10/12/2015 Dec. 10, 2015

from World at One·

The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said that there is a culture of prejudice and discrimination in parts of the NHS, following a BBC investigation into the unexplained deaths of over 1000 patients with mental health problems. We hear that he is right, and examine what needs to be done to combat the problem. The allegations around the prominent Conservative youth organiser Mark Clarke continue to emerge. A friend who worked with him tells us Mark Clarke had previously punched someone in the face. The PM is in Poland, continuing his negotiations for a new relationship between the UK and …



The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said that there is a culture of prejudice and discrimination in parts of the NHS, following a BBC investigation into the unexplained deaths of over 1000 patients with mental health problems. We hear that he is right, and examine what needs to be done to combat the problem. The allegations around the prominent Conservative youth organiser Mark Clarke continue to emerge. A friend who worked with him tells us Mark Clarke had previously punched someone in the face. The PM is in Poland, continuing his negotiations for a new relationship between the UK and the EU. The Polish PM says that the two do not see eye to eye on some issues. We examine the Prime Minister's options, should he not be able to curb in work benefits for EU migrants coming to the UK. Following his controversial calls for a ban on Muslims entering the USA, Republican candidate Donald Trump's poll ratings amongst Republican voters has risen, but could he become US President? And, immigration is also the inspiration for a specially written carol for the traditional Service of Nine Lessons at King's College Cambridge on Christmas Eve. 'The flight' by Richard Causton, draws parallels with the journey taken by the infant Jesus. We hear the choir in rehearsal.