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Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories. From BBC Radio 4's Today programme

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Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories. From BBC Radio 4's Today programme

    Tuesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

    Tuesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

    Chancellor Rishi Sunak has authorised a bailout for key companies. How might it work? Also, will people want to visit non-essential shops when they reopen? (Photo: Getty Images)

    • 14 min
    'It's hugely damaging'

    'It's hugely damaging'

    The PM's decision to back his chief aide's lockdown trip to Durham has sparked fears that the government's coronavirus message will be undermined. Some Tory backbenchers have called for Dominic Cummings to resign to ensure public confidence in future measures. The row comes as plans to further ease lockdown restrictions will be discussed at a cabinet meeting later.

    (Image: Dominic Cummings. Credit: EPA)

    • 8 min
    Monday's business with Dominic O'Connell

    Monday's business with Dominic O'Connell

    Jaguar Land Rover seems to have asked for a government bailout. How did it get here? Plus, are we heading for a global 'Green New Deal'? (Photo: ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)

    • 14 min
    Friday's business with Rob Young

    Friday's business with Rob Young

    New data suggests there's been a rise in jobs being advertised in some parts of the UK despite Covid-19. We ask why

    (Image: a care worker wears PPE (personal protective equipment) as she tends to her client during a home visit. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

    • 14 min
    The UK has been 'too much on the back foot'

    The UK has been 'too much on the back foot'

    Is the government making wiser, more strategically joined up decisions now when it comes to tackling the coronavirus pandemic? 

    (Image: Sir Paul Nurse. Credit: BBC)

    • 14 min
    'I see the bravery in their faces'

    'I see the bravery in their faces'

    Hassan Akkad is an NHS cleaner, Syrian refugee and a documentary maker. Yesterday he posted a video on Twitter during his lunch break yesterday which soon went viral. Hassan - wearing his NHS uniform - looked into the camera and addressed the Prime Minister directly about a scheme to compensate the families of NHS workers who die of the virus. Within hours of that video being posted the government changed its policy.

    (Image: Hassan Akkad. Credit: Reuters)

    • 5 min

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