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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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BBC

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

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English


Episodes

The Justine Greening One

12/7/2018
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The former cabinet minister on being a Rotherham Tory, breaking the class ceiling, why resigning from government preserved her self-respect, and the case for another referendum

Duration:00:44:04

The James Brokenshire One

11/29/2018
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The Communities Secretary on his former life as a voiceover artist, dealing with cancer and his role in negotiating the Northern Ireland backstop.

Duration:00:38:56

The Diane Abbott One

11/23/2018
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The Shadow Home Secretary on why she's sure Brexit will happen next spring, how working at the Home Office got her into politics and why her staff persuaded her to talk about the online abuse she's received.

Duration:00:45:29

The Mayday One

11/16/2018
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Behind the scenes on a day of turmoil, Nick explains all via banter with his colleagues, Jacob Rees Mogg, a shouting numismatist and a well-informed schoolgirl.

Duration:00:35:23

The Damian Hinds One

11/9/2018
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The Education Secretary on why we need to 'buckle up' as Brexit approaches, asking for more than 'little extras' for schools and why he used to carry a guitar pick in his pocket.

Duration:00:45:35

The Shaun Bailey One

11/2/2018
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The Conservative candidate for Mayor of London on his Jamaican mum, getting racist abuse from MPs and attending his first political meeting after a fight with a drug dealer.

Duration:00:42:44

The John McDonnell One

10/26/2018
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The Shadow Chancellor on whether the profit motive is moral, how he's now careful with his language, and why he became a Marxist not a priest.

Duration:00:42:04

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