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Southern rail strike: Herbert v Whelan

Conservative MP and Aslef's Mick Whelan on the strikes affecting Southern Rail services as union members walked out for 48 hours at midnight, with a further 24-hour strike set for Friday.

The general secretary of the train drivers' union said the dispute was not about money but "purely about safety" while the MP, whose Sussex seat is served by Southern said "if these trains were unsafe, they wouldn't be allowed to be run".

They spoke to Daily Politics presenter Jo Coburn, and guest Margaret Beckett, about the ongoing disruption to services between London Victoria station and the southern counties of England.

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