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28/06/2017

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

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Wed 28 Jun 2017 06:00

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0650

Almost half of Britons think the Government should raise taxes and increase spending, according to a major study of social attitudes. Roger Harding is the head of public attitudes at National Centre for Social Research.

0655
Shopkeeper Jel Singh Nagra has dealt with the threat of legal action from Sainsbury’s over his similarly named store by changing its name from Singhsbury’s to Morrisinghs. A spokesman for Morrisons said they “did not mind”.  Mr Nagra joins us on the programme.

0709
Is the political tide turning against austerity? The latest survey of British social attitudes suggests there has been a shift, with more of us looking to the government to create jobs and redistribute wealth and many of us are happy to pay more tax. Colin Talbot is professor of government at Manchester and Cambridge Universities and Paul Johnson is from the Institute of Fiscal Studies.

0715
Andrew Bailey is the chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority.

0720
Companies across the globe are reporting that they have been struck by a major ransomware cyber-attack. Dave Palmer is the director of technology for Darktrace.

0725
Nicola Sturgeon has reset her plan for a second referendum on independence. She told the Scottish Parliament she will not introduce legislation for a second independence referendum in the immediately. Today’s Jim Naughtie reports.

0730
Two weeks after the fire at Grenfell Tower - survivors and the displaced are still in need of help. This programme has learnt that well over 100 multi-occupant households living outside the tower itself have been displaced and are living in local hotels. Barry Turner is the director of technical policy for Local Authority Building Control.

0740
The V & A are opening their new extension, the Sainsbury Gallery. This is a courtyard which leads down to a large basement space, which will house big exhibitions becoming one of the largest temporary exhibition spaces in the UK. Tristram Hunt is the director of the V&A museum and Amanda Levete is the principal architect AL_A and designer of the V & A extension.

0750
Labour plans to challenge the government on its stance on austerity with an amendment to the Queen's Speech. Peter Dowd is the shadow chief secretary to the treasury.

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Is the political tide turning against austerity? The latest survey of British social attitudes suggests there has been a shift, with more of us looking to the government to create jobs and redistribute wealth and many of us are happy to pay more tax. Sir Oliver Letwin is the Conservative MP and former minister for policy under David Cameron.

0820
England have lost to Germany on penalties in the European U21 Championship semi-final. Amanda Owens is a sport psychologist and former international GB tennis player and Henry Winter is chief football writer for the Times.

0830
Given the state of the economy and the warnings yesterday from the Bank of England about lenders' exposure to high levels of consumer credit, how much economic sense does it make to change tack on austerity? Kamal Ahmed is the BBC’s economics editor. Deanne Julius is a former member of the Monetary Policy Committee and Chair of University College London.

0835
A musical based on the demise of the charity Kids Company, Committee… (A New Musical), has opened at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre in London this week. Our arts editor Will Gompertz reports.

0840
Falling in love again, was the song chosen for a performance at the German embassy recently. Are Germany and the UK falling back in love, do we have a special relationship? Dr Peter Ammon is the German ambassador to the UK.

0850
Nicola Sturgeon has reset her plan for a second referendum on independence. She told the Scottish Parliament she will not introduce legislation for a second independence referendum immediately. John Nicholson is a journalist and former SNP MP and David Torrance is a Herald columnist and biographer for Nicola Sturgeon.

 

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