The government will publish its plans for Lords reform today against a backdrop of unrest among Tory backbenchers. The Queen is due to shake hands with Martin McGuinness, the former IRA commander who is now the Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland. And also on today's programme, the world's first professor of networking tells Today about the importance of working a room.
0709 The government will publish its plans today for Lords reform, where it wants a chamber of 450 members, 80 percent of whom are elected. The BBC's Ben Wright has more details and Lord Kakkar, a crossbench peer, gives his views on the reforms.
0717 The German Chancellor Angela Merkel is reported to have told a private meeting of her own MPs that eurobonds will not come to pass "as long as I live". Europe correspondent Chris Morris has more details.
0822 In just over a week's time, Libya is due to hold its first nationwide elections in more than 40 years. As Wyre Davies reports, recent fighting and violence in several regions has exacerbated the feeling of instability ahead of the voting.
0830 The think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs has issued a counterblast to the thinking that underpins campaigns for the government to tax fatty foods. What should our position be? Dr Barrie Craven, from the Department for Education at the University of Newcastle, who co-wrote the IEA report and Dr Mike Rayner, a researcher in Public Health at Oxford, debate the aims of a "fat tax".
0837 Nick Robinson examines the government's U-turn on fuel duty, and the potential rebellion on Lords reform.
0847 Author Dambisa Moyo, whose new book Winner Takes All tells the story of China embarking on one of the greatest commodity rushes in history, discusses the actions of China in Africa with Harry Verhoeven of Oxford University's China-Africa Network.
0852 Former Labour home secretary David Blunkett and shadow justice secretary Sadiq Khan debate the proposals for reforming the House of Lords, published today.
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