What are the political and personal finance consequences of the George Osborne’s UK Budget announcement? Jonathan Eley, FT personal finance editor, and Robert Shrimsley, editor of FT.com, join Matthew Vincent for the reaction to the Budget.
Ben Hall is joined by Peter Spiegel, Brussels bureau chief and Neil Buckley, East Europe editor to discuss Europe’s response to Russia’s summary annexation of Crimea, the first such grab for sovereign territory by a European nation since the second world war. President Vladimir Putin’s move has prompted outrage in European capitals, and the muscular tone of his speech to the Duma on Tuesday will have triggered some alarm about Russian intentions. But Europe’s response so far seems timid, as governments weigh their economic interests with standing up to Russian aggression.
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