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02/12/2016

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

3 hours

Last on

Fri 2 Dec 2016 06:00

Today's running order


0650

Government plans to extend free childcare for parents with three to four-year-olds from 15 to 30 hours a week in England will only have a small effect on parents’ working patterns, according to new research from the Institute for Fiscal Studies and the Universities of Essex and Warwick. Claire Crawford is a a research fellow at the IFS.

0655

British Muslims have a "deeply worrying" belief in conspiracy theories and almost half would not go to the police if they knew someone with links to Islamic State (IS), a report by the think tank Policy Exchange has found. Khalid Mahmood is shadow Europe minister and has written the foreword for the Policy Exchange report. Miqdaad Versi is assistant Secretary General at the Muslim Council of Britain.

0710

The Liberal Democrats have caused a major upset in the Richmond Park by-election in South West London - overturning a majority of 23,000 to take the seat from the former Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith. Chris Mason is the BBC’s political correspondent.

0712

People have continued to flee the embattled, rebel-held east of the Syrian city of Aleppo. Lyse Doucet is the BBC’s chief international correspondent.

0715

Today leading figures in the aviation industry have warned the government that major changes are needed to the way in which the country's airspace is controlled or we'll all see more flight delays, irrespective of the new runway at Heathrow. Business presenter Katie Prescott speaks to Martin Rolfe, the chief executive of air traffic control provider Nats.

0720

Francois Hollande has become the first French president in modern French history not to seek a second term. Christophe Premat is a Socialist MP who represents French people living in Northern Europe, including the UK.

0725

From 7am rail companies will announce the average fair rise in Britain starting in January 2017. Paul Plummer is the chief executive of the Rail Delivery Group, which represents the rail industry.

0730

When President Obama went to Berlin recently he warned the German people their democracy is at risk because of the rise of extreme nationalist parties and growing polarisation in society. Today’s chief correspondent Matthew Price reports.

0740

Andrew Sachs, the much loved Fawlty Towers actor famed for his role as hapless Spanish waiter Manuel, has died at the age of 86. John Cleese starred alongside Sachs in Fawlty Towers.

0750

Europe's law enforcement agency Europol has warned that with the so-called Islamic State facing defeat in the Middle East there is likely to be an increased flow of foreign fighters trying to return home to Europe, leading to further terrorist attacks in EU countries. Rob Wainwright is director of Europol.

0810

The Liberal Democrats have caused a major upset in the Richmond Park by-election in South West London - overturning a majority of 23,000 to take the seat from the former Conservative MP, Zac Goldsmith. Tim Farron is leader of the Liberal Democrats and Jacob Rees-Mogg is Conservative MP for North East Somerset.

0820

Philip Larkin will be given a place in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey today. Dr John Hall is Dean of Westminster and will officiate the ceremony and Sir Tom Courtenay played Larkin in a one-man show.

0825

Andrew Sachs, the much loved Fawlty Towers actor famed for his role as hapless Spanish waiter Manuel, has died at the age of 86. John Sachs is Andrew's son.

0830

A former Chelsea footballer has claimed that the club paid him £50,000 not to disclose that he was sexually abused by an employee. Lloyd Embley is editor of the Mirror.

0835

Forty years ago, a group of workers – led by Asian women - went on strike at the Grunwick Film Processing Laboratory in North London to protest at their treatment and working conditions. The strike proved to be a key moment in the British Labour movement, shaping attitudes to immigrant workers at a highly sensitive time in race relations. Sujata Aurora is chair of the Grunwick 40 group and and Shiv Desai is son of Jayaben Desai who led the strike.

0840

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson gives his first major foreign policy speech at Chatham House this morning, titled Global Britain: UK foreign policy in the era of Brexit. James Landale is the BBC’s diplomatic editor.

0850

Criminals can work out the card number, expiry date and security code for a Visa debit or credit card in as little as six seconds using guesswork, researchers have found. Mohammed Aamir Ali is a PhD student at Newcastle University's School of Computing Science.

0855

Members of Parliament are to be questioned about depression, their sense of self-worth and drinking habits in a survey of their mental health. Isabel Hardman is a journalist with the Spectator who has previously written about her depression and Conservative MP Charles Walker has admitted in the House of Commons to being a "fruitcake".

 

All subject to change.

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  • Fri 2 Dec 2016 06:00