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31 Oct 2017

The Bank of England is set to lift interest rates in the UK this week, pushing up the cost of your mortgage. The rationale is that high employment levels will push wages up and they need to control inflation.

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20 Oct 2017

There’s a spurious argument – spread by Farage, Lawson and the like - that Europe needs us more than we need them. They don’t. We’re a fraction of their export market and most of what we sell is substitutable by products made on the continent.

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25 Sep 2017

Phil Dobbie says now is the time for ordinary people to look into the detail of how Brexit will work. Whilst the Prime Minister spent 40 minutes committing to nothing in Florence last week, the clock is ticking before masses of laws and regulations are passed for amendment to unelected representatives in Whitehall.

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24 Aug 2017

In today’s Balls Radio Phil Dobbie asks whether President Trump is simply capitalising on a tide of xenophobia that was already entrenched in parts of the US psyche.

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20 Aug 2017

The West’s answer to Islamic terrorism is to ignore the root cause and put a sticking plaster on a gaping wound. Firing bullets dipped in pigs blood and making it more difficult to hire vans are just the latest examples.

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15 Aug 2017

Our approach to Brexit is showing the world what it means to be British – as one great nation of disorganised, divided people marching haphazardly towards an undefined destination, with no game plan and only an inefficient, crumbling bureaucracy to guide us.

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14 Aug 2017

He astounded everyone when he won the election, but will he last. His popularity is on the wane, world leaders are finding it hard to hide their contempt, he’s being investigated over voting influence from Russia and he is failing to get any significant legislation through.

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08 Aug 2017

It seems Aussies will soon be able to vote on whether people of the same gender can get married. The problem is lots of religious types are opposed to the idea.

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06 Aug 2017

Many people seem to think that they are getting priced out of the housing market because there are too many foreigners from the EU. They're wrong.

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04 Aug 2017

In today’s Balls radio Phil Dobbie asks whether the UK involvement in Yemen could come back to bite us.

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03 Aug 2017

The Daily Mail is digging in to the BBC, claiming they are providing bias coverage about Brexit whereas, obviously, their newspaper is the single source of truth on the subject. Is there no end to their hypocrisy?

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04 Jul 2017

In another return of Balls Radio Phil Dobbie questions the merit of Theresa May’s one percent cap on public sector wages. It’s a spurious argument to say that there isn’t the budget to pay these workers, when private sector wages are growing at 2 percent and inflation is close to 3 percent. Could this be the spark for a winter of discontent and an end to Theresa May’s leadership?

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What is Balls Radio?

Balls Radio is like talk radio, but for thinking people. Now a short daily occurrence, Phil Dobbie offers his opinions on what's happening, in the UK and overseas: politics, social policy, economics, science, religion. Yes, it's another, slightly overweight middle-aged white man telling the world how it should be. But there's nothing alt-right about Balls Radio. And we try and have fun along the way.

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