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Fri 27 Jan 2017 06:00

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Theresa May will become the first international leader to meet President Trump since he took office, when she holds face-to-face talks in the White House today. Axel Schaefer is the SPD deputy chairman and head of the German Social Democrats’ Brexit task force. Alistair Burt is a Conservative MP and former foreign minister responsible for the US and Middle East.


An influential committee of MPs is calling for a tougher approach to taxing the richest people in the UK. Meg Hillier is chair of the Public Accounts Committee.


Theresa May will become the first foreign leader to visit US President Donald Trump at the White House, in a meeting she hopes will help renew the special relationship between the UK and America. Anthony Gardner is the former US ambassador to the EU. 


Tulip Siddiq, the shadow minister for early years, has quit the Labour frontbench after leader Jeremy Corbyn said MPs will face a three-line whip in order to compel them to vote to invoke Article 50. Diane Abbott is shadow home secretary.


Girls see themselves as being less talented than boys by the age of six, according to a new study. Professor Gemma Moss is the director of the UCL Institute of Education’s International Literacy Centre and Laura Lund is the head of primary schools at the West London Free School Trust.


Theresa May is stepping into a hornet’s nest today, a White House at the heart of rows about policy, truth, falsehood and the aggressive vituperative style of so much American political debate. Today’s Justin Webb reports.


Three clinical commissioning groups in the West Midlands have drawn up plans to cut the number of people who qualify for hip and knee replacements. Julie Wood is the chief executive of NHS Clinical Commissioners and Steve Cannon is vice president of the Royal College of Surgeons and an orthopaedic surgeon.


Theresa May will meet the new US President Donald Trump in Washington today. Kevin Cramer is the congressman for North Dakota's at-large district.


The former Labour MP Tam Dalyell has died at the age of 84 after a short illness. He sat in the House of Commons from 1962 to 2005, representing West Lothian and Linlithgow for Labour.  Lord Neil Kinnock is the former Labour leader and Jim Naughtie is our special correspondent.


What will the government’s migration policy look like in the future? A new report today claims low and medium-skilled jobs are likely to be the main target of any post-Brexit policies to reduce migration from the European Union for work. Madeleine Sumption is the report author and director of the Migration Observatory.


Today the film Denial opens across the country, it’s a dramatized version of the libel trial 17 years ago when David Irving sued the American academic Deborah Lipstadt. Richard Rampton is the QC who represented Deborah Lipstadt.


Theresa May will meet the new US President Donald Trump in Washington today. Sir Craig Oliver was the director of communications for former prime minister David Cameron and John Sergeant is the former BBC chief political correspondent and ITN political editor.


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