Benedict Cumberbatch reads out original radio broadcasts from WWII on Radio 4. Photo: BBC screengrab
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Listen: Benedict Cumberbatch reads original BBC report of D-Day warning

Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day, and the BBC has special speakers to read out original broadcasts from the time throughout the day.

On Radio 4's Today programme this morning, actor Benedict Cumberbatch read part of an original BBC radio news broadcast from 8am on 6 June, 1944, which was a D-Day warning of an aerial attack. Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

Listen here:

Further transmissions will be broadcasted on later BBC programmes throughout the day, with other speakers including actor Sir Patrick Stewart.

The BBC will also make over 200 pages of archive radio bulletins from its Home Service D-Day broadcasts available online.

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Tory Brexiter Daniel Hannan: Leave campaign never promised "radical decline" in immigration

The voters might not agree...

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It was the Leave campaign's pledge to reduce EU immigration that won it the referendum. But Daniel Hannan struck a rather different tone on last night's Newsnight. "It means free movement of labour," the Conservative MEP said of the post-Brexit model he envisaged. An exasperated Evan Davis replied: “I’m sorry we’ve just been through three months of agony on the issue of immigration. The public have been led to believe that what they have voted for is an end to free movement." 

Hannan protested that EU migrants would lose "legal entitlements to live in other countries, to vote in other countries and to claim welfare and to have the same university tuition". But Davis wasn't backing down. "Why didn't you say this in the campaign? Why didn't you say in the campaign that you were wanting a scheme where we have free movement of labour? Come on, that's completely at odds with what the public think they have just voted for." 

Hannan concluded: "We never said there was going to be some radical decline ... we want a measure of control". Your Mole suspects many voters assumed otherwise. If immigration is barely changed, Hannan and others will soon be burned by the very fires they stoked. 

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