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Friday 17 March

What next for Brexit?

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Friday 10 March

Tax wars and inequality

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2016.

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in the media Wednesday 1 March

Channelling anxiety for good

appearance Thursday 23 February

Live longer and prosper? Yes, we will

appearance Tuesday 14 February

Should recycling be made compulsory?

appearance Monday 23 January

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