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Top Macron Ally Quits French Government

June 21st, 2017

Episode 1072 of 1091 episodes

France's Justice Minister, François Bayrou, has handed in his resignation. Sophie Pedder of The Economist in Paris tells us why the move, amid allegations of misuse of EU funds, is a blow to President Emmanuel Macron. Also in the programme, Travis Kallanick, chief executive of Uber, has stepped down. We find out why from Adam Lashinsky, author of 'Wild Ride - Inside Uber's Quest for World Domination'. Some of the world's biggest oil companies are backing a global carbon tax. British environmental campaigner Jonathon Porritt offers us his analysis. We hear about the prospects for flying cars, from the BBC's Theo Leggett at the Paris Air Show. Plus on the UN-backed International Day of Yoga, instructor Sophie Dear tells us how teaching the subject can be a lucrative business.

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