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10/12/2016

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

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Sat 10 Dec 2016 07:00

Today's running order


0710

US intelligence agencies believe Russia acted covertly to boost Donald Trump in the election race, US officials have told leading newspapers. A report in the Washington Post says the agencies had "high confidence" about Russian involvement in hacking. Laura Bicker is the BBC’s Washington correspondent.

0715

Boris Johnson has emphasised the strength of British relations with Gulf nations as he gave a public speech to Arab leaders just days after it emerged he had criticised UK ally Saudi Arabia. Frank Gardner is the BBC’s security correspondent. 

0720

21st Century Fox has made an informal offer to fully take over Sky, one of Europe's biggest pay-television operators. Claire Enders is a media strategy analyst at Enders Analysis.

0730

The Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney said this week that "up to 15 million of the current jobs in Britain could be automated over time".  Paul Mason is author of "Postcapitalism: A Guide to our Future". Lord Willetts is a Conservative peer, former minister for Universities and Science and executive chair of the Resolution Foundation.

0740

In this week's Meet the Author the Today programme’s Jim Naughtie speaks with scientist Susan Greenfield to talk about her latest book, A Day in the Life of the Brain.

0750

Boris Johnson has emphasised the strength of British relations with Gulf nations as he gave a public speech to Arab leaders just days after it emerged he had criticised ally Saudi Arabia. Lord Charles Powell is former foreign affairs adviser to Thatcher. Professor Michael Clarke is former director of the Royal United Services Institute and a terrorism expert.

0810

US intelligence agencies believe Russia acted covertly to boost Donald Trump in the election race, US officials have told leading newspapers.  Adam Entous is a national security reporter at the Washington Post, and broke the story.

0820

There are now 83 potential suspects and 98 clubs involved in the inquiry into child abuse in football, police chiefs have said. Dr Kate Russell is a contributor to The Football Association's Child Protection in Football Research Project 2002-2006. Phil Brown is Southend Football Club Manager.

0830

There are now just a few pockets of eastern Aleppo still in the hands of anti-government rebels. Staffan de Mistura is the UN envoy to Syria and Lyse Doucet is the BBC's chief international correspondent. 

0840

Just a few days after the Battle of Pearl Harbour in December 1941 the British naval squadron Force Z was dispatched to intercept Japanese invasion convoys in the South China Sea. Maurice Pink survived the sinking of HMS Repulse 75 years ago today, and is chairman of HMS Prince of Wales & HMS Repulse Survivors Association.  

0850

The Prime Minister has a new slogan for Brexit, not only does “Brexit mean Brexit”, but she wants a “red, white and blue” one. Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrats, described the new slogan as “jingoistic claptrap”.  Ayesha Hazarika is former special adviser to Ed Miliband and Harriet Harman’s ex-chief of staff. She is now a comedian and political commentator. Jonathan Maitland, is a playwright who wrote Dead Sheep, a play about the relationship with Geoffrey Howe and Margaret Thatcher. 

 

 

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