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Preston, Hertfordshire

Jonathan Dimbleby presents a political panel discussion from Preston, Hertfordshire, with Stephen Twigg, Lionel Barber, Jesse Norman and Constance Briscoe.

Jonathan Dimbleby presents a panel discussion of news and politics from Preston, Hertfordshire, with Stephen Twigg, Shadow Secretary of State for Education; Lionel Barber, Editor of the Financial Times; Jesse Norman, Conservative MP and author of The Big Society; and Constance Briscoe, barrister and author of memoirs Ugly and Beyond Ugly.

Producer: Kirsten Lass.

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50 minutes

Last on

Sat 7 Jan 2012 13:10

Chapters

  • Stephen Lawrence

    Question One: To what extent has the conviction of two of the murderers of Stephen Lawrence provided justice for Stephen?

    Duration: 08:01

  • Diane Abbott

    Question Two: Does the panel agree that the furore over Diane Abbott's tweets is an indication that it's still not possible to have an open and explicit debate about racism in the UK?

    Duration: 16:31

  • Assisted suicide

    Question Three: Does the panel believe that the terminally ill should have the right to assisted suicide?

    Duration: 11:16

  • Academies and Free schools

    Question Four: Is the creation of Academies by the Labour Government and now Free schools by the Conservatives, an admission by both that many Comprehensive schools have failed?

    Duration: 10:52

Broadcasts

  • Fri 6 Jan 2012 20:00
  • Sat 7 Jan 2012 13:10

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