Rachel Davies, Acting Head of Advocacy & Research at Transparency International UK, joined Nigel Cassidy and Louise Cooper ahead of David Cameron welcoming world leaders to London, for the kick off of the much vaunted London Anti-Corruption Summit. Has the summit lost any credibility now that Cameron has singled out two summit attendees?
We begin with a clip of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders speaking after his victory in Indiana over rival Hillary Clinton, as they slug it out for the Democratic nomination in the US presidential elections. Although Mrs Clinton as good as has the top prize in her pocket, Mr Sanders has refused to make life easy for her. Despite trailing by an average of seven points in opinion polls and losing bigger states on the east coast, his latest victory shows that he still appeals to disaffected mid-west voters. So...does Bernie Sanders have any further rabbits to pull from a hat...or could Hilary Clinton yet outfox him by inviting him onto her ticket as her running mate? In the studio is Jeff Faux, author of The Servant Economy and founder of the "Economic Policy Institute in Washington", and Professor John Weeks, Share Radio's regular economics commentator.
Ahead of an international corruption summit being hosted by David Cameron in London this week, the Head of Campaigns at ActionAid UK, Murray Worthy, joined Sarah Lowther and Chris Bailey. ActionAid has been campaigning for the reform of global tax rules to tackle tax dodging in the world's poorest countries.
The UK's housing market isn't functioning like it should, with too few affordable properties for sale or rent. As well as that, the market is vulnerable to shocks and political pressure, like the London mayoral election results and Brexit. Ryan Prince is VP at Realstar, a private renting company, and he gives his take on the state of the market.
The Greek Parliament has approved controversial new pension and tax reforms demanded by the country's creditors to unlock a further loan to the country. And the issue is to be discussed later today at a meeting of Eurozone finance ministers. Nick Malkoutzis, Editor of the economic analysis website MacroPolis, discusses.
Nick Peters speaks to Debbie Morrison of ISBA, which represents British advertisers, about how advertising agencies must be much more transparent in their dealings with brands. Nick also discusses with Ian Barber, of Advertising Association, that the industry needs to persuade society of the value advertising delivers, to counter growing public and political mistrust. While, Marketing Week Magazine journalist, Mindi Chahal looks at the reasons why UK companies lag behind their US counterparts when it comes to customer service.
Ryan Heath, Senior EU Correspondent and Associate Editor at Politico Europe, discussed the UK elections and the crisis in Turkey after the country's Prime Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, said he will stand down. What will this mean for the EU - Turkish migrant deal? Ryan also touched on the Spanish elections, which has been confirmed for June 26.
Bob Satchwell, Executive Director at The Society of Editors, discussed the demise of The New Day newspaper, which is publishing its last edition. Bob looks at why it failed, what it said and how audiences have changed. There’s also a look at why the ‘I’ newspaper has worked, despite only coming into circulation in recent years.
Market analysts are now readying themselves for a showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the presidential elections, and Matt Cox spoke to Colin Cieszynski, Chief Market Analyst at CMC Markets Canada, who explained how to price the battle into the markets.
This week Marc discusses what are different religious communities looking for in a new mayor? In recent weeks’ candidates such as the Tory's Zac Goldsmith and Labour's Sadiq Khan, and others, have all been grilled on what they will do for the capital. Their actions and policies can also feed into the rest of the country in terms of wealth and prosperity created. But religious communities also have a stake in the vote and have their own concerns that they have been raising during the campaign period. Marc is joined by Danny Webster from the Evangelical Alliance, Justin Cohen from the Jewish News and Fiyaz Mughal from Faith Matters to discuss the religious angle in the campaign.