As the events of Sunday’s referendum on Catalan independence sink in, we take a look at the violent reaction of the Spanish Government, and the road ahead for Catalonia - with the help of an MEP who was part of the international delegation overseeing the vote.

Also on the program - The United States is facing widespread criticism for refusing to back a UN resolution condemning the use of the death penalty for the “crime” of same sex relations - we’ll be looking at the justification given by the US.

It’s no secret that Prime Ministers spend a long time planning their annual party conference speeches - but was this how Theresa May wanted HER big comeback speech to be remembered? We look back at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, and ask just how tenable Theresa May’s position is now.

It wasn’t just Theresa May’s speech that made it a difficult week for the UK Government, MEPs voted overwhelmingly in support of a motion to delay brexit trade negotiations in a debate that saw blow after blow being delivered to the UK Government. CLIP **

A Scottish Government report has shed light on the sociological impact of the private renting sector - we’ll be talking to Common Weal’s head of policy Ben Wray about Common Weal’s report on the matter and their housing conference.

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