In the latest edition of ITV Meridian's political programme 'The Last Word', Phil Hornby looks back at an extraordinary first half of the year, and asks what else 2013 has in store.
Plus - do MPs deserve a pay rise? With Tory Charlie Elphicke MP, Lib Dem Mike Thornton MP, and Labour candidate Tristan Osborne.
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Five men who died in the water off Camber Sands were friends who had arrived to spend the day at the beach together, ITV News understands.