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The Bigger Picture: UK global exports; Iran & Oman; Sir Roger Scruton RIP

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The Bigger Picture: UK global exports; Iran & Oman; Sir Roger Scruton RIP
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.
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Professor Tim Evans


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: US-Iran tensions; Labour leadership contest & the new Parliament

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The Bigger Picture: US-Iran tensions; Labour leadership contest & the new Parliament
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.
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Mike Indian


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: Britain's economy in the 20s, Labour's leadership & the Tories' economic policies

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The Bigger Picture: Britain's economy in the 20s, Labour's leadership & the Tories' economic policies
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.
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Professor Tim Evans


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The Bigger Picture: Lessons of the election, whither Labour and can Boris cut the mustard?

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The Bigger Picture: Lessons of the election, whither Labour and can Boris cut the mustard?
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?
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Professor Tim Evans


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: 2019 Election Special

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The Bigger Picture: 2019 Election Special
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.
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Gavin Oldham, Richard Stone, Helal Miah


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The Bigger Picture: The new Berlin Wall, Selling off the NHS & Labour's shaky Red Wall

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The Bigger Picture: The new Berlin Wall, Selling off the NHS & Labour's shaky Red Wall
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.
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Professor Tim Evans


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The Bigger Picture: Shifting political loyalties, free stuff for all and NATO and space

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The Bigger Picture: Shifting political loyalties, free stuff for all and NATO and space
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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Professor Tim Evans


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: Why Vote, It Only Encourages Them!

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The Bigger Picture: Why Vote, It Only Encourages Them!
Political commentator Mike Indian looks at the latest development in the UK General Election. Why will Nigel Farage not be voting and what will his standing down of so many candidates mean? Why will the election be won or lost in England? How accurate are the pollsters likely to be? What will be in the party manifestoes?
Guest:

Mike Indian


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The Bigger Picture: The UK election; RIP Vladimir Bukovsky & the lessons of Germany's currency collapses

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The Bigger Picture: The UK election; RIP Vladimir Bukovsky & the lessons of Germany's currency collapses
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University looks at some of the more unusual aspects of the UK General Election, now five weeks away. He also looks at the life of former Soviet dissident Vladimir Bukovsky and his role in the demise of the USSR and considers what lessons we might usefully learn from the two currency collapses suffered by Germany in the past century.
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Professor Tim Evans


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: The General Election, Keith Vaz and a new speaker

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The Bigger Picture: The General Election, Keith Vaz and a new speaker
Political commentator Mike Indian looks at how the general election he predicted at the beginning of the year finally came about, at some of the MPs who are standing down (and some who aren't) and at the departure of John Bercow as Speaker. He discusses the suspension of Keith Vaz, the most severe ever that will have no effect thanks to the election. And he looks at which might happen when the country goes to the polls.
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Mike Indian


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