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Europe Reacts to Britain's Brexit Plans

Europe Reacts to Britain's Brexit Plans

Following prime minister Theresa May's Brexit speech, we gauge reaction in Europe. Pieter Omtzigt is a Dutch member of parliament and offers us his thoughts. Also in the programme, the BBC's Joe Miller reports from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where the twin shocks of Brexit and the election of Donald Trump are making life a little less comfortable for the global elites gathered there. Our regular economic commentator Roger Bootle from Capital Economics ponders the future of trade between the US and China, as a war of words about protectionism escalates. Tourists are fleeing the west African nation of The Gambia, amid political chaos there, as the BBC's Thomas Fessy reports. Plus we hear how the legacy of Elvis Presley is helping to throw an economic lifeline to struggling outback towns in Australia.