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Radio 4's weekly assessment of developments at Westminster

Radio 4's weekly assessment of developments at Westminster

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London, United Kingdom

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Radio 4's weekly assessment of developments at Westminster

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English


Episodes

25/07/2020

7/25/2020
At the end of the parliamentary session, Steve Richards discusses the events of a tumultuous political year, with Anushka Asthana, Iain Martin and Paul Waugh. Producer: Leala Padmanabhan

Duration:00:28:12

18/07/2020

7/18/2020
George Parker of the Financial Times presents Radio 4's assessment of the political week, discussing the UK's vexed relations with China, how the Scottish government regards the state of the Brexit negotiations, and whether tourists are fully welcome in Devon. Producer: Marie Jessel.

Duration:00:28:16

11/07/2020

7/11/2020
Pippa Crerar of the Daily Mirror presents Radio 4's account of the political week, including the impact of the chancellor's economic statement and the state of the LibDems as they face a leadership election. Producer: Leala Padmanabhan

Duration:00:27:59

04/07/2020

7/4/2020
Chris Hope of the Daily Telegraph with Radio 4's account of the political week - the ousting of the Cabinet Secretary, the state of the economy, and should political leaders really be challenging each other to press-up competitions? Producer: Marie Jessel

Duration:00:28:21

27/06/2020

6/27/2020
Steve Richards presents Radio 4's analysis of the political week. He discusses the current political strategies of Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer. And he explores the difficulties of inter-generational politics at the time of the pandemic. Producer: Leala Padmanabhan

Duration:00:28:03

20/06/2020

6/20/2020
Iain Martin of the Times looks back at the political week - the debate over when schools should return, the case for a public inquiry into the government's handling of the pandemic, the accountability of the police, and the difficult prospects for the UK economy. Producer: Marie Jessel

Duration:00:28:13

13/06/2020

6/13/2020
George Parker of the Financial Times presents Radio 4's account of the political week. He discusses the ramifications of the Black Lives Matter protests, the debate over UK policy towards China, the link between international trade talks and food hygiene, and the current state of Scottish politics. Producer: Leala Padmanabhan

Duration:00:28:13

06/06/2020

6/6/2020
Anne McElvoy presents Radio 4's assessment of developments at Westminster. How should the Commons adapt its rules in the light of the latest lockdown developments? What is the changing public reaction to the lockdown? And what are the prospects for a deal or no-deal in the UK-EU Brexit negotiations? Producer: Marie Jessel

Duration:00:28:09

23/05/2020

5/23/2020
This weekend we discuss coronavirus and health and social care policy with Dr Luke Evans MP, Conservative and Barbara Keeley MP, Labour, climate change policy with Claire Perry O'Neill, former energy minister and Conservative MP, homelessness and rough sleeping in the Covid crisis with Lord Bird, founder of the Big Issue, and tackling obesity with Tom Watson, former Labour MP and deputy leader.

Duration:00:28:06

16/05/2020

5/16/2020
Tom Newton Dunn of the Sun presents Radio 4's assessment of the political week at Westminster. Is the media doing its job properly during the pandemic? What are the difficult dilemmas that the government will face in dealing with the serious economic consequences of the coronavirus? And how are MPs doing their job remotely under current circumstances? Producer: Marie Jessel

Duration:00:28:00

02/05/2020

5/2/2020
Paul Waugh of HuffPost UK gives Radio 4's weekly assessment of developments at Westminster. As Boris Johnson returns to work in 10 Downing Street, Paul examines the role of a prime minister at a time of crisis. He also considers the impact of targets, such as the current one for Covid testing, in driving NHS performance. Plus whatever happened to Brexit? Producer: Leala Padmanabhan.

Duration:00:28:13

25 April 2020

4/25/2020
George Parker presents Radio 4's weekly assessment of developments at Westminster

Duration:00:28:33

21/03/2020

3/21/2020
Paul Waugh of the Huffington Post looks back at a sombre week in Westminster, dominated by the coronavirus crisis. He is joined by senior MPs Robert Halfon and Margaret Beckett to discuss the government's handling of events, including the changes to public advice and the emergency legislation presented to parliament. Historian and author Sir Anthony Seldon discusses the scale of the challenge facing the British state with Alex Thomas from the Institute for Government. And biographer Andrew...

Duration:00:28:15

14/03/2020

3/14/2020
George Parker of the Financial Times looks back at the week. This week we'll be discussing the Coronavirus, with Philippa Whitford MP, SNP, and Stephen Farry MP, Alliance Party. Looking at past Budgets, with Lord Darling of Roulanish and Lord MacPherson of Earl's Court. Looking at the present Budget, also with: Rachel Reeves MP, Labour, and Anthony Browne, Writer. And lastly, no platforming, with Lord Patten of Barnes, Chancellor of the University of Oxford.

Duration:00:28:23

07/03/2020

3/7/2020
Anushka Asthana of the Guardian and guests look back at a week in which coronavirus dominated debates at Westminster. Theresa May's effective deputy and former Conservative MP Sir David Lidington and David Cameron's former press aide Gabby Bertin reflect on the handling of the crisis. The Labour MP Tulip Siddiq talks about the challenge of representing her constituent Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, jailed since 2016 in Iran. Plus, the US presidential election race viewed from the UK, with SNP MP...

Duration:00:28:08

29/02/2020

2/29/2020
Iain Martin of The Times looks behind the scenes at Westminster. How might coronavirus affect the economy -is the UK revving up to leave the EU without a deal? and Spads those government special advisers about whom there has been some controversy of late-what do they actually do? The editor is Marie Jessel.

Duration:00:28:19

15/02/2020

2/15/2020
Radio 4's assessment of the Cabinet reshuffle and its implications for the direction of the government, social media regulation, the future of the BBC and the art of making a maiden speech with Anne McElvoy of the Economist. Also with David Gauke, former cabinet minister, Baroness Cavendish, former head of policy at Number 10, Lord Young of Cookham, former cabinet minister and chief whip, Julian Knight, chair-elect of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Miriam Cates MP,...

Duration:00:28:03

08/02/2020

2/8/2020
Radio 4's assessment of developments at Westminster with Tom Newton Dunn of The Sun. This weekend we will be discussing Trade deals with Lord Gavin Barwell, Conservative, Food standards with Danny Kruger MP, Conservative and Kerry McCarthy MP, Labour, COP and Green Targets with Paul Johnson, Director of the Institute For Fiscal Studies and Caroline Lucas MP, Green Party and Image Management for a PM, with Sir Craig Oliver, former Director of Politics and Comms for former PM David Cameron and...

Duration:00:27:42

01/02/2020

2/1/2020
George Parker of the Financial Times looks behind the scenes at Westminster. The UK has left the EU so what happens next? What is the negotiating strength of the UK and what can we expect from the hard bargaining ahead? The editor is Marie Jessel

Duration:00:28:21

25/01/2020

1/25/2020
Presented by Paul Waugh, Huffington Post UK. This weekend, we'll be discussing Labour leadership and unions, with: Lord McNicol, Labour; WAB passes into UK law, with Jill Rutter, Institute for Government, and Bill Cash MP, chair of the European Scrutiny Committee; HS2 with Lord Adonis, Labour; and press lobby and Downing Street, with Paul Harrison, former press secretary to former PM Theresa May, and Lance Price, writer & commentator.

Duration:00:27:49