What is Open Data, why is it important and what will happen to this ideology in Post-Brexit Britain? These are the big issues being discussed at the Open Data Institute's Annual Summit. And Share Radio’s Matt Cox has been speaking to the institute's policy associate, Peter Wells.
Earlier this week, the historic CETA EU-Canada trade deal was being scuppered by the opposition of Belgium, and the objections of one of its provinces, Wallonia. As a result, Thursday's signing ceremony was cancelled. Yet, Belgian political leaders have now reached a consensus in support of CETA. To discuss this, Jeremy Cook, Chief Economist at World First, joined Share Radio.
Post-Brexit infrastructure will be one of the discussion points at today's Westminster Energy, Environment and Transport Forum, where delegates will be debating the next steps for major infrastructure projects in the UK, such as Hinkley and HS2. So is Brexit a threat, or will these projects go ahead as smoothly as possible? Matt Cox spoke to Richard Threlfall, Partner and Head of Infrastructure Building & Construction at KPMG, to find out.
European trade policy has been thrown into disarray after Belgium’s government said it could not overcome regional objections to an EU-Canada trade deal, despite weeks of talks to rescue the agreement. The so-called CETA pact is on the brink of collapse, and for more Jeremy Cook, Chief Economist at World First, joined Share Radio Morning to explain further.
Aerospace industry analyst Howard Wheeledon, of Wheeldon Strategic, joined Share Radio Morning Money to look ahead to the airport expansion decision, which is due out later. But is it the end of the line, or will this debate rumble on for years to come?
With six months to go to the French presidential election, an increasingly acrimonious campaign has become divided over the topic of Brexit. While the mainstream candidates bicker over how kindly the EU should treat the UK in the negotiations, the Front National leader Marine Le Pen continues to rise in the polls. Share Radio's Robert Van Egghen reports.
Consumer confidence has grown in parts of the UK, hitting five year highs post-Brexit. But the figures aren't clear cut as consumer sentiment is being weighed on by the mostly "remain voting" London staying pessimistic. Has Brexit negatively affected some areas of the country economically whilst favouring others? Share Radio's Matt Cox has been speaking to Julian Jessop, Chief Global Economist at Capital Economics.
Passengers are enduring overcrowding, delays and chaos on Southern trains as a strike by RMT union members continues. So as the deadlock continues, the Association of British Commuters has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise £25,000 in order to legally challenge the Department for Transport over their dealings of the Southern disruption. They ended up raising over £26,000 and campaign co-ordinator Emily Yates, Co-Founder of the Association of British Commuters, joined Share Radio Morning Money.
Advances in robotics and Artificial Intelligence hold the potential to fundamentally reshape the way we live and work. Yet the Government does not yet have a strategy for developing the new skills citizens will need to flourish in a world where AI is more prevalent. That is the conclusion of the Science and Technology Committee Robotics and Artificial Intelligence report published today. So what issues are raised? Oliver Smith, Senior Technology Reporter at The Memo, joined Share Radio to discuss.
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