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How did we get here? A history of UK politics: The Commons Speaker

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How did we get here? A history of the UK’s political parties.

How did we get here? A history of UK politics: The Commons Speaker
Simon Rose is joined by political commentator and author of The Groucho Tendency blog, Mike Indian, to discuss how UK politics has got to where it is today. In this episode, Simon and Mike discuss the history and role of the Commons Speaker.
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Mike Indian


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The Bigger Picture: The UK election; RIP Vladimir Bukovsky & the lessons of Germany's currency collapses

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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: The UK election; RIP Vladimir Bukovsky & the lessons of Germany's currency collapses
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University looks at some of the more unusual aspects of the UK General Election, now five weeks away. He also looks at the life of former Soviet dissident Vladimir Bukovsky and his role in the demise of the USSR and considers what lessons we might usefully learn from the two currency collapses suffered by Germany in the past century.
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Professor Tim Evans


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The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: IAG, M&S, Mothercare, Imperial & Rolls

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: IAG, M&S, Mothercare, Imperial & Rolls
Ian Forrest of The Share Centre looks at IAG's takeover of Air Europa, Mothercare putting its UK business into administration and news from Marks & Spencer, Imperial Brands and Rolls Royce. He also looks ahead to expected figures from Taylor Wimpey, Wincanton and British Land.
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Ian Forrest


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Business of Film: Stephen King's Doctor Sleep

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The Business Of Film

Business of Film: Stephen King's Doctor Sleep
James Cameron-Wilson on the UK box office chart, where Joker reigns supreme for a fifth week, the first film to do so since Avatar a decade ago. Stephen King's Doctor Sleep can only make #4 while Ken Loach's Sorry We Missed You enters at #9. For home release, James recommends British drama The Souvenir.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Gadgets & Gizmos: AI job interviewers

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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: AI job interviewers
Steve Caplin laments the arrival of AI job interviewers at Unilever, while an Estonian company is using AI for workers after a pay rise. You could get £100,000 to be the face of a series of humanoid robots, get a camera drone to direct part of your movie, play an app game in real-world streets, trim your hedges and garden with a new device, get an ebike with facial recognition unlocking or order the tallest and widest business jet ever.
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Steve Caplin


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The Bigger Picture: The General Election, Keith Vaz and a new speaker

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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: The General Election, Keith Vaz and a new speaker
Political commentator Mike Indian looks at how the general election he predicted at the beginning of the year finally came about, at some of the MPs who are standing down (and some who aren't) and at the departure of John Bercow as Speaker. He discusses the suspension of Keith Vaz, the most severe ever that will have no effect thanks to the election. And he looks at which might happen when the country goes to the polls.
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Mike Indian


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Gadgets & Gizmos: Driverless cars arrive in London

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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Driverless cars arrive in London
Steve Caplin hails the arrival of driverless cars on the streets of London, narrower, windier, busier and wetter than the US. Also, how an artificial leaf can make synthetic gas, a car powered by cow dung, the first selfies in space, an ecologically-sound lunchbox, a wallet-sized fork and spoon and how driverless taxis might make the streets of our cities even busier.
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Steve Caplin


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The Business of Film: Terminator - Dark Fate

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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Terminator - Dark Fate
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the UK box office where Joker remains in top slot for an amazing fourth week, pushing Terminator: Dark Fate (6th in the series) to #2 slot. Animated The Addams Family enters at #4 with horror pic Countdown at #8. James's pick for home viewing is the documentary Apollo 11, using archival footage and no commentary.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: HSBC, Lloyds, BP, Shell, Glaxo & BT

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: HSBC, Lloyds, BP, Shell, Glaxo & BT
Helal Miah of The Share Centre looks at recent news from banks HSBC and Lloyds neither yet out of the woods, oil giants BP and Shell in the wake of lower oil prices as well as Glaxo and BT. Looking ahead, he highlights forthcoming results from Morrison's, Sainsbury's and Marks and Spencer.
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Helal Miah


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The Bigger Picture: The IMF's dire warning, the UK's Brexit mistakes and students' politics excitement

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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: The IMF's dire warning, the UK's Brexit mistakes and students' politics excitement
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University discusses the IMF's dire warnings on the state of the world economy, the eight mistakes made by Britain's Brexit negotiators and the way in which the UK's political turmoil is leading to an upsurge in applications to study politics at university.
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Professor Tim Evans


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