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The UK will start administering a coronavirus vaccine next week. But how did Britain manage to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine quicker than its peers, and should we worry that speed came at the expense of certainty? We speak to Professor Deenan Pillay of Independent SAGE. Plus: Aidan Harper on a 4 day week; UK government […]
As Britain becomes the first Western country to approve a covid vaccine, ministers are desperate to claim credit for a German/US invention. But politics aside, does this mean the end of the pandemic is in sight? Plus: the first batch of lab grown chicken goes on sale in Singapore; Debenhams has followed Arcadia into administration; […]
Keir Starmer was once a leading figure in Labour’s shift to backing a second referendum. However, now he’s in charge of the party, he looks set to whip MPs to back a Tory Brexit deal. Does this dramatic shift show Starmer has acted dishonestly over the past four years, or is he just adapting Labour […]
While COVID-19 has killed Arcadia, it has cemented Amazon as the world’s dominant retail firm. David Adler joins the show to discuss what does the rise of Bezos’s empire, and the fall of Green’s, mean for both the planet and for workers? With Michael Walker and Dalia Gebrial
With a public sector pay freeze and cuts to foreign aid, has Rishi Sunak’s spending review shown him to be a typical Tory class warrior? With Michael Walker, Ash Sarkar and James Meadway.