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Today: Monday 6th June

The business secretary, Vince Cable, is to warn unions they could face tougher laws on industrial action, if strikes damage the economy. Home Secretary Theresa May has accused universities of being complacent about the threat posed by Islamic extremism. Also on today's programme, Plan B or not Plan B - that is the question. We talk to Chancellor George Osborne about the economy.

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Business news with Adam Shaw: Portugal's government is now paying the price for the country's economic downturn. Norval Loftus, chief investment officer at Allegra Asset Management, considers whether a change of leadership will improve the situation. Giovanni Bisignani, IATA's director general, talks about the challenge facing Europe's airlines. And Stephen King, chief economist at HSBC, explains the new Southern Silk Road phenomenon emerging in the banking sector. Download the podcast.

Women should not be sent to prison and should instead serve community sentences, according to a new report by the Women's Justice Taskforce. Chief constable of Devon and Cornwall police Stephen Otter, a member of the Prison Reform Trust which lead the taskforce, puts forward their case.

An increasing number of economists are suggesting the chancellor should be thinking again about the speed at which he plans to cut the budget deficit. Economics editor Stephanie Flanders reports. And general secretary of the GMB union, Paul Kenny, reacts to Vince Cable's warning that union militancy could lead to stringent strike legislation.

President Ali Abdullah Saleh has left Yemen and is now receiving medical treatment in Saudi Arabia. Lina Sinjab reports on the power vacuum now looming in the country.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

A dubstep symphony combining classical music and modern electronica is being performed tonight by the BBC Philharmonic and the electronic duo Nero. Nicola Stanbridge reports on the concert which may or may not take the world by storm.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

Should we protect children from growing up too fast and becoming over-sexualised? Reg Bailey, chief executive of the Mother's Union, who was asked by the government to look at what should be done, explains the findings of his report. And Rachel Russell, senior lecturer in sociology at Glasgow Caledonian University, questions whether we are overreacting.

Paper review.

Scientists in Geneva have been able to trap anti-matter, the invisible force with enormous explosive power that disappeared after the moment of the Big Bang. Professor Jeffrey Hangst, leader of the project at the European particle physics lab, outlines the experiment.

Thought for the day with the Rabbi Lionel Blue.

The hypnosis section of the Royal Society of Medicine says the NHS could save money and serve patients better by treating some serious conditions with hypnosis. Dr Peter Naish, president of the RSM's hypnosis section, and Dr Clare Gerada, chair of the Royal College of GPs, debate mind over medicine.

A number of leading economists have voiced their disapproval of the speed of government spending cuts, claiming that the chancellor's economic policies are not working. Chancellor George Osborne responds to the criticisms that he is in need of a Plan B. And Nick Robinson reflects on Britain's economy ahead of the IMF's annual health check, which will be delivered later today.

The classic Ealing comedy Ladykillers has been adapted for the stage and will return starring Peter Capaldi of the Thick of It. The man behind the move, Graham Linehan, who also brought us the Father Ted series, and Michael Billington, the Guardian's theatre critic, discuss whether great films can ever be made to work on the stage.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

The British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKleine has announced plans to supply the expensive rotavirus vaccine, used for prevention of severe diarrhoea in children, at cost price to developing countries. Its chief executive Andrew Witty outlines the company's change of business strategy.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

Are our universities being complacent in their treatment of Islamic extremism? James Brandon, head of research at the Quilliam Foundation, and Nicola Dandridge, of Universities UK, respond to concerns raised by the home secretary.

A new university being set up by some of the most famous names in the academic world will charge £18,000 a year, and is planning to rival Oxford and Cambridge. The master of the New College of the Humanities, AC Grayling, currently professor of philosophy at Birkbeck College, and Baroness Blackstone, vice chancellor of the University of Greenwich and a former education minister, debate the benefits of such a scheme.



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