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25/06/2016

News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

2 hours, 30 minutes

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Sat 25 Jun 2016 07:00

Today's running order

 

0710

The Leave campaign went in to the referendum as the underdogs. Places like Sheffield were expected to lean to Remain. So what persuaded the people of Sheffield that their best interests lay outside the EU? And what went so badly wrong for the Remain campaign?  BBC’s political reporter Liz Roberts reports live from Sheffield.

0715

Pressure is mounting on Jeremy Corbyn after a day of criticism of his performance during the campaign to persuade voters to remain inside the EU. Last night he faced the disapproval of MPs during a meeting of the shadow cabinet. Earlier in the day, the veteran Labour MP Margaret Hodge called for a motion of no confidence in his leadership to be discussed at Monday's meeting of the parliamentary Labour party. Speaking live on the programme is Frank Field, Labour MP for Birkenhead and Leave campaigner.

0720

The financial agency, Moody's, says the credit rating it applies to British government bonds is now at greater risk. Moody's assigns a rating of A-A-One to British debt although it has supplemented this designation with a "negative outlook". The agency says there will be heightened market uncertainty for several years as the UK renegotiates its trade relations with the EU. Speaking live in the studio is Colin Ellis, Managing Director of Credit Strategy at Moody's.

0730

A day after the vote to leave the EU the government is readying itself to deal with the realities of Brexit. One former senior civil servant has told this programme that ministers need hundreds of trade negotiators to cope. Another said the job of leaving is set to dominate Parliament for a decade.  Speaking live on the programme BBC’s correspondent Ross Hawkins and in the studio Sir Bill Cash, Conservative MP and Chair of the European Scrutiny Committee.

0740

The Leave campaign went in to the referendum as the underdogs. Places like Sheffield were expected to lean to Remain. So what persuaded the people of Sheffield that their best interests lay outside the EU? And what went so badly wrong for the Remain campaign? Speaking live on the programme is Jillian Thomas, President of the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce.

0750

The Scottish cabinet will meet this morning to discuss their next steps after the UK voted to leave the European Union. Nicola Sturgeon has said that a second independence referendum in Scotland is highly likely. But what are the steps towards this and how long would it take before one is triggered?  Speaking live on the programme is Sarah Smith BBC’s Scotland editor and Pete Wishart, SNP MP for Perth & North Perthshire & Chair of Scottish Affairs select committee,.

0810

The financial agency, Moody's, says the credit rating it applies to British government bonds is now at greater risk. Moody's gives an A-A-One rating to British debt, but it's added a "negative outlook" to it. There were warnings throughout the referendum campaign about the impacts on the economy of a vote in favour of the UK leading the European Union. Yesterday it appeared that some of those initial fears were borne out. Wall Street and the FTSE 100 both fell sharply in a wild day of trading while Sterling also plunged, falling more than 8% against the dollar and 6% against the euro. Speaking live on the programme is Ruth Lea, director and economic adviser at the Arbuthnot Banking Group (Leave supporter) and Dame Frances Cairncross, Economist and former senior editor on the Economist magazine.

0820

Foreign ministers from six European Union member states will hold the first of a sequence of meetings to discuss how the departure of Britain from the bloc can be managed later today. The EU wants the divorce to begin at once - London says it wants more time. We have been speaking to Pierre Moscovici, the European Commissioner for economic and financial affairs and former French finance minister and speaking live on the programme is Pete Wishart, SNP MP for Perth & North Perthshire & Chair of Scottish Affairs select committee.

0830

Just over an hour after the referendum result was officially declared yesterday David Cameron appeared outside No 10 Downing Street to announce that he had told the Queen of his intention to resign. So far, no-one has formally thrown their hat into the ring to succeed him but Home Secretary Theresa May and former London Mayor Boris Johnson are likely contenders. Former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith said he thought Mr Johnson had the qualities for the job, including focus and debating skills, but said others would step forward. Speaking live on the programme is  Sir Alan Duncan MP, former Conservative Minister and Nadhim Zahawi, Conservative MP for Stratford-upon-Avon.

0840

We've come to Sheffield because it was a turning point early on Friday morning. The first major city to defy expectations and vote to leave. One commentator said there was "ecstasy" in the Vote Leave office when this city's result came in. Nigel Farage tweeted "amazing stuff! Delighted!" And that's because most people had expected Sheffield to vote remain- it's been a labour stronghold for years. BBC’s Sanchia Berg reports.

0850

David Cameron is only the latest in a long line of Tory leaders to fall over the question of the European Union, finally answered on Thursday with a Leave vote. Is this the inevitable end to a long struggle for British euro scepticism, or a bungled effort by successive Prime Ministers and Conservative leaders? Speaking live in the studio is Michael Cockerell, film maker and Westminster journalist.

0855

The referendum has left the UK a divided nation. England and Wales versus Scotland and Northern Ireland, the young versus the old, the educated middle-class against the working class. The vote was 52 vs 48. How can political parties heal those wounds - can they ever be healed? Speaking live on the programme is Bronwen Maddox, new director of the Institute for Government and Professor Matthew Flinders, Director of the Sir Bernard Crick Centre at the University of Sheffield.

0905

The Leave campaign went in to the referendum as the underdogs. Places like Sheffield were expected to lean to Remain. So what persuaded the people of Sheffield that their best interests lay outside the EU? And what went so badly wrong for the Remain campaign? Speaking live on the programme is Lord David Blunkett, former Labour MP for Sheffield Brightside & Home Secretary.

0910

The clear bookies favourite to replace David Cameron as the Conservative Party leader is one Boris Johnson. We’re going to spend a few minutes today looking at Boris – the man who two people who has spent years delving into his private and political life. Speaking live in the studio is Sonia Purnell, author Just Boris: A Tale of Blond Ambition.

0915

The idea of this is to be more reflective about Cameron’s time as PM and about what he is facing. With Katya we can also talk about the mood of Europe, it is divided itself in its attitude towards the UK. France is increasingly angry and wants to punish us but the eastern European states are still keen to keep us as close to Europe as possible. Speaking live on the programme is BBC’s Europe editor Katya Adler and BBC’s political editor Laura Kuenssberg.

0920

The referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union was seen by the leave campaigners as an opportunity to change the destiny of Britain and the whole course of European history. It was as Prime Minister David Cameron said as he was campaigning for the country to remain part of the union “a once in a generation” decision. Now that the UK has voted to leave, is this a defining moment in our history and what might it be comparable to? Speaking live on the programme is Margaret Macmillan, professor of international history at university of Oxford and Tim Stanley, historian and telegraph leader writer

 

 

 

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