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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The RMT union has accused Southern of inventing figures which the company claims show record numbers of guards are going sick.
Thursday morning's weather for the west of the region
Thursday morning's weather for the east of the region