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Scotland and Brexit: could an independence referendum be called soon?

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Scotland and Brexit: could an independence referendum be called soon?
In Scotland, another independence referendum could apparently be called 'within weeks.' Could this happen so quickly? For more on current Scottish politics, political commentator at the Sunday Herald Iain Macwhirter, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher.
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Iain Macwhirter


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Ed Bowsher

Fresh Brexit legal challenge over single market blocked by High Court

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Fresh Brexit legal challenge over single market blocked by High Court
The Government faced a new legal challenge today over its Brexit plans from the pro-single market organisation British Influence. The group was arguing that separate legislation would be required for the UK to leave the European Economic Area on top of the departure from the EU, but this fresh Brexit legal challenge has been blocked by the High Court. For more on this, and to find out whether there might be an appeal, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by David Golten, Head of Commercial Litigation at Wedlake Bell.
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David Golten


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Ed Bowsher

Can Jeremy Corbyn reduce tensions amongst his MPs?

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Can Jeremy Corbyn reduce tensions amongst his MPs?
Jeremy Corbyn's team is braced for a second rebellion next week when MPs vote again on Article 50. Tensions within the party have intensified over the leadership's decision to support the government's Brexit Bill. Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined on the line by Asa Bennett, Assistant Comment Editor at the Telegraph for his take.
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Asa Bennett


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Ed Bowsher

Brexit White Paper reveals Government's plan for leaving EU

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Brexit White Paper reveals Government's plan for leaving EU
The Government has now published its Brexit White Paper. David Davis, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, reiterated a 'mutually beneficial' exit would be crucial. To discuss this in more detail, and the wider Brexit situation, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined on the line by Joe Owen, Researcher at the Institute of Government.
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Joe Owen


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Brexit white paper to be published tomorrow

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Brexit white paper to be published tomorrow
As Brexit Bill debate continued in the Commons today, the Prime Minister told MPs the promised White Paper on the subject would be published on 2 February. For the latest on parliament, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by John Ashmore, Chief Reporter at PoliticsHome.
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John Ashmore


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Politics with John Rentoul: Brexit vote, Trump orders reverberate in UK

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Politics with John Rentoul: Brexit vote, Trump orders reverberate in UK
Donald Trump's executive orders continue to cause headaches for Theresa May but the PM is standing her ground on his state visit despite protests. And Brexit debate kicked off in parliament ahead of the Article 50 vote. For analysis on today's political news, John Rentoul, chief political commentator at the Independent, joined Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher.
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John Rentoul


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Ed Bowsher

May 'wrong-footed' by Trump's immigration ban

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May 'wrong-footed' by Trump's immigration ban
Theresa May's encountered a wave of criticism as Donald Trump announced his controversial immigration policy just hours after the PM met the US president on Friday. And the PM is meeting leaders from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to talk Brexit - for more on these, Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher was joined by Maurice Smith, Share Radio's Scottish correspondent.
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Maurice Smith


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Brexit: Labour split over Article 50 bill - Telegraph's Asa Bennett joined Share Radio to discuss

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Brexit: Labour split over Article 50 bill - Telegraph's Asa Bennett joined Share Radio to discuss
Two Labour whips have said they will refuse to vote in favour of the Article 50 bill, this after Labour Frontbencher Tulip Siddiq resigned over the vote. Can Jeremy Corbyn unify his party through this divisive vote? Asa Bennett, Assistant Comment Editor at the Telegraph, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss.
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Asa Bennett


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"Trump wants to destroy free trade" - Sir Vince Cable on Theresa May seeking a trade deal with the US

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"Trump wants to destroy free trade" - Sir Vince Cable on Theresa May seeking a trade deal with the US
Theresa May is expected to seek a special free trade deal during her trip to the US on Friday. The Prime Minister will be the first foreign leader to meet Mr Trump, and will later address the annual congressional Republican Retreat in Philadelphia. Sir Vince Cable, the former Lib Dem MP and business secretary, said on Twitter today that it's an "Appalling error by May to grovel to Trump for trade deal. He wants to destroy free trade". He joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss.
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Sir Vince Cable


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May confirms white paper on Brexit negotiations

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May confirms white paper on Brexit negotiations
Theresa May faced her first Question Time grilling following the Brexit ruling and she confirmed there will be a white paper on negotiation priorities. The move comes despite May's insistence her initial speech was enough. John Ashmore, chief reporter at Politics Home covered this and today's Question Time with Share Radio's Ed Bowsher.
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John Ashmore


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