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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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United Kingdom

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

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English


Episodes

The Amber Rudd One

10/19/2018
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The former Home Secretary on why civil servants let her down over Windrush, why she wants her old job back and the making of Four Weddings and a Funeral.

Duration:00:39:43

The Sir John Major One

10/11/2018
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The former PM on soapbox politics, why Universal Credit needs to change, dealing with his 'Maastricht bastards' and his sympathy for Theresa May.

Duration:00:45:23

The David Davis One

10/5/2018
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The former Brexit Secretary on his Communist grandfather, how sugar turned him into a Eurosceptic and why he blames Philip Hammond for problems in the Brexit negotiations.

Duration:00:52:12

The Andy Burnham One

9/28/2018
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The Mayor of Greater Manchester on why he blames social media for losing to Jeremy Corbyn and growing up in Manchester but never losing his Merseyside roots.

Duration:00:35:00

The Vince Cable One

9/21/2018
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The LibDem leader discusses spasms, how racism affected his family, his respect for Blair and Brown, the prospects for liberalism, and his future career - as a novelist

Duration:00:31:40

The Len McCluskey One

9/14/2018
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The Unite leader on the dangers of the gig economy, why he wouldn't weep if Tony Blair left the Labour Party, his enduring love of poetry and the end of a friendship.

Duration:00:34:33

The Tony Blair One

9/7/2018
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Tony Blair on his fears about how Labour has changed, his hopes on how Brexit could be stopped, and what it's like being followed all the time by bodyguards

Duration:00:46:01

Political Thinking returns next week

8/31/2018
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Nick Robinson looks forward to a momentous autumn.

Duration:00:00:50

Bonus podcast: Could the PM have a Brummie accent?

8/24/2018
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In a bonus podcast for Political Thinking subscribers over the summer break, Chris Mason presents an edition of Archive on 4 about the accents of politics and the politics of accents. Political Thinking returns next week.

Duration:00:57:08

Bonus podcast: Corbyn’s Labour Episode 3

8/17/2018
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In a bonus podcast for Political Thinking subscribers over the summer break, Iain Watson presents the final episode in the Radio 4 series, ‘The Long March of Corbyn’s Labour’. He examines how the party has been transformed into a mass movement and whether it can maintain momentum. Political Thinking will return in September.

Duration:00:29:29

Bonus podcast: Corbyn’s Labour Episode 2

8/10/2018
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In a bonus podcast for Political Thinking subscribers over the summer break, the FT’s George Parker presents the second episode in the Radio 4 series, ‘The Long March of Corbyn’s Labour’. He explores Labour’s approach to the economy and how far reaching its policies will be. Political Thinking will return in September.

Duration:00:28:27

Bonus podcast: Corbyn’s Labour Episode 1

8/3/2018
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In a bonus podcast for Political Thinking subscribers over the summer break, Steve Richards presents the first episode in the Radio 4 series, ‘The Long March of Corbyn’s Labour’. He examines the year since the general election and looks at how Jeremy Corbyn has changed as leader. Political Thinking will return in September.

Duration:00:28:21

The Nia Griffith One

7/25/2018
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The Shadow Defence Secretary on learning Polish, how the classroom prepared her for frontline politics and Labour's wrangling over anti-Semitism.

Duration:00:26:04

The Liz Truss One

7/20/2018
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The Chief Secretary to the Treasury on why she's a 'freedom fighter', her penchant for British cheese and why any deal on Brexit 'doesn't bind future parliaments'.

Duration:00:40:28

The Andrea Leadsom One

7/13/2018
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The Commons Leader on backing Brexit, being baffled by Boris, being badmouthed by Bercow, boosting babies' brains and branding Big Ben.

Duration:00:35:16

The Dominic Raab One

7/5/2018
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The Housing Minister on ticking all the diversity boxes, coping with a divided household over the World Cup and negotiating the "rocky bridge" towards Brexit.

Duration:00:48:43

The Dominic Grieve One

6/29/2018
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The former Attorney General on his Anglo-French roots, efforts to stop a 'no deal' Brexit and challenging the actions of spooks

Duration:00:35:58

The Tommy Sheppard One

6/22/2018
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The SNP MP on when indyref2 might come, why his party walked out of the Commons and how he was knocked out of MasterChef

Duration:00:29:57

The Tom Watson One

6/14/2018
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Labour's Deputy Leader on how losing weight has lifted his 'brain fog', his fears when confronting Rupert Murdoch, and how he could now be 'taken out' by a former friend

Duration:00:26:56

The Andrew Adonis One

6/8/2018
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The Labour peer and self-proclaimed 'Remoaner' on why he thinks Brexit should be stopped, his ambition to become an MP and losing contact with his mother.

Duration:00:32:47