time of the year yesterday. The BBC’s Parliamentary correspondent Sean Curran reports.

0655

There is no final agreement on any of the Prime Minister's proposed reforms, but the one that is undoubtedly most difficult is his plan to ban migrant workers from claiming benefits for four years. Speaking on the programme is Glenis Willmott, leader of the European Parliamentary Labour Party, and Syed Kamall, Conservative MEP and chair of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group.

0710

At Prime Minister's Questions yesterday, David Cameron insisted he could win concessions in Brussels. Speaking on the programme is UKIP leader Nigel Farage.

0715

A new study by Stony Brook University in New York suggests that lifestyle plays a much greater role than previously thought in the likelihood of developing cancer. Dr Yusuf Hannun is the author of the new research and director of the Stony Brook Cancer Centre.

0720

Labour MP Yvette Cooper says that the level of trolling of women on the internet risks silencing female voices and taking us back to the Victorian Age. In a personal report, Yvette Cooper has been speaking to some women who have been on the receiving end of this type of harassment.

0730

A Met Police firearms officer is to be suspended after a man was shot dead during an alleged attempt to escape from a prison van. We speak live to Metropolitan Police Chief Constable Bernard Hogan Howe.

0740

Tonight David Cameron will sit down at a huge dining table with fellow EU leaders and try to convince them to prioritise a change in the relationship between Britain and Europe. Today presenter Nick Robinson reports from Brussels.

0750

The government is expected to announce at 7am this morning key decisions on subsidies for solar power, amid warnings ministers are "unravelling" policies on clean energy. Speaking on the programme is Roger Harrabin, the BBC’s Environment analyst, and Jonathan Selwyn, managing director of Lark Energy Commercial.

0810

David Cameron will soon be heading to Brussels for a vital EU Summit to make his pitch for a better deal for Britain in Europe. Herman Van Rompuy is former president of the European Council and we hear from Laura Kuennsberg, the BBC’s Political editor and Katya Adler, the BBC’s Europe editor.

0820

On 18th April 2014, a 14 million ton block of ice crashed down onto the climbing route through the Khumbu Icefall on Mount Everest, killing 16 Sherpas. John Smithson is the BAFTA-winning producer of Touching the Void, 127 Hours and the new film Sherpa, and Jamling Norgay is a Sherpa who has climbed Everest - he is the son of Tenzing Norgay.

0830

The government is expected to announce at 7am this morning key decisions on subsidies for solar power, amid warnings ministers are "unravelling" policies on clean energy. Dieter Helm is professor of Energy Policy at Oxford University.

0835

China is arguing for “cyber sovereignty” at the World Internet Conference. Professor Kerry Brown is director of the Lau China Institute at King's College and associate fellow at Chatham House, and Mark Leonard is director of the European Council on Foreign Relations and author of the book What does China think?.

0840

The Labour MP Yvette Cooper says that the level of trolling of women on the internet risks silencing female voices and taking us back to the Victorian Age. Speaking live from the studio is former Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper.

0850

Ahead of the start of the EU Summit European leaders are struggling to maintain unity. Speaking on the programme: Financial Times journalist Peter Spiegel; EU Correspondent for the Polish daily Rzeczpospolita Anna Slojewska and EU Correspondent for the Kathimerini newspaper in Greece Eleni Varvitsiotis.

 

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