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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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Episodes

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

Monday's business with Dominic O'Connell

9/17/2018
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Six months to go until we leave the European Union - how are small businesses preparing? (Image:Brexit Illustration: Union Jack and European Union flag on wall cracks. Credit: Getty Images)

Duration:00:12:19

Skripal suspects: Reaction to TV interview

9/14/2018
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Sergei Brilev, deputy director of the state-owned Russian television channel Rossiya 1, says he doubts that the two suspects in the Salisbury attack were Russian agents. Mr Brilev says the way they dressed and spoke in an interview on the state-run news channel Russia Today does not fit with what he typically knows about Russia's secret services. (Image: The two Russian nationals named as suspects, captured on CCTV. Credit: Metropolitan Police)

Duration:00:10:50

Badger culling

9/14/2018
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Dairy farmer Phil Latham supports badger culling, saying he has lost dozens of cattle to TB on his farm in Cheshire, but zoologist and badger ecologist, Professor Rosie Woodroffe, says "badger culling doesn't give you healthy badgers." The government is facing criticism from conservation groups after announcing badger culling will be expanded to 11 new areas in England. (Image: badger. Credit: PA)

Duration:00:06:03

Fashion after Brexit

9/14/2018
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The chair of the British Fashion Council says that uncertainty over Brexit makes it "difficult" for the industry "to plan." Stephanie Phair also says the designer fashion industry is "in a good position" and has "traditionally been resilient." And Dharshini David talks to supermodel and designer Alexa Chung about her worries after Brexit. (Image: Alexa Chung and Dharshini David, credit: BBC)

Duration:00:10:55

Friday's business with Rob Young

9/14/2018
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Businesses have been told by ministers to prepare for a no-deal Brexit, while insisting it's not a likely outcome. So what are companies doing? (Image: European Union flag next to Union flag. AFP / Getty Images)

Duration:00:11:46

Thursday's business with Dominic O'Connell

9/13/2018
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What caused the collapse of Lehman Brothers - and might we be headed for - not a repeat, but another kind of financial crisis? (Image: Lehman Brothers world headquarters in New York City Credit: EPA)

Duration:00:11:47

How should immigration work post-Brexit?

9/13/2018
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Next week, the Migration Advisory Committee will publish its government-commissioned report on the impact of European migration on the UK. But ministers have yet to produce their plans for how the immigration system will work after Brexit. Sir David Normington was permanent secretary at the Home Office for five years until 2010 and is now chair of the council at Warwick University. He spoke to Martha Kearney about why immigration was such a difficult policy area. (Photo: UK border controls...

Duration:00:09:38

'Reversing' diabetes

9/12/2018
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Labour's deputy leader Tom Watson has revealed he was diagnosed with type-2 diabetes but has "reversed" the condition through diet and exercise. He has now come off medication after losing seven stone (44.5kg) since last summer. Here's how he did it. (Image: Tom Watson, credit: Getty Images)

Duration:00:07:10

Brexit's effect on food

9/12/2018
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The Environment Secretary, Michael Gove is questioned about agriculture after Brexit, a potential Conservative leadership challenge by Brexiteers and whether he'd serve in a Boris Johnson government. (Image: Michael Gove, credit: BBC)

Duration:00:16:44

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