Is now the right time to consider a transitional deal between the UK and the European Union? On our podcast this week, IEA Chief Economist Julian Jessop and Digital Officer Madeline Grant discuss the varying options for transitional arrangements for March 2019 - after the UK has left the EU, but before it pursues its full plans to exit the Single Market or the Customs Union. The pair also discuss how such a deal could impact on other areas of the Brexit negotiations, including the 'Divorce bill'.
The European Central Bank will continue its quantitative easing bond-buying programme into 2018, according to ratings agency, S&P. The agency says the ECB will need to do this to combat low core inflation and credit growth.
Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Claus Vistesen, macroeconomist for Pantheon Macroeconomics who focusses on the Eurozone, to explore the issue.
As Donald Trump prepares for his presidency he has been naming officials...AND speaking out against the Central Intelligence Agency. To get reaction to the president elect's latest moves, and discover what they might mean, Colin is joined by Ross Anderson of Cambridge University.
In the modern age, globalization, together with advances in communications and transportation, has greatly increased the number of people who have the desire and the capacity to move to other places. Sunday was International Migrants Day and we've been in contact with Migrant Voice, an organisation dedicated to giving migrants worldwide a voice to express their experiences and struggles. Colin spoke with Yuliana Topazly, who moved to the UK from Russia when she was 19 and now runs her own business, and Rehab Jameel, a human rights activist, anti-FGM campaigner, and civil engineer, holding an MPhil from Cambridge in engineering for sustainable development.
This week, Yahoo revealed one of the biggest cases of computer hacking ever. It said that data from more than one billion accounts may have been hacked, and it revealed that the incident happened three years ago but has only now become clear. To discuss this Share Radio's Matthew Cook was joined by Mark James, IT Security Specialist at ESET, and Lewis Henderson, consultant at Glasswall Solutions.
An increasing number of official bodies have been describing anti-fracking campaigners as "extremists" in response to a controversial Government strategy designed to prevent people from becoming terrorists. Councils, schools and police forces have listed anti-fracking campaigns in documents about the Prevent programme, which is part of the national counter-terrorism strategy.
Green Party peer Baroness Jenny Jones has said she will push the Government to stop the police and local councils from using Prevent to "intimidate people who are objecting to their local water supply being threatened by the frackers" Share Radios Matthew cook spoke With Baroness Jenny Jones to find out more.
Protesters led by Peter Tatchell have disrupted a speech by Jeremy Corbyn, calling on the Labour leader to demand action to end the conflict in Syria.
Corbyn halted his speech while several protesters held up banners with slogans including: “Step up and demand action in Syria” and “End the suffering in Aleppo”.
Tatchell, a human rights campaigner who has previously supported the Labour party, shouted over the party leader to demand he do more to condemn the actions of Russia in the Syrian conflict. He told Share Radio's Colin Bloom why he felt drastic action was needed.
The sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia to use against Yemen, by the UK has long been a controversial one, as the UK also sends aid to Yemen. The Campaign Against Arms Trade has recently launched legal action against the UK government, to try and stop the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia. Matthew Cook spoke to Andrew Smith, from CAAT to discuss the legal case and the humanitarian crisis in Yemen
Net migration to the UK has recently hit the second highest level on record with many migrants coming from within the EU, this has raised questions about the governments policy after article 50 is triggered. Sara Macham discussed migration to the UK with Eros Rrodhe, senior consultant at Migrate UK
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