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12/06/2017

News and current affairs. Includes Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

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Mon 12 Jun 2017 06:00

Today’s running order


0650
Downing Street says there has been "no change" to plans for a UK state visit by US President Donald Trump, amid reports the trip could be delayed. Our foreign correspondent Nick Bryant reports.

0655
With no overall majority, how will government work? The Institute for Government has been looking at arrangements in play when there is a hung parliament. Akash Paun is a fellow at the Institute for Government.


0709
Some Tory MPs believe voters have failed to endorse the Conservative party's belief that it alone should be trusted with Brexit. Barry Gardiner is the shadow secretary for trade.

0715
Making Brexit work for British Business: Key Execution Priorities, a research paper will be released by Harvard this morning by Ed Balls, Peter Sands and others. It's about the UK business community's response to the prospect of Brexit and what they think is crucial for the UK to consider as it negotiates its Brexit deal. Peter Sands is the former boss of Standard Chartered.

0720
The centrist party of French President Emmanuel Macron looks on course to win a landslide victory following the first round of parliamentary elections. Sylvie Kauffmann is the editorial director of Le Monde.

0725
The Taoiseach Enda Kenny has called Theresa May to express his concern over a possible deal between her party and the DUP. Nelson McCausland is the political commentator and until March of this year a member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for the Democratic Unionist Party, representing North Belfast.

0730
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has called for a pause in the Brexit negotiations so that a new four nation, cross party position can be put together. Stephen Gethins is the MP for Fife North East & SNP Europe spokesperson at Westminster and member of the Foreign Affairs Committee.

0740
The historical author of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, Hilary Mantel, will explore how a writer combines facts with imagination during the BBC Reith Lectures. We speak to the author.

0750
The Taoiseach Enda Kenny has called Theresa May to express his concern over a possible deal between her party and the DUP. Conor Murphy is a Sinn Féin MLA.

0810
Prime Minister Theresa May has completed a reshuffle of her Cabinet as she awaits further talks with the DUP on the supply and confidence deal that’s keeping her in power. David Davis is secretary of state for exiting the European Union.

0830
Labour's strong showing in the General Election with an unashamedly big spending programme for Government raises questions about the future for austerity. Fraser Nelson is the editor of the Spectator and Liam Byrne is the former chief secretary to the Treasury in the last Labour government and MP for Birmingham Hodge Hill.

0835
It is plain the Prime Minister hasn’t won the mandate she sought for Brexit, a former minister has told this programme. So could Theresa May’s failure last week change the terms of Britain’s departure from the European Union? Chuka Umunna is the MP for Streatham and supporter of Open Britain.

0840
Young people have been accused of apathy in the past rarely tuning out in the same numbers as other age groups to vote. Last week's election upended that - but is it a one off? Michael Sani is the CEO of Bite the Ballot.

0845
This Saturday (16 June) will be exactly a year since the murder of the Labour MP Jo Cox in her Batley and Spen constituency in West Yorkshire during the final week of campaigning for the EU referendum. Brendan Cox is Jo Cox’s husband and author of Jo Cox: More In Common.

0850
Significantly more male than female students studying at Oxford and Cambridge are getting top grades, a trend not reflected in universities elsewhere in the country where women tend to the same or better than men. Lucy Delap is a lecturer in British History at the University of Cambridge.

0855
What does Theresa May’s reshuffle say about her plans, and what policies will she have to drop to sustain her leadership? Rachel Sylvester is a columnist and political interviewer for the Times and Tom Newton Dunn is the political editor of The Sun.

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