Protesters led by Peter Tatchell have disrupted a speech by Jeremy Corbyn, calling on the Labour leader to demand action to end the conflict in Syria.
Corbyn halted his speech while several protesters held up banners with slogans including: “Step up and demand action in Syria” and “End the suffering in Aleppo”.
Tatchell, a human rights campaigner who has previously supported the Labour party, shouted over the party leader to demand he do more to condemn the actions of Russia in the Syrian conflict. He told Share Radio's Colin Bloom why he felt drastic action was needed.
Net migration to the UK has recently hit the second highest level on record with many migrants coming from within the EU, this has raised questions about the governments policy after article 50 is triggered. Sara Macham discussed migration to the UK with Eros Rrodhe, senior consultant at Migrate UK
Colin Bloom discusses the fresh round of strikes announced by junior doctors this week with Katherine Murphy, Chief Executive of the Patients Association, and Dr Animesh Singh, a junior doctor from west London.
A joint investigation by the Guardian and the group 38 Degrees has revealed that NHS England bosses are discreetly planning for radical changes in hospitals, including funding cut-backs and closures. The proposals have been designed to cover the increasing funding deficits and swellling demand in the health service. The plans have attracted both positive and negative reactions from the political and professional community. Colin was joined by Eric Watts, chair of Doctors for the NHS, a organisation which pushes for restoration of the NHS as a fully public service.
A report published this week by Amnesty International has described the torture of thousands of Syrian civilians suspected of not supporting Assad's regime. The human rights charity estimates that more than 17,700 people have died in detention since the start of the conflict, or 10 people a day. To discuss the report, Colin spoke with Kristyan Benedict, Amnesty's Syria Campaign manager.
Kate Andrews, from Republicans Overseas, joins Colin Bloom to discuss the current situation with the US Elections. Kate explains how Hilary Clinton is likely to be the Democratic candidate against the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump. She also discusses the competition between Bernie Sanders and Clinton ahead of the campaign.
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