The Liberal Democrats leader Jo Swinson tells Today that she's spoken to senior Tory Ken Clarke and former deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman who are both "prepared to lead an emergency government" to avoid a no-deal Brexit. But why won't she support Jeremy Corbyn?
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Iranian oil tanker
Gibraltar has freed an Iranian oil tanker detained last month over concerns it was taking oil to Syria in breach of EU sanctions. Gibraltar's Chief Minister Fabian Picardo says he "doubts" the ship will end up in Syria because he has a "cast iron commitment in writing" from Iran.
(Image: Grace 1 tanker, credit: Reuters)
Friday's business with Rob Young
Hong Kong protests have led to numerous injuries, but what are they doing to the economy? Plus, the markets, and the car you leave to park itself. (Photo: Getty Images)
HK protests 'near terrorism'
China has condemned Tuesday's violent clashes at Hong Kong airport as "behaviour that is close to terrorism". Some observers believe that the repeated use of such language suggests that China is losing patience with the protesters. It comes as aerial photographs emerged yesterday showing Chinese troop carriers amassed in a stadium near the Hong Kong border. We speak to one of the protest leaders, Joshua Wong and former Chinese diplomat Dr Victor Gao.
(Image: Hong Kong protests, credit: BBC)
A-level results day
Today A-level students get their exam results. Chief Executive of UCAS Claire Marchant and Chief Executive of Universities UK Alistair Jarvis tell us how many students have won university places this year. We also hear from education minister Nick Gibb on the rising number of unconditional offers being awarded to students before they get their results.
(Image: students opening results, credit: PA)