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Today: Tuesday 11th May

The Liberal Democrats are continuing talks today with the Tories and Labour in a bid to form an alliance which could run the country. And the British Airways cabin crew union, Unite, has urged the airline to hold fresh talks to avert strikes which could disrupt thousands of travellers.

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The Liberal Democrats are expected to make a decision today on whether they can work with the Conservatives or Labour to form the next government. Peter Riddell, assistant editor of The Times and senior fellow at the Institute of Government, examines the coalition choices.

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The Scottish National Party could join Labour and the Liberal Democrats in forming a coalition government. The SNP's leader in Westminster, Angus Robertson, outlines his party's priorities.

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Senior BP executives are to be questioned by US Senators later today over the company's role in the huge oil spill over the Gulf of Mexico. Rajesh Mirchandani reports on the clean-up effort.

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Business news with Adam Shaw.

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Sports news with Garry Richardson.

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The Liberal Democrats are continuing talks today with the Conservatives and Labour in a bid to form an alliance which could run the country. Former Labour Home Secretary David Blunkett gives his opinion of whether a Labour-Lib Dem coalition would be tenable.

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Sterling and government bonds fell slightly yesterday in reaction to the news that a coalition deal had not been struck. Terry Smith, chief executive of the City broker Tullett Prebon, examines how the markets might react to Gordon Brown's resignation.

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The paper review.

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World Cup organisers FIFA have injected an extra £67m into the tournament to ensure it is completed on time for the opening ceremony just one month away. Sports editor David Bond reports on the preparations for the event.

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Thought for the day with Akhandadhi Das, a Vaishnav Hindu teacher and theologian.

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Labour has formally entered talks with the Liberal Democrats on forming a coalition government following Gordon Brown's announcement that he intends to step down as party leader. Olympics minister Tessa Jowell comments on how Mr Brown's resignation and the prospect of a new party leader will influence the negotiations.

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The Liberal Democrats are expected to make a decision today on whether they can work with the Conservatives or Labour to form the next government. The negotiations took a dramatic turn yesterday when the Tories' made a last-ditch offer of a referendum on the AV system of voting in response to Gordon Brown's resignation announcement. Political editor Nick Robinson outlines the latest events. Shadow chancellor George Osborne and former Liberal Democrat leader Lord Ashdown comment on whether a deal between their two parties is likely to be agreed.

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Sports news with Garry Richardson.

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The union Unite is urging British Airways to hold fresh talks to avert 20 days of strike action by cabin crew due to begin next Tuesday. Marc Meryon, employment law specialist at the law firm Bircham, Dyson and Bell, explains the basis of the dispute.

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Business news with Adam Shaw.

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With the UK still in political deadlock and with no new post-election government, reporter Nicola Stanbridge gauges the mood among voters in Oxford. Are they still interested in politics following days of political wrangling?

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The problems of ensuring growth in the eurozone remain acute despite the approval of a massive financial rescue plan to prop up the euro and prevent the economic crisis in Greece from spreading. David Rennie, Europe correspondent for the Economist, and David Marsh, author of The Euro: The Politics of the New Global Currency, examine the eurozone's long term future.

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The Liberal Democrats are continuing talks with the Tories and Labour over forming the next government. Conservative blogger Iain dale, the Fabian Society's Sunder Katwala, and former head of media for the Liberal Democrats Mark Littlewood, consider what the parties' grass roots supporters make of the post-election talks.




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