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The Bigger Picture: Labour & Tory conferences, Boris's NI proposals and the Supreme Court

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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Labour & Tory conferences, Boris's NI proposals and the Supreme Court
Political commentator Mike Indian, present at the Labour Party Conference when the Supreme Court decision was announced, looks at what that means for Parliament and the Brexit process. He analyses that conference and that of the Conservatives and explains Boris Johnson's Northern Ireland proposals and considers how they may be received in the UK, Ireland and by the EU.
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Mike Indian


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Gadgets & Gizmos: How to summon your Tesla

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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: How to summon your Tesla
Steve Caplin explains the problems with the app that lets you summon your Tesla - and there are many. He also looks at the drawbacks of the problematic Galaxy Fold and has news of Microsoft's new folding phone, a Chinese phone that is almost all screen, Amazon's smart glasses, how you could soon be ordering Samuel L. Jackson around and how a new Indiegogo project could end the problems most of us have with rechargeable household batteries.
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Steve Caplin


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The Week That Was: Tesco, Gregg's, Flutter & Ferguson

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was: Tesco, Gregg's, Flutter & Ferguson
Graham Spooner of The Share Centre looks at recent news from Tesco, where the departure of Dave Lewis is the big news, Gregg's, Flutter Entertainments and Ferguson. He also looks at what we might expect of forthcoming results from Mondi and Easyjet.
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Graham Spooner


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The Business of Film: Ready Or Not

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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Ready Or Not
James Cameron-Wilson with the latest news of the UK box office, where Downton Abbey reigns supreme for the third week, amassing an extraordinary £19.4m. New films are horror pic Ready Or Not at #4 and The Goldfinch, based on the Donna Tartt novel at #10. For his home release of the week, James recommends Eighth Grade, an impressive high school drama, billed a comedy, though he didn't feel that was the case.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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How did we get here? A history of the UK’s political parties: The Conservatives

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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 the UK’s political parties: The Conservatives
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 of the Conservative Party, from its inception right up to the modern day.
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Mike Indian


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The Bigger Picture: Labour conference, Conservative voters & The Supreme Court

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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Labour conference, Conservative voters & The Supreme Court
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University considers the many twists and turns at Labour's Party Conference in Brighton and wonders if Momentum is turning into phut. He looks at a pollster's analysis of the concerns of regional Conservative voters which appear to confound popular thought. And he looks at the long-term implications of the Supreme Court Decision and whether the UK should have a written constitution.
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Professor Tim Evans


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The Business of Film: Ad Astra

Simon Rose
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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Ad Astra
James Cameron-Wilson casts his eye over the UK box office where, as in the US, the new Brad Pitt sci-fi film Ad Astra takes second place to Downton Abbey, still at #1. Rambo: Last Blood comes in at #4 while the new Melissa McCarthy enters at #14. On DVD is the Austrian/German detective series The Pass while James recommends the Blu-Ray release of the Elton John biopic musical Rocketman, for which Taron Egerton is being tipped for an Oscar nomination.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Pearson, IMPs, Boohoo & Sainsbury's

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Pearson, IMPs, Boohoo & Sainsbury's
Graham Spooner of The Share Centre looks at recent news from Pearson, Imperial Brands, Boohoo and Sainsbury's. He then casts his eye ahead to consider what we might expect from Tesco, Gregg's and Ferguson.
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Graham Spooner


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Gadgets & Gizmos: Facebook's dating platform

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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Facebook's dating platform
Steve Caplin wonders about the merits of Facebook's planned dating platform, with the company trying to trademark the word "book". He slavers over a beautiful orange juice kiosk which uses peel to make 3D cups. There's a clever new laser projector, a pen that will draw in any colour, a Skoda e bike and life-saving news about the preservation time for liver donations.
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Steve Caplin


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The Bigger Picture: Parliamentary democracy, our constitution and David Cameron

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Parliamentary democracy, our constitution and David Cameron
With the Supreme Court weighing up the prorogation of Parliament, political commentator Mike Indian considers where the power lies in our parliamentary democracy and how MPs should behave if they disagree with their constituents. He ponders whether the UK would be better off with a written constitution and, with the publication of his memoirs, believes that David Cameron is the last gasp of a bygone political era.
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Mike Indian


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