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"The People versus The Powerful" - Corbyn speaks on the campaign trail

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"The People versus The Powerful" - Corbyn speaks on the campaign trail
Jeremy Corbyn has spoken today at the Scottish Trades Union Conference. He said he would repeal the Conservatives' Trade Union Act, and also repeated his pledge to raise the living wage and stop the public sector pay cap. Corbyn also spoke of ending "the need for food banks in Britain". Winning speech or empty words? To discuss this in more detail and for some of the other big political news of the day, Michael Considine spoke to Robert Colvile, Editor at CapX.
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Michael Considine, Robert Colvile


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The longest finance bill in history could come to an anticlimactic end

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The longest finance bill in history could come to an anticlimactic end
The latest finance bill, which follows last month's budget, has ambitious plans to digitise the UK tax system, and it may be dropped altogether because of the General election. Alternatively, it could be rushed through the Commons on Tuesday. The government is set to hold emergency negotiations with Labour over the final bill, attempting to push through and change complex clauses with minimal debate so it can be passed by the deadline on the 25th. For more on this, Ed Bowsher was joined by Anita Monteith, Tax manager at The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
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Anita Monteith


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Politicians hit the campaign trail and Paris shaken by another attack

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Politicians hit the campaign trail and Paris shaken by another attack
Ed Bowsher is joined by Asa Bennett, Assistant Comment Editor at the Telegraph, to discuss some of the latest political news from around the world, including the British General Election and the recent attack on policemen in Paris.
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Asa Bennett


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UK stock market more attractive than others - even with Brexit on the horizon

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UK stock market more attractive than others - even with Brexit on the horizon
The UK stock market is still attracting investment, beating out other countries in spite of potential political risks such as leaving the European Union and the upcoming General Election. So what makes it such an enticing prospect? For more on this and the latest best bits from Moneyweek, Ed Bowsher was joined by Merryn Somerset Webb, Editor in chief of the magazine.
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Merryn Somerset Webb


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Easy win for the Conservatives? Matt Singh talks General Election news

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Easy win for the Conservatives? Matt Singh talks General Election news
With the General Election on June 8th is still dominating political news headlines, Ed Bowsher spoke to Matt Singh, founder of Number Cruncher Politics, to get his take on initial election predictions and more as politicians hit the campaign trail.
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Matt Singh


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"I believed her when she said she was a stable and orderly Prime Minister..." John Rentoul on the General Election

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"I believed her when she said she was a stable and orderly Prime Minister..." John Rentoul on the General Election
Did anyone see Theresa May's shocking General Election announcement coming? Ed Bowsher was joined by John Rentoul, Chief Political Commentator at the Independent, to hear if he was surprised or if it was inevitable.
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John Rentoul


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Pound strengthens as May seeks early General Election

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Pound strengthens as May seeks early General Election
The pound was firmly up after the surprise election news, wiping out earlier losses. To better understand the announcement's effect on the markets, Ed Bowsher was joined by John Barrass, deputy chief executive of the Wealth Management Association.
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John Barrass


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PM calls for snap General Election: Mike Indian shares his reaction

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PM calls for snap General Election: Mike Indian shares his reaction
Prime Minister Theresa May has called for an early General Election on June 8th. The Prime Minster has implored MPs to pass an election motion tomorrow in Parliament allowing the process to begin. The bill would need the backing of two-thirds of MPs. To get his reaction to the news and what it means for Britain, Ed Bowsher was joined by Mike Indian, senior political analyst at DeHaviland.
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Mike Indian


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G7 to Boris: No further sanctions on Russia

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G7 to Boris: No further sanctions on Russia
The G7 has rejected Boris Johnson's call for further sanctions against Russia for its continued support of the Assad regime. It follows news that Theresa may and Donald Trump have agreed there is a 'window of opportunity' to put pressure on Russia to abandon Assad. To discuss the latest political news, Ed Bowsher was joined by John Rentoul, Chief Political Commentator at The Independent.
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John Rentoul


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"It just seems to be the thing that won't go away..." Chris Justham on the latest Libor rigging allegations

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"It just seems to be the thing that won't go away..." Chris Justham on the latest Libor rigging allegations
New evidence suggests the Bank of England may have been involved in the Libor rigging scandal. A secret recording from 2008 uncovered by the BBC suggests that the UK's central bank pressured commercial banks to push Libor rates down during the Financial Crisis. Libor is the rate at which banks lend to each other, setting a benchmark for mortgages and loans for ordinary customers. In one section of the recording, Senior Barclays manager Mark Dearlove speaks to Libor submitter Peter Johnson, telling him: "The bottom line is you're going to absolutely hate this... but we've had some very serious pressure from the UK government and the Bank of England about pushing our Libors lower." Ed Bowsher was joined by Chris Justham of 7IM.
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Chris Justham


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