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Ed Bowsher

What would Labour's by-election loss mean for the party?

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

What would Labour's by-election loss mean for the party?
The Labour Party is on shaky ground ahead of two crucial by-elections tomorrow - both seats were held by Labour but at least Copeland, in Cumbria, is now favoured to go to the Conservatives. What would a loss mean for Labour's future? Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher spoke with John Ashmore, chief reporter at Politics Home for the latest, including analysis of today's Prime Minister's Questions.
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John Ashmore


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Simon Rose

Will Article 50 derail the recovery of UK banks?

Simon Rose
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The Share Radio Evening Show

Will Article 50 derail the recovery of UK banks?
Will all the controversy around triggering Article 50 derail UK banks recovery? With HSBC shares sliding today after it announced a fall in profits of 62% from last year, there is concern that the recovery seen by some banks could be hurt by the process of the UK leaving the EU. To find out more, Matt Cox spoke to Michael Hewson, Chief Market Analyst at CMC Markets UK.
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Matt Cox, Michael Hewson


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Ed Bowsher

Labour's poor polling puts by-election contest on the table

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

Labour's poor polling puts by-election contest on the table
Opposition parties rarely lose by-elections - so speculation that Labour could lose in the upcoming contests for Stoke-on-Trent Central or Copeland is unusual. For more on how the battle is unfolding, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke with John Curtice, politics professor at the University of Strathclyde and research consultant to NatCen Social Research.
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John Curtice


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: Paying More With Less

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: Paying More With Less
Welcome to the This is Money and Share Radio Podcast, brought to you in partnership with NS&I. We’ve had a few stats to digest this week with inflation continuing to rise, now up 1.8%, whilst employment remains at record highs according to the ONS. Behind the figures though we’re hearing much of this is based on freelance and zero-hours work with both salaries and interest rates failing to keep pace with the cost of living. With all this spelling disaster for savers there’s been a few interesting additions to Money Mail’s Best Buy table this week. Joining Georgie Frost to go through the options is Editor Simon Lambert and Personal Finance Editor Rachel Rickard Straus. Plus, we take a look at the new rate hikes threatening the future of small businesses and the costs of bereavement.
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Simon Lambert, Rachel Rickard-Straus


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Ed Bowsher

Is Trump retreating on the two-state solution for Israel and Palestine?

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

Is Trump retreating on the two-state solution for Israel and Palestine?
During a joint press-conference with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump appeared to have reversed from the long-held "two state solution" for the Israel-Palestinian conflict. Yossi Mekelberg, an Associate Fellow in the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss.
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Yossi Mekelberg


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Ed Bowsher

Brexit bill battle on the cards in House of Lords

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

Brexit bill battle on the cards in House of Lords
The Brexit bill heads to the House of Lords next week but will they use their power to 'ping pong' the legislation back to the Commons? And will Labour hold Stoke-on-Trent in next week's by-election? John Ashmore, chief reporter at Politics Home, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for more on these stories.
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John Ashmore


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Ed Bowsher

US intelligence to investigate links between Russia and Trump's former campaign boss

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

US intelligence to investigate links between Russia and Trump's former campaign boss
Robert Singh, Professor of Politics at Birkbeck University of London, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to talk on the latest political news from the US. Following Trump's National Security Adviser resignation, US intelligence agencies are now investigating the links between Russia and Trump's former campaign boss, Paul Manafort.
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Robert Singh


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Ed Bowsher

Trump state visit gets green light - UK politics with John Rentoul

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

Trump state visit gets green light - UK politics with John Rentoul
Despite a petition backed by 1.8 million people, Donald Trump will get his state visit. For the latest on UK politics John Rentoul, Chief Political Commentator at The Independent, spoke with Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher.
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John Rentoul


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Ed Bowsher

Proposed espionage laws 'extremely draconian' says rights group

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

 Proposed espionage laws 'extremely draconian' says rights group
A proposed revamp of the Official Secrets Act could mean leaks of "sensitive information" about the economy would be punished for the first time. The bill also includes proposals to increase jail terms from 2 years to 14 years, and even possessing documents could see charges. The moves are "extremely draconian" according to Jim Killock, executive director of the Open Rights Group - he joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss the issue.
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Jim Killock


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Ed Bowsher

Who could replace Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn?

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

Who could replace Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn?
Labour pollsters are 'road testing' MPs as future replacements for Jeremy Corbyn, according to reports in the Sunday Times. While deputy leader Tom Watson said that the purpose of the polling had been misunderstood, who were the standout candidates? Business Insider's UK political editor Adam Bienkov spoke with Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for the latest on this story.
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Adam Bienkov


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