Episode 36: The CBI is wrong on Brexit because it is listening too much to big business, says Digby Jones

January 25, 2018

The Confederation of British Industry is wrong on the European Union because it is ignoring small manufacturers and listening too much to multi-national conglomerates, a former head of the business lobby group has said.
In an interview with today’s Chopper’s Brexit Podcast, Lord Jones said: “I don’t agree with it [the CBI position]


Episode 35: Theresa May should be prepared to create 200 more peers to force Brexit Bill through Parliament, says Jacob Rees-Mogg

January 19, 2018
Theresa May should be prepared to create as many as 200 new peers to force the Brexit Bill through the House of Lords, the new leader of the Conservative group of Eurosceptic MPs has said.
Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, the new chairman of the influential European Reform Group, warned that the House of Lords would not want to be left "in the position of peers against the people" because "the people always win".

Episode 34: ’We’re going to hell in a handcart. We need another referendum’ - Labour’s Chris Bryant demands a U-turn on Brexit

January 12, 2018

Labour MP and former Shadow Leader of the Commons Chris Bryant has told the Telegraph's Chris Hope that he wants to stop Brexit, even though that would be against the wishes of the voters who elected him.

Speaking on Chopper's Brexit Podcast, he said, "We're going to hell in a handcart. I kind of want to stop it really. I know that's not what probably the voters in my constituency want, and I think we could only do that if we another referendum."

Discussing the prospect of a binding vote on a Brexit agreement by the Autumn he added 'there may be no deal' to vote on. 

Mr Bryant was in conversation with former Brexit minister David Jones, as the pair looked ahead to another critical year of Brexit trade talks. 

Also on this week's podcast, the Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce Adam Marshall expl

ained why he believes Brexit will actually allow the UK to build its role and influence in European bodies covering key sectors such as aviation. 

Plus, Conservative MEP and shining light of the Leave campaign Daniel Hannan outlines his vision for UK trade post-Brexit and we hear from Senior Political Correspondent Kate McCann about the impact Theresa May's cabinet reshuffle is likely to have on Brexit.