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02/11/2017

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

3 hours

Last on

Thu 2 Nov 2017 06:00

Running order

0650

A hundred years have passed since Britain pledged support for a national home for the Jewish people, in what was then Palestine. Our Middle East correspondent Tom Bateman reports.

 

0709

A new Defence Secretary will be appointed today after the resignation of Sir Michael Fallon who admitted last night that he had 'fallen below the standards we expect of the armed forces'. Rob Wilson is a Conservative former whip who lost his seat at the election in June.

 

0720

The Balfour Declaration - signed 100 years ago - is reviled by those who campaign for the rights of the Palestinian people and celebrated by supporters of Israel. Nick Robinson reports on the events which led to the declaration and its consequences.

 

0735

Tonight the Israeli Prime Minister will join Theresa May at a dinner in London to celebrate the centenary of the Balfour Declaration. Israel’s deputy foreign minister Tzipi Hotovely speaks to us.

 

0745

Another film version of one of Agatha Christie's most popular books makes its debut this weekend. 'Murder on the Orient Express' stars Kenneth Branagh as Poirot with a host of other stars on board. Richard Goodwin produced that earlier 'Murder on the Orient Express' and Siobhan Synnot is a film critic.

 

0755

How can we make sure that the long road to justice for the Hillsborough families - the many hurdles in their quest for the truth - is not repeated for the bereaved families of victims of other disasters? The Right Reverend Bishop James Jones was the Bishop of Liverpool 1998 - 2013.

 

0810

A new Defence Secretary will be appointed today after the resignation of Sir Michael Fallon who admitted last night that he had 'fallen below the standards we expect of the armed forces'. We speak to Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson.

 

0825

It's 100 years since that seismic event in history, the Russian Revolution. For a special series of reports this week, our Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg has been making a 4,000 mile journey across Russia.

 

0835

A hundred years have passed since Britain pledged support for a national home for the Jewish people, in what was then Palestine. Manuel Hassassian is the Palestinian General Delegate to the UK.

 

0840

A new Defence Secretary will be appointed today after the resignation of Sir Michael Fallon who admitted last night that he had 'fallen below the standards we expect of the armed forces'. Lord Dannatt was Chief of the General Staff from 2006 – 2009.

 

0845

At noon today we will know if the Bank of England will raise interest rates for the first time in a decade. Kamal Ahmed is our Economics Editor.

 

0850

We now know that 130 million Americans saw at least one of the Facebook posts paid for and promoted by Russia during last year's Presidential election. Professor Philip Howard is the Oxford Institute’s director of research.

 

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