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09/10/2017

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

3 hours

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Mon 9 Oct 2017 06:00

Today's running order


0650
At least 350,000 people gathered in Barcelona, capital of Catalonia, for a rally against independence. Tom Tugendhat is a Conservative MP and chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee.

0655
A Scottish man Jamie Harron who is facing a three-year jail sentence in Dubai after putting his hand on a man in a bar so he did not “bump and spill drinks” has appeared in court. Radha Stirling is the chief executive of Detained in Dubai.

0710
Reports from Catalonia suggest the regional government there may not declare independence from Spain this week. Alfred Bosch is MEP for the pro-independence Republican Left of Catalonia.

0715
The prime minister will today update MPs on the contents of, and progress since, the speech in Florence. The fifth round of Brexit negotiations will get under way in Brussels today as well, but without David Davis - who won't attend until the end of the week. Nick Clegg is the former deputy prime minister and author of the new book How to Stop Brexit.

0720
The Lord Mayor of London, Dr Andrew Parmley, is visiting Dublin to try and strengthen ties between the UK and Ireland in the financial and related professional services sector.

0725
The SNP is meeting for annual conference in Glasgow. One of the key domestic issues they’ll need to tackle is education as Scotland’s results have slipped markedly in the last decade. Lindsay Paterson is a professor of education policy at the University of Edinburgh.

0730
A foster carer will today issue a potentially landmark legal claim in order to have foster carers recognised as workers. Sarah Anderson is engaged by Hampshire County Council but does not have worker rights such as paid holidays.  She joins us on the programme.

0740
Classical music has a reputation for being difficult to understand and inaccessible to the uninitiated. But the broadcaster and violinist Clemency Burton-Hill argues that this doesn’t have to be so. Clemency Burton-Hill is Radio 3’s Breakfast show presenter, violinist and author of Year of Wonder: Classical Music for Every Day.

0750
The prime minister will today update MPs on the contents of, and progress since, the speech in Florence. The fifth round of Brexit negotiations will get under way in Brussels today as well, but without David Davis - who won't attend until the end of the week. Bernard Jenkin is a Conservative MP.

0810
Reports from Catalonia suggest the regional government there may not declare independence from Spain this week.  Catalan government sources have said there may be a symbolic recognition of the result of last weekend's referendum but - for now - no decision to break away. Francisco Martinez Vazquez is a People's Party MP, former Spanish security minister and a professor of constitutional law.

0820
The SNP will call on the chancellor to stand up to right wingers in his party and invest in public services in next month’s budget.  At the party's autumn conference in Glasgow, the SNP leadership will suggest that austerity at Westminster is placing a strain on the Scottish government's finances. Nicola Sturgeon is the first minister of Scotland.

0830
The Green Party in England and Wales holds its conference in Harrogate today. Its co-leader Jonathan Bartley will say in his speech that the party have set the agenda on issues from the living wage to refugees. He joins us on the programme.

0840
Oscar-Winning film producer Harvey Weinstein has been dismissed from the Weinstein Company "in light of new information about misconduct," the board of directors has announced. Naomi Wolf is an author, feminist and political activist.

0850
Conservative MP Sir Nicholas Soames – the grandson of Sir Winston Churchill – has just returned from Zimbabwe, following in the footsteps of his father who was the transitional governor there in 1979. He joins us on the programme.

0855
The SNP will call on the chancellor to stand up to right wingers in his party and invest in public services in next month’s budget. Richard Walker is a consulting editor with The National Newspaper and David Clegg is the political editor of The Daily Record.


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