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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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Share Radio Afternoon

"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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French presidential candidate Fillon under fire for employing wife

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

French presidential candidate Fillon under fire for employing wife
French presidential candidate François Fillon has come under scrutiny for employing his wife as a parliamentary aide. A French newspaper claims the centre right Fillon's Welsh-born wife Penelope earned a total of €500,000 over eight years of employment, but did little work. Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke to Vincenzo Scarpetta, Senior Policy Analyst at Open Europe, about the issue.
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Vincenzo Scarpetta


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'Free-wheeling' Trump's first days in office

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

'Free-wheeling' Trump's first days in office
Donald Trump's tweets today have confirmed he will 'build the wall' with Mexico and investigate alleged voter fraud. Does this mean action soon or is it just self-promotion? Sanford Henry, US political commentator, spoke to Ed Bowsher on the Trump presidency to date.
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Sanford Henry


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May confirms white paper on Brexit negotiations

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

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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John Rentoul: Will the Brexit court ruling change the government's plan?

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

John Rentoul: Will the Brexit court ruling change the government's plan?
Parliament must have a vote ahead of Brexit, according to the Supreme Court ruling, but is there anything that can block it? And why did the government appeal the initial ruling? John Rentoul, chief political commentator at The Independent, talks through the political ramifications of the decision with Share Radio's Ed Bowsher.
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John Rentoul


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Legal view: Supreme Court Brexit ruling

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

Legal view: Supreme Court Brexit ruling
The verdict is in: parliament must vote before Article 50 can be triggered and Brexit, officially, begins. Greg Callus, Barrister at 5RB, gives a legal view on the Supreme Court's decision with Share Radio's senior analyst, Ed Bowsher.
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Greg Callus


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ECB could continue bond-buybacks into 2018 says S&P

Ed Bowsher
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Share Politics

ECB could continue bond-buybacks into 2018 says S&P
The European Central Bank will continue its quantitative easing bond-buying programme into 2018, according to ratings agency, S&P. The agency says the ECB will need to do this to combat low core inflation and credit growth. Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Claus Vistesen, macroeconomist for Pantheon Macroeconomics who focusses on the Eurozone, to explore the issue.
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Claus Vistesen


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Can May's plan for industry deliver for UK business?

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

Can May's plan for industry deliver for UK business?
A new 10-point industrial strategy has been unveiled by Theresa May - but will it deliver for businesses as the economy readies itself for Brexit hurdles? Edwin Morgan, Deputy Director of Policy at the Institute of Directors, spoke with Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for more on this story.
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Edwin Morgan


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Are the Lib Dems now the only opposition to Theresa May's Brexit plan?

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

Are the Lib Dems now the only opposition to Theresa May's Brexit plan?
The Liberal Democrat leader, Tim Farron, has accused Jeremy Corbyn of "lamely giving up" while Britain "drives off a cliff" by activating article 50. This may leave the Lib Dems as the only mainstream political party that is opposing Theresa May's Brexit plans. For more on Farron's comments, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher is joined on the line by Asa Bennett, Assistant Comment Editor at the Telegraph.
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Asa Bennett


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Brexit's Singapore-style threat: Europe responds

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

Brexit's Singapore-style threat: Europe responds
President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, welcomed the additional clarity brought by Theresa May's Brexit speech - but other European figures weren't as positive, upset by May's threats to create a Singapore-style Britain if a good Brexit deal isn't forthcoming. Pieter Cleppe, head of Open Europe's Brussels Office, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss the issue.
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Pieter Cleppe


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