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UK Economy 'Resilient' Despite £122bn Hit

November 23rd, 2016

Episode 885 of 1091 episodes

Lower growth, higher borrowing. The UK's finance minister lays out his vision of post-Brexit Britain. We gauge business reaction to Philip Hammond's tax and spending plans. And our economic commentator Roger Bootle of Capital Economics gives us his views. Also in the programme, is Facebook prepared to sacrifice free speech, to win the right to do business in China? Hong Kong internet entrepreneur Charles Mok gives us his reaction to reports that Facebook is developing software which could be used to suppress posts deemed to be sensitive. The BBC's Tony Bonsignore takes a rail trip from the north to the south of Italy, to hear what job-seekers think of their chances of finding work. Plus as a television advert for Heinz is banned on safety grounds, we ask Rory Sutherland of the London-based advertising agency Ogilvy and Mather if it is all just a storm in a bean can.

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