Today Rodney Hobson gives his five top share picks, will we keep to Boris’ lockdown schedule and Trump is back, but the script hasn’t changed.
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Tackling climate change with
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Lockdowns, Scotch egg, more on Facebook, inflation worries, and
CIP’s Ben Willmott on the Uber driver ruling. That’s more than enough for one show.
Monday 22nd February 2021
Unless you’ve been hiding in a bunker (as many of us have) you’ll be aware that Boris Johnson will be announcing the schedule for the easing of lockdown measures today. Phil Dobbie says most papers this morning already have it planned out, as the UK’s vaccine rollout programme continues at pace and ahead of schedule. He explains why Israel will be an interesting test case in the next few weeks – they have rolled out vaccines quickly too, but also opened up shops and schools immediately afterwards. Have they moved too soon? But there’s one western democracy where vaccines aren’t entirely welcome. Listen in for more. You’ll also hear property expert Russell Quirk’s views on house prices. He says they are going to rise this year, even though many other experts are forecasting a downturn. With interest rate slower for longer, and the potential for inflation when the economy eventually bounces back, isn’t increased housing demand inevitable?
Today Paul Wallbank on the Facebook blockade, plus Keir Starmer’s bond plans, and Ted Cruz’s dash from the cold lands him in hot water.
There’s no point in governments expecting to return to a balanced budget. On today’s It’s the Business podcast Petronus Partners CEO @PaulJKavanagh1 says the link between taxation and spending has been severed. So, what happens now?
I wouldn't be confused that I am buying an Aldi caterpillar cake if I am in Aldi. I assume they wouldn't be selling M&S caterpillar cake. Apparently they use less caterpillars in the Aldi cake.