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The Last Word, July 2018

Brexit: the Chequers 'deal' that was good for less than 24 hours. Plus .... Donald Trump: as he starts his visit in Oxfordshire this evening, we ask - why should we welcome him? And .... Defence: how much should we spend, when demands on the Treasury are going up?

To debate all that - and what we can learn from Gareth Southgate's England squad:-

  • Stephen Morgan, Labour MP for Portsmouth South
  • Layla Moran, Lib Dem MP for Oxford West & Abingdon, and
  • Tobias Ellwood, Tory MP for Bournemouth East and Defence Minister

Maidstone soldiers to deploy on challenging UN mission to world's newest country

Seven years ago today the world's newest country declared independence - but since then life for the people of South Sudan has continued to be a violent, desperate struggle.

A United Nations peace-keeping force is now in place while the country's civil war rages. And that's where Maidstone's 36 Engineer Regiment comes in.

They're heading out to Africa this week in one of the first deployments of its kind, to help. Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to Lt Col Mark Jones, Maj Alanda Scott, L/Cpl Charles Onslow and and Maj Jamie Walker.

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