Viral video of domestic mishap shows the artificiality of the professional self, says Lucy Kellaway

 

Emmanuel Macron, the centrist front runner in France’s presidential race, fought off repeated personal attacks from political veterans during a three hour televised debate on Monday. Harriet Agnew asks Michael Stothard, FT Paris correspondent, who came out ahead.

 

Donald Trump’s protectionist rhetoric, tax plans and threatened wall have battered the peso but hopes for an economic bounceback have grown as Mexicans adjust to the volatility, says Jude Webber. Confidence is rising south of the border despite the storm unleashed by the White House, Jude says

 

Martin McGuinness, the Irish politician who died this week, had made the transition from IRA terrorist leader to respected peacemaker. Jimmy Burns interviewed him in 1990 when peace talks were going on in secret, and he tells the FT’s John Murray Brown what kind of man he encountered and what he thinks his legacy will be.

 

In our season finale, we discuss hoax stories and Facebook “filter bubbles”; Nigerian novelist Ayobami Adebayo explores love and childlessness; and the FT’s editor Lionel Barber has lunch with Jean-Claude Juncker.

 

FT Money Show presenter Claer Barrett and guests on the soaring popularity of car leasing deals, online estate agents and the new pound coin.

 

A media storm over extremist content on YouTube prompted the UK government and a host of companies to freeze their YouTube ads this week. Google has now published a plan to tackle the problem. Chris Nuttall asks the FT’s Madhumita Murgia and Matthew Garrahan whether the tech company has done enough to satisfy its critics.

 

Rutger Bregman tells John Thornhill there is evidence to show that we can end poverty by handing out cash to those who need it. The idea of a universal basic income is one whose time has come, he says, and it is finding support in unexpected places like Silicon Valley.

 

Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss signs that Frankfurt is emerging as the early frontrunner in the race to win jobs from London ahead of Britain’s EU departure, the latest investment bank rankings, and the .

With special guests Hubertus Väth, director of Frankfurt Main Finance and Mark Benjamin, president and COO of cash machine company NCR.

 

The FT’s deputy editor Roula Khalaf chairs a panel discussion on the rise of the right in Europe, with the FT’s Gideon Rachman and Simon Kuper and with Catherine Fieschi, a political consultant and longtime observer of the far right in France.