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Nigel Cassidy

Merkel v Trump – can they establish a strong working relationship?

Nigel Cassidy
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Share Radio Breakfast

Merkel v Trump – can they establish a strong working relationship?
The German Chancellor Angela Merkel is meeting US President Donald Trump for the first time. So, can they establish a solid working relationship? Last year, Trump accused Merkel of 'going off the reservation' during the refugee crisis and characterised her policies as a 'total disgrace'. However, this could be water under the bridge as it will be strictly business for Merkel who is expected to raise issues including the Nato contributions, the fight against ISIS, and trade. Graham Lanktree, Foreign Reporter with the International Business Times, joined Share Radio Breakfast to look ahead to the meeting.
Guests:

Howard Wheeldon, Graham Lanktree


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Georgie Frost

How far away are driverless cars from appearing on British roads?

Georgie Frost
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Share Radio Morning

How far away are driverless cars from appearing on British roads?
This is Future Tech where we look at the latest innovations and gadgets, and discuss all things technology related. This week we talk driverless vehicles. Companies such as Uber and Google are never far from the headlines in the race to market the technology. Recently California approved the road testing of self-driving cars but according to the House of Lord's Science and Technology Committee, who this week published their report into autonomous vehicles, it’s still a long road before they appear on British roads. Share Radio’s Tom Hill brings this report.
Guests:

Tom Hill, Lord Selborne, Professor Neville Stanton


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Ed Bowsher

Has Hammond's U-turn damaged his authority?

Ed Bowsher
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Afternoon

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.
Guest:

Tony Travers


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Georgie Frost

Moira O'Neill and Adam Williams give their top investing tips.

Georgie Frost
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Morning

Moira O'Neill and Adam Williams give their top investing tips.
This week Georgie Frost is joined by editor Moira O'Neil and product researcher Adam Williams. With low interest rates forcing more and more people to turn to stocks and shares over cash savings we get Moneywise's top tips whether you've got £50 to invest or £50,000. Plus we'll be getting the Moneywise take on last week's budget and asking whether the NS&I bond lives up to expectation.
Guests:

Moira O'Neill, Adam Williams


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Ed Bowsher

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

Ed Bowsher
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Afternoon

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.
Guest:

Ben Margulies


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Ed Bowsher

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

Ed Bowsher
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Afternoon

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.
Guest:

Rachel Cunliffe


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Ed Bowsher

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

Ed Bowsher
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Afternoon

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.
Guest:

Gina Miller


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Nigel Cassidy

UK construction industry could lose 200,000 EU workers if Britain leaves single market

Nigel Cassidy
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Breakfast

UK construction industry could lose 200,000 EU workers if Britain leaves single market
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) says the UK construction industry could lose almost 200,000 EU workers if Britain leaves the single market. It argues that alternative plans need to be put in place in the event of a hard Brexit, otherwise some of the country's biggest infrastructure and construction projects could be put under threat. Abdul Choudhury, RICS Policy Manager for London, joined Nigel Cassidy on Share Radio Breakfast to discuss this.
Guest:

Abdul Choudhury


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Ed Bowsher

Dutch election: are polls underestimating Eurosceptic Geert Wilders chances?

Ed Bowsher
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Afternoon

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.
Guest:

Pieter Cleppe


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Ed Bowsher

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

Ed Bowsher
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Afternoon

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.
Guest:

John Rentoul


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