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.
International banks considering relocating some business away from London in the aftermath of Brexit are increasingly favouring Frankfurt. Patrick Jenkins discusses why the German city appears to have the early edge over rival financial centres with Martin Arnold, the FT’s banking editor, and Hubertus Väth, who is spearheading Frankfurt’s lobbying effort. Music by Kevin MacLeod
Sweden takes in more refugees per capita than almost any other western country. But now it is cutting back as the strain on public services begins to show. The FT’s Richard Milne visited Malmö, the Swedish city where most refugees arrive. He tells Orla Ryan what prompted the government to take action.
Harriet Fitch Little on how Dolly Parton’s anti-work anthem went from the movies to the White House to a muddy field in Glastonbury. Credits: Sony Music Entertainment, Capitol Steps, Pumpin’ UK Records, Dolly Records, BBC/Glastonbury
The scandal that has engulfed Francois Fillon, France’s centre right presidential candidate, has left supporters confused and angry. Harriet Agnew talks to the FT’s Anne-Sylvaine Chassany and Michael Stothard, about the latest developments and how they will affect the vote in April.
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