UK Snap Election Approved by MPs

The British Parliament has given its backing to a surprise general election. Henry Newton, director of Open Europe tells us what the rest of the continent is making of what some are calling the 'Brexit election'. Also in the programme, with the first round of voting for a new French president just four days away, the BBC's Theo Leggett explains the economic policies of the runners and riders, and Jeremy Ghez, economics professor at the HEC business school in Paris tells us which contender the EU establishment most fears. In India, tens of thousands of shops, restaurants and bars have been forced to stop selling alcohol, following a ruling prohibiting alcohol sales within 500 metres of national and state highways. The BBC's Shilpa Kannan explains the background. Motorists say thieves are using laptops to hack expensive cars to steal them. Jim Holder is editorial director of What Car magazine, and fills us in. Plus, Lucy Kellaway explains why she has flagrantly disregarded the corporate code of conduct of her employer, the Financial Times.

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