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Our weekly podcast discussing the ups and downs of Westminster. Please subscribe and share.
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Our weekly podcast discussing the ups and downs of Westminster. Please subscribe and share.

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PODCAST SPECIAL: ALASTAIR CAMPBELL

9/20/2018
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Former New Labour spin supremo turned anti-Brexit campaigner Alastair Campbell speaks to our editor Kevin Schofield ahead of the release of the seventh volume of his infamous diaries: From Crash to Defeat. He reveals why he chose to return to frontline politics to work for Gordon Brown in the run up to the 2010 election. He also makes the case for a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal. And he gives his take on Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership ahead of Labour's annual conference in Liverpool.

Duration:00:30:27

DOG FIGHT

9/14/2018
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This week Westminster was dogged (not literally) with infighting once again, as the two main parties bickered amongst themselves. The Tories predictably tore themselves apart over Brexit, while Labour’s anti-Semitism row evolved into a deselection standoff. And an intervention from Streatham MP Chuka Umunna didn’t help, with Corbyn supporters choosing to take great offence at the phrase “call off the dogs”, failing to recognise it as a commonly used metaphor. We discuss all this and more, as...

Duration:00:34:50

DOG FIGHT

9/13/2018
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This week Westminster was dogged (not literally) with infighting once again, as the two main parties bickered amongst themselves. The Tories predictably tore themselves apart over Brexit, while Labour’s anti-Semitism row evolved into a deselection standoff. And an intervention from Streatham MP Chuka Umunna didn’t help, with Corbyn supporters choosing to take great offence at the phrase “call off the dogs”, failing to recognise it as a commonly used metaphor. We discuss all this and more, as...

Duration:00:20:16

Upping the anti-Semitism

9/7/2018
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MPs are back after the summer recess and so is the PoliticsHome podcast. The six-week break ended as it began with Labour in turmoil over anti-Semitism and Theresa May under fire over her Chequers deal. But the Prime Minister also suffered a fresh blow this week when her Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley admitted to scant prior knowledge of her brief in a candid interview with The House Magazine. We discuss all this and more, answer your listeners’ questions and reveal our weirdest...

Duration:00:26:59

PODCAST SPECIAL: HOUSE OF FUN

8/30/2018
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Podcast listeners might not believe it but MPs are real people too. In a special episode to welcome them back to parliament, PolHome talks to five about their favourite hobbies. You will hear... Thangam Debbonaire (Labour) talk about her love of playing the cello and give an exclusive performance of the Sarabande from Bach's 1st cello suite. Alex Sobel (Labour) discuss his favourite video games and reveal how many hours he plays per week. Victoria Prentis (Tory) explain what reeling is and...

Duration:00:32:19

PODCAST SPECIAL: THE DEATHS THAT DON’T COUNT

8/23/2018
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In February this year a 35-year-old man died on the doorstep of parliament. But journalists following up on the story found that there were no official figures recording how many homeless people die on our streets. In this special episode of the PoliticsHome podcast I speak to the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Housing minister Nigel Adams about what can be done to end homelessness in Britain. And I talk to the journalists who are compiling their own estimates on the deaths of rough...

Duration:00:27:07

GATESHEAD REVISITED

7/26/2018
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This week Parliamentary recess finally kicked in and MPs headed off on their holidays, while Theresa May and her Cabinet went on their own summer break - to Gateshead. But while the Prime Minister was attempting to unify the country around her Brexit plan, the infighting in Westminster continued. Talk of second referendum reached fever pitch when the idea was backed by football legend Gary Lineker. Meanwhile, ministers attempted to reassure the public that Britain is prepared for all Brexit...

Duration:00:34:59