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Sunday, 8 September, 2002, 12:46 GMT 13:46 UK
Sunday 31 August 2002
Colin Powell, US Secretary of State
Colin Powell, US Secretary of State

Sunday 31st August 2002

Breakfast with Frost was hosted this morning by the last of our stand-in presenters before Sir David returns from his Summer break. Sue MacGregor was joined by the new Chairman of the Tory party, Theresa May, who said that "Iraq actually poses a clear and growing danger to Britain", and reiterated the Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith's support for a joint Anglo-American attack against Iraq.

Also on the programme, we ran a short extract from an exclusive interview Sir David has conducted with the US Secretary of State, Colin Powell, for our special commemorative programme to mark September 11th (on air next week). Mr Powell conceded that President Bush did want UN weapons inspectors readmitted to Iraq - but indicated that, even if that happened, Mr Bush was unlikely to alter his policy of seeking regime change in Baghdad.

Baroness Williams and the former Labour Minister Tom Clarke also commented on the ethics of an invasion against Iraq. They were joined by the General Secretary of the Transport and General Workers Union, Bill Morris, who also took the opportunity to call on the Prime Minister to rule out a referendum on the single currency this parliamentary term - "No referendum until a third term, that's a guarantee", he said.

The Chairman of the Strategic Rail Authority, Richard Bowker, told Sue that his job was "to make sure that the maximum amount of money stays in railways so we can upgrade the railway", but agreed that so far the upgrade had been badly managed.

The former England Cricket Captain, Michael Atherton, came onto the show ahead of the publication of his autobiography, and talked about the ball tampering incident - and this week's Sunday newspapers were reviewed by the columnist Miranda Sawyer and the broadcaster Ned Sherrin.

US Secretary of State Colin Powell

Chairman of the Tory party, Theresa May

Chairman of the Strategic Rail Authority, Richard Bowker

Baroness Williams, the former Labour Minister Tom Clarke, and General Secretary of the Transport and General Workers Union Bill Morris

Former England Cricket Captain, Michael Atherton

Nitin Desai

Ralph Nader


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