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Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories.
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Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories.

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Lords sexual harassment

11/16/2018
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Lord Lester was accused of groping a woman and offering her a peerage 12 years ago, in return for sleeping with him. An inquiry recommended a three and and a half year suspension but the House of Lords voted against his immediate suspension. He denies the allegations. The woman who accused him Jasvinder Sanghera, says she felt felt "re-victimised". (Image: Jasvinder Sanghera, credit: PA)

Duration:00:06:44

Friday's business with Katie Prescott

11/16/2018
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How have businesses reacted to the fallout from the draft Brexit agreement? (Image: campaigners with EU and Union Flags are seen near the Houses of Parliament. Image: AFP/Getty Images)

Duration:00:11:20

Brexit special

11/15/2018
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The EU has said there has been 'decisive progress' on Brexit and a summit is likely to be called to seal a deal. But the prime minister still has the task of convincing MPs that her draft withdrawal agreement is the best option. (Image: UK and EU flags, credit: Getty Images)

Duration:00:59:48

John Kerry and 2020

11/15/2018
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The American presidential election campaign of 2020 has begun. John Kerry was US secretary of state under President Obama in his second term, and the presidential nominee in 2004 when he lost to George W Bush. He's in London talking about his autobiography, 'Every Day is Extra'. (Image: John Kerry, credit: Getty Images)

Duration:00:10:45

Autism seclusion

11/15/2018
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Bethany, 17, who has autism and extreme anxiety, has been in seclusion at St Andrew's Hospital in Northampton for the past two years. Her father is meeting with Health Secretary Matt Hancock to discuss what he says is the appalling treatment of people with autism at these centres. (Image: St Andrew's Hospital in Northampton, credit: Google)

Duration:00:04:37

Thursday's business with Dominic O'Connell

11/15/2018
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What do business leaders think about the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement? (Image: Michel Barnier and draft Brexit withdrawal agreement. Credit: European Photopress Agency)

Duration:00:12:11

Could Spitting Image return?

11/14/2018
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The artist Roger Law, who co-created Spitting Image, says there's a real desire to revive the satirical puppet series in the current political situation. He spoke to Sanchia Berg at Cambridge University Library, where he is donating his archives of the show including the famous Margaret Thatcher puppet. (Image: Margaret Thatcher puppet, credit: BBC)

Duration:00:04:52

NHS 'settlement agreements'

11/14/2018
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NHS England’s independent whistleblowing body, the National Guardian’s Office, has announced a taskforce to look into settlement agreements - contracts signed by staff leaving an organisation which contain confidentiality clauses. Today reporter Cristina Criddle has been investigating how they are currently being used. (Image: NHS staff member, credit: BBC)

Duration:00:14:50

Brexit draft agreement

11/14/2018
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Theresa May will face her cabinet today in a crunch meeting to try and garner support for her Brexit deal. The prime minister and EU negotiators have agreed on a 500-page draft withdrawal agreement. (Image: Brexit secretary Dominic Raab arrives at 10 Downing Street, credit: Leon Neal/Getty Images)

Duration:00:46:24

Wednesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

11/14/2018
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What does business in Northern Ireland and the City think about the draft Brexit agreement? (Image: a EU flag and a Union flag. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Duration:00:12:25

Badger culling

11/13/2018
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Almost 20,000 badgers a year are killed to try and stop the spread of Tuberculosis in cattle. An independent review has concluded that it's wrong to put all the blame on badgers for the disease moving from farm to farm. Professor Sir Charles Godfray speaks to Nick Robinson. (Image: Badger, credit: PA)

Duration:00:04:40

Brain sex

11/13/2018
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The world's largest study of sex differences in the brain has been conducted by Cambridge University. It asked 700,000 people to fill out questionnaires. It found women are more empathetic and men are more systems based. Professor Simon Baron Cohen is director of the Autism Research Centre at Cambridge. (Image: Brain, credit: Science Photo Library)

Duration:00:04:03

Brexit 'endgame'

11/13/2018
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Theresa May has said the UK is in the "endgame" of the Brexit talks. Failure to reach an agreement by Wednesday will mean there will be no EU summit this month to sign a deal. Cabinet Minister David Lidington says a deal within the next 24 or 48 hours is "still possible but not at all definite". (Image: Theresa May, credit: PA)

Duration:00:28:47

Tuesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

11/13/2018
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One of Britain’s biggest defence contractors, Babcock, is under attack. And now it is firing back… (Image: Vanguard class nuclear Submarine, HMS Victorious. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Duration:00:12:38

Intense fighting in Yemen

11/12/2018
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The battle for Yemen's main port city of Hodeidah has continued over the weekend. The four-year conflict has killed more than 10,000 and pushed the country to the brink of starvation. United Nations humanitarian coordinator for Yemen, Lise Grande, says the UN considers the crisis "the worst in the world". (Image: Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, Yemen; credit: BBC)

Duration:00:05:56

Betting terminals

11/12/2018
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Plans to restrict how much people can spend on fixed-odds betting terminals should be implemented sooner, a group of MPs insist. They say the proposed £2 cap on maximum stakes – down from £100 – should be brought in by April next year, and the government doesn’t need to wait until October 2019 as planned. (Image: Fixed-odds betting machine, credit: BBC)

Duration:00:04:39

What's next for Brexit?

11/12/2018
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Theresa May is aiming to broker a deal with the EU's Brexit negotiators in time for a hoped-for summit in Brussels later this month. However, any deal she agrees must pass through Parliament despite concerns ministers from all parties might vote against it. Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer discusses. (Image: Union Jack and an EU flag in front of Parliament, credit: Reuters)

Duration:00:31:42

Monday's business with Dominic O'Connell

11/12/2018
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How worried are supermarkets that a no-deal Brexit will lead to food shortages? (Image: aerial view of cargo lorries at the Port of Dover. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Duration:00:13:04

Robotic surgery

11/9/2018
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Retired music teacher, Stephen Pettit needed a heart operation which had a 98-99% chance of succeeding if it was carried out by human hands. Instead it was carried out by a robot and Mr Pettit died. It has raised questions about the growing reliance on robotic surgery, so can machines be relied on to operate on people? (Image: Removing kidney with the da Vinci robot, credit: Getty Images)

Duration:00:12:02

Religious freedom

11/9/2018
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A £12m government project will aim to champion religious freedom around the world. But how bad is religious persecution worldwide and what can be done about it? Archbishop Angaelo is the Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London. He speaks to John Humphrys. (Image: Archbishop Angaelos, credit: BBC)

Duration:00:07:08