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The Bigger Picture: Britons' attitude to immigration, conspiracy theories and Cuba & Venezuela

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The Bigger Picture: Britons' attitude to immigration, conspiracy theories and Cuba & Venezuela
Tim Evans, Professor of Business and Political Economy at Middlesex University, looks at a recent study showing that Britons are the most appreciative nation in Europe to the benefits of immigration. He also examines the addiction to conspiracy theories and takes a look at the current state of Cuba and Venezuela and why Donald Trump may be doing more harm than good.
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Professor Tim Evans


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: Brexit progress, Theresa May's successor and the Euro elections

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The Bigger Picture: Brexit progress, Theresa May's successor and the Euro elections
Political commentator Mike Indian discusses the lack of progress in cross-party talks on Brexit and what it means. In the way of the meeting with the 1922 Committee, what is Theresa May's future and who will replace her. What is likely to happen in the Euro elections and the Peterborough by-election and what will it mean for the UK political landscape?
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Mike Indian


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: The economic implications of poor physical education in schools

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 The Bigger Picture: The economic implications of poor physical education in schools
Physical Education at school; did you love it or, as so many did, hate it? What are the socio-economic implications of loathing enforced exercise? That's the question fascinatingly explored by Dr. Anne Elliott, senior lecturer of the London Sports Institute at Middlesex University and Professor Tim Evans, professor of Business and Political Economy, also at Middlesex. They believe that, conservatively, poor PE teaching could be costing the NHS £1.2 billion a year.
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Professor Tim Evans, Dr. Anne Elliott


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: The Cabinet reshuffle, the Peterborough by-election and Euro elections

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The Bigger Picture: The Cabinet reshuffle, the Peterborough by-election and Euro elections
Political commentator Mike Indian discusses the sacking of the Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson and the resulting Cabinet reshuffle, the recall of Peterborough MP Fiona Onasanya and the by-election which will result (will Nigel Farage finally become an MP?) as well the forthcoming European elections and Theresa May's Brexit discussions with the Labour leader.
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Mike Indian


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: Tory woes, political families & ideas through architecture

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The Bigger Picture: Tory woes, political families & ideas through architecture
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University discusses with Simon Rose the woes of the Conservative Party and the rise of the Brexit Party and wonders if we're seeing the start of a seismic shift in UK politics. He also looks at how inter-generational political families are now emerging on the left, as well as the right. And he looks at architecture as a way of making structure express ideas.
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Professor Tim Evans


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The Bigger Picture: The European Elections are now definite

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The Bigger Picture: The European Elections are now definite
With European elections in the UK now definite, political commentator Mike Indian, author of the Groucho Tendency blog, looks at what might happen. Will turnout be higher than usual, will the just-formed Brexit Party dominate as the polls are suggesting and what will the election mean for politics in the UK? Forecasting a UK General Election by the autumn, Mike assesses the state of the two main parties and looks at the runners and riders in the - eventual - contest for leadership of the Conservative Party.
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Mike Indian


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: A longevity boost, digital law enforcement and the deep state and Brexit

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The Bigger Picture: A longevity boost, digital law enforcement and the deep state and Brexit
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University looks at the staggering economic and actuarial implications of curative medicine which appears to be on the point of extending life expectancy significantly and reducing diseases associated with old age. He looks at an app which helps to report possible car wash slaves which demonstrates the creeping digital privatisation of law enforcement. Lastly he examines the role of the "deep state" in the Brexit process.
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Professor Tim Evans


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: How Brexit could be influenced by poor plumbing

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The Bigger Picture: How Brexit could be influenced by poor plumbing
Political commentator Mike Indian tries to make sense of the political shenanigans of the past few days, full of amendments and indicative votes, with deadlock in the Cabinet and Commons and Theresa May entering discussions with Jeremy Corbyn. But with the House of Commons' business disrupted by a water leak, Mike explains how important that mishap could yet be.
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Mike Indian


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: Cold War fake news, Israel & Gulf States and Lexit

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The Bigger Picture: Cold War fake news, Israel & Gulf States and Lexit
In the wake of Robert Mueller's report on Donald Trump's election campaign and Russia, Professor Tim Evans looks at Britain's Cold War "fake news" department, the Information Research Department. He also looks at the conversations taking place between Israel and the Gulf States, unified in their concerns about Iran as well as how and when Labour under Jeremy Corbyn will openly pivot away from the EU and become a hardline Lexit party.
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Professor Tim Evans


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: Who is to blame for the Brexit mess?

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The Bigger Picture: Who is to blame for the Brexit mess?
With just a week to go until Britain COULD leave the EU, political commentator Mike Indian asks who's to blame for the Brexit mess. While asking for an extension to the leaving date, Theresa May has put up the hackles of many MPs with her latest address. He also looks at what's happened to collective responsibility, the Speaker's ability to pick and choose which precedents he invokes and why Jeremy Corbyn walked out of a meeting with the PM because Chuka Umunna was present.
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Mike Indian


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