March 27th, 2017
Episode 997 of 1091 episodes
World markets head lower on fears over President Trump's ability to achieve policy goals, following an embarrassing defeat on healthcare reform. We hear from New York and London. Plus, professor David Cutler of Harvard University considers the prospects for promised tax cuts, without the federal budget savings promised by an Obamacare repeal. Also in the programme, Britain's home secretary thinks technology companies should share the encryption secrets of communications platforms like WhatsApp in order to prevent terrorism. Alan Woodward is a cybersecurity expert at Britain's University of Surrey, and gives us his perspective. Meat sellers are on strike in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, because of a crackdown on illegal slaughterhouses. The BBC's Vineet Khare reports from the state. United Airlines reportedly banned two young girls from flying whilst wearing leggings, as they were on discounted tickets for families of staff. Jennifer Cox is a travel writer and broadcaster, and responds to the news. Plus Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times tells us what the viral video of a BBC interview gone wrong says about the gap between our work personas and our private lives.
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