Radio 4 Today discusses the government u-turn over GCSE changes and speaks to an ex-government education minister listen to ‘'GCSE grading needs to be rigorous'’ on Audioboo See also Today programme explanation of what is changing
Today Programme: Friday 14th September An excellent report on the proposed merger between the British BAE Systems and EADS, a French and German company. This merger illustrates the tensions surrounding a strategically important company and Britain’s relationship with Europe and the US. http://alevelpolitics.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Today-Prog-BAE1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS
Speaker(s): Dr Zack Cooper, Paul Corrigan, Frank Dobson MP, Alastair McLellan, Zoe Williams Chair: Professor Simon Hix Good for a 15 mark question.
Vince Cable on the “massive” impact of Eurozone break up – The World This Weekend, BBC Radio 4
Francois Hollande’s victory in the first round of the French presidential elections and the collapse of the Dutch government have put the stability of the eurozone into question. Former chancellor Alistair Darling, gives his thoughts on the potential implications for the eurozone.
This week’s appearances in front of the Leveson Inquiry into press standards of James and Rupert Murdoch has ruffled a number of political feathers. Former home secretary Lord Howard and former deputy prime minister Lord Prescott, discuss what proceedings tell us about the relationship between the press and politicians.
R4 Today: The Chancellor has told the Today programme that pensioners are better off after this budget, saying that they are going to get “the largest increase in the basic state pension ever”.