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Amber Warning

This week the Government has been under pressure as the scandal surrounding Britain’s Windrush children unfolded. Ministers faced criticism over the Home Office policy to create a ‘hostile environment’ towards illegal immigrants, which culminated in threats of deportation against legitimate British citizens. Theresa May and Home Secretary Amber Rudd ended up facing a hostile environment themselves when MPs returned to the Commons after recess to confront them over the debacle. And as if...


Podcast 29.03.18

The PoliticsHome team chew over another tumultuous week in Westminster, with Labour's anti-Semitism crisis, racist Tory leaflets and the usual rumblings over Brexit - plus an interview with Labour MP Conor McGinn on his bill to legalise same-sex marriage in O


Something Fishy

This week angry Brexiteers once again took to the Thames to protest about EU fishing quotas. But while they were riding the waves, Theresa May was engulfed by a flood of Russian anger. The Prime Minister’s standoff with Moscow over the attempted assassination of Sergei Skripal deepened, with the expulsion of diplomats on both sides and further sanctions in the offing. We discuss Mrs May’s next move, what it means for the World Cup and how Boris Johnson’s Hitler reference might have made...


Putin the Boot In

It was an unusual week in the Westminster as Brexit discussions were parked for more pressing issues. Theresa May delivered a stark warning to Russia in a steely Commons statement over the attempted murder of former spy Sergei Skripal. While Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn managed to split his party by failing to unequivocally condemn the Kremlin over the attack. Buried among that was the Chancellor’s Spring Statement, which barely made a dent in the news cycle by did give Philip Hammond the...


Red Menace

The UK’s tense relationship with Russia came under scrutiny this week when former spy Sergie Skripal and his daughter were poisoned at a shopping centre in Salisbury. In a surprising move, the Foreign Secretary suggested that if the Russian state was implicated British officials could be forced to boycott the World Cup. And as if that wasn’t enough for the Prime Minister to deal with the EU published its Brexit terms, laying bare the gulf that still exists between the two sides. We discuss...


PODCAST SPECIAL: Unfollowing Farage - Confessions of a Ukip spin doctor

In a PolHome Podcast special, we bring you an exclusive interview with outgoing Ukip spin chief Gawain Towler. Towler stood down as Ukip’s head of press yesterday after 13 years with the party. He’s been at the heart of its media operation through the highs of the EU referendum to the lows of its current leadership crisis. Towler tells our editor Kevin Schofield what it was like behind the scenes of one of Britain’s most controversial political movements. He also reveals why he quit, and...


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