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The Briefing: Wednesday 29 March
As the notifying letter of withdrawal is hand-delivered to Donald Tusk, we ask what’s next for the UK as Article 50 is officially triggered. We also get an update on the race for the Élysée palace. Plus: a special report from the city of Nogales on the US-Mexico border:
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Article 50: what happens next?
UK prime minister Theresa May has signed a letter declaring her government’s intent to withdraw from the EU. As Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty is triggered, we ask what happens next with our guests Lance Price, Tony Blair’s former director of communications, and Quentin Peel, associate fellow at Chatham House.
What fuels a conspiracy theory?
Conspiracy theories have long flourished on the fringes but they’re increasingly entering the mainstream on both sides of the political spectrum. We discuss the underlying motivation with ‘New Republic’ magazine’s Jeet Heer.
Finger on the button
Journalist and commentator Samira Shackle and defence expert Robert Fox on what triggering Article 50 will really mean for the UK.
How does end-to-end encryption work?
Following the attack on Westminster last week the British Home Secretary Amber Rudd said that end-to-end encryption is unacceptable and that the government should be allowed to access all data as it sees fit. Our technology correspondent David Phelan explains how it all works.
Multiplatinum-selling singer Katie Melua joins us in the studio to perform from her most recent album, ‘In Winter’, which she recorded with the Gori Women’s Choir in her home country of Georgia.
Eureka 40: Floom
Lana Elie is the founder of Floom, a London start-up that allows some of the city’s best florists to sell beautiful bouquets through a slick online interface. She quit her job to launch Floom just over a year ago – she tells us how she did it.
On Design 33: How do you build for a tropical climate?
The architectural style tropical modernism is often cited but just as often misattributed. This week Monocle’s Istanbul bureau chief Chris Lord tells us about its unlikely roots and development.
Hong Kong versus Singapore
Our Hong Kong bureau chief James Chambers recently spent a few weeks in our Singapore bureau and couldn’t help but make a comparison between the technological revolutions happening in each city.
In the mid-1990s Australia-born Jasper Cuppaidge ended up in London after missing his connecting flight while on a surfing trip. Years later and still in London, he founded one of the city’s most famous and beloved beer brands, Camden Town Brewery, which he recently sold to much fanfare and controversy to the world’s largest brewer – for £85 million. This week Cuppaidge tells us what happened between that missed flight and that big sale, and what he’s learnt along the way.
On Design 26: Can you own a colour?
This week design journalist Kassia St Clair unpicks a row that’s rolling on in the aftermath of sculptor and artist Anish Kapoor’s much-publicised attempt to copyright a colour. We hear who’s come out red faced and which parties stayed whiter-than-white in the fall out.
The Close-up: Bear Grylls
We turn this popular segment of Monocle magazine into an audio treat. The Close-up is where we profile a cultural figure – say, a Japanese popstar or Spanish television presenter – with a light touch. This month the spotlight is on UK adventurer, TV personality and former soldier Bear Grylls.