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  1. Phil Hornby

The Last Word, January 2017

Clean. Soft. Hard. Red, white and blue. We're getting a better idea of what sort of Brexit we're heading to.
And we may be getting an idea of what destination the long-running Southern Trains dispute is heading to, as well. And Donald Trump - does he know where he's heading? The Dorchester ... in Southampton?

To discuss all this -

  • Conservative Ed Vaizey MP, from Wantage in Oxfordshire;
  • Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb in Brighton from the Greens;
  • Peter Kyle, Labour MP for Hove in Sussex

join Phil Hornby, our Political Correspondent

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Angry train passengers take petition to Westminster

Angry rail passengers from Sussex went to the Department for Transport today to demand an end to the misery caused by the long running dispute at Southern.

They​'re angry many services at Seaford have been replaced with buses and say the move is having a major impact.

Here's our Transport Correspondent, Mike Pearse.

Rail union boss explains latest strike decision

Steve Hedley, RMT's Senior Assistant General Secretary, talks to our Transport Correspondent, Mike Pearse, about the forthcoming Southern Rail strikes.

"Unnecessary, unjustified and futile." Southern Rail slams decision to strike

Credit: ITV News Meridian

Southern Rail say they are "appalled" by the RMT union members' decision to strike. Here is their full statement:

Passengers and staff will once again be appalled by the RMT’s decision to hold yet another strike. We are moving forward with our plans for the benefit of customers after nine months of fruitless attempts to reach an agreement.

This action is unnecessary, unjustified and futile – we have guaranteed all our onboard staff a job until the end of the franchise, as valued members of our future operation, with no reduction in salary.

And claims that safety is at risk are just untrue. The independent rail safety body has said so, and nearly half our trains run without conductors already.

– Alex Foulds, Southern Passenger Service Director
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