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Sunday, 3 March, 2002, 13:16 GMT
Sunday 24 February 2002
Theresa May, shadow transport secretary
Theresa May, shadow transport secretary

Sunday 24th February on BBC One

Sir David Frost was joined this week by the Shadow Transport Secretary Theresa May, who commented about the latest problems facing Stephen Byers, and by the Secretary of State for Scotland, Helen Liddell. He spoke about the situation in Zimbabwe ahead of the Presidential elections there, with the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Don McKinnon, and the Liberal Democrat's Foreign Affairs spokesman, Menzies Campbell. The programme also interviewed the Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangarai. Sir David was also joined by Stephen Fry who is presenting tonight's Bafta film awards.

The papers were reviewed by Sue MacGregor, who leaves the Today programme this week after 18 years, and the comedian and writer Tony Hawks.

Following claims from former Transport Department Chief Press Officer, Martin Sixsmith, that he hadn't resigned when his boss Stephen Byers said he had, Theresa May called on Mr Byers to resign and said he is incapable of running his department. The Scottish Secretary Helen Liddell tried to play down the row but said there was a need for a "fresh start".

The Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai said that the EU sanctions on Zimbabwe should have come sooner, and that the Commonwealth should be putting more pressure on Robert Mugabe given the level of violence and intimidation in the country. The Commonwealth Secretary-General admitted that engagement with Mugabe's regime hasn't been very successful, and the mark that the Commonweath gets is a D or a D minus.

This week's transcripts:

Theresa May MP, shadow transport secretary

Helen Liddell MP, secretary of state for Scotland

Don McKinnon, Commonwealth Secretary-General and Menzies Campbell MP, Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs Spokesman

Morgan Tsvangirai, leader, MDC

Stephen Fry, writer and broadcaster


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