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  • 26 Apr 2018

    The Hungarian capital looks as splendid as ever. The tourists are here en masse. But behind the alluring facade there is trouble. The European Parliament today accused the Hungary’s ruling Fidez Party of systematically undermining the rule of law, democracy and minority rights at home. The Hungarian Foreign Minister shot back: all lies. Mind your…

  • It’s one of the central economic questions of our time: what is value and who creates it? The economist Mariana Mazzucato has tried to answer it in her new book The Value of Everything – arguing that it’s time to refocus. She claims that right now – many of the world’s most successful companies don’t…

  • Many of the first post war migrants to arrive in Britain were ex serviceman who fought in the Second World War. But as the Windrush scandal upsets one generation born under British rule – it may be encouraging apathy amongst their grand children.

  • We invited a government spokesman onto the programme. Having said yes they turned us down saying that no one in the government was giving any interviews to the foreign media at this time. Andras Lederer from the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, a Human Rights and rule of law watchdog, that receives money from the Soros Foundation…

  • MPs have accused Facebook of being a “morality free zone” – as the social media giant’s chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer faced questions from the culture media and sport committee. The MPs though weren’t impressed by his answers – describing his testimony as unsatisfactory.

  • President Trump will be in UK this summer – arriving on Friday 13th of July for what’s being billed as a ‘working visit’ – including talks with Theresa May at Downing Street . Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has already greeted it as the “greatest visit ever” while critics are already predicting mass protests on the…

  • Knife crime is up. Firearms offences are up. And the number of burglaries have soared. New official statistics show that across England and Wales there’s been a worrying rise in police recorded violence – even though a separate survey says the overall level of crime has remained broadly stable. Labour have accused the Conservatives of…

  • Conservative MP Peter Bone spoke to us about the Windrush scandal – as no minister was available yet again.

  • Labour’s Yvette Cooper – chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee – questioned the Home Secretary Amber Rudd yesterday.

  • Yesterday she said there were no immigration removal targets. Today the Home Secretary Amber Rudd admitted there were – but declared that what she called ”local” targets would now be abolished. Labour accused her of trying to blame officials – again demanding that she resign as the fallout over the Windrush scandal continues. The Home…

  • 25 Apr 2018

    The parents of Alfie Evans have lost their latest appeal against a ruling stopping them taking their seriously ill son to Italy for treatment. At the Court of Appeal in London, three judges dismissed their challenge after hearing legal arguments this afternoon. Twenty-three-month-old Alfie, who has a neurological condition which has damaged his brain, has…

  • The Danish inventor Peter Madsen has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of journalist Kim Wall on board his submarine. The judge told him it had been a “cynical murder” of a journalist who’d been carrying out her duties, finding him guilty of premeditated murder and sexual assault. Ms Wall’s dismembered remains…

  • One of those criticised by Len McCluskey is the Labour MP Neil Coyle.

  • A senior union leader has attacked Labour critics of Jeremy Corbyn, accusing them of trying to portray the party as a hotbed of anti-Semitism and bullying. MPs singled out by Len McCluskey have hit back, claiming he was undermining Mr Corbyn’s efforts to tackle the issue and smooth over relations with the Jewish community. Party…

  • The American and French people have long had a “rendezvous with freedom”, the French President Emmanuel Macron declared today, as he spoke to a special joint session of the US Congress. There was frequent applause as he praised what he called the special bond between the two nations, but he also warned the United States…