Donald Trump's given his first address to a joint session of Congress, where he set out in greater detail his plans to cut spending and boost the economy. So what is Trump's plan of action? Chris Bailey, Founder of Financial Orbit, joined Nigel Cassidy on Share Radio Breakfast to discuss this and more.
More charm and less 'cheap rhetoric' - that's what's needed in Brexit negotiations, according to former Prime Minister John Major. He's claimed the government is misleading voters with 'rosy confidence' about our post-Brexit future. For more Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by John Rentoul, chief political commentator at The Independent.
Donald Trump is speaking to Congress tonight. Shares in American Construction-materials companies rose in anticipation that he might finally make good on promises about a massive infrastructure-spending programme in the US. Trump also says he'd boost defense spending by $54bn in his proposed budget plan for 2018, which is about a 9% increase. Share Radio's Nigel Cassidy was joined by Jeremy Cook, Chief Economist at Worldfirst.
Sir John Major is urging Theresa May to use "a lot less cheap rhetoric" into Brexit negotiations. The former Conservative Prime Minister, who campaigned for Remain ahead of the referendum, says he's worried the exit deal will fall "well below the hopes and expectations" that have been raised. Here's a excerpt from the speech he gave to International Affairs thinktank Chatham House.
Fears of another Scottish independence referendum hit the pound. But will Nicola Sturgeon look to try again as Article 50 is enacted? Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke to our Scottish correspondent Maurice Smith to get his take.
Tories, including Lord Heseltine, are likely to back an amendment to the Brexit Bill giving MPs a 'meaningful' vote on the final terms of the deal. But will it be accepted? Robert Colvile, Editor of CapX, discussed the top UK political stories with Ed Bowsher, Share Radio's senior analyst.
Billy Bambrough, Editor of Economics and Business website Verdict.co.uk, joined Share Radio's Sarah Pennells to discuss the latest political news. They talked about the death of Labour MP for Manchester Gorton and Father of the House of Commons Sir Gerald Kaufman, who has died at the age of 86 sparking a by-election in his constituency. The Telegraph is reporting Theresa May's plan to announce the end of free movement for new EU migrants the day she formally triggers Article 50. Finally, Billy gives his take on Nigel Farage meeting President Donald Trump for dinner.
EU Brexit negotiator Marcel Barnier said that trade talks should not be carried out at the same time as negotiations over departure terms. German and Italian officials are now backing Barnier's approach. Professor Richard G. Whitman, Director of the Global Europe Centre and Professor of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss.
Last night the Labour party lost the Copeland by-election to the Tories. The Party managed to hold their seat in Stoke On Central but its vote share fell by around 2%. Asa Bennett, Assistant Comment Editor at The Telegraph joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss these results.