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UK prime minister calls general election

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23 May 2024

Episode 3338

58 minutes

We get the latest from George Parker as the UK’s prime minister, Rishi Sunak, sets the date for a general election. Also in the programme: Nina dos Santos discusses Emmanuel Macron’s visit to New Caledonia following violence in the French territory. Plus: business news with Rachel Pupazzoni and we speak to Julie Finch of Hay Festival as the hallowed literary gathering begins.

23 May 2024

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Based in Hay-on-Wye in Wales, Hay Festival Global is one of the UK’s most important literary events and, increasingly, across the world. The festival, which begins today, is an antidote to polarisation. It brings together diverse voices to listen, talk, debate and create, tackling some of the biggest political, social and environmental challenges of our time.

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