October 22nd, 2015
Episode 527 of 1091 episodes
People in Poland will head to the polls on Sunday to vote in a general election which has been dubbed the most important in a generation. The main opposition Law and Justice party is predicted to emerge victorious. The prospect - which would see a nationalist-minded government in power - has raised fears about deepening divisions over the migration crisis and strained relations with Berlin. We take a look at the contenders and the issues at stake, plus we find out how businesses are reacting. YouTube is to launch a new service which will allow subscribers who pay $10 a month to watch videos without adverts. It will be called YouTube Red and will start rolling out in the US by the end of the month. We find out what you get for your money and ask if enough people will be prepared to pay. As the Chinese president Xi Jinping visits Britain, the economist Irwin Stelzer of the Hudson Institute gives us his views on the contrasting relationship China has with the UK and the US. Plus, would you go to the theatre to see a play about bonds? Not 007, but the cash that investors might lend to a government or company, in return for some interest or 'yield'. The subject may sound uninspiring but, as the BBC's Robert Champion found out, the bond market is a rich source of comedic possibility. Picture: Polish Law and Justice party supporters ahead of Sunday's election; Picture: Law and Justice party supporters ahead of Sunday's election; Picture Credit: Getty Images.
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