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The Bigger Picture: The political ramifications of the invasion of Ukraine

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The Bigger Picture: The political ramifications of the invasion of Ukraine
Political commentator Mike Indian looks at the political ramifications of the Russian invasion of Ukraine eight days in. With Ukrainian resistance greater than anticipated, he feels that – to paraphrase Churchill – this could be at least the end of the beginning for Vladimir Putin. The attack, argues Mike, is reinvigorating NATO but he feels more can be done to tackle Russian dirty money being sheltered in the UK while not indiscriminately targeting those hostile to Putin's actions.
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Steve Caplin


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The Bigger Picture: What are Putin's aims in Ukraine, how can the West react & why China matters

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The Bigger Picture: What are Putin's aims in Ukraine, how can the West react & why China matters
In the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University speculates what Putin's aims might be and discusses how the West should react and, indeed, whether it will be able to manage without Russian oil, gas and even wheat. He explains about the coming refugee crisis for Europe and why China matters so much. He concludes with the ultimate question: How can we reboot the Western system to cope with what may prove a new era?
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Professor Tim Evans


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The Bigger Picture: Divergent attitudes on Ukraine and the war of words in UK politics

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The Bigger Picture: Divergent attitudes on Ukraine and the war of words in UK politics
Political commentator Mike Indian talks to Simon Rose about the divergent attitudes of the UK and other western countries to Russia and the Ukraine. He also discusses several aspects of UK politics: Jacob Rees-Mogg's comments on Brexit and trade; the fallout from Boris Johnson's remarks on Jimmy Savile in Parliament; and John Major's public criticism of the current Prime Minister.
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Mike Indian


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The Bigger Picture: How to ameliorate NHS waiting lists, the crisis in policing & nuclear fusion

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The Bigger Picture: How to ameliorate NHS waiting lists, the crisis in policing & nuclear fusion
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University looks at the shocking growth in NHS waiting lists and wonders if providing tax breaks on private health provision for the elderly might prove a helpful way forward. He also considers the crisis in policing, suggesting a possible solution, even though few politicians might be willing to think long enough ahead. And he ends on an optimistic note, hoping that the recent breakthrough at JET might herald a coming age of nuclear fusion.
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Professor Tim Evans


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The Bigger Picture: The cost-of-living crisis, can Boris survive and is Russia sabre-rattling over Ukraine?

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The Bigger Picture: The cost-of-living crisis, can Boris survive and is Russia sabre-rattling over Ukraine?
Political commentator Mike Indian looks at the energy price cap increase and the general rise in the cost of living, as well as the Government's attempts to ameliorate the effects of inflation in an era of rampant political short-termism. He examines the waning popularity of Boris Johnson and asks if the PM can survive, feeling the May local elections could prove crucial. And he turns his attention to the Ukraine, wondering if Russia is merely sabre-rattling or if Putin is seriously considering an invasion.
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Mike Indian


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The Bigger Picture: The end of globalisation, is Labour still divided & is inflation massively under-counted?

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The Bigger Picture: The end of globalisation, is Labour still divided & is inflation massively under-counted?
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University asks whether we are seeing the end of the second great age of globalisation and wonders how the future will be different. With the Tories in free fall, he ponders whether there are still divisions within Labour. And he reflects on the way inflation is calculated and how it may not reflect the experience of the less well-off.
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Professor Tim Evans


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The Bigger Picture: Prime Minister's Question Time

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The Bigger Picture: Prime Minister's Question Time
With Simon Rose taking a well-earned break and with an action-packed PMQ on Wednesday, please enjoy 55 minutes of democratic challenge at its best. Christian Wakeford (circled in the image) has just switched sides from Conservative to Labour, Sir Keir Starmer's on the warpath, and Boris is fighting back - at last. Enjoy!

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The Bigger Picture: Has Boris's luck run out, Putin's sabre-rattling & mistaken Brexit predictions

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The Bigger Picture: Has Boris's luck run out, Putin's sabre-rattling & mistaken Brexit predictions
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University asks if Boris ("lucky general") Johnson's luck has finally run out and wonders where the truly big beasts of British politics are these days. He ponders the military dangers of Putin's ineffective and declining economic model. And he cocks a snook at many supposed "experts" whose predications about the effect of Brexit now seem very wide of the mark.
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Professor Tim Evans


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The Bigger Picture: NHS backlog, Covid Plan B, rising energy bills & Blair's knighthood

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The Bigger Picture: NHS backlog, Covid Plan B, rising energy bills & Blair's knighthood
In the first Bigger Picture of the Year, political commentator Mike Indian talks to Simon Rose about the problems faced by the NHS in dealing with its backlog, about the Government's Plan B for Covid, about rising energy bills and the cost of living generally and about the objections to Tony Blair being awarded a knighthood.
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Mike Indian


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The Bigger Picture: Highlights of Professor Tim Evans in 2021

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The Bigger Picture: Highlights of Professor Tim Evans in 2021
At the end of 2021, we feature some of the topics covered during the year by Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University. In conversation with Simon Rose, Tim discussed the tensions in eastern Europe and why Germany is so beholden to Putin's Russia, the death of the Californian Dream, Ed Balls' examination of the crisis in the UK care system, science's Replication Crisis and why Lord Frank Field was ahead of his time in his ideas on unemployment benefit.
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professor tim evans


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