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Today: Thursday 31st January

Ken Clarke says leaving the EU would be a 'fatal mistake' - is he undermining his boss? The BBC's correspondent in Cairo reflects on how Egypt has changed since the Arab Spring. Also why is whale vomit so valuable?

This is the running order for the Today programme on BBC Radio 4, as broadcast on Monday 28 January.

0709Last night Ken Clarke shared a platform with Lord Mandelson and Danny Alexander in a cross-party campaign to turn back the rising tide of Euroscepticism. Clarke is determined to fight back against the clamour for Britain to step back from the European Union or withdraw entirely. How much public support is there for Britain's membership of the EU and has it changed much in recent weeks? Professor John Curtice. professor of Politics at Strathclyde University examines this.

0713David Cameron has said the international community should use "everything at its disposal" to fight terrorism. He made the comments in Algeria - on the first visit there by a British prime minister since the 60s. Our political editor Nick Robinson is travelling with him.

0717Business news with Simon Jack.

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Media captionRecalling the 1953 North Sea flood

0720The North Sea Flood was exactly 60 years ago. Two and a half thousand people were killed - the majority in the Netherlands but hundreds more in the UK and at sea. The waters were unstoppable - the result of a high spring tide and storms. Along the east coast of England 307 people died and tens of thousands had to be evacuated because their homes were devastated. It prompted a huge investment in flood defences in the years after. But it is too expensive to create unbreachable defences along the entire coast - so it is still the case that difficult decisions need to be taken to decide which communities get protected and which don't, as Nicola Stanbridge reports.

0725 Sport news with Rob Bonnet.

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Media captionMartin Wheatley: "In many cases the products were absurdly complicated"

0731 The FSA is expected to deliver its verdict as to whether banks have been handling complaints over mis-sold interest rate swaps this morning (Thursday). The FSA will consider the conduct of eleven banks which over the last eleven months signed up to an FSA designed scheme designed to compensate customers who were sold swaps. If the FSA is satisfied with the banks' approach to the claims they have received they will then order a total review of up to 40,000 cases. After this point the banks will have to contact every single small business which purchased an interest rate swap since 2001. Simon Gompertz, the BBC's business correspondent and Martin Wheatley, the CEO designate of the Financial Conduct Authority debate.

0738 The paper review.

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Media captionProtester: It's worse now than under Mubarak

0741 In Egypt, events to mark the second anniversary of the uprising two years ago have been overtaken by renewed unrest. In Cairo and Alexandria demonstrations turned to protests about the elected Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi. Then a trial about football violence caused clashes with police in Port Said and spread to other cities along the Suez Canal. More than 60 people have been killed in the past week adding to the sense of a growing political crisis and widespread instability. Our correspondent in Cairo, Yolande Knell reflects on how Egypt has changed since the Arab Spring.

0747 Thought for the day with Brian Draper - Associate lecturer at the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity.

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Media captionLiberty: Military complaints system must change

0750 Corporal Anne Marie Ellement hanged herself outside her barracks in 2011. She had claimed that she was raped by two of her colleagues in the Royal Military Police and her allegation was investigated - by the Royal Military police itself - but no charges were brought. Her family say that it is not surprising and the case should have been investigated by an independent outside body. It is one of a number of cases that have prompted a debate by MPs today into whether it is time the army had an independent ombudsman to investigate complaints. Anne-Marie Ellement's sister Sharon Hardy believes there must be civilian oversight of cases like her sister's.

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Media captionBBC Radio 4 Today: Ken Clarke interview

0810 Conservative minister Ken Clarke says Britain leaving the European Union would be a "fatal mistake". He and Labour's Peter Mandelson have come together to form the Centre for British Influence. Its objective is to persuade the British public to vote yes when we are asked in the promised referendum whether we want to stay in the EU. Mr Clarke speaks to John Humphrys.

0818 It's exactly 60 years since the great flood battered the east coast of England. The combination of a high spring tide and strong winds led to sea water surging over coastal

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Media captionWhale vomit 'extraordinarily valuable'

0823 Whale vomit has been described as "floating gold". It's used in perfume and it's very expensive because it's so rare. Ken Wilman found a great chunk of it on the beach at Morecambe. Or rather, his dog Madge did. He Googled it and realise how valuable it was. Prof Callum Roberts tells us more.

0827 Sport with Garry Richardson.

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Media captionPhilip Hammond: Defence spending to focus on front line

0832 The prime minister has said he will stick to a promise that defence spending will increase after 2015. He gave the commitment back in 2010 at a time when the defence budget was being cut. But the forecasts for the economy were better then and the chancellor has since made it clear that government departments are going to have to find more ways to cut their budgets. We speak to the Defence Secretary Philip Hammond.

0837 Business with Simon Jack.

0843 By today councils in England need to have decided how much poorer people should pay towards their council tax. At the moment nearly 6m people get council tax benefit. It costs about £4bn a year. But that's changing. By some estimates millions of households are facing rise of £600 a year. We speak to Liberal Democrat Don Foster MP.

0850 The visual artist Linder Sterling emerged from the 1970s Manchester Punk scene. She wore dresses made of meat 30 years before Lady Gaga, designed provocative single covers for The Buzzcocks, and photographed Morrissey for his album sleeves. Colin Paterson has been to meet her.

0855 Two years ago, the coalition announced plans to sell off lots of forestry land but it didn't take long before they had to abandon them. Predictably, they covered their embarrassment by setting up an independent review and today we shall learn what it is now being proposed instead. We speak to the Woodland Trust's chief executive Sue Holden and William Worsley, the president of the Country Land & Business Association.