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Today: Thursday 22nd November

Ministers are setting out options for new laws giving some prisoners the vote, or continuing the blanket ban. The showdown over the EU budget begins today in Brussels, Britain is arguing that spending should be frozen. A snap poll taken just after the ceasefire in Gaza was announced, suggested that around 70% of Israelis did not support it. And also on the programme, why the Chinese cannot be the bad guys in Hollywood films.

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0615

Business news with Simon Jack on news that today European leaders will begin to thrash out the terms of the next EU budget.

0620
Sports news with Garry Richardson.

0709
Once again a ceasefire has been called over Gaza. Will it hold, or is it just a "sticking plaster solution"? The BBC's correspondent Jon Donnison gives the mood from Gaza.

0712
Justice Secretary Chris Grayling is today publishing draft legislation on the right of prisoners to vote, setting out three options, including an outright ban. Clive Coleman, the BBC's legal affairs correspondent, outlines the possible options and their implications.

0715
Business news with Simon Jack.

0718
As the Church of England votes to reject female bishops, the Anglican Church of Africa's oldest absolute monarchy has just consecrated its first woman bishop. Bishop Ellinah Wamukoya says she feels for the people who would like to see women consecrated in UK but at the same time they should be patient.

0721
New research in Canada says we are not more mad during a full moon. Dr Niall McCrae, lecturer in mental health at Kings College, London and author of The Moon and Madness, explains that the study of admissions to psychiatric hospitals in Quebec say there was no discernible rise in numbers.

0724
Sports news with Garry Richardson.

0731

The EU budget discussions for 2014-2020 begin today. Can David Cameron get his freeze to please the will of the UK Parliament? Sidonia Jedrzejewska, a Polish MEP and a member of the parliament's committee on budgets, Bernard Jenkin MP, rebel on the EU budget vote, discuss whether David Cameron will get his freeze to please the will of the UK Parliament.

0739
The paper review.

0742
In an unprecedented move a Hollywood film - just released in America - has had its Chinese villains digitally removed and replaced by North Koreans. From New York, the BBC's Tom Brook reports.

0746
Thought for the Day with Bishop Tom Butler.

0749

A snap poll taken just after the ceasefire in Gaza was announced, suggested that around 70% of Israelis did not support it. Mark Regev, an Israeli government spokesman, examines the prospect of the ceasefire holding.

0810

Ministers are setting out options for new laws giving some prisoners the vote, or continuing the blanket ban. Nick Herbert, former minister of state for police and criminal justice and MP for Arundel and South Downs, and Lord Lester, leading human rights lawyer who sits on the Joint Committee on Human Rights, analyse whether a change in the current system is necessary.

0818

David Cameron will press for a minimum real-terms freeze in the EU's budget as leaders gather for a crunch summit on 2014 to 2020 spending. The BBC's political editor Nick Robinson gives his analysis of the on the pressure on the prime minister.

0826
Sports news with Garry Richardson.

0832
The Foreign Secretary William Hague has called the Gaza ceasefire "an important step towards a lasting peace". The BBC's Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen has been looking into whether the ceasefire will hold.

0836

Sexual abuse by gangs in France has produced some of the most high profile court cases of recent years the country. The Today programme's Zubeida Malik reports that women's groups have called on President Hollande to hold a public debate on violence against women.

0844
Business news with Simon Jack.

0847
The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) has been conduction a consultation seeking views from the public, MPs and other interested parties to help us find a long-term, sustainable solution to the issue of how best to remunerate MPs for their work. Sir Ian Kennedy, chief executive of IPSA, says that MPs still have to make the case to the public about why they are worth their salary.

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This week UBS trader Kweku Adoboli received a seven year jail sentence for the biggest fraud in British history, which cost UBS bank $2.3bn. Geraint Anderson, ex stockbroker and author of City Boy, and Henrietta Bowden-Jones, director of the National Problem Gambling Clinic and honorary senior lecturer at Imperial College, discuss the culture of gambling in the city.



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