Best of TodayAuthor: BBC Radio 4
30 Mar 2017

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Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories. From BBC Radio 4's Today programme

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    The triggering of Article 50

    Theresa May has signed the letter to be delivered to the head of the EU triggering the UK’s exit from the European Union. Nick Robinson looks back at the start of the EU and asks what will happen now. The chancellor Phillip Hammond says although there will be consequences this is a “pivotal moment” for Britain and he’s hoping for “the very best possible deal.” The BBC’s Political Editor Laura Keunssberg provides analysis. (Image: EU and British flag in front of Big Ben Credit: Getty Images)

  • Posted on 29 Mar 2017

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    Wednesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

    The City of London campaigned hard against Brexit - how does it feel there on the morning that Article 50 will be triggered? Dominic O'Connell is at the offices of the Swiss bank UBS (Image: guests in room at UBS. Credit: BBC)

  • Posted on 29 Mar 2017

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    Article 50: The view from Sunderland

    We begin the formal process of leaving the European Union today and the Today programme's chief correspondent Matthew Price is in Sunderland. Three in every five people who took part in the referendum in the city voted to leave. Reality Check Correspondent, Chris Morris, answers questions from listeners. Herb Kim is a tech entrepreneur in the North East. Richard Elvin led Sunderland's Leave campaign. Rebecca Ball is leading Sunderland's bid to be UK city of culture 2021. Paul Dobson is editor of the Sunderland AFC fanzine. (Image: A mural of a Sunderland football hero, Raich Carter Credit: Getty images)

  • Posted on 29 Mar 2017

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    Tuesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

    Is the UK well positioned to trade with China post-Brexit? Photo credit: AFP/Getty Images

  • Posted on 28 Mar 2017

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    Could there be a European lorry jam in Dover?

    Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator in Brexit negotiations says long queues at the Port of Dover and severe transport disruption will be one of the consequences if the UK fails to get a deal with the EU post Brexit But is he right? The BBC’s Zoe Conway went to the port of Felixstowe, which does most of its trade with non EU countries. James Hookham, deputy chief executive of the Freight Transport Association, says we have to do proper planning to avoid the "worst case scenario" of a breakdown in negotiations. Charlie Elphicke is Conservative MP for Dover and Deal, he says what Dover needs is investment to deal with new customs processes. (Image: Dover port credit: Getty Images)

  • Posted on 28 Mar 2017

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