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Joe Twyman and Marie Le Conte tackle the week's big political news with the help of spreadsheets full of polling data and binders full of fun! New guests each week help them look at Britain and the world, as the news happens.

Joe Twyman and Marie Le Conte tackle the week's big political news with the help of spreadsheets full of polling data and binders full of fun! New guests each week help them look at Britain and the world, as the news happens.
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Joe Twyman and Marie Le Conte tackle the week's big political news with the help of spreadsheets full of polling data and binders full of fun! New guests each week help them look at Britain and the world, as the news happens.

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Episodes

24: The Case for a People's Vote (with Alastair Campbell)

12/12/2018
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On this week's episode, Joe and Marie are joined by Alastair Campbell, author, journalist and former Press Secretary and Director of Strategy to Tony Blair. On the agenda this week: a no confidence vote in Theresa May and the seemingly doomed path of Brexit. Alastair also discusses his work with the People's Vote campaign and whether the deal can go back to parliament, before moving onto the nation's favourite musical instruments and whether he's swearier than Malcolm Tucker in real life. We...

Duration:00:57:37

23: Allez Les Jaunes! (with Sonia Delesalle-Stolper)

12/6/2018
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On this week's Polling Politics, there's a sort-of-French vibe as Marie and Joe are joined by Libération's London correspondent Sonia Delesalle-Stolper to discuss French perspectives on Brexit, May and Corbyn, as well as the ongoing issues in France with Macron and the 'gilet jaunes'. True to national stereotypes, there's also a long discussion about cheese, and Sarbjit Bakhshi from Smarkets joins to discuss another turbulent week in the Brexit markets. This podcast is sponsored by Smarkets....

Duration:00:39:02

22: Painting The Towns Red (with Lisa Nandy MP)

11/29/2018
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On this week's episode of Polling Politics, Joe and Marie are joined by Lisa Nandy, MP for Wigan to discuss, well, Brexit, as well as her work at the Centre for Towns, countering the country's Londoncentricity. Also joining us at Deltapoll HQ on London's scenic South Bank: friend of the show Sarbjit Bakhshi, to discuss the latest movements in the search for next Tory leader, as well as a new market on proposed TV debates. This podcast is sponsored by Smarkets. Presented by Joe Twyman and...

Duration:00:42:20

21: Westminster's Year of Reckoning (with Laura Hughes)

11/22/2018
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For the past year, Westminster has been forced to introspect on numerous sexual assault, harassment and bullying allegations, which have brought down cabinet members and ushered in a new era of openness in Parliament. Or has it? This week, Joe and Marie are joined by the Financial Times' Laura Hughes to discuss a stormy year and whether anything has really changed. They also touch upon the latest Brexit developments and the nation's favourite biscuit. As ever, we're also joined by Sarbjit...

Duration:00:32:20

20: Brexit: Infinity War (with Martha Gill)

11/15/2018
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On this week's episode, Joe and Marie are joined by political journalist Martha Gill to talk about the forbidden B-word. We also check in with Sarbjit Bakhshi from Smarkets for the latest on how the betting markets have responded to the political turmoil. With Dominic Raab resigning mere minutes before recording, would the entire episode be devoted to discussing a country – and Prime Minister – in crisis? Or would Joe somehow find a way to shoehorn in a creepy level of information about our...

Duration:00:27:38

19: Red, White and Blue (US Midterms Special)

11/9/2018
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This week, intrepid pollster Joe is off in the United States, finding out more about the political climate in election week. He's joined by Marie and a series of guests to evaluate how Trump's half-term test went down, and whether there's hope for the Democrats to bounce back in the future. This podcast is sponsored by Smarkets. Presented by Joe Twyman and Marie Le Conte. With Matt Mackowiak, Jason Trost, Sarah Binion and Edie Lush. Produced by Nick Hilton in London and Hebah Fisher in...

Duration:00:37:36

18: Budget Tricks and Treats (with Miranda Green)

10/31/2018
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On this week's episode Joe and Marie are looking back at the budget with the Financial Times' Miranda Green. Also on the table are Angela Merkel's announcement that she'll step down as leader of the CDU, injunctions and parliamentary privilege, the new Brexit 50p coin, and whether you're happy to see trick or treaters. We're also joined by Sarbjit Bakhshi from Smarkets to look at next week's Midterm elections in the United States. This podcast is sponsored by Smarkets. Presented by Joe...

Duration:00:36:50

17: The Butler Did It (with Michael Crick)

10/24/2018
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On this week's episode, Joe and Marie are joined by Westminster veteran Michael Crick who has just published a new book, Sultan of Swing: The Life of David Butler. Michael joins the podcast to discuss the People's Vote march in London, Nick Clegg's move to Facebook, the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, and the nation's favourite sandwich shape. As ever, we're also joined by Sarbjit Bakhshi from Smarkets to discuss the latest movements in the betting stakes, including updates on the US Midterms....

Duration:00:44:26

16: Backstop's Back, Alright! (with Henry Newman)

10/17/2018
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On this week's episode, Joe and Marie are joined by Henry Newman, director of Open Europe. On the table this week are subjects ranging from the (latest) Royal baby to bullying in Westtminster, but our main discussion is the Brexit deadlock. Can it be resolved? And, if so, how? We also check in with Sarbjit Bakhshi from Smarkets, to look at the latest movements in the world of political betting. This podcast is sponsored by Smarkets. Presented by Joe Twyman and Marie Le Conte. With Henry...

Duration:00:33:28

15: When Conference Calls! (with Philip Cowley)

10/11/2018
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On this week's episode, Joe and Marie are joined by Philip Cowley, professor of politics at Queen Mary University and author of The British General Election of 2017\. Topics at the table this week include universal credit, bakeries in Northern Ireland, last year's election (and Phil's book on that subject), the conference season that's been and gone, and whether people think they're rich or poor. We also check in with Sarbjit Bakhshi from Smarkets, to look at the latest movements in the...

Duration:00:40:09

14: Mr Johnson, I Presume? (with Robert Hutton)

9/13/2018
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On this week's podcast, Joe and Marie are joined by Bloomberg political correspondent and author of Agent Jack: The True Story of MI5's Secret Nazi Hunter, Robert Hutton. Together they discuss exciting things like boundary reviews (!), podcasts (!!) and whether Boris, or Mr Johnson, is on the march (!!!). We also answer the age old questions of whether Marie was a girl guide, and what the nation's favourite pizza topping is. Presented by Joe Twyman and Marie Le Conte. With Robert Hutton....

Duration:00:31:33

13: Out of Africa (with Lauren McEvatt)

9/6/2018
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On this week's podcast, Joe and Marie are joined by Lauren McEvatt, former spad and international affairs expert. The main topic of discussion is Theresa May's trip to Africa and whether she got the visit right, but we also touch upon Russian spies, scallops and whether people think they have a good sense of humour (debatable with this podcast). Matthew Shaddick from Ladbrokes also joins the pod to talk through May's survival chances, whether Penny Mordaunt is an outside bet for next PM,...

Duration:00:32:51

12: Best in Class (with James Ball)

8/30/2018
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On this week's podcast, Joe and Marie speak to Joe Ball, the author of Bluffocracy, about the furore surrounding class in the media. The conversation also touches on the Conservatives' dead donors, Lib Dem leadership woes, Nigel Farage's oil painting, and whether Brits are more dog or cat people. As ever, we also check in with Ladbrokes' Kyle McGrath to get the latest intel on flutters people are having on Vince Cable's successor. Presented by Joe Twyman and Marie Le Conte. With James Ball....

Duration:00:38:51

11: To Brexit or Not To Brexit? (with Andrew Adonis)

8/23/2018
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On this week's podcast, Joe and Marie are joined by Andrew Adonis, Labour peer, former Transport Secretary and arch-Remainer. As Brexit talks resume in Brussels, can the quest for a 'people's vote' on the deal bear any fruit? In addition to Brexit, the show also covers trains (several times over), the best cities in Britain, and the new BBC drama 'Press' about two rival newspapers. And, as ever, we check in with our friends at Ladbrokes to get the latest odds on the political markets....

Duration:00:39:56

10: Not So Silly Season (with Katy Balls)

8/16/2018
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This week, Joe and Marie are joined by the Spectator's Political Correspondent, Katy Balls. With Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn hitting the headlines with allegations of Islamophobia and anti-Semitism, is silly season quite as silly as it used to be? And – in true silly season fashion – the pod presents some exclusive polling on just how much the British public loved, or hated, the recent heatwave. Presented by Joe Twyman and Marie Le Conte. With Katy Balls. Produced by Nick Hilton. Theme...

Duration:00:31:06

9: School's Out! (with Matt Warman MP)

7/19/2018
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This week, Joe and Marie head to the House of Commons to talk to Tory MP Matt Warman, a former Technology Editor of The Telegraph. Brexit, recess, digital democracy – not to mention sexting and sex robots – come up in discussion. As ever, we also dial up Ladbrokes and speak to Kyle McGrath about why the market for a second referendum is getting more interesting, and looking ahead to a future in the Conservative party without Theresa May. Presented by Joe Twyman and Marie Le Conte. With Matt...

Duration:00:43:21

8: To Hell in a Handcart (with Gawain Towler)

7/12/2018
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This week, Joe and Marie are joined by former Ukip press supremo Gawain Towler to discuss a huge week in Brexit news. We'll also get the latest on his party's future and Nigel Farage's potential return to the fray, whilst also looking at Donald Trump imminent visit to British shores. As ever, we'll dial up Ladbrokes and speak to Kyle McGrath about whether punters reckon Theresa May is on the verge, and if Gawain's old boss might be an outside bet for our next Prime Minister. Presented by Joe...

Duration:00:44:15

7: Trotters Up for the NHS (with Ralf Little)

7/5/2018
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This week, Joe and Marie are joined by actor, activist and semi-professional footballer Ralf Little to ask the big question: is it coming home? They'll also spare a thought (or two) for the 70th birthday of the NHS, the Cabinet's Brexit trip to Chequers, Ukip's flirtation with the alt-right, and whether it's sane or sensible to wear pyjamas to bed. We also check in with Ladbrokes' Matthew Shaddick to get the latest rumours on the race to succeed Theresa May as Conservative leader. Presented...

Duration:00:39:56

6: Uxbridge Too Far For Heathrow? (with Jonn Elledge)

6/28/2018
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This week, Joe and Marie are joined by Jonn Elledge, editor of the New Statesman's urban site City Metric. They discuss the Heathrow decision (?), the North/South divide, a beer crisis, if you can wear shorts in the office, and whether war with Spain might solve Theresa May's problems. Presented by Joe Twyman and Marie Le Conte. With Jess Phillips. Produced by Nick Hilton. Theme music by Joe Button This is a Podot podcast. For more details go to podotpods.com and for sales and advertising...

Duration:00:41:33

5: Love Question Time Island (with Jess Phillips)

6/21/2018
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This week, Joe and Marie are joined by Labour MP Jess Phillips, author of Everywoman: One Woman's Truth about Speaking the Truth to discuss everything from Brexit to the World Cup. The NHS, Question Time, upskirting and social media all feature, whilst, as ever on Polling Politics, a lot of time is dedicated to Love Island. We also touch base with Matthew Shaddick from Ladbrokes to get the latest odds on David Dimbleby's successor. Presented by Joe Twyman and Marie Le Conte. With Jess...

Duration:00:36:41