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06/07/2015

Morning news and current affairs. Including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

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Mon 6 Jul 2015 06:00

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0650

It was a victory of unexpected magnitude for the No campaign and for the Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. He had cast this referendum as a vote for national dignity after five years of unprecedented austerity and recession. And the majority of Greek voters responded with what amounts to a show of defiance, a refusal to accept what had been presented as a final offer from the rest of the Eurozone. Matina Stevis is a journalist at the Wall Street Journal.

0710

It was a victory of unexpected magnitude for the No campaign and for the Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (see 0650). Kyriakos Mitsotakis is parliamentary spokesperson for New Democracy.

0715

A poll of GPs carried out by the Alzheimers Society reveals they think the NHS is doing too little to care for people with dementia. 7 in ten GPs say people with dementia are left unsupported because of inadequate local services. And 6 in ten say lack of cooperation between the NHS and social care prevents patients getting support from social services after diagnosis. Jeremy Hughes is chief executive of Alzheimer's Society.

0720

It was a victory of unexpected magnitude for the No campaign and for the Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (see 0650). Klaus Peter Willsch is German Politician from Angela Merkel’s CDU Party. Katya Adler is BBC’s Europe editor.

0730

The scale of the no victory in Greece took the nation by surprise. It was, by any measure, a stunning result. This was the people of Greece reasserting themselves, telling the men who had led them for the last forty years that they'd had enough of them. John Humphrys reports.

0745

Can playing Tetris help cure those suffering from stress and trauma related disorders? New research suggests it might help. Unwanted, intrusive visual memories are a core feature of stress- and trauma-related clinical disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but they can also crop up in everyday life. New research shows that even once intrusive memories have been laid down, playing a visually-demanding computer game after reactivating the memories may reduce their occurrence over time. Professor Emily Holmes is a Wellcome Trust Clinical Fellow at the MRC Cognition & Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge University.

0750

A new analysis of data by the think tank Demos shows that racial segregation in primary schools is cutting off ethnic minority groups and could be driving down attainment standards for the whole population.  61% of ethnic minority children in England, and 90% in London, start primary school where ethnic minorities are the majority of the student body.  And across the country, around 94% of White British students are in White British-majority schools. Trevor Phillips is chairman of the “Mapping Integration Project” at Demos.

0810

It was a victory of unexpected magnitude for the No campaign and for the Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. He had cast this referendum as a vote for national dignity after five years of unprecedented austerity and recession. And the majority of Greek voters responded with what amounts to a show of defiance, a refusal to accept what had been presented as a final offer from the rest of the Eurozone. George Stathakis is Syriza Economy Minister. Robert Peston is the BBC’s economics editor.

0830

The budget takes place on Wednesday and George Osborne has said he wants to deliver on his promises in the Conservative manifesto. His will be the first Conservative Budget since 1996. With £12bn worth of welfare cuts to come, details on some of the areas he will want to cut have already been trailed. So, people of higher incomes in council homes may have to pay higher levels of rent; the BBC may have to cover the cost of free TV licences for older pensioner; and the limit on the amount of welfare per household may be lowered. John Redwood is Conservative MP and former Cabinet Minister.

0835

Whatever reasons the people of Greece had for voting no yesterday, it was austerity that drove them to it in the end. There's one area of cutbacks that strikes at the very heart of any state's promise to its people, and that is the care of sick children. John Humphrys reports.

0840

Politicians across Europe were taken aback by the result in Greece. The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, and President Hollande of France spoke on the phone and said the will of the Greek people had to be respected.  The head of the eurozone finance ministers, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, described the outcome as very regrettable for the future of Greece.  The German Economy Minister, Sigmar Gabriel, said Mr Tsipras had "torn down the bridges" between Greece and Europe.  The German Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, insisted Greece would have to take the next steps. Edward Scicluna is Maltese Finance Minister.

0845

On the 10th anniversary of London winning the bid for the 2012 Olympics, Labour politician Tessa Jowell has attacked the Tory government for 'squandering' the Olympic sport legacy. In an article in the Guardian today she raises concerns that 50% of the next British medallists in the Olympics will be from independent schools. Dame Tessa Jowell was the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when London was awarded the Olympics ten years ago.

0850

Further analysis of Greece. Guests tbc.

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