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Hannah Barnes, Andrew Marr and the New Statesman politics team discuss the latest in UK politics, global affairs and the ideas that shape the world. -- Send us a question: www.newstatesman.com/youaskus Become a New Statesman subscriber: https://www.newstatesman.com/subscribe Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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Hannah Barnes, Andrew Marr and the New Statesman politics team discuss the latest in UK politics, global affairs and the ideas that shape the world. -- Send us a question: www.newstatesman.com/youaskus Become a New Statesman subscriber: https://www.newstatesman.com/subscribe Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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King's speech reveals Starmer's uncommon ambition

7/17/2024
"It's been a long time since we've had a government with this level of ambition" - George Eaton Black Rod has been summoned and the weighty wooden doors swung open on a new parliamentary year. At the State Opening of Parliament, Keir Starmer's government unveiled their ambitious legislative agenda through the King's speech, which introduced a bumper 39 bills. George Eaton and Rachel Cunliffe join Hannah Barnes on the New Statesman podcast to unpick the policy announcements and explore the opportunities and potential pitfalls Labour may face over the coming months. Read more: The King’s Speech is our first chance to inspect the moral code behind “Starmerism” https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk-politics/2024/07/does-the-labour-government-believe-in-anything Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:29:38

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ADHD in the criminal justice system | Sponsored

7/17/2024
This episode was initiated and funded by Takeda UK Ltd. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects millions worldwide, yet its presence within the criminal justice system is often misunderstood or overlooked. In this podcast we navigate the complex landscape where ADHD and the criminal justice system intercept; shedding light on the unique challenges and misconceptions faced by people with ADHD in prisons and the opportunities for improved care and support. From late diagnosis to repeated prison sentences, the impact of ADHD can shape outcomes in profound and often unrecognised ways. Host Emma Haslett is joined by Dr Tony Lloyd, the CEO of the ADHD Foundation; Sir Robert Buckland, the former Secretary of State for Justice and MP; Daley Jones, trustee at ADHD Liberty; and Sarah Templeton, an ADHD author and therapist, to explore the stories of those living at this intersection. This podcast was recorded and produced before the 2024 General Election was announced. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:12:16

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Andrew Marr: What if the Trump assassination attempt had succeeded?

7/16/2024
Donald Trump has been greeted like a messiah at the Republican National Convention. But what if that bullet had been an inch to the right? Just over 48 hours after narrowly escaping death from a gunman’s bullet, Trump has been confirmed as the Republican Party’s candidate for president in the upcoming election. He has named critic-turned-loyalist JD Vance as his running mate. Andrew Marr joins Hannah Barnes on the New Statesman podcast to discuss how the attempt on Trump's life has impacted his standing among Republicans - and why political assassinations "never work". They also discuss the implosion of the Welsh Labour government, and the King's Speech will reveal about the core beliefs of the Labour government. Read more: JD Vance - the new face of the Republican party, by Sohrab Ahmari https://www.newstatesman.com/international-content/2024/07/jd-vance-vice-president-donald-trump-republican-ticket Will Keir Starmer drop the two-child benefit cap? https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/labour/2024/07/will-keir-starmer-scrap-the-two-child-benefit-cap Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:24:06

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Trump shooting: what the Democrats must do now

7/15/2024
Trump loyalists are blaming Democrats for inciting the assassination attempt on the former President. How should Dems respond? Republicans and Democrats alike have rightly condemned the shocking attack on former US President Donald Trump which left a bystander dead, two more injured and the presumptive Republican candidate bloodied but defiant. However Trump supporters have been quick to point to Democrats' use of language - describing Trump as a "threat to American democracy", for example - as inciteful of violence. On this episode, Hannah Barnes is joined by the journalist and lawyer Jill Filipovic, global affairs editor Katie Stallard and author and documentarian Phil Tinline to discuss how Democrats should respond to this accusation - which, as Jill says, is "not just hypocritical, it's like a through-the-looking-glass made up universe". Read more: The attempted assassination of Donald Trump, by Katie Stallard https://www.newstatesman.com/world/americas/north-america/2024/07/attempted-assassination-donald-trump Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:32:39

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What does Labour's "growth worth having" actually mean?

7/12/2024
Labour want to distinguish themselves from Boris Johnson's "levelling up". What are they planning instead? Hannah Barnes, Rachel Cunliffe and Freddie Hayward answer listener questions on Labour's growth strategy, and whether the new government's plans will impact individuals' personal finances. They also discuss the new "rising star" Labour MPs to look out for, and whether polling during election campaigns impacts the final result. Articles mentioned in this episode: Labour's next generation: the new MPs to watch https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2024/06/labours-next-generation-election-2024-new-labour-mps George Eaton interviews Torsten Bell https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/politics-interview/2024/06/torsten-bell-social-democrats-need-to-become-insurgents New Labour MP Yuan Yang on the deep class anxiety in China https://www.newstatesman.com/encounter/2024/05/labours-yuan-yang-there-is-deep-class-anxiety-in-china Yuan Yang: Democracy begins with us https://www.newstatesman.com/ideas/2024/07/democracy-begins-with-us-yuan-yang Labour MP Sarah Sackman on the tensions between her Labour values and her Jewish identity https://www.newstatesman.com/encounter/2024/06/sarah-sackman-my-labour-values-my-jewish-identity-tension Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:15:06

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The Conservative party's very public nervous breakdown

7/11/2024
The Conservative party are scrapping it out to have their visions of the future of the party heard and things are getting messy. Hannah Barnes, associate editor, is joined by Rachel Cunliffe, associate political editor, and Freddie Hayward, political correspondent. Read: Kemi Badenoch is the early front-runner for the Tory leadership Sign up to the New Statesman's daily politics newsletter: Morning Call Submit a question for a future episode: You Ask Us Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:20:17

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How will global affairs define the Starmer era?

7/10/2024
Today is the day we see our Labour government on the world stage for the first time. Starmer is in Washington today for the 75th summit of the Nato defence alliance. Ahead of the summit Starmer has met with President Joe Biden and praised the UK-US special relationship. Starmer has also told reporters that his plan to raise defence spending to 2.5% was “cast iron” - but has not committed to a timeline. In an increasingly volatile world, how will global affairs define the Starmer era? Read: Why foreign affairs will define the Starmer era Sign up to the New Statesman's daily politics newsletter: Morning Call Submit a question for a future episode: You Ask Us Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:24:10

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Andrew Marr: "The smell in Whitehall? An invigorating reek of change."

7/9/2024
A record number of new MPs are flooding through Westminster, Starmer has been on a tour of the UK, and this morning the metro mayors gathered in Downing Street. What is the new reality for the UK? Do we need to think seriously about electoral reform? And how is Macron going to get out of his political deadlock? Hannah Barnes, associate editor, is joined by Andrew Marr, political editor; and Freddie Hayward, political correspondent. Sign up to the New Statesman's daily politics newsletter: Morning Call Submit a question for a future episode: You Ask Us Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:22:27

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What can we learn from Labour's first days in power?

7/8/2024
Since forming a new government on Friday, Keir Starmer's cabinet has been hard at work across the weekend to prove to the nation that they are a government of service. Hannah Barnes, associate editor, is joined by Rachel Cunliffe, associate political editor, and Freddie Hayward, political correspondent, to discuss surprise appointments, early policy announcements, and the results of France's shock election this weekend. Sign up to the New Statesman's daily politics newsletter: Morning Call Submit a question for a future episode: You Ask Us Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:26:38

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Election results: Welcome to Labour Britain

7/5/2024
The UK has just voted in its 7th ever Labour prime minister, Keir Starmer. As the results from yesterday’s general election trickled in overnight it became clear that this was not so much a story of Labour victory, as it was of Tory defeat. The last 14 years of conservative rule has dismantled both the country and much of the party’s once loyal supporters. ‘The work of change begins immediately’ said Keir Starmer this afternoon upon arrival at Downing Street straight after accepting the King’s invitation to form a new government. Hannah Barnes, associate editor, is joined by Rachel Cunliffe, associate political editor, and Freddie Hayward, political correspondent. Sign up to the New Statesman's daily politics newsletter: Morning Call Submit a question for a future episode: You Ask Us Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:39:56

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What to expect when you're expecting ... a new government

7/4/2024
Today the country heads to the polls to decide who will be in government for the next five years. Hannah Barnes, associate editor, is joined by Rachel Cunliffe, associate political editor, and senior data journalist to go through the key timings and processes of the day, what we know so far and what to look out for. Sign up to the New Statesman's daily politics newsletter: Morning Call Submit a question for a future episode: You Ask Us Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:24:40

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The penultimate day of Tory Rome

7/3/2024
In a final poll published before the election things have never looked worse for the Conservatives, Rishi Sunak has expressed fear that he might lose his seat, and Boris Johnson has been wheeled out at the 11th hour. How long will it take for the Tories to come back from this and where will they begin? Hannah Barnes, associate editor, is joined by the New Statesman’s senior editor George Eaton and David Gauke, former Conservative MP and New Statesman columnist. Sign up to the New Statesman's daily politics newsletter: Morning Call Submit a question for a future episode: You Ask Us Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:29:07

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How many hours a week should a prime minster be working?

7/2/2024
Another Reform UK candidate has stepped down to back the Tories as the “vast majority” of her fellow candidates are “racist, misogynistic and bigoted”, the Conservatives have launched an attack campaign on Keir Starmer, claiming he is work-shy, and the Tory leadership contest may or may not be underway. Rachel Cunliffe, associate political editor, is joined by Freddie Hayward, political correspondent. Sign up to the New Statesman's daily politics newsletter: Morning Call Submit a question for a future episode: You Ask Us Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:19:15

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Andrew Marr: To succeed, Starmer must upset a lot of people

7/1/2024
In order to succeed in a first term in government, to deliver for working people, Keir Starmer will need to enforce some quietly radical change. And doing so will upset quite a lot of people ... It's the last week of the campaign and Hannah Barnes, associate editor, is joined by political editor Andrew Marr, and political correspondent Freddie Hayward. As well as looking at what's happening on our own shores, the team also discuss the election prospects across the channel with the success of the right yesterday in France, and across the pond with the widespread trepidation around Biden's future in US government. Sign up to the New Statesman's daily politics newsletter: Morning Call Submit a question for a future episode: You Ask Us Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:29:31

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The race to cervical cancer elimination | Sponsored

6/29/2024
Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women globally. It causes more than 800 deaths in the UK each year. Yet 99.8% of cervical cancer cases are entirely preventable. Regular screening and the introduction of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination are helping to reduce the number of deaths. With smart policy and public health interventions NHS England have set 2040 as the target date for total elimination of cervical cancer. If that goal is to be met the issue of health inequality needs to be addressed; currently screening and vaccination rates vary between different regions, communities and socio-economic groups. So what needs to be done to share best practice and narrow these inequalities? In this episode of Spotlight on Policy, host Zoe Grunwald is joined by Emma Cerrone, Business Unit Director for Public Health & Vaccines at MSD; Dr Adeola Olaitan, Honorary Associate Professor at University College London and Honorary Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist at UCLH; and Gayathri Kumar, Senior Economist at OHE, the Office for Health Economics. This episode has been fully funded by MSD who, as sponsors, have reviewed and inputted to the final content. The report referenced by Office for Health Economics throughout this episode was fully funded by MSD. Ultimate editorial control for this episode and the OHE report rests solely with the New Statesman and the Office for Health Economics, respectively. MSD is one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies active in several key areas of global health, including immunisation and oncology. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:21:45

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What's happening in Northern Ireland? and should polling be banned?

6/28/2024
It's listener question time! Freddie Hayward, political correspondent, is joined by Finn McRedmond, junior commissioning editor and writer, to answer questions on Northern Ireland, personal approval ratings, presidential debates, and polling influence. Sign up to the New Statesman's daily politics newsletter: Morning Call Submit a question for a future episode: You Ask Us Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:18:19

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On the road with Corbyn, Farage, and Lammy

6/27/2024
Today New Statesman is publishing an election special issue of the magazine which includes our election endorsement as well as in-depth political interviews with Jeremy Corbyn, Nigel Farage, and David Lammy. Rachel Cunliffe, associate political editor, is joined in the studio by George Eaton, senior editor, and editor-in-chief Jason Cowley. Sign up to the New Statesman's daily politics newsletter: Morning Call Submit a question for a future episode: You Ask Us Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:34:03

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Up all night to Bet Lucky

6/26/2024
Another day, another flurry of betting allegations. More and more parties are now being dragged into the gambling scandal, but should we discern some distinction between the nature of these bets and their repercussions? Hannah Barnes, associate editor, is joined by Freddie Hayward, political correspondent, and Ben Walker, senior data journalist. Sign up to the New Statesman's daily politics newsletter: Morning Call Submit a question for a future episode: You Ask Us Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:29:47

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Andrew Marr: "If I were Sunak, I'd be wailing under the table"

6/25/2024
Everything's been going so badly for the prime minister, one can't help but admire the fact that he's carrying on. Hannah Barnes, associate editor, is joined by Andrew Marr, political editor, to discuss the developments in the betting scandal, how Nigel Reform lost the right, and why Labour failed to win over the Murdoch empire. Sign up to the New Statesman's daily politics newsletter: Morning Call Submit a question for a future episode: You Ask Us Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:21:53

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Is GamblingGate the new PartyGate?

6/24/2024
We’re in the penultimate week of campaigning, which may come as a relief to those suffering from election fatigue - maybe no one more so than Rishi Sunak. The prime minister has not had a particularly smooth weekend as the Tory betting scandal continues to rumble on … Hannah Barnes, associate editor, is joined by George Eaton, senior editor, to discuss the latest developments in the gambling scandal, Labour's positions gender recognition and their plans for the House of Lords. Sign up to the New Statesman's daily politics newsletter: Morning Call Submit a question for a future episode: You Ask Us Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:22:02