Was Omar Mateen persuaded by Islamist propaganda to carry out his attack on the Orlando nightclub? How can western security agencies fight back against jihadi websites or predict those most likely to be influenced by them? Tom Burgis puts these questions to Kara Scannell, FT investigations correspondent, and Erika Solomon, Middle East correspondent.
Tim Harford joins host Cardiff Garcia to discuss the potential economic effects of the UK leaving the EU. The referendum campaigns that preceded Brexit included a number of exaggerations and, in some cases, outright lies. But there are also nuanced and difficult questions that cannot be answered definitively, and deserve careful scrutiny. Music by Minden.
What will Brexit mean for the City of London? Whatever terms Britain manages to negotiate with the other 27 member states, countries across the EU are eager for a bigger bite of the financial services sector that the City enjoys the lion’s share of today, say Financial Editor Patrick Jenkins and FT reporters. The big question is which rivals are likely to benefit most
Israel is a world-class expert at building fences and walls, starting with its controversial, decade-old security barrier that seals off the occupied Palestinian West Bank and East Jerusalem from Israel proper. In this report, FT correspondent John Reed describes how Israel is now extending its system of high-tech barriers to enclose all of its external borders, providing a model that US presidential candidate Donald Trump says he wants to learn from.
With sterling heading south and no sign of an end to UK political instability, the market will be looking to the Bank of England governor to calm nerves, Baring Asset Management’s Alan Wilde tells Roger Blitz
Much of what will happen after Brexit remains obscure, but in this special post-referendum podcast, FT Money deputy editor James Pickford and guests discuss the ramifications for the future of British investments, property and pensions.
How far will Frankfurt and Paris go to claim the business of the City of London once the UK has left the European Union? Which other cities are in the running and how many jobs does London stand to lose? Gideon Rachman puts these questions to Michael Stothard, the FT’s Paris correspondent and James Shotter, Frankfurt correspondent.
Scottish voters emphatically backed the campaign for the UK to remain in the EU and are deeply dismayed at the prospect of being force to leave. Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s first minister, has launched a diplomatic campaign to secure Scotland’s European status. Mure Dickie, FT correspondent in Edinburgh, reports.
An exhibition at London’s British Museum this summer tells the story of Sicily, showing how successive waves of conquest and settlement from northern Europe, Africa and the Middle East shaped the Mediterranean island’s history. In collaboration with the Financial Times, the museum invited Tom Holland, historian, Ian Goldin, economist, and journalists Roula Khalaf and Daniel Trilling to discuss the exhibition and how migration continues to shape our modern-day societies. The discussion was chaired by broadcaster Zeinab Badawi
Spain’s second election in six months has delivered a surprisingly clear victory to Mariano Rajoy, the veteran prime minister, whose conservative Popular party won 33 per cent of the vote. However, he will still need the support of coalition partners to form a government. Joshua Chaffin discusses Mr Rajoy’s options with Tobias Buck, the FT’s Madrid correspondent.
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