Tim Evans, Professor of Business and Political Economy at Middlesex University, looks at Trump's foreign policy, particularly with regard to North Korea and tearing up the Iran deal. He examines Britain's position on Galileo and the UK's plan to launch a rival, discusses Britain's first national private police force since the Georgian era and wonders what black cabbies will make of flying taxis.
Political commentator and author of The Groucho Tendency blog, Mike Indian looks at Amber Rudd's resignation and at Sajid Javid's appointment, wondering what it will mean for the Government and its handling of the Windrush scandal and wondering if Javid might be the next Tory leader. He also takes a look at the accusations of bullying against Speaker Bercow.
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University turns his attention to the 10 reasons why wealth inequality is soaring in the UK, to the reasons Oman is a beacon of hope and stabiity in the Middle East and why Israel and Iran might be heading towards war, and the prospects for Cuba in a post-Castro era.
Political commentator Mike Indian, author of the Groucho Tendency blog, discusses the top political stories with Simon Rose. What does the crisis over the Windrush generation mean for EU citizens living in the UK? Should Parliament have had a say over military action in Syria? What will the Lords' defeat of the Government mean for Brexit? Why has Labour not been able to tackle satisfactorily the antisemitism accusations?
James Cameron-Wilson looks at new action movie Rampage (and the career of its star Dwayne Johnson) as well as horror debutant Truth or Dare. He also comes up with a remarkable statistic about the nationality of the Oscar's Best Director winners over the past decade. Great pub trivia question in the making.
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University discusses the reality of Russia's ailing economy and the possible future for Putin, why our top universities are not asking tougher questions about the EU and what a new centrist party in the UK would have to look like if it were to succeed.
Vicky Pryce, Chief Economic Adviser to the Centre for Economics and Business Research, examines the gender pay gap and what can be done about it, asks how dangerous the possible trade war between the US and China could be and looks at President Macron's attempts to reform working practises in France.
Tim Evans, professor of business and political economy at Middlesex University, discusses the journey of Labour and why it has created a problem of antisemitism, why the European Arrest Warrant is coming under greater scrutiny by some governments and why London remains the number one centre for global financial services.
Tim Price, director of Price Value Partners, discusses irrational markets from a rational viewpoint, bringing in Trump's tariffs, the backlash against the FANGs, some of MIFID's drabacks, the changing nature of the bond market and why ETFs could cause problems in a downturn.
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University and Gavin Oldham, Chairman of Share plc, reflect upon the Chancellor's Spring Statement. They assess his and the OBR's projections for the economy and ask where the future tax revenue will come from? What will happen to the £30 billion bonanza of fuel duty as we move away from petrol and diesel. Why can be done to address the housing crisis and what impact will the events in Salisbury have on the defence budget. And what might Brexit mean for our public finances.