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07 Jul 2022

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Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories. From BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

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    England International Ella Toone Interview

    Baroness Campbell, the FA’s Director of Women’s Football, has described this summer’s home European Championships as not just a special moment for women’s football, but also for women’s sport. More than five thousand tickets have been sold, and hopes are high that the tournament can have a huge impact on interest in the sport. The success of the legacy of the Championships may well come down to how far the host nation progress. The Lionesses have never won a major international tournament before, but go into this year’s Euros with a 14 game unbeaten run under the management of Sarina Wiegman, who won the last Euros with the Netherlands in 2017. A player who has contributed heavily to this recent success is Manchester United forward Ella Toone. She’s scored 11 times in 15 appearances. She spoke to Today’s Rob Bonnet. (Image Credit: Action Images/Reuters)

  • Posted on 06 Jul 2022

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    Zahawi to Tory MPs: 'People don't vote for divided teams'

    Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid quit within 10 minutes of each other, followed by a number of junior ministers and aides. The former education secretary Nadhim Zahawi has been appointed the new Chancellor of the Exchequer as Prime minister Boris Johnson fights to stay in office, as more resignations are announced in protest of his leadership. Today's Nick Robinson spoke with the new Chancellor of the Exchequer Nadhim Zahawi. (Image Credits:REUTERS/Phil Noble)

  • Posted on 06 Jul 2022

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    No 10 not telling truth about Pincher claims, says ex-civil servant

    No 10 did not tell the truth when it said the PM was unaware of formal complaints about Chris Pincher's behaviour, says the former top civil servant in the Foreign Office. Lord McDonald told Justin Webb that Boris Johnson had been briefed in person about a complaint investigated by the Foreign Office. Today also heard from Deputy PM Dominic Raab. (Image Credit:Press Association)

  • Posted on 05 Jul 2022

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    ‘Police need to restore trust with the public’

    One of the most basic requirements of a civilised society is that we feel safe. Safe to go about our business. safe to walk the streets. Private property protected - fraud detected and put right. And all of it achieved with a sense that those enforcing the rules - keeping us in order, warning us or arresting us - are doing so with our general consent. That the police come from us and are trusted by us. But something seems to have gone seriously wrong with policing in a wide variety of English constabularies, from the Met in London to rural Gloucestershire and Wiltshire - Cleveland to Greater Manchester. The problems in each force are different but the picture overall is of policing not working and individual officers often not up to the job -- or worse. Justin Webb speaks to former policing watchdog Zoe Billingham and Labour shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper.

  • Posted on 01 Jul 2022

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    Sir Tony Blair speaks to Today

    What's Tony Blair up to? For months rumours have swirled about him creating a new party & getting his friend Emmanuel Macron to show Britain the way ahead. Today he is convening a conference with it seems a rather more modest aim - creating what he calls a new politics to fill a “gaping hole” in British society. He speaks to Today’s Nick Robinson ahead of the conference. (Image Credit: Press Association)

  • Posted on 30 Jun 2022

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