Tony Blair ran his government such that the likely consequences of military action in Iraq were not considered properly, Sir John Chilcot announced as part of his inquiry. John McTernan, Tony Blair’s former Director of Political Operations, discussed the report with Nigel Cassidy and Louise Cooper, looking back on the decisions that had to be taken at the time.
The long-awaited Chilcot Report, into the UK's role in the Iraq war, was released on Wednesday, nearly seven years after it was announced. Initial analysis of the report has been mostly positive, and Gerry Simpson, Chair in Public International Law at the London School of Economics, gave his take on the findings.
Vix Leyton from cashback site Quidco.com, joins Georgie Frost in the studio to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today, Sterling fell to a 31-year low against the US dollar, Amazon is going on a hiring spree, M&S is dropping in sales, Sports Direct has warned it will be "impacted significantly" by the collapse in sterling, 55 per cent of people in the UK now use a mobile phone to do their banking, and much more. Consuming Issues goes out every week day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio.
This is must listen, new look edition to our regular show, with added features, bringing their magazine to your ears. On this week's episode, Helen Knapmann and Tom Wilson join Georgie Frost in the studio. On the agenda, are loyalty cards a waste of time, we look at pyramid schemes, multi-level marketing, no-interest credit cards, Y2K software protection, a warning as ID theft among young people has gone up almost 60% and the experts think the likes of Facebook and Twitter have a part to play. We also see the new, fun and quirky features like stats of the week, and their regular polls from the magazine.
This is Crowdfunders with Share Radio's Senior Analyst - Ed Bowsher - the only show dedicated to the fast growing world of alternative finance, today featuring Frazer Fearnhead, CEO of property crowdfunding firm 'Housecrowd', a look at rewards-based crowdfunding & crowdfunding news.
Govnet is set to host its Open Source 2016 conference later, where issues in this area of software development will be discussed. So what exactly is open source, and why do some people think that this is where the future of tech development lies? Matt Cox spoke to Oliver Smith, Senior Tech Reporter at The Memo, to find out.
On Sunday, Japanese voters will go to the polls in the triennial upper house election. The contest is for only half the seats, and voters are expected to vote for the political status quo or not vote at all. To discuss this and more, Seijiro Takeshita, Professor of Management and Information at University of Shizuoka in Japan, joined Share Radio.
With everything going online, from e-mails, to shopping, to even banking now, it is vital to have a secure and safe password to prevent being hacked. research by the consumer credit reporting agency Equifax has found that a quarter change their passwords less than once a year, and almost the same figure never change at all, which could lead to high numbers of cyber crime and identity theft. This is a must listen as Joel Davis and John Marsden from Equifax join Georgie in the studio.
Owen Walker, award-winning financial journalist and former managing editor of Agenda, a Financial Times publication for US corporate directors talks about his book
'Barbarians in the Boardroom: Activist Investors and the battle for control of the world's most powerful companies' (a Financial Times Series).