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Ed Bowsher

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

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

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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Steve Clarke

Trump's U-turns on Nato, China, Russia and Janet Yellen

Steve Clarke
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Trump's U-turns on Nato, China, Russia and Janet Yellen
This week, Trump has talked down the US dollar, backed down on calling China a currency manipulator, and contradicted stances made during his campaign. Scott Lucas, Professor of American studies at the University of Birmingham and Founder of the EA Worldview blog, joined Share Radio's Steve Clarke to discuss all the latest from his administration.
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Professor Scott Lucas


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Steve Clarke

Hammond defends Johnson over failed Russia sanctions demand

Steve Clarke
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Share Radio Afternoon

Hammond defends Johnson over failed Russia sanctions demand
Philip Hammond has defended Boris Johnson's failed attempt to get the G7 to increase sanctions against Russia. The Chancellor also supported the UK continuing to make the case for extended sanction in response to Putin's support of the Assad regime. Share Radio's Steve Clarke was joined by Asa Bennett, Assistant Comment Editor at the Telegraph for all the latest political news.
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Asa Bennett


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Ed Bowsher

G7 to Boris: No further sanctions on Russia

Ed Bowsher
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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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Ed Bowsher

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

Ed Bowsher
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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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Ed Bowsher

French election heats up as Mélenchon overtakes Fillon

Ed Bowsher
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French election heats up as Mélenchon overtakes Fillon
With less than two weeks remaining before the French Presidential Election, the race has become a four-way contest, with the far-left candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon overtaking the conservative Francois Fillon in the latest polls. Independent Emmanuel Macron and National Front Leader Marine Le Pen are still in the lead in the polls, both with 24%, but who will win in the end? For her thoughts, Ed Bowsher was joined by Aarti Shankar, Policy Analyst at Open Europe.
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Aarti Shankar


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Ed Bowsher

Corbyn coughs up the cash, but will it sway voters?

Ed Bowsher
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Corbyn coughs up the cash, but will it sway voters?
Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to increase the national living wage to £10 an hour within the first months of a Labour government, a rise that would benefit nearly 6 million workers. But is it enough to sway voters in the next general election? For this and more of the day's political news, Ed Bowsher was joined by Robert Colvile, Editor of CapX.
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Robert Colvile


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: Free from Easter Taste Test

Georgie Frost
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Share Radio Morning

This is Money: Free from Easter Taste Test
Welcome to the This is Money Show on Share Radio, brought to you in partnership with NS&I. It’s the start of a new financial year and with it a number of new tax changes and price hikes. Taking an Easter themed look through what all this means for the pound in your pocket Georgie Frost is joined by Personal Finance Editor Rachel Rickard Straus and Consumer Affairs Editor Lee Boyce. Plus we put the biggest retailers to the test with the annual Easter taste test.
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Lee Boyce, Rachel Rickard-Straus, Tom Hill


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Ed Bowsher

Trump launches missile attack against Syria

Ed Bowsher
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Trump launches missile attack against Syria
Trump has launched a missile attack against a Syrian airbase following the use of chemical weapons by President Assad's regime in Syria. Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke to Scott Lucas, Professor of American Politics at the University of Birmingham and Founder of the EA Worldview blog.
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Professor Scott Lucas


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Ed Bowsher

Cabinet Eurosceptics support transition period after Brexit

Ed Bowsher
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Cabinet Eurosceptics support transition period after Brexit
Cabinet Eurosceptics reportedly backed Theresa May's softer approach to Brexit, supporting the idea of a transition period after April 2019. And, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said that the City must not be cut off from the rest of Europe, advising against protectionism in financial markets. Asa Bennet, Assistant Comment Editor at the Telegraph, joined us for the latest political news.
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Asa Bennett


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