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09/07/2016

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

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Sat 9 Jul 2016 07:00

Today's running order

 

0710

The Conservative leadership candidate, Andrea Leadsom, has said she's disgusted by an article in the Times which claims she said being a mother gives her the edge over Theresa May, who is childless. Speaking live on the programme is BBC’s political correspondent Eleanor Garnier.

0715

A man who shot dead five police officers in Dallas has been identified as a US Army reservist -- angry at the shootings of black men by police. President Obama has ordered that flags on US public buildings should fly at half-mast as a mark of respect to five police officers killed in Dallas. We have been speaking to BBC’s correspondent in Dallas, Laura Bicker.

0720

Have historians’ views of the Iraq war changed in the wake of the inquiry's findings this week? Speaking live in the studio is military historian and former editor of the Daily Telegraph, Sir Max Hastings and Kathleen Burk, a professor of modern and contemporary history at UCL.

0730

The Conservative leadership candidate, Andrea Leadsom, has said she's disgusted by an article in the Times which claims she said being a mother gives her the edge over Theresa May, who is childless. Speaking live in the studio is Rachel Sylvester, political correspondent at The Times, who did the interview with Andrea Leadsom.

0740

This week's Meet The Author interview; James Naughtie has been speaking to one of the country's most senior judges, Lord Sumption, about his other career as an historian of the One Hundred Years War.

0750

The legal status of EU nationals living in the UK has played a big role in the campaign between Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom to become the next Tory leader and Prime Minister. Speaking live on the programme is Labour MP and Shadow Home Secretary Andy Burnham and Therese Coffey, Conservative MP and Theresa May backer.

0810

A man who shot dead five police officers in Dallas has been identified as a US Army reservist -- angry at the shootings of black men by police. President Obama has ordered that flags on US public buildings should fly at half-mast as a mark of respect to five police officers killed in Dallas. We have been speaking to Gregory a. Thomas, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives.

0815

The ban on women soldiers serving on the front line is to be lifted, Downing Street has announced. Prime Minister David Cameron has accepted a recommendation from the head of the Army, General Sir Nick Carter that women should be allowed to serve in ground close-combat roles. Speaking live on the programme is General Sir Nick Carter, Chief of the General Staff.

0820

There’s been a huge social media response this week to an article published in the Telegraph. The article is an extract from ‘In Congo’s Shadow’, a memoir written by a British woman called Louise Linton, during her gap year doing aid work in Zambia in 1999. It’s sparked a wider debate about gap year culture and the attitude of some western volunteers in developing countries. Speaking live on the programme is Lydia Ngoma, Zambian writer who started the #LintonLies hashtag and Greg Bows, Founder and managing director of African Impact.

0830

The Conservative leadership candidate, Andrea Leadsom, has said she's disgusted by an article in the Times which claims she said being a mother gives her the edge over Theresa May, who is childless. Speaking live on the programme is Penny Mordaunt, Conservative MP for Portsmouth North, Minister for the Armed Forces and supporter of Andrea Leadsom’s leadership campaign and Antoinette Sandbach, Conservative MP for Eddisbury, she is supporting Theresa May’s leadership campaign.

0840

At least thirty five people were killed yesterday and fifty more injured in a gun and grenade suicide attack on a Shi’a shrine in the Salahuddin province of Iraq. This week, the damning findings of Sir John Chilcot’s report laid bare multiple failings in the planning and execution of the invasion of Iraq in 2003 as well as a failure to prepare adequately for post-conflict. Speaking live on the programme is BBC’s Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen; Dr Moafaq Al-Rubaiee is an MP in in the governing State of Law coalition in Iraq, and a former National Security Advisor and in our studio is Jane Kinninmont, deputy head of the Middle East programme at Chatham House and co-editor of Iraq Ten years On.

0855

This weekend will be an extraordinary one for sports with the Grand Prix, the Euros final and Wimbledon finals and the Tour De France all competing for your attention. So can sports fans juggle it all? What's the best way to maximise your time? To help you draw up a timetable for the weekend and ensure you don't miss the key moments. Speaking live on the programme is telegraph columnist, Jim White.

 

 

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