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

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BULLY FOR EU

10/18/2018
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This week there was a lot of Brexit talk but not much action, as the Northern Irish border continued to stump negotiators. Theresa May flew to Brussels to speak to EU chiefs, but all she got was an offer to extend the transition period – and she wasn’t even allowed to stay for dinner. And closer to home the Prime Minister was also having a tough time as fresh harassment allegations engulfed Westminster and the roll-out of Universal Credit was put on hold yet again. We discuss all this and...

Duration:00:33:23

COME ON, ARLENE

10/11/2018
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As the Commons returned this week a Brexit breakthrough was rumoured to be on the cards. But the optimism was short-lived as first Tory Eurosceptics and then the DUP lined up to play their hands and call Theresa May’s bluff. And as if that wasn’t bad enough European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker even took the mick out of her dancing. We discuss all this, as well as the latest Universal Credit fiasco and what happened at the SNP’s annual conference. And we hear from influential...

Duration:00:28:55

BRUM'S RUSH FOR THERESA MAY?

10/4/2018
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As Theresa May’s Conservative troops head back from their annual conference in Birmingham, PoliticsHome editor Kevin Schofield, chief reporter Emilio Casalicchio and news editor Matt Foster discuss how it all went down for the embattled Prime Minister. Did May convince the country there’s more to her government than internal squabbles and stand-up rows with the EU? Did tousle-haired top Tory Boris Johnson manage to steal the spotlight? And can the PM dance, can she jive, was she having the...

Duration:00:41:47

JEZ HE CAN?

9/27/2018
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With the Jeremy Corbyn chants still ringing in their ears and a clutch of crowd-pleasing policy announcements under their belt, Labour party bosses are likely to be feeling pretty happy with the way their annual conference went. But with mixed messages on Brexit and a few good old-fashioned internal wars about rule changes, there’s plenty for PoliticsHome editor Kevin Schofield, chief reporter Emilio Casalicchio and news editor Matt Foster to chew over. Has Labour squared the circle on a...

Duration:00:45:52

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,...

Duration:00:34:50