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Today: Monday 7th June

David Cameron is warning that Britain's debt crisis is worse than he realised and the cuts needed to tackle it will affect everyone in the country. The government is scrapping Labour's "bin tax" plans . And does it matter that less than a quarter of MPs are women?

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The government wants to get us to recycle more rubbish by rewarding us instead of punishing us. Waste management expert Professor Chris Coggins outlines his views on making refuse collection greener.

BP is now capturing half the oil spewing from the well in the Gulf of Mexico and says that by next weekend it should be capturing the vast majority of the oil. Oil analyst Nick McGregor assesses the effect of the oil spill on BP's reputation and profitability.

The business news with Adam Shaw.

It has been almost three months since the Iraqi general election. Whilst results have now been certified, there is still no real indication of the shape of the next government. The BBC's Jim Muir reports from Baghdad.

New proposals mean that men accused of rape might be given anonymity. Labour MP and former minister Caroline Flint is calling on the government to allow a debate on the issue.

Sports news with John Myers.

Kyrgyzstan is about to call a referendum on its constitution. Correspondent Edward Stourton explains the importance of this move for the other countries in the region.

The paper review.

Nine-month old twin girls are in a "serious but stable condition" after a fox apparently attacked them inside their home on Saturday night. Reporter Philippa Young gives details of the incident and urban wildlife expert John Bryant comments on the rarity of such an event.

Thought for the day with the novelist and columnist Anne Atkins.

In his speech later today, the Prime Minister will warn that the public finances are even worse than expected forcing him to take "momentous decisions". Economics editor Stephanie Flanders explains the appeal of G20 urging countries to get their public finances under control. Economist and Labour peer Lord Desai and Eamonn Butler, of the Adam Smith Institute, discuss the effectiveness of spending cuts.

The government is scrapping Labour plans to make householders in England pay for throwing out too much rubbish. Instead, it wants councils to offer people rewards to recycle more of their waste. The Local Government's Garry Porter supports a new bin scheme but Big Brother Watch's Alex Deane says it solves nothing.

The oil spill off the coast of Louisiana is going to have a huge effect on the whole oil industry, especially in the way it is regulated. Former chief economist at the IMF, Ken Rogoff explains his belief that it is time to relax regulation.

It has been 40 years since the Kent State University shootings in America. The protest epitomised the anti-war movement on a scale that no longer exists. Our reporter Nicola Stanbridge talks to one of those who witnessed the killings, Jerry Casale, who would later found one of the earliest electro pop bands, Devo.

Sports news with John Myers.

A court in the Indian town of Bhopal has convicted eight people over the gas plant leak that killed thousands of people in 1984. Correspondent Chris Morris explains why it took so long to bring those responsible to justice.

More than half the people in the UK associate Muslims with extremism, according to a recent survey. Remona Aly, of the Exploring Islam Foundation, evaluates why many people believe Islamist extremists have been allowed to dictate the agenda of the religion.

The business news with Adam Shaw.

Sri Lankan government says normality is now returning to its northern regions, more than a year after the defeat of the Tamil Tigers. Reporter Stephen Sackur assesses whether the government is delivering on its promise of reconstruction and reconciliation in the area.

With just five days to go until the start of the World Cup, editor of Intelligent Life, and author Julian Norridge discuss where our current fascination with sport comes from.

Does it matter that less than a quarter of MPs are women? Playwright Gillian Slovo and Conservative MP Mary MacLeod discuss the lack of female representation in Westminster.


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