Banking ‘gamblers’, UK-China visa conflict & goodnight payday loans? (E151)

Afshin Rattansi goes underground on the UK economy. Michael Burke, economist with the People’s Assembly, says Osborne allowed banks to be ‘the most reckless gambler in town’ by letting them keep the profits while the state paid for their losses. Dr. Tim Summers, senior consulting fellow of the Asia Program at Chatham House, looks at UK-China relations in the wake of Foreign Affairs Select Committee MPs being denied visas into Hong Kong. Mike Thomas, founder of, wants more affordable alternatives to payday lenders. And ahead of the Autumn Statement we ask how much George Osborne really knows about the economy.

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