Parliament will face a 'take it or leave it' vote on the eventual Brexit deal according to the government. For more on the day's political news John Ashmore, Chief Political Reporter at Politics Home, spoke to Share Radio's Glen Goodman.
Why has House of Commons speaker John Bercow has said he's "strongly opposed" to Donald Trump addressing Westminster Hall? And what might this mean for UK-US relations? John Rentoul, chief political commentator at The Independent, joined Share Radio's Sarah Lowther to discuss the latest in UK politics.
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.
John Feeney, Managing Director, Commercial Real Estate at Lloyds Banking Group, joined Juliette Foster on Share Radio Breakfast to talk about the call from top business leaders for urgent infrastructure investment. Industrial strategy is a hot topic at the moment, and infrastructure seems to be at the heart of it. So how is the UK's national infrastructure fairing up against that of other developed countries?
Welcome to the This is Money and Share Radio podcast, brought to you in partnership with NS&I. It’s been another Super Thursday for the Bank of England as Mark Carney announced upgraded growth forecasts whilst still clinging doggedly to a rock bottom base rate. So good news or bad news? Despite the Governor’s optimism some are warning of a general slowdown to come which will hit the poorest households hardest, particularly given the lack of people able to save at the moment. Georgie Frost is joined by Editor Simon Lambert and Consumer Affairs Editor Lee Boyce to consider some of new alternative investments available from mini-bonds to a new high street peer to peer lender. Plus we find out where money’s really made with a look inside the Royal Mint. This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost in partnership with NS&I.
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.
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.
If all goes according to plan in Westminster, Theresa May will soon have her finger on the Brexit trigger. Once the Prime Minister fires the starting shot, a clock of two years begins ticking for Britain to negotiate its exit from the European Union. With May seeking controls on immigration alongside special access to the single market and customs union, the core pillars of the European project will be put to the test.
Brexit negotiations alone will be a sizeable workout for EU leaders, but Europe must proceed against an uncertain backdrop. Donald Trump’s ascendancy in the United States has not only cast the post-war bedrocks like NATO in doubt, but has emboldened Eurosceptic populists on the continent. A series of electoral trials awaits in 2017: the French presidential election in the Spring; a German parliamentary election in the Autumn. Regardless of what the final British-EU relationship will look like, it remains an open question as to whether the EU itself will be recognisable in a year. Share Radio's Simon Rose was joined by László Andor, a former European Commissioner for Employment Social Affairs and Inclusion, and our regular economic commentator Professor John Weeks.
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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