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Mon 5 Sep 2016 06:00

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The government’s legal advisors are launching a consultation today on reform of the law governing misconduct by public officials. Professor David Ormerod QC is the Law Commissioner for Criminal Law and Evidence.


French lorry drivers are going to blockade the Port of Calais today because they are unhappy that the French government has failed to get rid of the Jungle migrant camp. Jean Pierre Devigne is from France’s largest trucking union and Richard Burnett is the chief executive at the Road Haulage Association.


Theresa May has cast doubt on the feasibility of a points-based system for controlling immigration into the UK, one of the key promises of Leave campaigners during the EU referendum. Chuka Ummuna is a member of the Home Affairs Select Committee.


Human remains and artefacts found on board the Tudor warship Mary Rose have been digitally captured and will be exhibited online from today. Dr Alex Hildred is the curator at the Mary Rose Trust.


The Brexit secretary David Davis will make a statement in the House of Commons today, where he’s expected to start sketching out the government’s vision of life outside the EU. Deborah Mattinson is from the pollster Britain Thinks.


The chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee, Keith Vaz, has criticised a newspaper for publishing allegations that he hired male escorts. Peter Tatchell is a British Human rights campaigner.


It is hard to see how the forthcoming junior doctors strike will avoid harm and suffering to patients, according to the body responsible for protecting the health and safety of the public in the NHS. Professor Terence Stephenson is the chair of the General Medical Council.  


Theresa May has suggested that a points based immigration system is not a "silver bullet" for addressing public concerns. Koji Tsuruoka is the ambassador of Japan to the United Kingdom.


What does Brexit mean for the UK economy? Nicola Horlick is the chief executive of crowdfunding business Money&Co and Tim Martin is the founder and chairman of pub chain JD Wetherspoon.


Sir Philip Craven President of the International Paralympic Committee discusses Rio and the lack of preparedness in this year’s games.


10.7 million people watched the final episode of Cold Feet when the series came to an end in 2003. More than a decade later it is back. Helen Pidd is the North of England editor for the Guardian.


There has been much discussion in the wake of terror attacks in Europe about what level of surveillance governments should be imposing on their citizens. Francis Beckett is a historian and author of 'The Fascist In My Family'.



A series of events celebrating the history of Waterloo Bridge is taking place this month as part of the Totally Thames Festival. Karen Livesey is director of the film The Ladies Bridge and Naomi Climer is president of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.


Labour Day in the United States is particularly significant given that it takes place in an election year. Three televised debates will heavily influence who will be the next President of the United States. Jerry Seib is Wall Street Journal’s Washington Bureau Chief.


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