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"I believed her when she said she was a stable and orderly Prime Minister..." John Rentoul on the General Election

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"I believed her when she said she was a stable and orderly Prime Minister..." John Rentoul on the General Election
Did anyone see Theresa May's shocking General Election announcement coming? Ed Bowsher was joined by John Rentoul, Chief Political Commentator at the Independent, to hear if he was surprised or if it was inevitable.
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John Rentoul


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Pound strengthens as May seeks early General Election

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Pound strengthens as May seeks early General Election
The pound was firmly up after the surprise election news, wiping out earlier losses. To better understand the announcement's effect on the markets, Ed Bowsher was joined by John Barrass, deputy chief executive of the Wealth Management Association.
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John Barrass


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Ed Bowsher

PM calls for snap General Election: Mike Indian shares his reaction

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PM calls for snap General Election: Mike Indian shares his reaction
Prime Minister Theresa May has called for an early General Election on June 8th. The Prime Minster has implored MPs to pass an election motion tomorrow in Parliament allowing the process to begin. The bill would need the backing of two-thirds of MPs. To get his reaction to the news and what it means for Britain, Ed Bowsher was joined by Mike Indian, senior political analyst at DeHaviland.
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Mike Indian


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Linda Lewis (1)

Company Casebook: Fighting cybercrime

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Company Casebook: Fighting cybercrime
On Company Casebook this week Linda Lewis meets the cybersecurity firm MWR InfoSec and learns how they help businesses deal with the ever present threat of cybercrime.

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Steve Clarke

Trump's U-turns on Nato, China, Russia and Janet Yellen

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Trump's U-turns on Nato, China, Russia and Janet Yellen
This week, Trump has talked down the US dollar, backed down on calling China a currency manipulator, and contradicted stances made during his campaign. Scott Lucas, Professor of American studies at the University of Birmingham and Founder of the EA Worldview blog, joined Share Radio's Steve Clarke to discuss all the latest from his administration.
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Professor Scott Lucas


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Steve Clarke

Hammond defends Johnson over failed Russia sanctions demand

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Hammond defends Johnson over failed Russia sanctions demand
Philip Hammond has defended Boris Johnson's failed attempt to get the G7 to increase sanctions against Russia. The Chancellor also supported the UK continuing to make the case for extended sanction in response to Putin's support of the Assad regime. Share Radio's Steve Clarke was joined by Asa Bennett, Assistant Comment Editor at the Telegraph for all the latest political news.
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Asa Bennett


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Steve Clarke

Royal Mail to close defined benefit pension scheme

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Royal Mail to close defined benefit pension scheme
Royal Mail has announced the closure of its its defined benefit pension scheme, sparking threats for industrial action. Plus, PZ Cussons said in a trading update that its full year results will be in line with expectations. Richard Hunter, Head of Research at Wilson King Investment Management for today's major companies stories.
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Richard Hunter


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Steve Clarke

Trump sends US dollar down after saying 'it's getting too strong'

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Trump sends US dollar down after saying 'it's getting too strong'
Trump's latest remarks about the US dollar strength has triggered a currency drop, and in an interview he also said his administration will not label China as a 'currency manipulator', contradicting a promise made during his campaign. To discuss this and today's other major economic stories, Share Radio's Steve Clarke was joined by Adrian Lowcock, Investment director at Architas.
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Adrian Lowcock


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Ed Bowsher

Could Brexit push Britain out of the Space Race?

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Could Brexit push Britain out of the Space Race?
Could Brexit push Britain out of the Space Race? UK companies are concerned that they could be frozen out of lucrative European space contracts once Britain has left the EU. That's because Brussels has laid out new terms for the multi-billion euro "Galileo" satellite navigation system. These terms mean the UK would have to negotiate new security relationships to keep working on the project post-Brexit. To discuss this more Ed was joined by Professor Martin Barstow, Director of the Leicester Institute of Space & Earth Observation.

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Ed Bowsher

Was a foreign government responsible for the collapse of a referendum voter registration site?

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Was a foreign government responsible for the collapse of a referendum voter registration site?
Foreign governments, such as Russia and China, may have been responsible for the collapse of a voter registration website in the run-up to the EU referendum, that's according to the House of Commons public administration and constitutional affairs committee. To find out more, Ed spoke to John Ashmore, Chief reporter at Politics Home.

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