Owen Smith, The MP, challenging Jeremy Corbyn for the leadership of the Labour party, has been in Rotherham today outlining what he would do if he was elected leader of the party. His proposals include scrapping zero hours contracts and increasing NHS spending. Meanwhile a new poll shows the Conservatives have a 12-point lead over the Labour party.
Joining Juliette Foster to discuss these and other developments on the political front is Mike Indian, Senior Political Analyst at De Havilland.
In the aftermath of her death Jo Cox's ideals have inspired the birth of a new political movement. "More United", which takes its name from a phrase in her parliamentary maiden speech, rejects extremism and aims to give a voice to tolerant people throughout the UK.
Juliette Foster, host of Investment Perspectives was joined in the studio by Dr Clare Gerada of More United who's a convener for the organisation and also a former chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners.
This is our regular Wednesday slot on politics which in these history-making times is anything but routine. Indeed we have a full session today with Mike Indian, Senior Political Analyst at DeHavilland - to discuss David Cameron's last ever PMQ's & more.
Ed spoke to a Eurosceptic pioneer, Dr Alan Sked who is a professor at the LSE and also founded the UK Independence Party more than twenty years ago. He's no longer a member of UKIP, but he's still a strong opponent of the EU.
Mike Indian, Senior Political Analyst of DeHavilland joined Ed Bowsher to discuss the latest UK political news. They discussed Brexit, today's PMQ's, snoopers charter and a potential decision on Heathrow.
Well let's stay with politics and events north of the border where Scotland's Labour party has unveiled its manifesto for the May 5th elections. Party leader Kezia Dugdale said the document was a "return to the party's roots" and that Labour was the only party "offering an alternative to austerity". Yet with the Scottish National Party enjoying a 30 point lead in opinion polls, can the manifesto woo back those Labour supporters who've defected to the nationalists? Juliette Foster is joined on the phone by our man in Scotland Maurice Smith.
In the wake of the Panama Papers revelations, The European Commission recently announced it would be taking steps to increase tax transparency, and crack down on off-shore havens.
Under new proposals revealed on April 12th, the Commission will be putting forward legislation, requiring firms operating in Europe with sales of over £600m to publish details of how much they earn and how much tax they pay on a country-by-country basis.
To offer his analysis of the proposals, Ed Mitchell from Investment Perspectives is joined by Alex Cobham, Director of Research at the Tax Justice Network.
What might economic life outside of the E.U. in the event of Brexit look like? The think tank, Open Europe, says the referendum campaign has not adequately addressed this so far. Open Europe says it will be neither apocalypse nor utopia. They say there will be a short term shock followed by the potential for long term prosperity if liberal economic policies are followed. On the line is Stephen Booth, Co-Director of Open Europe.
The latest "poll of polls" for the EU Referendum shows the Remain side's lead is narrowing. The poll by NatCen Social Research shows just 51% of voters want Britain to stay in the EU. But another recent poll by the ORB shows that if only those likely to vote are counted, it is actually the Leave side who are ahead.
Earlier Share Radio's Robert Van Egghen spoke to Fraser Nelson, Editor of The Spectator magazine. They began by discussing whether with the more committed supporters the Leave campaign could win the referendum.
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