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A podcast that looks beyond the slogans and grandstanding to examine what Brexit will mean for Britain’s trade, economy, public institutions and private sector. Brexit Unspun is produced by Fiona Symon

A podcast that looks beyond the slogans and grandstanding to examine what Brexit will mean for Britain’s trade, economy, public institutions and private sector. Brexit Unspun is produced by Fiona Symon
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A podcast that looks beyond the slogans and grandstanding to examine what Brexit will mean for Britain’s trade, economy, public institutions and private sector. Brexit Unspun is produced by Fiona Symon

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English


Episodes

Tourism and travel

12/18/2017
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The fall in sterling since the Brexit referendum has given a big boost to the UK tourism industry. But can a sector so dependent on transport and other links with Europe thrive outside the EU?

Duration: 00:17:38


Medical research and the NHS

12/11/2017
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Siona Jenkins and guests how collaboration between health researchers and specialists will be affected by Brexit, as well as whether reciprocal rights to access treatment for EU and UK citizens will continue.

Duration: 00:29:46


What prospects for UK exporters?

12/4/2017
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Sarah Gordon, FT business editor, Alli Rennison, head of EU and trade policy at the Institute of Directors, and Peter Campbell, FT motor industry correspondent, join Siona Jenkins to discuss the future of Britain's exporters outside the EU.

Duration: 00:23:54


A green and pleasant land?

11/27/2017
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The EU's Common Agricultural Policy has been responsible for destroying much of Britain's natural landscape and wildlife. Is now the time to reset policy on farming and the environment? Siona Jenkins discusses the question with economist Dieter Helm, conservation scientist Lynn Dicks, and the FT's Scheherazade Daneshkhu.

Duration: 00:20:48


What's on the menu for Britons outside the EU?

11/20/2017
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How much food does the UK import from Europe and how dependent are UK farmers on European subsidies? Will the price of food in supermarkets go up, or down? And will food safety standards change? Siona Jenkins discusses these and other questions with Scheherazade Daneshkhu, FT consumer industries correspondent, and Tim Lang of City, University of London

Duration: 00:19:57


Will a squeeze on labour push up wages?

11/13/2017
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Siona Jenkins discusses the future of employment, growing workforce gaps and what will happen to wages with the FT's Sarah O’Connor and Helen Warrell, and Heather Rolfe, an employment expert at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research

Duration: 00:19:59


Who will have the right to remain?

11/6/2017
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Brexit has thrown the life plans of vast numbers of people into disarray and has caused headaches to employers worried that they may not be able to retain or recruit the best staff. Siona Jenkins asks Helen Warrell, the FT’s public policy correspondent, and Katie Newbury, an immigration lawyer at Kingsley Napley, how far the exit talks have succeeded in allaying some of these fears.

Duration: 00:12:53


Uncertain times for UK business

10/29/2017
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Uncertainty about the outcome of the exit negotiations has hit some companies hard, while others are examining options for relocating out of the UK. Siona Jenkins discusses the outlook for UK business with Sarah Gordon, FT business editor, Patrick Jenkins, financial editor, and Adam Marshall, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce.

Duration: 00:21:30


How democratic is the Brexit Bill?

10/23/2017
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Siona Jenkins examines questions of the legitimacy of the Brexit process and the impact on our democracy of the bill currently going through parliament with Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, director of the Queen Mary University school of law in London and the FT's James Blitz and Mure Dickie

Duration: 00:27:01


What progress in the exit talks?

10/16/2017
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What progress has been made in the exit negotiations so far and what should Britain’s strategy be to get the best deal? Siona Jenkins puts the question Alex Barker, FT Brussels bureau chief, James Blitz, FT Whitehall editor, and Heather Grabbe, director of the Open Society European Policy Institute in Brussels.

Duration: 00:15:41


Brexit Unspun returns for a second series

10/9/2017
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Brexit Unspun, a podcast that debunks some of the political spin around Brexit is returning for a second series. You can listen to more insights from FT specialists about the impact of Brexit on our trade, economy, public institutions and private sector. And we’ll also be including contributions from listeners and outside experts. Our first episode takes stock of the progress made in the exit negotiations and asks what a transition arrangement might look like. So look out for Brexit...

Duration: 00:02:03


The Irish border question

7/30/2017
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The people of Ireland are united in opposition to any return of a visible border, involving security or customs checks. But how can this be achieved once Britain leaves the EU? Siona Jenkins discusses at the possibilities with Vincent Boland and Tony Barber.

Duration: 00:12:49


Battles over Britain's exit bill

7/23/2017
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The idea that Britain would have to pay an exit bill came as a surprise to many who voted to leave the European Union. They'd been promised a financial windfall that would help the government support public services. Siona Jenkins asks Alex Barker and James Blitz what the bill represents and how much leverage the UK has in the negotiations.

Duration: 00:11:13


Will UK influence grow or decline?

7/16/2017
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Will Britain's global standing be enhanced or undermined by Brexit? Siona Jenkins puts the question to the FT's Alex Barker and Philip Stephens.

Duration: 00:09:54


The nuclear conundrum

7/9/2017
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When Britons voted to leave the EU, considerations of nuclear policy were probably far from their minds, but this is turning out to be one of the most complex and difficult parts of the separation process. Alex Barker and Andrew Ward explain why.

Duration: 00:14:05


What future for scientific collaboration?

7/2/2017
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Does Britain risk becoming a 'backwater' for scientific research, as some scientists have warned? And what risk is there of a Brexit brain drain? Siona Jenkins discusses these and other questions with Clive Cookson and Helen Warrell

Duration: 00:09:17


More money for the NHS?

6/25/2017
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Siona Jenkins discusses the impact of Brexit on the National Health Service with the FT's James Blitz and Sarah Neville. Will there be more money? How will it affect staffing, the cost of drugs and medical research?

Duration: 00:10:47


Will UK workers be better off outside the EU?

6/18/2017
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If Europeans no longer take up jobs in the UK, will those jobs go to British workers or be lost for good, and will workers rights be eroded when protections enshrined in EU legislation are removed? Siona Jenkins puts these questions to Sarah Gordon and Sarah O’Connor.

Duration: 00:10:55


Britain's migrant problem: real or imagined?

6/11/2017
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Fears about immigration were a prime reason why many Britons voted to leave the European Union. Were these fears justified, and if so, will Brexit solve the problem? Siona Jenkins puts these questions to the FT's Helen Warrell and James Blitz.

Duration: 00:12:32


Trade and the single market

6/4/2017
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What’s the greatest risk to the smooth operation of cross border trade and which sectors are likely to be most affected? Siona Jenkins discusses the impact of Brexit on UK trade with Sarah Gordon, FT business editor, and Patrick Jenkins, financial editor.

Duration: 00:14:52

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