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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

    Sajid Javid resigns as chancellor

    Sajid Javid resigns as chancellor

    Sajid Javid has shocked Westminster by quitting as chancellor in the middle of Boris Johnson's cabinet reshuffle. Mr Javid rejected the prime minister's order to fire his team of aides, saying "no self-respecting minister" could accept such a condition

    (Image: Sajid Javid Credit: Reuters)

    • 11 min
    Friday's business with Dharshini David

    Friday's business with Dharshini David

    A look at what we can expect from the new Chancellor, first set of RBS results under Alison Rose's leadership and London Fashion Week begins

    (Image: a combination picture of newly appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid in London)

    • 12 min
    Thursday's business with Dominic O'Connell

    Thursday's business with Dominic O'Connell

    The sale of petrol and diesel cars is going to be banned after 2035 - or perhaps sooner. Is the car industry ready?

    (Image: cars travel along the M1 motorway through wet and windy weather. Credit: Press Association)

    • 11 min
    Ta-Nehisi Coates on his new novel 'The Water Dancer'

    Ta-Nehisi Coates on his new novel 'The Water Dancer'

    Some believe that the essays of the award-winning writer Ta-Nehisi Coates have helped foster a franker dialogue about race in America. Now he's branched into fiction with“The Water Dancer”, a novel which follows the life of a slave from childhood on a Virginia plantation. There are particularly moving passages in the book about the separation of families. He has been speaking to Martha Kearney about how he drew on contemporary accounts of slavery.

    (Image: Ta-Nehisi Coates Credit: Gabriella Demczuk)

    • 10 min
    Wednesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

    Wednesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

    Ofgem is encouraging energy switching by insisting on £30 compensation should a switch go wrong

    (Image: smart meter shows the current gas and electrical energy consumption for a household. Credit: Getty Images)

    • 12 min
    "That's here. That's home. That's us" - Carl Sagan

    "That's here. That's home. That's us" - Carl Sagan

    The stunning image of earth taken from space thirty years ago transformed our image of the planet. The photograph called The Pale Blue Dot was inspired by the astronomer Carl Sagan.

    • 4 min

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