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Today: Tuesday 8th June

The Chancellor is publishing the framework for a fundamental reappraisal of government spending. The Chief Inspector of Prisons says Muslim inmates could be driven towards extremism because of the way they are treated by jail staff. And the surfing crocodiles of the South Pacific.

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The Chancellor is publishing a framework for a fundamental reappraisal of government spending. The public have been invited to contribute their ideas. Matthew Taylor, former chief adviser on political strategy to the Prime Minister, outlines the problems of consulting the public.

Parliamentary hustings for the Labour leadership took place in London yesterday, with each of the candidates making their pitch to the party's MPs. Labour MP Denis McShane summarises what happened last night.

The business news with Adam Shaw.

Correspondent Edward Stourton is in Kyrgyzstan where he investigates how radical Islamic movements in sympathy with the Taliban are showing their faces in central Asian states.

The first football World Cup match is on Friday in Johannesburg. Our correspondent Jane Peel explores South Africa's continuing economic and social divisions.

The Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales, Dame Ann Owers, has warned that Muslim inmates could be driven towards extremism because of the way they are treated by jail staff. Dame Ann discusses her report into Muslim prisoners' experiences.

Sports news with Garry Richardson.

Hundreds of genetically modified potato plants are to be introduced to a field in Norfolk today. Science reporter Tom Feilden talks to Professor Jonathan Jones of the Sainsbury Laboratory about the importance of the new type of potatoes. Kirtana Chandrasekaran, from Friends of the Earth, outlines what she sees as the dangers of GM food trials.

The paper review.

Can crocodiles surf? Professor Craig Franklin, from the University of Queensland, explains how some are able to travel vast distances all the way to South Pacific Islands.

Thought for the day with Reverend Dr Giles Fraser, Canon Chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral.

Ten Nato soldiers were killed in separate attacks in Afghanistan yesterday. That makes it the deadliest day for foreign forces there in months. Squadron Corporal Major Mick Flynn recounts his experiences of serving in the country.

The public is to be consulted on the government's spending as the Chancellor prepares to make "painful" cuts. Political editor Nick Robinson outlines what is expected in the spending cuts and Alan Downey, of the consultancy KPMG, describes his company's suggestions on how the public sector could be reformed to improve productivity.

Stalin said literature was the handgun of propaganda but he described the film as his rocket launcher. Dutch journalist Frank Westerman has discovered a film that was banned by Stalin and is now going to be seen for the first time in 75 years.

Sports news with Garry Richardson.

One of the big concerns driving British and American policy in Afghanistan is that Al Qaeda-style Islamic radicalism could spread beyond the country's borders to other parts of central Asia. Edward Stourton reports from Kyrgyzstan which is about to hold a constitutional referendum and elections.

What services should be affected as a part of government's spending cuts plan? Ed Cox, of the Institute for Public Policy Research, examines how we could have a more efficient state with fewer services.

The business news with Adam Shaw.

European finance ministers have agreed to allow other EU governments to scrutinise their draft annual budgets before they are seen by national parliaments. But Britain opposes the move. Europe Business reporter Ben Shaw explains the UK's opposition to the move.

Fifty years ago today saw the conviction of James Earl Ray, the murderer of Martin Luther King Jr. Author Hampton Sides and Estelle Eugene, wife of the lawyer who represented the defendant, discuss the events leading to Earl Ray's capture in London.

Author Juliet Gardiner and Robin Archer, of London School of Economics, discuss how easy it will be to shape public opinion in advance of the decisions on spending cuts.



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