Afternoon Briefing Monday 18th September

    enSeptember 18, 2023

    Podcast Summary

    • Politics, Business, and Media: BT's Role, Liz Truss's Perspective, and Allegations Against Russell BrandBT offers business support, Liz Truss advocates for smaller government role, and Russell Brand faces sexual assault allegations

      Businesses, no matter their size or industry, can benefit from BT's support in helping them succeed. Meanwhile, in political news, Liz Truss argued for a reevaluation of economic policies, believing that the state's role has grown too large and that free market economists have been overlooked. In the realm of media, allegations of sexual assault against Russell Brand have emerged, with the BBC initiating an investigation and The Times publishing related stories. Truss emphasized the importance of journalists bringing hidden stories to light, drawing parallels to past cases like Jimmy Savile's.

    • Discussions on UK-EU relations and internal reformsSome advocate for closer UK-EU ties, while others call for internal political reforms in the UK. Criminal gangs reportedly have control over the asylum system, and the 2025 review of the trade agreement may offer opportunities for change.

      There are ongoing discussions about the future of UK-EU relations, with some, like Serkis Dama, pushing for closer alignment, while the Labour party wants closer ties in specific areas like security, innovation, and research. Meanwhile, there are calls for reforms in the Welsh political system, including increasing the size of the senate and abolishing first-past-the-post voting. On a different note, there are various platforms offering deals on gifts and high-end goods, such as celebrations passport from 1800flowers.com and Quince, allowing people to save money while still enjoying nice things. A key issue in the UK is the control over the asylum system, with concerns that criminal gangs have more control than the government. The review of the trade and cooperation agreement with the EU in 2025 is seen as an important moment to potentially reset relations.

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