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Bloomberg's Caroline Hepker, Stephen Carroll and Yuan Potts have your daily guide to British politics. We'll tell you what's happening and explain why it matters.

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Bloomberg's Caroline Hepker, Stephen Carroll and Yuan Potts have your daily guide to British politics. We'll tell you what's happening and explain why it matters.

    Natural Churn

    Natural Churn

    As Sajid Javid becomes the latest Tory parliamentarian to announce he's standing down, Alexander Stafford, Conservative MP for Rother Valley told Bloomberg's Caroline Hepker and Lizzy Burden it's just the natural churn ahead of an election and no bad thing. Also in the show, is there a TBC for ESG in UK politics and what Labour's Chester win really tells us about the party's quest for power.
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    • 24 min
    Great Gambling Britain

    Great Gambling Britain

    The UK is the world's biggest regulated online gambling market, and one of the most liberalized. Bloomberg's Gavin Finch joins Stephen Carroll and Caroline Hepker to discuss the rapid growth of the controversial industry, and how lobbying has helped to limit its regulation. Also in the show, as new figures from Nationwide show house prices dropping further in November, the author of our Money Distilled newsletter John Stepek tells us how government policy has affected the market. Plus, as it's December 1st, we think festive thoughts about seasonal ads. 
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    • 23 min
    A Bitter Brexit Pill?

    A Bitter Brexit Pill?

    The Bank of England's chief economist Huw Pill says Brexit is partly to blame for the UK's high inflation, adding to labour shortages and wage pressures. Bloomberg's Yuan Potts and Caroline Hepker break down his comments, including his forecast for when we can expect some relief from rising prices, with UK correspondent Lizzy Burden. Plus: the view from the Bank of England on Kwasi Kwarteng's ill-fated mini-budget. The chair of the Lords Economic Affairs Committee George Bridges discusses BoE governor Andrew Bailey's appearance. 
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    • 23 min
    Goodbye Golden Era

    Goodbye Golden Era

    Rishi Sunak says the 'golden era' of relations with China is over, but that the UK should engage with Beijing on key issues. Meanwhile, the leader of the opposition in Northern Ireland's Assembly wants the Prime Minister to engage with the EU on the Northern Ireland Protocol. The SDLP's Matthew O'Toole tells Bloomberg's Stephen Carroll and Yuan Potts that issues over post-Brexit trade could be resolved quickly by the UK government, as a bill to extend the deadline for elections to Stormont is fast-tracked through Westminster. Plus, our Senior International Affairs reporter Marc Champion joins us to discuss Rishi Sunak's recalibration of the UK's foreign policy priorities. 
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    • 22 min
    The Power Of Hot Air

    The Power Of Hot Air

    Rishi Sunak is facing another parliamentary rebellion over onshore wind farms, while there's been another kind of hot air around former Health Secretary Matt Hancock's performance on reality TV show I'm a Celebrity. Bloomberg's Yuan Potts and Stephen Carroll are joined by our Opinion columnist Therese Raphael to discuss why the Prime Minister and Keir Starmer might be taking an economics lesson from Joe Biden. Richard Donnell from property website Zoopla tells us about their latest data on the UK's housing market. 
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    • 22 min
    Oh, The OBR

    Oh, The OBR

    Jeremy Hunt says he doesn't accept the Office for Budget Responsibility's assessment that the UK economy will be 4% smaller than if it had stayed in the European Union. Our UK correspondent Lizzy Burden joins Stephen Carroll and Caroline Hepker to discuss his comments, and compare them to her interviews with policymakers, business leaders and the head of the OBR. Also in the show: we hear from two London-based CEOs, Jason Trost of Smarkets and Rishi Khosla of OakNorth Bank, about what they want from the future of UK-EU relations. 
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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

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Good bites of news

While listening, you definitely receive a comprehensive, unbiased recap of the top news stories and issues within the UK.

The guests are of great variety and hail from all areas of the UK and are relevant to the top news stories of the day. However, Sebastian and Roger sometimes will let them ramble and don’t intervene with prompts or questions to get them back on track. Gets a bit hard to follow

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