Just under 18 months have passed since the UK government triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, formally beginning the UK’s exit from the European Union. With only seven months left to sign a withdrawal agreement, Ben discusses the state of the negotiations with Georgina Wright, from Chatham House’s Europe Programme. Among other issues they tackle the Irish border question, Michel Barnier’s approach to the negotiations and how the EU member states are responding to the challenge of Brexit. Listen from 7:00.
The global financial system has long allowed wealthy individuals to escape the confines of their domestic tax systems and hide their money in foreign havens. Oliver Bullough is an investigative journalist whose new book Moneyland explores how the institutions of Europe and the United States have become money-laundering operations, undermining the foundations of Western stability and allowing dictators in the Global South to siphon away their country’s resources for personal gain. Agnes meets Oliver to find out more. Listen from 27:37.
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