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

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PAIRING IS CARING

7/19/2018
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Summer recess is finally on the horizon in Westminster and for Theresa May the break can’t come soon enough. So much so that the frazzled Prime Minister tried to end proceedings five days early with a botched plan that had be dropped the day after it was announced. And the end of term mistakes didn’t end there. The Government was also under fire over alleged foul play in the Commons after Tory chair Brandon Lewis broke an agreement over a knife edge Brexit vote. We also hear from new Foreign...

Duration:00:41:21

THIS IS FINE

7/10/2018
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EMERGENCY PODCAST KLAXON: As Theresa May faces arguably the biggest crisis of her stormy time at Number 10, join the PoliticsHome news team amid the flames for a special edition of the podcast. Why exactly did Boris Johnson and David Davis storm out of the Cabinet? Can May tough it out? Who are the big winners from May's forced reshuffle? And what exactly was the point of that 'crunch' Brexit summit? Let editor Kevin Schofield, political reporter John Johnston and news editor Matt Foster...

Duration:00:28:05

CHEQUERS MATE

7/5/2018
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This week was the calm before the storm in Westminster as the Cabinet prepared to decamp to the Prime Minister’s country pad – Chequers – to hash out the Government’s final Brexit stance. Jacob Rees-Mogg, who as a backbencher won’t be in on the discussions, began the week by threatening Theresa May with a Brexiteer revolt if she reneged on her red lines. And things didn’t get much better for the Prime Minister as her Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey was forced to apologise to MPs...

Duration:00:33:18

Boris f***s up

6/28/2018
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Boris f***s up by PoliticsHome

Duration:00:33:25

Hands' Stand

6/22/2018
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This week Westminster was poised for a Brexit rebellion that never materialised, as Tory dissenters fell in line at the last minute to vote with the Government on the EU Withdrawal Bill. But Theresa May also faced problem’s outside the chamber after Number Ten tried to spin a major cash boost for the NHS as a ‘Brexit dividend’. What they forgot to mention was that the majority of the funding would actually be coming from British taxpayers not Brussels. Elsewhere, Greg Hands sensationally...

Duration:00:29:12

NAT IN MY NAME

6/14/2018
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This week saw the Brexit bill careering through the Commons, taking down a Government Minister, firing the starting pistol on a Labour frontbench rebellion and forcing the entire SNP contingent to flounce out of the chamber in the middle of PMQs. And after a tough week in parliament, feel sorry for Labour MPs forced to attend this weekend's LabourLive concert which has been struck down by a drought of both beer and headline acts. We discuss all of this, as well as revealing our weirdest...

Duration:00:29:29

DERAILING GRAYLING

6/7/2018
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This week Transport Secretary Chris Grayling was clinging onto his job after a weekend of rail chaos. But amid calls for his resignation he hung on, and a day later was announcing that the Government would be going ahead with a third runway at Heathrow. Meanwhile, another Cabinet minister looked like he might walk out of his own volition, as rumours swirled that Brexit Secretary David Davis was close to quitting over Downing’s Street latest customs compromise. Labour seized on the...

Duration:00:30:16

From Russian pranksters with love

5/25/2018
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This week Boris Johnson got himself into hot water by taking an 18-minute phone call from two Russian pranksters pretending to be Armenia's new Prime Minister. And that wasn’t nearly as embarrassing as the Government’s general lack of progress on Brexit. Meanwhile, Labour was busy dealing with its own gaffe-prone former Mayor of London, as Ken Livingstone finally parted ways with the party over anti-Semitism allegations. Jeremy Corbyn was also left reeling, when backbencher Ian Austin...

Duration:00:31:58