Bloomberg Westminster is your daily guide to British politics. In less than half an hour, we'll tell you what's happening and explain why it matters.
- Bloomberg Westminster: Pushing For Protocol SolutionsLord Empey, former leader of the Ulster Unionist Party, says the solution to issues over the Northern Ireland Protocol should be found by negotiating with the EU, not by unilateral action. He tells Bloomberg's Stephen Carroll and Yuan Potts that the Stormont executive and a new cross-border body could have a role monitoring the flow of goods from Great Britain to Northern Ireland. Also in the show, Bloomberg's Chief European Economist Jamie Rush gives us details of new estimates showing 7% public sector rise would cost the goverment £14 billion annually.
- Bloomberg Westminster: Welsh Recession WorriesVaughan Gething, Welsh Economy Minister and Labour Senedd member, says he's concerned about the prospect of a recession amid the cost of living crisis. He tells Bloomberg's Yuan Potts and Stephen Carroll he would like Cardiff to have more budgetary and borrowing powers, and see a more 'pragmatic' approach from the government to tackling labour shortages. Also in the show, Tony Wilson from the Institute for Employment Studies discusses the wave of strikes in the UK, and the capacity employers have to raise wages in the face of high inflation.
- Bloomberg Westminster: By-Elections, Bye DowdenThe Conservative Party suffered a double defeat in Thursday's by-elections, with the Liberal Democrats and Labour winning seats in Devon and West Yorkshire. The Conservative Party chairman Oliver Dowden resigned in the wake of the results. Bloomberg's Yuan Potts and Caroline Hepker speak to Conservative MP Roger Gale, who says Boris Johnson is now the problem. Labour MP Janet Daby tells us their success in Wakefield is a positive step forward, 'but we do need to do more'. Meanwhile, former Lib Dem leader Vince Cable says there is no appetite for a formal coalition between the main opposition parties. Also in the show, a discussion with former Conservative minister Lord Jim O'Neill and Joey Jones, former spokesperson for Theresa May.
- Bloomberg Westminster: Politics on PauseWith voting underway in two by-elections, we take a break from party politics to bring you some of our best interviews of the week. Telsa CEO Elon Musk tells Bloomberg's John Micklethwait about his plans to cut the carmaker's global workforce, and his Twitter takeover bid. Plus: could we all do more work in less time? We speak to Charlotte Lockart, Managing Director and Founder of 4 Day Week Global.
- Bloomberg Westminster: The Politics of StrikingOlivia Blake, Labour MP for Sheffield Hallam, says the government is 'missing in action' in the rail strike, which has disrupted train services for a second day. As inflation in the UK hits a fresh 40-year high, Blake tells Bloomberg's Yuan Potts and Stephen Carroll she will join a picket line to support rail staff in their pay claims. Also on the show, we speak to barrister Simon Spence about upcoming strike action by the Criminal Bar Association over legal aid payments.