Iain Dale in the Evening is broadcast on LBC Monday-Thursday 7-10pm. It includes each day the LBC Newshour in the first hour and a phone-in on one of the big stories of the day in the last hour. In the middle hour on Mondays it’s the Monday night panel, on Wednesdays it’s ‘Cross Question’, LBCs weekly political panel debate show. And on Tuesdays and Thursdays an hour long interview with a big personality from the world of politics, current affairs, business or the arts. Hear all of Iain’s show with the news, travel and breaks taken out.
News Hour | Why are the monarchy afraid of Harry & Meghan? w/ Denise Headley | University Mental Health Day
The Duchess of Sussex has said Buckingham Palace could not expect her and Prince Harry to be silent if it was "perpetuating falsehoods about us". In a clip of Oprah Winfrey's interview with the couple, Meghan had been asked how she felt about the palace hearing her "speak your truth today". Why are the monarchy afraid of Harry & Meghan? University Mental Health Day brings together the university community to make mental health a university-wide priority and create ongoing year round change to the future of student mental health. What are the mental health challenges of being a student, especially at the moment?
News Hour | Cross Question returns | Budget 2021: How will it impact you?
Budget 2021: Chancellor Rishi Sunak has vowed to "protect the jobs and livelihoods of the British people" as the UK emerges from the coronavirus crisis. He extended furlough until September - but he also announced plans to increase the tax on large company profits from 2023 in his Budget speech. How will the new budget plans impact you?
Newshour | Budget 2021: What do you want to see tomorrow? | Pontins: Have you ever been discriminated against>
Budget 2021: Business support including furlough and the VAT cut for hospitality firms will continue "while lockdown persists", the business secretary has said. What do you want to see from Rishi Sunak tomorrow? | Discrimination: Pontins has agreed to change its working practices after disclosure it had a blacklist of Irish surnames used to screen out bookings for its holiday parks from Gypsies and Travellers. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) investigated after being contacted by a whistleblower. Have you ever been discriminated against due to your name, race or ethnicity?
LBC Newshour | Priti Patel: 'Plans life sentences for people smugglers' to stop migrant crossings
Migrant Crossings: Patel’s plans to tackle the number of migrants crossing the Channel in small boats. The Home Office said on Sunday that ministers would set out further details “in the coming weeks”.
EXTRA SHOW | Budget 2021: What do you want to hear? | Labour: How can Starmer win back popularity? | WFH: Will you continue?
Budget: The Chancellor is being urged to keep London competitive by offering businesses a ”confidence booster” in this week’s budget - what do you want to hear on Wednesday from the Chancellor? | Starmer: The Conservatives have secured their biggest lead over Labour since last summer amid signs Boris Johnson is benefiting from a “vaccine bounce”, the latest Opinium poll for the Observer has revealed - how can Starmer bounce back? | WFH: Boris Johnson has dismissed fears that Britain is facing a new age of remote working, saying people will be commuting to city and town centres once more and holding face-to-face meetings within a “few short months” - as we follow the roadmap out of lockdown, will home working remain part of your life?
LBC Newshour | Young People: How optimistic are you for young people post-Covid? | Drug Policy: Has the UK got it wrong?
LBC Newshour | Young People with Denise Headley: The unemployment rate has risen to its highest level in almost five years, with younger workers bearing the brunt of the job losses, official figures show. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has also defended plans for teachers to grade GCSE and A-level pupils in England this summer as a "good compromise" - how optimistic are you about the prospects of young people following the pandemic, and what needs to be done to improve them? | Drug Policy: While other countries turn away from the futile ‘war on drugs’, politicians here in the UK are still falling for the ‘evil’ narcotics narrative. Changing our drug laws is going to require political leadership - have we got the narrative wrong on drug policy in the UK and does it need to change?