Political commentator Mike Indian looks across the pond, discussing Trump's State of the Union address, his impeachment acquittal and the Iowa caucuses. Back home, with Brexit now achieved, what can we expect from an EU trade deal and how are decisions such as that regarding Huawei likely to be received? With the SNP under pressure with another sex scandal, he looks at the Labour leadership election and asks if Emily Thornberry has run out of road?
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University discusses predictions that the UK economy will outperform the EU bloc after Brexit, wondering whether economics should be trusted as a hard science. With global debt said to be $188 trillion, he hears the confessions of central bankers that they have run out of ammunition. And with Xi and Putin both of an age when they could claim a bus pass, he wonder what the future holds for them and their countries.
Mike Indian, political journalist and author of the Groucho Tendency blog, is in the studio talking about the latest from the Labour leadership election with Keir Starmer and Lisa Nandy on to the ballot and left-leaning Jess Phillips dropping out. Meanwhile, John Bercow's peerage is in doubt. Mike also looks ahead to what we can expect from Brexit this year and the impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump.
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University discusses ONS figures showing that non-EU exports are growing five times faster than those heading to the EU. He also turns his attention to the Middle East, wondering what might be the result of recent events involving Iran and looks at Oman, broker to the Iran nuclear deal, where the modernising Sultan has just died after ruling for 50 years. Lastly, he assesses the importance of the recently-deceased philosopher Sir Roger Scruton.
Political commentator and author of the Groucho Tendency blog Mike Indian talks to Simon Rose about the political ramifications across Europe of the killing of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani. He looks at the various candidates vying for leadership of the Labour Party, how the process works and how the party might recover from its election defeat. And he discusses the different nature of Parliament with a new Speaker and a Conservative majority.
In his first appearance in 2020, Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University looks at the effect Brexit may have on Britain's status in the world economy. He looks at what might happen in Labour's leadership contest, wondering whether – like the Conservatives in the Blair years – they may go through several leaders. And he considers what economic policies the Conservatives might choose to adopt after their decisive election victory.
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University reflects upon the 2019 UK General Election. What lessons should be drawn for the main political parties? What can we expect from Labour's forthcoming leadership election? And what will Boris Johnson's government actually do in terms of public policy and Brexit?
What will the election result mean for Britain and the markets? Richard Stone and Gavin Oldham of The Share Centre discuss the political and economic ramifications of the Conservatives being returned with a solid majority and what it will mean for the UK's future relationship with Europe. Investment Research Analyst Helal Miah looks at the sectors likely to benefit from a reappraisal of the prospects for the UK stock market.
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University asks whether, in the wake of the pro-democracy success in the recent elections, Hong Kong has become the new Berlin Wall. He also explains why EU rules mean the NHS has long been "for sale". And he looks at the shakiness of Labour's northern "Red Wall" in a time of shifting political loyalties.
Professor Tim Evans on the latest developments in the 2019 General Election. What are the polls telling us about shifting political loyalties? He examines the Liberal Democrat manifesto and marvels at the "free stuff for everyone" promises of the main parties. He also looks at NATO, which has identified space as its next operational domain.
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