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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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Labour Party Conference

9/25/2018
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Delegates at the Labour Conference in Liverpool discuss the Party's approach to Brexit and Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer pledges to vote against any Brexit deal that Theresa May brings back if it doesn't meet Labour's “six tests.” What are those tests and does Labour have a better alternative? Listen to find out. (Image: Labour Party Conference, credit: BBC) (Image: Labour Party Conference, credit: BBC)

Duration:00:31:34

Tuesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

9/25/2018
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Oil has hit $80 a barrel after Opec decided not to increase production. Where next? (Image: Saudi Arabian Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih during the OPEC Ministerial Monitoring Committee in Algiers. Credit: Reuters)

Duration:00:12:14

Monday's business with Dominic O'Connell

9/24/2018
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What next for Sky - and what next for Rupert Murdoch, who set up Sky and is now selling up? (Image: Signage is pictured at the offices of television broadcaster Sky. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Duration:00:12:16

Friday's business with Katie Prescott

9/21/2018
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Sky takeover fight to be settled by rare auction - what's at stake? (Image: Sky News logo is seen in west London. Credit: Reuters)

Duration:00:12:34

EU summit in Salzburg

9/20/2018
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Martha Kearney presents from Salzburg at the special Brexit summit and is told that EU leaders are "almost unanimous" about wanting the UK to hold another referendum. (Image: Martha with Jean-Claude Juncker, credit; BBC)

Duration:00:30:24

Thursday's business with Dominic O'Connell

9/20/2018
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How could a Danish bank let €200bn in suspect money go through its system without noticing? (Image: the logo of the Danske Bank in Copenhagen, Denmark. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Duration:00:12:00

Brexit talks will go to the 'last minute'

9/19/2018
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The former Brexit Secretary David Davis says he warned Theresa May that the EU would push the negotiations to the last possible minute, after they have 'tested your mettle". He says he thinks the pressure point will come in November. (Image: Former Brexit Secretary, David Davis. Credit: Getty Images)

Duration:00:10:25

Wednesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

9/19/2018
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Would you go to a Tesco - that wasn't called Tesco? The supermarket unveils a new discount store format this week (Image: Tesco shopping trolleys. Credit: Reuters)

Duration:00:11:39

Tuesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

9/18/2018
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Reaction from China as President Trump imposes tariffs on half of all its exports to the US (Image: US President Donald Trump. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Duration:00:11:52

Wednesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

9/12/2018
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Excitement is building in the tech world - Apple is expected to unveil three new iPhones (Image: Apple logo. Credit: AFP)

Duration:00:11:38

Sir Winston Churchill's paintings

9/11/2018
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Historian Professor Sir David Cannadine's book "Churchill: The Statesman as Artist" celebrates the paintings of Sir Winston Churchill. As an amateur artist he created more than 500 works, after he began painting as a form of therapy for depression. (Image: Sir Winston Churchill's self-portrait, copyright: Churchill Heritage Ltd)

Duration:00:06:33

Gig economy workers' rights

9/11/2018
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Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell says it's not "the reality" that introducing rights like sick pay and maternity leave will mean people "automatically lose jobs." He is calling for more workers' rights at the TUC trade union congress today. (Image: John McDonnell, credit: Steve Parsons/PA)

Duration:00:13:19

Tuesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

9/11/2018
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Exploration in the North Sea has ground to a halt – what might revive it? (Image: an oil rig in the North Sea. Credit: Press Association)

Duration:00:12:11

The sound of the future?

9/10/2018
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Will traffic noise be a problem in the future? A sound company that designs noises for tomorrow's electric cars has created a soundscape for the BBC imagining what streets could sound like in years to come. Listen to the soundscape in full binaural surround sound on the BBC Radio 4 Today website. (Image: London street, credit: Getty)

Duration:00:06:14

Tories divided over Brexit

9/10/2018
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Tory MP Nicky Morgan says Boris Johnson "has to make a decision; he's either a journalist or he's a politician" and is choosing "deliberately incendiary language." Conservatives MPs are divided over Brexit after Boris Johnson's latest comments that Theresa May's plan was a "suicide vest " around the UK. (Image: Boris Johnson, credit: Reuters)

Duration:00:12:11

Monday's business with Dominic O'Connell

9/10/2018
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Britain’s growth is slowing – but what about Brexit year, 2019? (Image:Mini car production line at the Cowley plant in Oxford. Credit: Press Association)

Duration:00:12:00

Russia and Novichok

9/7/2018
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Western leaders have agreed with the UK's assessment that the Novichok attack was approved by senior Russian officials. The UK's Ambassador to the UN Karen Pierce tells Today what steps are being taken by the UK in retaliation. (Police officers in Salisbury, credit: Reuters)

Duration:00:07:45

Ofsted and budget cuts

9/7/2018
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The chief inspector of Ofsted, Amanda Spielman, says they "haven't seen any evidence" that schools are being affected by funding cuts. Her comments come as the Public Accounts Committee warned Ofsted they must improve or their "credibility will evaporate". (Image: lesson in classroom, credit: Jeff Overs/BBC)

Duration:00:08:58

Tony Blair on Jeremy Corbyn

9/7/2018
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Former Prime Minister, Tony Blair, told Nick Robinson he's "not sure it is possible" for Labour to be "taken back" from the left by party moderates. Guardian columnist, Owen Jones, says the former Labour leader is "stuck in a time warp". (Image: Tony Blair, credit: Reuters)

Duration:00:20:18

Friday's business with Rob Young

9/7/2018
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Are we looking at the end of the bull run, which has propelled share values upwards for the past decade? (Image: Trading at Borsa Istanbul Stock Exchange. Credit: European Photopress Agency)

Duration:00:11:47