Should children be made to learn the national anthem?

It's deeply deeply embarrassing

– Ash Sarkar's thoughts on the singing the national anthem

How well do you know the national anthem?

It’s something we should all know according to Romford’s MP Andrew Rosindell, who's calling for the national anthem to be taught in schools across the country.

Andrew wants the teaching of God Save The Queen to be a part of the curriculum.

But going head-to-head with Andrew was a senior editor from an independent media organisation, Ash Sarkar, who’s branded the idea as "embarrassing" and dangerous.

Watch the full debate above.

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Iain Duncan Smith and Chuka Umunna discuss MP Ben Bradley’s vasectomies post

If you take the comments as a whole, they are stupid and idiotic and he’s right to apologise for them

– Chuka Umunna comments on Ben Bradley's blog post

Former Work Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith MP and Former Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna MP spoke to today’s Good Morning Britain of Conservative MP Ben Bradley’s blog post apology.

Bradley has apologised following an online post he wrote in 2012 in which he claimed benefit claimants should have vasectomies.

In the piece the 28-year, who was made vice-chairman for youth in last week’s reshuffle, wrote: “If you can’t afford children, stop having them! Vasectomies are free.”

Top five headlines you’re waking up to

  1. The government has ordered a review into Carillion’s collapse. Former directors of Carillion are to be investigated to decide whether they "caused detriment" before the construction giant's collapse. But the questions continue to mount over the governemnt’s own conduct - why did they give contracts to a company that were going through financial problems? The government handed out as many as seven contracts after the Carillion’s first profit warning in July.

  2. The French President has called for more money from the UK to deal with migrants and refugees who are still using the Calais port. Emmanuel Marcon said Britain must take in more unaccompanied children. Local charities say there are still around 1000 child and adult migrants in Calais and Dunkirk, forced to sleep rough.

  3. The police have revealed more details of the shocking incident which took place in California, where parents of a family were arrested after California police found 13 siblings held captive in a house. According to officials, the children were found chained to beds in “foul-smelling surroundings”. Thankfully, one of the children escaped and raised the alarm. When the rescuers found the 12 brothers and sisters, they said the captives looked so malnourished they thought they were all children - even though seven were adults. Police held Louise Anna Turpin, 49 and her husband David Allen Turpin, 57 on charges of child endangerment and torture and set their bail at £6.5 million each.

  4. After much speculation about Donald Trump’s mental sharpness, details of the president’s health were read out by the White House doctor. According to the test results, Trump's in "excellent" physical health and performed "exceedingly well" at a cognitive test and would likely be able to execute the remainder of his presidency.

  5. West Ham needed extra time to see off Shrewsbury in the FA Cup to progress to the fourth round. After a goalless draw last weekend, it took a winner from Reece Burke in the 112th minute of the game to end Shrewsbury's hopes of an FA Cup upset at the London Stadium.

Top headlines you're going home to

  1. An MP has been caught having a snooze in the House of Commons during a Brexit debate. Conservative Sir Desmond Swayne was seen slipping into slumber for almost a minute as his colleague Ken Clarke laid out his thoughts directly in front of him in the chamber, before snapping back to life with a rather sheepish smile. Watch the video here.

  2. Len McCluskey, General Secretary of Unite the Union, told today’s Good Morning Britain that the government ignored warning signs ahead of the Carillion collapse. Meanwhile, former directors of the firm look set to be investigated to decide whether they 'caused detriment' to workers and other businesses before the construction giant's collapse.

  3. A Danish inventor has been charged with murdering Swedish journalist Kim Wall during a trip on his private submarine. Prosecutors allege Peter Madsen either cut Ms Wall's throat or strangled her, describing the case as "very unusual and extremely gross". Madsen claims the journalist died accidentally inside the submarine while he was on deck during the excursion in August.

  4. Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis has criticised the criminal justice system for letting a former university friend continue his 20-year campaign of harassment against her. Edward Vines, 47, has stalked the BBC journalist since they were both students at Cambridge University in the mid-1990s. Vines was jailed again - this time for 45 months - as he continued to breach his restraining order by writing to Ms Maitlis from prison and his bail hostel.

  5. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have welcomed their third child via surrogate, TMZ has confirmed. The surrogate gave birth Tuesday morning to a healthy girl. Kim and Kanye used a surrogate because she has placenta accreta, a life-threatening condition that created serious complications during the birth of her second child, Saint.

Is it time to stop 'paedophile hunters'?

The police have been told to crackdown on vigilante "paedophile hunters" who take the law into their own hands, after it was revealed that the number of groups who try to catch online abusers rose to more than 75.

Are these "paedophile hunter" groups providing a good service to society or is it time for them to be stopped?

To discuss this debate, we were joined by the Jim Gamble, the former head of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre - and Alex, who's the leader of a hunter group.

Watch the full debate above.

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The government 'ignored warning signs' ahead of Carillion collapse

Len McCluskey, General Secretary of Unite the Union, told today’s Good Morning Britain that the government ignored warning signs ahead of the Carillion collapse.

He explained: “Back in 2013 the city started betting against Carillion because they thought it was over stretched, and of course this brings into question the whole issue of corporate greed and governance. Senior members of Carillion have been paying themselves huge bonuses, massive dividends at a time when profit warnings, when there’s been a massive pension deficit.

“This is just a terrible example of the private sector in public services, basically ripping us off.”

Watch the full interview above.

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Top five headlines you’re waking up to

Credit: Riverside County Sheriff's Department

  1. Parents of a family were arrested after California police found 13 siblings held captive in a home, with some tied to a bed “with chains and padlocks”. Police held Louise Anna Turpin, 49 and her husband David Allen Turpin, 57 on charges of child endangerment and torture. The victims, aged between 2 and 29, were discovered when a 17-year-old girl managed to escape her bondage and raise the alarm using a mobile phone.

  2. Hundreds of schools could be affected by the liquidation of Carillion, as union members fear the collapse could start a domino effect and put a “strain” on teachers. At the start of the week the government held a meeting to discuss how to keep Carillion’s vital public services (schools, prisons and hospices) open. It has also been revealed that the government still awarded some contracts to the fallen company, even after they had posted profit warnings.

  3. The Scottish government has published an impact study saying a hard brexit could cost every person living in Scotland £2000. The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the figures found in the report should frighten the entire country and believes the majority of MPs want to stay in the single market and customs union.

  4. The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan was found dead at a hotel on London's Park Lane. The 46-year-old was in London for a short music recording session. Her band mates paid tribute to her through The Cranberries Twitter account. In their heart felt message they tweeted: “We are devastated on the passing of our friend Dolores. She was an extraordinary talent and we feel very privileged to have been part of her life from 1989 when we started the Cranberries. The world has lost a true artist today. Noel, Mike and Fergal.”

  5. Police have been told to stop the rise in paedophile hunters, after the number of groups who try to catch online abusers rose to more than 75. Is it time to stop paedophile hunters? We’ll be debating this topic during the show.

Top five headlines you're going home to

  1. The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan has sadly died aged 46. A statement from her publicist said: "Irish and international singer Dolores O'Riordan has died suddenly in London today." The multi award-winning musician was in London for a short recording session. No further details are available at this time.

  2. Toddler Poppi Worthington was sexually abused before her death, a coroner has ruled. The "fit and active" 13-month-old was in an "unsafe" sleeping environment and suffered injuries to her bottom caused by penetration, Cumbria's senior coroner David Roberts said.

  3. In case you missed it, Ukip leader Henry Bolton told Good Morning Britain exclusively that the ‘romantic’ side of his relationship with Jo Marney has ended after the racist messages she sent about Meghan Markle. Watch the full interview here.

  4. Ivana Trump was married to Donald for 15 years and brought up three of his children - but what does she really think of her ex-husband? Watch our exclusive chat here

  5. Carrie Gracie resigned as China Editor of the BBC because of a lack of parity in salary with male counterparts. In our debate this morning, we discussed whether the gender pay gap actually exists. Watch the full discussion.