Weekly Brexit news round-up with Jen and Tim

May 09, 2017, 01:00 AM

‘Macron steamrollers Le Pen’ and ‘Tories crush Labour’. The local and French elections appear to have left no doubt as to who will provide - as Theresa May is so keen to remind everyone - “strong and stable” leadership. But is this really the case? Tim and Jen attempt to look behind the headlines in this week’s news round-up, discussing the challenges France will face under its new (pro-Europe) president and the ramifications for Brexit. Yanis Varoufakis, the former Greek finance minister, offers the view that a landslide general election victory might not strengthen Britain's bargaining position with the EU at all, and we finish by discussing the NHS staffing crisis and whether the billionaires on the 2017 Sunday Times Rich List much care that we’re heading out of the European Union at all.

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