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.
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.
Welcome to the This is Money and Share Radio Podcast, brought to you in partnership with NS&I. It’s housing madness this week as the Government finally unveiled its white paper aimed at fixing Britain’s “broken” housing market. Decisive action or damp squib? We take a closer look at what the proposals will mean and what exactly is going on with property and rental prices, which experts claim could rise at least 20% in the next four years. Unpacking all this Georgie Frost is joined by Editor Simon Lambert and Personal Finance Editor Rachel Rickard Straus. Plus a special guest appearance from Consumer Affairs Editor Lee Boyce to reveal everything he learnt during an inside look at German discounter Aldi. This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost in partnership with NS&I.
US President Donald Trump has agreed to honour the so-called "One China" policy, which is the foundation of US-China relations, while domestically Trumps controversial travel ban has been unanimously ruled against by the US circuit court of appeals in San Francisco. For more on Trump's third week in the Oval Office Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Steven Erlanger, London Bureau Chief, New York Times.
A Tory MP, James Duddridge has tabled a motion of no confidence in John Bercow following the Speaker of the Commons announcing that Donald Trump should not be allowed to address parliament on account of his racist and sexist comments. For his thoughts on Bercow's position Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Robert Hutton, UK Political Correspondent for Bloomberg News.
Parliament will face a 'take it or leave it' vote on the eventual Brexit deal according to the government. For more on the day's political news John Ashmore, Chief Political Reporter at Politics Home, spoke to Share Radio's Glen Goodman.
Why has House of Commons speaker John Bercow has said he's "strongly opposed" to Donald Trump addressing Westminster Hall? And what might this mean for UK-US relations? John Rentoul, chief political commentator at The Independent, joined Share Radio's Sarah Lowther to discuss the latest in UK politics.
Donald Trump's travel ban has been put on hold by a US judge. Legally, what's next for this controversial executive order? Markus Wagner, associate professor of law at Warwick University, joined Ed Bowsher to discuss.
In Scotland, another independence referendum could apparently be called 'within weeks.' Could this happen so quickly? For more on current Scottish politics, political commentator at the Sunday Herald Iain Macwhirter, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher.