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General Motors 'wants out of Europe', takes £1.9 billion PSA life raft

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General Motors 'wants out of Europe', takes £1.9 billion PSA life raft
The Vauxhall and Opel brands will be sold off by General Motors for £1.9 billion to French car giant PSA - the company behind Peugeot and Citroen. What does the deal mean? And why will a hard Brexit be 'very damaging' for UK car industry? Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke with David Bailey, Professor of Industry at Aston Business School.
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David Bailey


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"SNP will keep flipping the coin until it turns up heads" says Telegraph's Asa Bennett

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"SNP will keep flipping the coin until it turns up heads" says Telegraph's Asa Bennett
Asa Bennett, Assistant Comment Editor at the Telegraph joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss Theresa May's latest speech to the Scottish Tory Party in which she made a strong defence of the union and accused the SNP to sacrifice it for an independence "tunnel vision".
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Asa Bennett


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"There's a one in ten chance that Britain will remain in the EU" says In-Facts' Hugo Dixon

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"There's a one in ten chance that Britain will remain in the EU" says In-Facts' Hugo Dixon
The Government suffered an important defeat last night after the Lords backed an amendment to the Brexit bill to guarantee the rights of EU nationals in the UK. Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke to Hugo Dixon, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of in-facts for his take on this.
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Hugo Dixon


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Farage calls for UKIP's only MP to go - but is there an upside?

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Farage calls for UKIP's only MP to go - but is there an upside?
The ongoing war of words between Nigel Farage and UKIP's only MP, Douglas Carswell, is heating up. But there's an unexpected upside for UKIP. For the latest on this, Theresa May's bad accents in Question Time and today's other big UK political stories, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke with John Ashmore from Politics Home.
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John Ashmore


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Britain shouldn't 'pull up the drawbridge' in Brexit: Boris Johnson

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Britain shouldn't 'pull up the drawbridge' in Brexit: Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson called on MPs to take a positive line in Brexit as he addressed the British Chambers of Commerce. Share Radio reporter Matt Cox was there and spoke to senior analyst Ed Bowsher.
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Matt Cox


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John Major: voters being misled with 'rosy confidence' on Brexit - politics with John Rentoul

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John Major: voters being misled with 'rosy confidence' on Brexit - politics with John Rentoul
More charm and less 'cheap rhetoric' - that's what's needed in Brexit negotiations, according to former Prime Minister John Major. He's claimed the government is misleading voters with 'rosy confidence' about our post-Brexit future. For more Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by John Rentoul, chief political commentator at The Independent.
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John Rentoul


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Pound plummets as Scottish independence question re-emerges

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Pound plummets as Scottish independence question re-emerges
Fears of another Scottish independence referendum hit the pound. But will Nicola Sturgeon look to try again as Article 50 is enacted? Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke to our Scottish correspondent Maurice Smith to get his take.
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Maurice Smith


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Could Tory rebellion give MPs get a 'real' vote on Brexit Bill?

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Could Tory rebellion give MPs get a 'real' vote on Brexit Bill?
Tories, including Lord Heseltine, are likely to back an amendment to the Brexit Bill giving MPs a 'meaningful' vote on the final terms of the deal. But will it be accepted? Robert Colvile, Editor of CapX, discussed the top UK political stories with Ed Bowsher, Share Radio's senior analyst.
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Robert Colvile


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UK should agree €60bn Brexit bill before trade talks

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UK should agree €60bn Brexit bill before trade talks
EU Brexit negotiator Marcel Barnier said that trade talks should not be carried out at the same time as negotiations over departure terms. German and Italian officials are now backing Barnier's approach. Professor Richard G. Whitman, Director of the Global Europe Centre and Professor of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss.
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Professor Richard G. Whitman


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Labour suffer historic by-election defeat in Copeland

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Labour suffer historic by-election defeat in Copeland
Last night the Labour party lost the Copeland by-election to the Tories. The Party managed to hold their seat in Stoke On Central but its vote share fell by around 2%. Asa Bennett, Assistant Comment Editor at The Telegraph joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss these results.
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Asa Bennett


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