With the EU Referendum date announced, UKIP North West MEP Louise Bours and former Labour candidate for Hazel Grove Michael Taylor debate the arguments for and against — plus we get the continental perspective with Romain Bardot of the Alliance Francaise de Manchester, and Chris Manka from the FSB explains what businesses make of the referendum. Plus should there be a tax on sugary drinks? Cancer Research UK think so, and their policy director Chit Selvarajah explains why. And this week’s News Review features exploding sheep and the busiest motorway in the North West.
With the Government proposing to remove benefits from people who refuse to lose weight, Dr Vicci Owen-Smith of Stockport CCG speaks to Simon about the challenges obesity poses the NHS. Plus, former Greater Manchester FSB president Richard Greg on a report that just 4% of businesses in Greater Manchester think school leavers are being equipped with workplace skills. And with the start of the football season just days away, Sam Byrne of the Stockport Express comes in to the studio to discuss County’s chances.