Theresa May is currently in the unenviable position of simultaneously having to negotiate trade deals with Europe to the East, and the US to the West. And as with all British business leaders trying to build their US sales and presence, the Prime Minister must ensure she is in sync with the American businessman leading the country. Allyson Stewart-Allen is the Director at International Marketing Partners, and she joined Nigel Cassidy on Share Radio Breakfast to offer her views on the approach May should take.
Ryan Heath, Senior EU Correspondent and Associate Editor at POLITICO Europe, joined Share Radio Breakfast to offer his last look at European politics for 2016. Jeremy Corbyn says he understands the lack of trust in politicians and the EU that led to the Brexit vote. And a new Dutch television programme "Brussel" will show the EU institutions in a House of Cards-style drama.
2016 will always be remembered as the year of Brexit, even though formal negotiations to navigate our way out of the bloc are yet to begin, and doubts are still being raised about the date of March 31st 2017, when Article 50 is due to be triggered. But 2016 was the year when the vote that would change the course of British history was announced, carried out and revealed. Yesterday we looked at the build up to the vote on June 23rd. Today, we head back to the day of Friday June 24th - the day that changed British politics forever. Share Radio's Joe Aldridge reports.
2016 will always be remembered as the year of Brexit, even though formal negotiations to navigate our way out of the bloc are yet to begin, and doubts are still being raised about the date of March 31st 2017, when Article 50 is due to be triggered. But 2016 was the year when the vote that would change the course of British history was announced, carried out and revealed. Share Radio's Joe Aldridge has been looking into how one of the greatest political debates of our time played out.
Josh Lowe, Reporter at Newsweek, joined Share Radio for his weekly take on politics. He talked Europe-wide manhunt for Berlin suspect and the implications for Chancellor Merkel, the news that one of Jeremy Corbyn’s most persistent critics quit as a Labour MP to take a job in the nuclear industry, and the recently published letters sent by Donald Trump to then-Scottish first minister Alex Salmond, part of an intense lobbying campaign against plans for an offshore wind project near Mr Trump's Aberdeenshire golf resort.
All of Tuesday mornings newspapers lead with pictures from the scene in Berlin after the fatal incident, which killed at least 12 people and wounded around 50. Just hours before the Berlin lorry crash, Russia's top diplomat in Turkey was shot dead by an off-duty policeman at an art gallery in Ankara. To offer more on these stories, and to look at the political implications, Josh Lowe of Newsweek joined Share Radio Breakfast.
The Russian Ambassador to Turkey was shot in the back and killed by an off-duty police officer, as he gave a speech at an Ankara art gallery on Monday. It came on the same day of the deadly attacks at a Christmas market in Berlin. For more on the incidents and its potential impact on political and economic relations, Professor Tim Evans, Professor of Business and Political Economy at Middlesex University London, joined Share Radio Breakfast.
The Scottish government is to publish its proposals for Scotland's future relationship with the EU after Brexit, in a paper titled "Scotland's place in Europe". Theresa May has promised to listen to the governments of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland before taking an agreed UK-wide negotiation position to Brussels for formal talks, due to begin by the end of March. To look ahead to the publishing of the paper, our man in Scotland, Maurice Smith, joined Share Radio Breakfast.
There is widespread concern after British Airways and the Post Office joined Southern Rail in striking over the Christmas period. According to the latest figures by the Office for National Statistics, 281,000 days were lost to strike action up until the end of October 2016, which is over 100,000 more days than the same time last year. Share Radio’s Matt Cox investigated this new era of strike action with industrial action expert Professor Chris Rowley, Visiting Fellow at Kellogg College, University of Oxford, and Professor Emeritus at Cass Business School.
As Donald Trump prepares for his presidency he has been naming officials and speaking out against the Central Intelligence Agency. It comes after FBI director James B. Comey and the director of national intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. agreed with a CIA assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election in part to help Donald Trump win the White House. Share Radio's Colin Bloom discovered what the president elect's latest moves might mean, by speaking with Ross Anderson of the University of Cambridge.