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Has Hammond's U-turn damaged his authority?

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Has Hammond's U-turn damaged his authority?
Hammond's dramatic U-turn on increasing national insurance for self-employed fuelled lots of criticism. The Chancellor acknowledged that the plan would have broken the voters' trust. Plus, Theresa May appears to have rejected the SNP's demand for a second independence referendum insisting "now is not the time". Professor Tony Travers of the London School of Economics joined us to discuss all this and more.
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Tony Travers


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UK should plan for 'worst case scenario' from Brexit negotiations

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UK should plan for 'worst case scenario' from Brexit negotiations
Brexit Secretary David Davis says the UK hasn't assessed the economic effect of leaving the EU without a deal. But the government's attitude isn't surprising. Dr Ben Margulies, from Warwick University's Department of Politics and International Studies, joined Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher to explain.
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Ben Margulies


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Hammond 'looks weak' after U-turn on NI tax changes

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Hammond 'looks weak' after U-turn on NI tax changes
Chancellor Philip Hammond has backed down on his budget commitment to increase National Insurance contributions for the self-employed. But Labour has fared no better - Jeremy Corbyn failed to land a blow on this backflip during Prime Minister's Questions. Rachel Cunliffe, Deputy Editor of Reaction, gave Share Radio's Ed Bowsher her take on this policy U-turn.
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Rachel Cunliffe


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Gina Miller: MPs need to 'get some backbone' in Brexit fight

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Gina Miller: MPs need to 'get some backbone' in Brexit fight
Gina Miller, the businesswoman who won her case on a parliamentary vote ahead of Brexit, says MPs need to step up and 'get some backbone' on the issue. She spoke to Share Radio's Ed Bowsher on this and why she's not a fan of a second referendum.
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Gina Miller


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Dutch election: are polls underestimating Eurosceptic Geert Wilders chances?

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Dutch election: are polls underestimating Eurosceptic Geert Wilders chances?
As the Dutch go to the polls tomorrow, can the right-wing populist Geert Wilders get his Eurosceptic party into government? Share Radio's Alexi Phillips spoke with the head of Open Europe's Brussels Office, Pieter Cleppe, asking him about the latest results in opinion polls.
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Pieter Cleppe


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Scotland won't get a second referendum - UK politics with John Rentoul

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Scotland won't get a second referendum - UK politics with John Rentoul
Will Theresa May risk a second independence referendum in Scotland? Chief political commentator at the Independent, John Rentoul, talks through why the PM won't chance it with Share Radio's Ed Bowsher.
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John Rentoul


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Scotland to ask for second independence referendum

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Scotland to ask for second independence referendum
Nicola Sturgeon says she wants a second Scottish independence referendum - and it could be held as early as next autumn. For more on what's next, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke with Robert Colvile, editor of CapX.
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Robert Colvile


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Will Theresa May endorse another Scottish referendum in late 2018?

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Will Theresa May endorse another Scottish referendum in late 2018?
Government ministers have revealed a Scottish Referendum is now looking "inevitable". Nicola Sturgeon previously said another vote "makes common sense" and her party would be ready to hold it in late 2018. We spoke to our Scottish correspondent Maurice Smith to find out more.
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Maurice Smith


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Hammond's tax move on self-employed was the 'wrong idea' - Telegraph's Asa Bennett

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Hammond's tax move on self-employed was the 'wrong idea' - Telegraph's Asa Bennett
Philip Hammond's plan to increase national insurance on the self-employed has sparked a rebellion amongst many Tory MPs. The Chancellor argues that the move is "fair" and "necessary".
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Asa Bennett


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Chancellor Hammond breaks Tory manifesto promise on National Insurance

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Chancellor Hammond breaks Tory manifesto promise on National Insurance
Chancellor Hammond's Spring Budget sparked criticism from a number of Tory MPs who accused him of breaking a Tory manifesto pledge by increasing National Insurance for the self-employed. John Ashmore, Chief Reporter at PoliticsHome, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss this.
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John Ashmore


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