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Political Thinking with Nick Robinson

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Nick Robinson presents discussion on the big themes shaping British politics.

Nick Robinson presents discussion on the big themes shaping British politics.
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Nick Robinson presents discussion on the big themes shaping British politics.

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English


Episodes

The Jo Swinson One

4/13/2018
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The LibDem deputy leader says yes to an Easter egg but no to leading a new centre party, and also explains how she's changed her view on the best way to promote women in politics.

Duration:00:32:04

The Matt Hancock One

3/23/2018
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The Culture Secretary on controlling the power of the internet giants, why he wants his own personal app and how to win a horse race

Duration:00:31:47

The Brandon Lewis One

3/16/2018
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The Conservative Party chairman talks about popcorn, high street parking and whether he's too young to be a Tory

Duration:00:28:38

The Keir Starmer One

3/9/2018
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Labour's Brexit Secretary discusses the ups and downs of his upbringing, his youthful attacks on 'reformist passivity' and how he let burglars steal his television

Duration:00:39:22

The Jacob Rees-Mogg One

3/2/2018
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The leader of the Eurosceptics on the Tory backbenches talks about why the state should respect our individuality, when the gloves should come off in political debate and why we should keep personal morals separate from politics – and of course, Brexit.

Duration:00:51:04

The Anna Soubry One

2/23/2018
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From her tough school days to her backbench battle against the Brexiteers, the former criminal barrister tells Nick why she doesn't scare easy, how Theresa May can take back control and what could make her leave the Conservative Party.

Duration:00:40:47

Bonus Podcast: Cameron Years Episode 3

2/21/2018
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In this final part, Steve Richards explores the record of the coalition years, comparing David Cameron's approach with that of the current Prime Minister, Theresa May, also governing in a hung parliament. He examines other key aspects of the Cameron era such as his relationship with the media, his handling of the Scottish independence referendum, and his dramatic final days in office. What will David Cameron's legacy be and what are the lessons of his premiership? The series was produced...

Duration:00:27:51

Bonus Podcast: Cameron Years Episode 2

2/14/2018
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Part Two focuses on David Cameron's mission to modernise and transform the Conservative party and its thinking, exploring ideas such as the Big Society, the major shake-up of education and health policy, social reforms such as same-sex marriage and the ambition to make the party more environmentally conscious. We examine the impact of the financial crisis and "austerity" on the Cameron governments. We ask whether there is such a thing as "Cameronism" and we assess the success of David...

Duration:00:27:50

The Paris Lees One

2/9/2018
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The journalist and transgender rights activist talks about growing up trans and why the way media debates trans issues makes her angry.

Duration:00:41:33

Bonus podcast: Cameron Years Episode 1

2/7/2018
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In a bonus podcast for Political Thinking subscribers, Steve Richards presents a series looking back at David Cameron's dramatic years in power. Part one explores the issue of Europe which overwhelmed his premiership.

Duration:00:28:21

The Sam Gyimah One

2/2/2018
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The new Universities minister talks about the importance of free speech on campus, growing up in Ghana, being Oxford president and life as David Cameron's bag carrier.

Duration:00:32:30

The Jess Phillips One

1/26/2018
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The straight-talking Brummie talks feminism, why pragmatism trumps principle and her unlikely friendship with Jacob Rees-Mogg

Duration:00:33:07

The James Cleverly One

1/19/2018
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The new Conservative Deputy Chairman recalls his parents' sacrifices, explains why it's ok to want to be PM and reveals how he relaxes with his toy soldiers.

Duration:00:39:01

The Ian Hislop One

1/12/2018
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The Private Eye editor and Have I Got News For You stalwart Ian Hislop talks about being a sceptic but not a cynic, his admiration for the Victorians' political energy and why the Eye's satirical journalism matters.

Duration:00:28:30

The Emily Thornberry One

1/5/2018
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From schoolgirl ragamuffin to queen of sass, the Shadow Foreign Secretary tells Nick how life’s challenges have forged her, and the benefits of singing. Will she perform for us?

Duration:00:41:12

The Unusual One

12/15/2017
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Well, it was the best idea we could come up with for a Christmas special... Someone with lots of jobs already gets given one more.

Duration:00:27:03

The Peter Tatchell One

12/8/2017
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The human rights activist talks about the long fight for LGBT equality, the importance of debate and free speech, and why love drives his campaigning.

Duration:00:38:32

The Dan Hannan One

12/1/2017
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The politician who some credit as the man behind Brexit tells Nick why it wasn't about immigration, how the British sometimes fail to appreciate what they have and why the UK should look to Switzerland as inspiration.

Duration:00:32:34

The Armando Iannucci One

11/24/2017
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The comedy brain behind The Thick of It, Veep and The Death of Stalin talks with Nick about the importance of language in politics, why comedy needs to be more like journalism and which one of them was the bigger teenage political trainspotter.

Duration:00:36:55

The Frances O'Grady One

11/17/2017
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The TUC leader tells us what the Remain campaign got wrong, why we were happiest in the 1970s, and what she does with her lunch break. But does she forgive Nick for using Uber?

Duration:00:33:29

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