When the Foreign Secretary spoke in the House of Commons about events in Iraq he restated the UK government’s estimate that 400 British citizens have been active in the war in Syria, and therefore the assumption is that some of these individuals will be fighting with ISIS in Iraq. Whilst this figure may be surprising to many, it actually downplays the nature and scale of the threat faced by the UK and the challenges it poses to the UK’s security services.
An attack on the coastal town of Mpeketoni has left more than 60 Kenyans dead. There have now been more than 100 attacks in Kenya since the invasion of southern Somalia in October 2011. This is the "blowback" that many dreaded, and it is proving impossible for the Kenya security forces to contain.
Corporate governance expert Dr Hossam Zeitoun, Warwick Business School, comments on Pfizer's proposed bid for AstraZeneca.
Professor John Thanassoulis, Warwick Business School, gives his analysis of the release of Lord Myners' recommendations to reform the Co-operative Group.
Professor of Practice Jon Rushman, former managing director at BlackRock, has researched the area of Financial Transaction Tax (FTT). He gives on the comment on the latest news that Europe has rejected the UK's challenge to introduce an EU FTT.