Today - 11/11/2008

Presented by John Humphrys and Sarah Montague. Chairman of the BMA Ethics Committee Dr Tony Calland discusses a 13-year-old terminally-ill girl's right to refuse treatment. Tom Clougherty, policy director of think-tank The Adam Smith Institute, discusses the possibility of scrapping taxes on savings. Former director of economics at the US International Trade Commission Prof Peter Morici discusses the problems facing the US car industry. Sanchia Berg reports on a personal diary of WWI written away from the front line. Labour MP Martin Salter and Tom Kelly, director of communications at BAA, discuss if Heathrow needs to be expanded. Steve Rosenberg and Prof David Cesarani of the Holocaust Memorial Museum discuss blueprints appearing to show early plans for Auschwitz. Thought for the day with the Rev Tom Butler. Defence Secretary John Hutton says that the security of Afghanistan is vital to Britain's national interest. Conservative leader David Cameron is to unveil tax plans which he says will create 350,000 new jobs. Jonny Dymond reports on the ceremony in Verdun to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the end of WWI. Prof John Wyatt, a consultant paediatrician at UCL, and Lib Dem MP Evan Harris discuss who can make best practice decisions for teenage patients. Environment analyst Roger Harrabin reports on claims that much more gas storage is needed to keep supply secure in the UK. Neurologist Dr Peter Garrard and political commentator Anthony Howard discuss whether former prime minister Harold Wilson may have been suffering from the early effects of Alzheimer's when he resigned in 1976. Jonathan Bartley and Nigel McCullough discuss the Church of England's role in Armistice Day.


  • 2008-11-11 06:00:00 - 2008-11-11 09:00:00 on Radio 4 FM, Radio 4 LW,