Daily Archives: March 23, 2017

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.