Tony Blair ran his government such that the likely consequences of military action in Iraq were not considered properly, Sir John Chilcot announced as part of his inquiry. John McTernan, Tony Blair’s former Director of Political Operations, discussed the report with Nigel Cassidy and Louise Cooper, looking back on the decisions that had to be taken at the time.
The long-awaited Chilcot Report, into the UK's role in the Iraq war, was released on Wednesday, nearly seven years after it was announced. Initial analysis of the report has been mostly positive, and Gerry Simpson, Chair in Public International Law at the London School of Economics, gave his take on the findings.
On Sunday, Japanese voters will go to the polls in the triennial upper house election. The contest is for only half the seats, and voters are expected to vote for the political status quo or not vote at all. To discuss this and more, Seijiro Takeshita, Professor of Management and Information at University of Shizuoka in Japan, joined Share Radio.
Members of the National Union of Teachers across England are to strike over pay and working conditions. There's also a level of uncertainty surrounding the potential effects of post-Brexit Britain on the education system. Matt Cox spoke to Jerry Glazier, a member of the National Union of Teachers Executives, who explained the motivations behind the strike.
Michael Zweig, Professor of Economics at State University of New York joins Share Radio's regular economics commentator, Professor John Weeks to talk about the US elections. Why do older white disenfranchised disillusioned voters go for trump while the younger white disillusioned go for Sanders?
Plus Can Hilary Clinton hold off the challenge from Donald Trump?
Harrison Kelly, Media Relations Manager at the TSB, joins Georgie Frost in the studio to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today, Nigel Farage steps down as the leader of UKip, we take a look at the latest Brexit news, Southern Rail is to axe 350 services a day under an amended timetable, plus Majestic Wine, TSB and Brecon Carreg are the latest companies to pay workers the voluntary Living Wage, and much more. Consuming Issues goes out every week day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio.
Tom Floyd, Senior Sales Trader at corporate forex broker Foenix Partners, joined Share Radio’s Directors’ Briefing sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, to talk about the UK's political uncertainty and how it's impacting the markets, whilst also looking ahead to the Bank of England’s financial stability report.
Marc Shoffman looks at the reports of hate crime in the aftermath of the EU Referendum. Rita Lobo speaks to Imam Qari Asim, Imam at Leeds Mosque and Editor of Imams Online, on the rise in Islamophobia in recent days and what should be done to tackle this issue. Marc Shoffman speaks to Dr Kirsten Johnson, of the Liberal Democrat Christian Forum and supporter of Christians Stronger in Europe, about what this event means to her as a Christian. Christian author, Symon Hill, analyses the concept of the 'neighbour' in the Bible and how they apply to these difficult times.
On Shop Floor, in association with the Inspirational Development Group, Nick Peters analyses the effect of Brexit on Microbusinesses with Tony Robinson OBE in this time of uncertainty. Kate Jacobs, Editor of HR Magazine, explains how HR departments can provide a vital role in leadership for businesses in the post-Brexit climate. Despite these unsteady times Charlotte Cassedanne, Communications Manager at Power to Change, says Business Communities can unite others and have a positive impact on local people. Charlotte Hollins, who runs the community business Fordhall Farm, explains the story behind the farm and the financial obstacles she had to face to make the it a success. Finally, Kirsten Samuel, Managing Director of Kamwell, highlights the impact of men's mental health problems, particularly suicide, on businesses.
Tony Robinson OBE, Charlotte Cassedanne, Charlotte Hollins, Kirsten Samuel
Ever since the referendum result was announced, there has a been a firestorm of recrimination about the lies and half-truths that both sides told. Nick Peters and Danny Rogers, Editor in Chief at PR Week and Group Editor in Chief at The Brand Republic Group, discuss what the EU Referendum campaign means from a PR expert’s perspective. Danny also compares one of the PR strategies used in the 2015 general election, the fear of change, and how this same approach achieved very different results in the referendum. Nick also looks at artisan craft-based advertising with copy writing expert Nick Parker and John Donovan of GumGum.