With the number of people testing positive for Covid-19 in the UK rising daily, Katya Adler looks at whether our social distancing measures go far enough in an extended programme. Joining us are the Conservative former Business Secretary Greg Clark and Labour Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham. Also on the show is the former Education Secretary Justine Greening on how school closures could impact vulnerable children, and Johnson & Johnson’s Chief Scientific Officer Paul Stoffels on developing a vaccine.
Coronavirus: Europe in Lockdown
Europe is now the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the World Health Organisation. As the number of coronavirus cases spreads across the continent, Katya Adler hears from Dr Margaret Harris from the World Health Organisation and former Government Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Mark Walport on the UK and international response. Also on the programme, Sinn Fein president Mary Lou McDonald, Labour deputy leadership candidate and A&E doctor Rosena Allin-Khan, and Ska Keller, co-chair of the Greens in the European Parliament.
5 Live Politics: Who Runs The World?
A new budget from a new Chancellor facing a global health crisis. How will the Coronavirus affect the Government's first budget since October 2018? We discuss with former Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers, and Cambridge Professor of Public Policy Diane Coyle. And it's International Women's Day. Our all-female line-up includes the former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Labour's Deputy Leadership candidate Dawn Butler. Our pundits this week are Labour List Editor Sienna Rodgers, and former government adviser Salma Shah. Who Run The World? Girls.
Coronavirus: containing a crisis?
As the Coronavirus spreads at home and abroad, Katya Adler hears from the Health Secretary Matt Hancock on how the Government is preparing to stop a potential crisis. Elsewhere, Labour leadership hopeful Rebecca Long-Bailey tells us about the changes she’d introduce to make politics more transparent if she were elected. And as the EU and UK prepare to start the next phase of Brexit negotiations, we hear from trade experts Allie Renison and Dmitry Grozoubinski on what to expect. Our pundits this week are Katy Balls from the Spectator, and political journalist Marie Le Conte.