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  1. Phil Hornby

The Last Word, October 2018

The B words: Backstops and Brexit. Bullying and Bercow. Why is the culture of intimidation so difficult to tackle? Why is there so little agreement on the way forward? Some have called for The Speaker to step down, but others want him to remain in place until there is some clarity on Brexit.

But the timetable for that Brexit agreement is still far from clear. Theresa May has been in Brussels today, but what had been billed as a last ditch attempt for a deal with the EU27, now looks like just another battle on the road to eventual separation.

To debate all that and more:-

  • Baroness Jones, Maggie Jones from Hove in Sussex for Labour
  • Tim Aker MEP, from Thurrock in Essex for UKIP
  • Sir Roger Gale MP, the Conservative MP for North Thanet, and
  • Caroline Lucas, the Brighton Pavilion Green MP

Plus Pepper the Robot: the Education Select Committee gets a guest with a difference.

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  1. Phil Hornby

The Last Word, September 2018

Labour's struggles with ant-semitism; the Conservatives attempts to do a deal on Brexit; and the LibDems attempts to get into double digits in the polls. It's been a difficult summer for the political parties - and this autumn looks positively stormy.

To discuss what many suspect will be a momentous Parliamentary session ahead:-

  • Baroness Brinton from Kenardington in Kent
  • Ivor Caplin, the former Labour Hove MP, and
  • Michael Tomlinson, the Tory MP for Mid Dorset and North Poole

And Salisbury ... now the British Government has pinpointed the Russian's involvement, how should we respond?

  1. Emma Hutchinson

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
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