• 20 Nov 2017

    Henry Newman, director of the Open Europe think tank and a former adviser to the leading Brexiteer Michael Gove, and Labour MP Alison McGovern discuss Brexit.

  • 20 Nov 2017

    An American television presenter has claimed that African-American staff at Fox News are consistently marginalised – as he gave evidence to the competition watchdog investigating the proposed Fox takeover of Sky. Kelly Wright said there was a culture of systemic and institutional bias in America – declaring “it’s wrong and we are better than this”.…

  • 20 Nov 2017

    Britain’s Brexit bill could be double the amount that Theresa May offered the EU in September. The critical cabinet committee in charge of making the decision has just finished meeting in Downing Street. The EU says without that promise of extra money, the talks won’t move on to the future trading relationship, and the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier has also warned Britain…

  • 16 Nov 2017

    Britain’s housing market is broken – and the Prime Minister is making it her personal mission to fix it. That was the message from Theresa May today as her Communities Secretary said the lack of affordable houses risks creating a “rootless generation”.

  • 7 Nov 2017

    Treasury Minister Mel Stride discusses the government’s efforts to combat tax avoidance and evasion.    

  • 7 Nov 2017

    Europe’s Competition Commissioner has confirmed she has spoken to the tech giant Apple about controversial, but legal, tax structures revealed in the so-called Paradise Papers. According to the latest revelations, Apple apparently moved key parts of its business, worth hundreds of billions of dollars, to Jersey in order to maintain a low tax regime. Apple…

  • 7 Nov 2017

    How my expensive obsession for ties began

    This week a show about my ties opens at the Design Museum. I gasped when I saw it. It is small, dense and spectacular – enough colour to light the night sky!

  • 2 Nov 2017

    Today’s interest rate rise: small but significant

    It would have been more of a surprise today had the Bank of England NOT raised interest rates. Having made it clear on several recent occasions that rising inflation meant a rate hike was imminent, Mark Carney would have earned his moniker as the “unreliable boyfriend” had nothing actually happened. But something very important did…

  • 2 Nov 2017

    Financial analyst Louise Cooper and Rupert Harrison, an economist at investment management firm BlackRock who previously worked as chief of staff to George Osborne when he was the Chancellor, discuss the interest rate rise.  

  • 2 Nov 2017

    Bank of England Governor Mark Carney talks about the decision to raise interest rates, prospects for the economy and Brexit.

  • 2 Nov 2017

    “This is good news,” said the Governor of the Bank England about the decision to raise interest rates for the first time in a decade. From 0.25 to 0.5  percent. Doubled but still to no more than a whisker. So what will that mean for the millions of us with mortgages and credit card debt?

  • 2 Nov 2017

    Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable discusses the Westminster harassment saga and the interest rate rise.  

  • 1 Nov 2017

    Interest rates have now been on hold for the longest period in living memory, but all that could end tomorrow when the Bank of England is expected to put up base rates for the first time in a decade. The increase is likely to be fractional, but the psychological shift could be far more profound.…

  • 25 Oct 2017

    The Chancellor has said he’s confident that the main details of a transitional deal to help businesses adapt to Brexit could be in place by December. Philip Hammond was speaking as the latest growth figures for the UK showed a modest improvement, climbing 0.4 per cent in the last quarter. But he also acknowledged the…

  • 19 Oct 2017

    Joining us from Brussels is the Conservative MEP Daniel Hannan to debate the issue of EU citizens in the UK.