Mishal Husain

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The brilliant ⁦@violadavis⁩ on stage talking about The Woman King .. original and breathtaking. Loved it
@PeterGreste on @alaa: It's hard to see that he's in prison for any other reason than that "he's an incredibly inspiring figure who motivates people to call for democratic reform" twitter.com/BBCr4today/sta…
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Is the decision to halt the motorway disruption a recognition of the impact on people - such as the man who missed his father's funeral because of the protests? @MishalHusain speaks to Just Stop Oil's Emma Brown. bbc.in/3Au82th
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This has been the view on the way to work every day for the last few years. Today we're assembling the last episode of the #Grenfell Tower Inquiry Podcast to cover the hearings, which concluded yesterday with an excoriating summary by lead counsel Richard Millett KC.
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"We have not sped up enough" Ahead of the COP27 climate talks, UN Special Envoy on Climate Action & Finance Mark Carney tells @MishalHusain "there's still a gap in terms of government policy in this country and what our objectives are". #R4Today
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Apparently @BBCSimonJack was even more advanced (source - his mother) twitter.com/farmfriendlinc…
British-Egyptian writer and activist Alaa Abdel Fattah is on hunger strike in prison in Egypt. Campaigners are hoping the spotlight on COP27 will help free him and others. Actor Khalid Abdalla tells @MishalHusain that PM Rishi Sunak must take concrete action to bring Alaa home.
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The champion is @yamnette who writes more here on healing wounds and saving limbs theconversation.com/creepy-crawly-… twitter.com/simon_schama/s…
Nobel literature laureates are asking leaders going to COP to use their addresses ‘to speak the names of the imprisoned, to call for their freedom, and to invite Egypt to turn a page and become a true partner in a different future: a future that respects human life and dignity’ twitter.com/asoueif/status…
More from Marie-Louise on the wider story of the long waits for care in NI here ➡️ bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northe… twitter.com/mlchealth/stat…
I've always known that the BBC is the most important news organisation in the world Here's a video we made to celebrate the last 100 years of BBC News #BBC100 bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episod…
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Will Liz Truss lead the Conservatives into the next election? @MishalHusain repeatedly asks Transport Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan. "We all stand firmly with her to deliver the business of government," she says. bbc.in/3De1qAE | #R4Today
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If you missed the latest #bbcnewsten piece from ⁦@AndrewWJHarding⁩ and team in Somalia, it’s here 🔽youtu.be/tS8U2AlL7vwD
Defence has just opened, @JudithMoritz continuing to live-tweet ⬇️ twitter.com/JudithMoritz/s…
"Changing the leadership would be a disastrously bad idea, not just politically but economically" Foreign Secretary James Cleverly tells @MishalHusain the government recognises it needs to bring certainty to the markets, and defends its growth plans. bbc.in/3MtCsjY
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Why have government interventions resulted in such a shock to investor confidence? @MishalHusain asks Jacob Rees-Mogg. "It's primarily caused by interest rate differentials rather than the fiscal announcement" the Business Secretary replies. bbc.in/3EzWAik | #R4Today
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Here's why the Bank of England's intervention this morning is concerning. About a quarter of the sum the government's 'borrowed' is by selling index linked gilts -IOU notes where the government promises to pay investors interest linked to inflation (RPI). Or £500billion.
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A bleak day for all of us who were lucky enough to work with Raeph (he filmed and edited my WW2/Indian Army piece in 2020) and admire his work with others. A supremely skilled, imaginative, thoughtful and generous colleague. To Raeph’s family - deepest sympathies. twitter.com/TonyNewsCamera…
Digging into what’s been happening in Leicester. Spoiler - it wasn’t about a cricket match. By ⁦@Datshianebbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0…
Thank you to @PortyAcad for being great hosts with great questions, and to @speakrs4schools for connecting us twitter.com/ModPorty/statu…
Thanks for this support - and to all those who have rejected baseless allegations about my journalism. In the end journalism is about getting to the truth. In wars that requires sharing some of the dangers of the people caught up in appalling circumstances. twitter.com/AJFichera/stat…
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"For 250 years we’ve been serving the Fatherland.” This is the sign outside the maternity hospital where Vladimir Putin was born. My radio essay for @BBCr4today @BBCRadio4 on Putin turning 70.
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"If they end compulsory hijab, it would be an end for the Islamic Republic" Masih Alinejad, activist and journalist, tells @MishalHusain that violence against protesters is an attempt to prevent the dissemination of anti-Iranian rhetoric Full interview: bbc.in/3yoYsGP
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OMG @DavidLoyn tells me there WAS a man called Denis, he lived for years in the cave where the finger bone was found - locals called it Denis’s cave. More hominin news as we have it (poss from David who discovered this while researching his next book) twitter.com/JamesTGallaghe…
The situation in #Pakistan remains dire - a rise in illnesses among children, 100s of thousands homeless, a struggle for food/water. The UN has called for urgent help. Our ground report @uszahid @MalikMudassir2 #PakistanFloods (Warning - contains images you may find distressing)
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This is so great to hear. Can’t be easy to part with their trained up charges at 14 months 🥲twitter.com/seandilleyNEWS…H
Tomorrow morning at 0810 on ⁦@BBCr4today⁩: ⁦@bbcnickrobinson⁩ and the Prime Minister ⁦@trussliz⁩ on ⁦@BBCSounds
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"There is humility and contrition...and I'm happy to own it" Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng tells @bbcnickrobinson "it's about listening to people... & actually having the humility to say look we got this wrong and we're not going to proceed" Full interview: bbc.in/3LYPvK2
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"There isn't a day since Sammy has retired that I don't bawl my eyes out" @seandilleyNEWS tells @MishalHusain how hard it is without his guide dog. Since the pandemic there has been a shortage of guide dogs because breeding was paused. bbc.in/3SIjOH4
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"There needs to be a rethink and that will be a very difficult conversation" Conservative MP and Chair of the Treasury Select Committee Mel Stride tells @MishalHusain the government's current plans without a forecast "don't stack up fiscally" bbc.in/3SMMnmL | #R4Today
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What is happening is frightening for many people - are things going to plan? @MishalHusain asks Chris Philp, the Chancellor's deputy. "If intervention is needed to protect their family's finances, the government & Bank of England will intervene." bbc.in/3CjxkLV
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Those on £20,000 a year will get an extra £1.79 a week from the National Insurance cut today. Will that really unleash that person's spending power, @MishalHusain asks Levelling Up Secretary Simon Clarke. bbc.in/3r13zsF | #R4Today
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So much respect for the Russells, whose pain is so vast, for nevertheless allowing us to learn from Molly’s online world twitter.com/TonyNewsCamera…
The latest @BBCr4today debate, recorded last night with ⁦@timothy_stanley⁩ ⁦@simonjenkins4⁩ Prof Margaret McMillan and Robin Butler … the next is in November, keep an eye on ⁦@bbcshowstours⁩ if you would like to come along bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0…
Devastation of an area recognised by UNESCO as having outstanding universal value, with monuments going back to the 14th century twitter.com/uszahid/status…
As @alittl took over in @wabbey I took this, which is how I think I will remember today
A bit on behind the scenes : this is what the Abbey/QEII broadcast platform looked like. Days of structural and tech work to get it ready
Canada House with flag at half mast yesterday - our interview with @JustinTrudeau and his wife Sophie coming up 0730 #r4today
Flowers in unexpected places - this was a collection on a pavement close by early this morning - ‘Thank you for being our Queen’ on one of the cards
For those who will be listening rather than watching - on the road, overseas, whatever the circumstances - a group of us will do our utmost to be your eyes & ears and paint the picture along the route: alittl⁩ ⁦@bbcjohnmurray@EllyOldroyd & more bbc.co.uk/news/uk-606175…
Another example of Eddie’s gift for language, emphasis and timing twitter.com/Jason_Keen/sta…
On the day our friend is laid to rest, this has lifted my heart twitter.com/BBC3CR/status/…
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