The Briefing

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8 April 2021

Episode 2460

30 minutes

Former secretary of state for Northern Ireland Peter Hain explains how the past week of violence could undermine the country’s delicate peace process; Suzanne Lynch assesses the chances of Biden’s spending plans getting through Congress; and Bloomberg’s Yuan Potts discusses rising inflation. Plus: it’s Thursday, which means it’s time for The Global Countdown: this week Fernando Augusto Pacheco is in Lithuania.

8 April 2021

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Northern Ireland riots

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Former secretary of state for Northern Ireland Peter Hain assesses the threat to the country’s peace process after a week of rioting, and explains the historical context behind a week of violence.

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