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Sarah Lowther

What were the main findings on the first day of the Brexit Supreme Court case?

Sarah Lowther
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Share Radio Breakfast

What were the main findings on the first day of the Brexit Supreme Court case?
One of the most important constitutional cases in British legal history will sit for its second day. The Supreme Court is hearing an appeal from the Government to overturn a High Court ruling that said the prime minister could not use the royal prerogative to trigger Article 50 and begin the formal Brexit process. But what were the main findings from the first day? Deok Joo Rhee is a barrister at 39 Essex Chambers, and she joined Share Radio to offer her views.
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Chris Bailey, Deok Joo Rhee


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Sarah Lowther

Transport Secretary to take track maintenance control away from Network Rail

Sarah Lowther
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Share Radio Breakfast

Transport Secretary to take track maintenance control away from Network Rail
In a speech later, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling will announce a plan to take track maintenance responsibilities away from Network Rail, and give them to the train operators. He says it will make things simpler and more accountable to passengers. But not everyone's happy about the changes, with some experts worried it could cause a decline in safety standards. Share Radio’s James Brydges spoke to Lianna Etkind, from the Campaign For Better Transport.
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James Brydges, Lianna Etkind


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Nigel Cassidy

Michael Bowsher on Brexit Supreme Court appeal

Nigel Cassidy
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Share Radio Breakfast

Michael Bowsher on Brexit Supreme Court appeal
All eleven judges of the Supreme Court will meet today to hear the governments case that the High Court ruling on Article 50 should be overturned. If the Court upholds the High Court's previous verdict, it means Prime Minister Theresa May will be required to pass an act of parliament before triggering Article 50, the legal mechanism to leave the EU. Will the judges side with Prime Minister Theresa May? Or with the investment manager Gina Miller who began all this? She's backed by expertise from lawyers Mishcon de Reya and David Pannick QC, a cross-bencher in the Lords, and co-author of Human Rights Law and Practice. Michael Bowsher QC of Monckton Chambers joined Share Radio to discuss.
Guests:

Paul Sedgwick, Michael Bowsher


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Matthew Cook

Share Politics: Campaign Against Arms Trade

Matthew Cook
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Share Politics

Share Politics: Campaign Against Arms Trade
The sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia to use against Yemen, by the UK has long been a controversial one, as the UK also sends aid to Yemen. The Campaign Against Arms Trade has recently launched legal action against the UK government, to try and stop the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia. Matthew Cook spoke to Andrew Smith, from CAAT to discuss the legal case and the humanitarian crisis in Yemen
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Andrew Smith


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Sarah Pennells (1)

Women and Money: Financial help for Carers

Sarah Pennells (1)
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Women & Money

Women and Money: Financial help for Carers
Caring for a family member can be a high toll on your life, both emotionally and financially and research recently conducted by the Carer's Trust show that over half of carers in the UK were missing out on the financial support they should be entitled to, negatively effecting their lives and the lives of those who they care for. To talk to Sarah about what you can do if your looking after someone, she is joined by Sarah Mitchell from the London-based Carers Network, Caroline Shola Arewa, a wellness coach and Steve Webb, from Royal London.
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Steve Webb, Caroline Shola Arewa, Sarah Mitchell


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: A Stressful Week

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: A Stressful Week
Welcome to the This is Money and Share Radio podcast, brought to you in partnership with NS&I. It’s been quite a stressful week both real and imagined. The UK banking system was put through its paces in the Bank of England’s stress test which simulated a range of disaster scenarios from crashing house prices to rising unemployment. The biggest failure proved to be the majority tax payer owned RBS, whilst it was ‘must try harder’ for Barclays and Standard Chartered. Unfortunately not all this week’s stresses have been virtual though and rising fuel prices contributed to the collapse of GB Energy affecting 160,000 customers. When it comes to finding a new supplier there’s certainly plenty of choice at least as more and more smaller firms spring up- so just what is going on with Britain’s energy market? Georgie Frost is joined by Editor Simon Lambert and Consumer Affairs Editor Lee Boyce to find out. Also this week they look at the scams tricking people out of personal data and gig tickets as well as the meaty issue of what else is in the new plastic fiver. This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost in partnership with NS&I.
Guests:

Simon Lambert, Lee Boyce


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Nigel Cassidy

“The likelihood is that Matteo Renzi will lose” – Ryan Heath of Politico on the Italian referendum

Nigel Cassidy
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Share Radio Breakfast

“The likelihood is that Matteo Renzi will lose” – Ryan Heath of Politico on the Italian referendum
Ryan Heath, Senior EU Correspondent and Associate Editor at Politico Europe, joined Share Radio Breakfast to give his weekly take on European Politics. The Italian referendum takes centre stage. Is Italian PM Matteo Renzi heading for defeat? Ryan also looks at the Austria presidential elections, and gives the latest from France.
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Ryan Heath


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Nigel Cassidy

The latest political news with Josh Lowe

Nigel Cassidy
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Share Radio Breakfast

The latest political news with Josh Lowe
Josh Lowe, Reporter at Newsweek, joined Share Radio for his Thursdays comment of the latest political news. We started by asking him about the news that Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's has privately told at least four EU ambassadors that he supports freedom of movement of EU workers despite the Government's stance.
Guests:

Louise Cooper, Josh Lowe


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Sue Dougan

Share Radio's Senior Analyst Ed Bowsher on The News Review.

Sue Dougan
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Share Radio Morning

Share Radio's Senior Analyst Ed Bowsher on The News Review.
Sue Dougan is joined in the studio by Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher. Today they discuss the results of the Bank of England's stress test as well as the lack of support for young women looking for jobs. Plus could a new, less harmful cigarette from Philip Morris replace it's conventional products? All these stories and more on The News Review.
Guest:

Ed Bowsher


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Sarah Lowther

EU ramps up the pressure – Dan Hodges on the European Union’s hardening Brexit stance

Sarah Lowther
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Share Radio Breakfast

EU ramps up the pressure – Dan Hodges on the European Union’s hardening Brexit stance
Dan Hodges, Political commentator at the Mail on Sunday, joined Share Radio Breakfast to give his weekly politics round up. Dan discusses Corbyn, Cuba and the increasing pressure from the European Union over Brexit.
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Chris Bailey, Dan Hodges


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