Political commentator and author of The Groucho Tendency blog, Mike Indian looks at Amber Rudd's resignation and at Sajid Javid's appointment, wondering what it will mean for the Government and its handling of the Windrush scandal and wondering if Javid might be the next Tory leader. He also takes a look at the accusations of bullying against Speaker Bercow.
Mel Stride, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, talks to Share Radio's Simon Rose about the Government's latest initiative to crack down on online sellers trying to evade VAT, particularly those based overseas. VAT is the third-largest source of revenue for the government after income tax and National Insurance and, as the minister explains, the Government is determined that the playing field should be level with bricks-and-mortar retailers and that those owing tax are not able to escape paying.
James Cameron-Wilson discusses Avengers: Infinity War, the UK's 3rd most successful opening ever. And while the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society shows growing popularity, the amazing success of The Greatest Showman continues, despite already being out for home viewing. James also reviews the home release of Suburbicon, which he reckons to be much under-rated.
Steve Caplin and Simon Rose discuss Google's new "Talk to Books" function, the Amazon Echo that insists on good manners, a MIDI representation of the world, Snapchat's relaunch of its Spectacles and a game combining physics with a word game.
Want to keep up with the latest earnings updates from the States? Well join Chris Hill and the Motley Fool Radio Show team here on Share Radio, direct from Washington DC, for news, views and analysis of the US stocks that matter. In this week's show: Amazon hits a new high, and raises the price on Prime; Alphabet racks up big profits amid higher spending; Facebook posts record revenue, while Microsoft’s cloud goes higher; Which one of these tech behemoths will get to a $1 trillion market cap.
Steve Caplin examines evidence that violent videos make you fat, the space hotel that will cost $10m for a stay, an autonomous boat, a tooth-mounted sensor and, best of all, a gadget that FINALLY helps you to hang a picture in exactly the spot you want.
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University turns his attention to the 10 reasons why wealth inequality is soaring in the UK, to the reasons Oman is a beacon of hope and stabiity in the Middle East and why Israel and Iran might be heading towards war, and the prospects for Cuba in a post-Castro era.
James Cameron-Wilson examines the worst week this year at the UK box office, thanks to the weather. He reviews two new movies, both searching for the grey pound, the Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society and The Leisure Seeker. He also looks at the Blu-Ray release of the shortest Best Film Oscar-winner ever, Marty, with Ernest Bourgnine.