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The Briefing Room

BBC Radio 4

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David Aaronovitch and a panel of experts and insiders present in-depth explainers on big issues in the news
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28:44 | Feb 8th, 2018

Child services in Northampton are under pressure - and it's partly due to where long-distance lorry drivers choose to take a pee. In fact, Northampton County Council as a whole is under huge financial pressure and earlier this week seven MPs from...Show More

28:32 | Oct 3rd

What's the Trump impeachment inquiry about? The White House is in damage limitation mode following a whistleblower complaint that revealed details about a phone call between President Trump and Ukraine's president, Volodymyr Zelensky. The whistleblow...Show More
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57:34 | Sep 26th

The Supreme Court has ruled that Boris Johnson's decision to prorogue Parliament was unlawful, turning a page on the country’s constitution. The Supreme Court president Lady Hale said "the effect on the fundamentals of democracy was extreme." The P...Show More

28:33 | Sep 19th

Seven recent deaths in America have been linked to the use of electronic cigarettes. The federal government and some states have made moves to ban the use of the products. Other countries, such as India, are following. But some experts believe that ...Show More

28:26 | Sep 12th

It’s been another extraordinary week of politics. Parliament is closed, but a general election is on the horizon. What strategy should the party leaders follow to come out victorious? David Aaronovitch slips into character to seek advice as to how ...Show More
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