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Brexit Bill Set for Final Vote in House of Commons

February 8th, 2017

Episode 948 of 1091 episodes

British MPs prepare to fire the starting gun on talks to exit the European Union. Lord Digby Jones is a former leader of the Confederation of British Industry who supported Brexit, and tells us how he thinks negotiations to leave the EU will go. Also in the programme, the boss of entertainment giant Disney has warned that a trade war between the US and China would be bad for his business. We have analysis from Steve Gaydos of Variety magazine. Somali MP's have elected a new president. Ahmed Soliman of the think tank Chatham House explains the challenges ahead for Somalia. The BBC's Elizabeth Hotson reports on why an old Russian Lada might prove to be a thoroughbred when it comes to investing in cars. Plus as a collection of Alice in Wonderland memorabilia goes under the hammer, Ben Lloyd of auction house Mallams tells us about the enduring appeal of the girl who fell down a rabbit hole. (Picture: A European flag by Big Ben. Picture credit: PA.)

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