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The Bigger Picture: Whither or wither the world economy?

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The Bigger Picture: Whither or wither the world economy?
Economist Andrew Kenningham of Capital Economics discusses the world economy with Simon Rose. How big a deal is the burgeoning trade war? What will happen next? How healthy are the Chinese and American economies? Where do the risks lie? And how will the UK fare with the Brexit outcome still uncertain?
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Andrew Kenningham


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The Bigger Picture: US/EU tariff & European demographic challenges

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The Bigger Picture: US/EU tariff & European demographic challenges
Tim Evans of Middlesex University looks at the US/EU discussions on tariffs, at the arrival of "soundness signalling", at the demographic challenges being faced by some European countries and at the way in which governments are ignoring some of the more positive aspects of cryptocurrencies.
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Professor Tim Evans


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: Brexit, antisemitism & Boris

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The Bigger Picture: Brexit, antisemitism & Boris
As the UK's MPs head off for their summer hols, political commentator Mike Indian looks at the latest Brexit developments including Justine Greening's call for a second referendum, the Lib Dems absence from a Commons vote and Jeremy Hunt's debut as Foreign Secretary. He also examines what the row about antisemitism and the Labour Party demonstrates about Jeremy Corbyn's leadership and looks at what Boris Johnson has been up to since leaving the Foreign Office.
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Mike Indian


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: Different economic hymn sheets

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The Bigger Picture: Different economic hymn sheets
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University looks at the way in which President Trump and Theresa May are singing from different economic hymn sheets, at some of the museums around Britain at which you can explore the country's economic and political history this summer and at the move in Cuba to embrace property rights.
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Professor Tim Evans


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: Trump, Brexit and May's position

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The Bigger Picture: Trump, Brexit and May's position
Political commentator Mike Indian discusses the outcome of Donald Trump's NATO meeting and the politics of his visit to the UK. He looks back at the resignation of Conservative Brexit-minded ministers and discusses the safety of Theresa May's position as head of her party.
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Mike Indian


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: What would a "no deal" Brexit be like?

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The Bigger Picture: What would a "no deal" Brexit be like?
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University ponders what a "no deal" Brexit might be like if we had to fall back on the WTO default option. He also looks at the growing number of Russian journalists fighting back against disinformation and fake news and laments the worsening situation in Venezuela, where inflation has now passed 40,000%.
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Professor Tim Evans


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: Heathrow, NHS & Brexit

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The Bigger Picture: Heathrow, NHS & Brexit
Political commentator Mike Indian discusses the vote to expand Heathrow and the way in which the two main parties have both done 180-degree turns, the extra money pledged for the NHS and where it might come from and the latest developments in the ongoing saga that is Brexit.
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Mike Indian


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: The monopolistic problems of the NHS

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The Bigger Picture: The monopolistic problems of the NHS
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University considers recent NHS scandals and wonders whether the monopolistic nature of medicine is largely to blame. He also considers how culture wars are replacing class wars and what this might mean for British politics and the debate over legalisation of cannabis. Finally, he considers whether Brexit might lead to more and better immigration.
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Professor Tim Evans


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: Dissecting Trump's diplomacy

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The Bigger Picture: Dissecting Trump's diplomacy
Political commentator Mike Indian looks at Donald Trump's recent "diplomacy", drawing North Korea back into the international fold while also undermining the recent G7 meeting and laying into supposed "allies". He also takes a look at the Government's remarkable ability to keep its Brexit show on the road in Parliament.
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Mike Indian


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: The barely-reported US-Russia battle in Syria

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The Bigger Picture: The barely-reported US-Russia battle in Syria
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University examines the virtually-unreported battle in Syria earlier this year between US commandos and Russian mercenaries. He also discusses recent statements from Michael Gove and Priti Patel and asks what the Conservative Party actually stands for and poses the question everyone wants the answer to, what IS going to happen with Brexit.
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Professor Tim Evans


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