Harriet Harman takes to the (LBC) airwaves

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Labour’s Deputy Leader, Harriet Harman, is to take to the airwaves with a monthly radio phone-in on presenter Iain Dale’s Drive Time show.

She is already scheduled to make appearances on 14 July, 8 September and 14 October.

It’s a great opportunity for Harriet to debate with listeners and will provide an excellent alternative view for listeners who also tune into the regular show that Nick Clegg takes part in.

I’m sure both Harriet and Iain will enjoy good natured banter while they debate the issues of the day.

Regular phone-ins with politicians are an increasingly popular way to communicate with the electorate and I think it can be really effective.

So I’m pleased Harriet has taken this opportunity and will look forward to tuning in and listening to the shows.

Duncan Barkes LBC Programme on Prostitution

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Last night I appeared on Duncan Barkes’ LBC radio programme to discuss prostitution.

You can listen by clicking below.

Part 1

Part 2

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Part 4

Part 5

My report, which recommends the Swedish Model – by which buying sex is criminalised but selling it remains legal – goes to the full European Parliament at the next plenary session in Strasbourg, later this month.

My thoughts on the EU referendum debate on Iain Dale’s LBC evening show

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On Friday I took part in a discussion on the EU referendum on Iain Dale’s LBC evening show. My fellow guests were Mark Seddon, Kate Hoey and Petros Fassoulas. In light of yesterday’s debate  I thought you might like to have a listen:

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LBC Radio Interview with Nick Ferrari on Forced Marriages

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This week I spoke with Nick Ferrari on his LBC show about forced marriages.  It was an interesting discussion about the recent Supreme court ruling on the forced marriage law where I suggest that the present legislation needs to be revisited.  You can read about the case by following the link here.  I have posted the interview below for you to listen to.

Debating Ryanair´s Calendar on LBC

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Further to my last post, last night I debated the Ryanair Calendar´s with Iain Dale  on London´s LBC Radio last night. It lasts 9 minutes – just press to listen here:-

Appearance on Ken Livingstone’s Programme on LBC

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Just to say I am due to be interviewed by Ken Livingstone on his programme on LBC this morning.  Ken will talk to me about the petition calling for the Metropolitan Police to keep their specialist unit dedicated to combatting human trafficking which I presented to the Metropolitan Police Authority on Thursday.

It is good that Ken has picked up on the trafficking issue and realised just how important it is.  This kind of publicity very much helps to raise the profile of the campaign to end this vile trade in vulnerable people.