January 28th, 2015
Episode 187 of 998 episodes
The British Parliament has been debating the proposed TTIP trade deal. But not everyone is convinced. We host a discussion from both sides of the debate, between Jeffries Briginshaw at the lobby group British American Business in Brussels, and Nick Dearden of the anti-poverty campaigner Global Justice Now. Plus, fears that the new Greek government may default on the country's debts have led to new financial market turmoil there. Brenda Kelly at IG Markets brings us the latest. We ask whether today's teens are too cool for Facebook, as research continues to indicate a decline in 13 to 17-year-old users. Also in the programme, Hudson Institute economist Irwin Stelzer explains what a thawing of relations between Washington and Havana might mean for the US economy. And Vincent Dowd reports from Ireland, to explain why a system of postal codes is only now being delivered.