Roger Hearing

Roger Hearing

Co-host - BBC, Bloomberg

Roger Hearing is a broadcaster and journalist with over 30 years experience presenting and reporting for BBC News and Bloomberg, chairing high-level conferences and advising and training board-level executives.


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Election Day - But Does Your Vote Count?
July 04, 2024x
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Election Day - But Does Your Vote Count?

What's the point in voting? The answer, if you're not in a seat where there's a chance your candidate will come first or second, is not much. The first-past-the-post system means many, or even most of us, are effectively disenfranchised at each general election. So is there a better, faire...

The Final Furlong
June 27, 2024x
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The Final Furlong

Just a week to go before a voting day that’s likely to lead to a radical change in the UK’s political landscape. But what have we learnt about the parties and the personalities that will dominate the new politics, after a parliamentary clean-out of the old team? Will Labour have to cut back even its...

Not Ready For Government - Should We Train Politicians?
June 20, 2024x
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Not Ready For Government - Should We Train Politicians?

With Labour almost certain to take the reins of power on July 5th, almost none of the incoming ministers have ever run anything bigger than a church fete. Right away they will have to take over billion-pound budgets and huge departments. Is it ridiculous to put gifted but untrained amateurs in charg...

Getting Through - Connecting with voters in 2024
June 13, 2024x
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Getting Through - Connecting with voters in 2024

TV debates, TikTok stunts, falling off a paddleboard - does any of it influence how people vote? What works in an election campaign? Does ANYONE read a manifesto? How can politicians connect effectively with the public? Or has everyone already made up their minds? Dr Matt Walsh, head of the School o...

Prisons In Crisis
March 21, 2024x
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Prisons In Crisis

Our prisons are at breaking point - too many inmates and not enough cells. How did we get to the point of having more a higher proportion of the population behind bars than any other country in Western Europe? Why do politicians promise “tough on crime” sentences, without providing the means to deli...

Councils of Despair
March 14, 2024x
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Councils of Despair

What happens when the bins aren't collected, the roads are full of holes and the libraries are shut - because the council's gone bankrupt? That's the dilemma facing local government. Europe's largest local authority, Birmingham, has just issued a notice saying it's effectively gone bust. Many others...

The Gaza Effect
March 07, 2024x
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The Gaza Effect

Gaza casts a long shadow. In the midst of an economic crisis, in an election year, with transport, education and the NHS all limping along, what is the dominant subject, splitting parties and deciding by-elections? A war 2,000 miles away, over which the UK has next to no influence. Allegations ...

UK Budget - Fiscal Headroom Or Financial Headache?
February 29, 2024x
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UK Budget - Fiscal Headroom Or Financial Headache?

It’s a question taxing Jeremy Hunt - cut back on what we all pay to the government, or use his small surplus to prop up schools, hospitals and other neglected public services? Is his budget intended to rescue the UK economy, or to try to lessen an imminent Tory election defeat? Frances Coppola, the ...

The Forgotten War - Whatever Happened To The Ukraine Conflict?
November 30, 2023x
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The Forgotten War - Whatever Happened To The Ukraine Conflict?

All eyes have been on Gaza since October, but what has been happening in the confrontation between Ukraine and Russia - the biggest European land war since 1945? Has the West lost hope of defeating Vladimir Putin here, and is President Zelenskyy being persuaded to turn a stalemate into some sort of ...

A tax cut that’s good for Britain or a last-ditch hope for the Tory party?
November 23, 2023x
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A tax cut that’s good for Britain or a last-ditch hope for the Tory party?

Jeremy Hunt delivered his Autumn statement this week, with 110 policy measures. The most significant of those was a 2% cut in National Insurance contributions. Roger and Phil ask Simon French, Chief Economist and Head of Research at UK investment bank, Panmure Gordon, whether the main aim of the cut...