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A weekly review of British politics, featuring the Financial Times' political commentators and correspondents. FT Politics is presented by Sebastian Payne.

A weekly review of British politics, featuring the Financial Times' political commentators and correspondents. FT Politics is presented by Sebastian Payne.
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A weekly review of British politics, featuring the Financial Times' political commentators and correspondents. FT Politics is presented by Sebastian Payne.

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English


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Can Boris Johnson pull a Brexit deal out of the hat, and what excitement will the party conferences bring?

9/14/2019
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The government is accused of not doing enough preparation to rescue a deal but there are rumours of movement on the Northern Ireland backstop. Plus, as the conference season opens, we discuss who might emerge stronger or weaker - Boris Johnson, Jeremy Corbyn, Jo Swinson or Nicola Sturgeon. Presented by Miranda Green, with George Parker, David Bond, James Blitz and Robert Shrimsley. Produced by Anna Dedhar and Janina Corboye. For information regarding your data privacy, visit...

Duration:00:31:40

Boris loses control, what happens next and Labour’s plans for government

9/7/2019
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The prime minister lost control of his Brexit strategy this week, as parliament forced no deal off the table, 21 Tory MPs rebelled and were ejected from the party. Will Johnson be successful in forcing a snap election? Plus we discuss Labour’s plans for government, the radical redistribution of assets and when it wants Britain to go to the polls. Presented by Sebastian Payne, with Miranda Green, James Blitz, Jim Pickard and Chris Giles - plus special guest Maddy Thimont Jack. Produced by...

Duration:00:38:04

Boris Johnson prorogues parliament, what happens next?

8/31/2019
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The prime minister announced plans to shut down parliament for five weeks this autumn to thwart efforts to stymie his Brexit strategy. Was it wrong, clever or unconstitutional? And what does it mean for legislative efforts to avoid a no-deal Brexit? Presented by Sebastian Payne. With George Parker, Robert Shrimsley and James Blitz of the FT - plus Maddy Thimont Jack of the Institute for Government. Produced by Anna Dedhar and Salome Pkhaladze. For information regarding your data privacy,...

Duration:00:34:25

Boris Johnson meets EU leaders, and the latest no-deal warnings

8/24/2019
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The prime minister set off on his first visit to world leaders, meeting Angela Merkel in Germany and Emmanuel Macron in France. What was his Brexit message - and has anything changed? Plus, we discuss the leak of the Operation Yellowhammer document. Presented by Sebastian Payne with James Blitz, Miranda Green and Robert Shrimsley. Produced by Anna Dedhar and Salome Pkhaladze For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:26:19

Prime Minister Jeremy Corbyn's caretaker government?

8/17/2019
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The Labour leader announced plans this week to form a temporary government to avoid a no-deal Brexit, appealing to other opposition MPs to back his efforts. But he was soon rebuffed by the Liberal Democrats and independents who don't trust him in office. Does this plan to stop a no deal have any chance of success? Presented by Sebastian Payne, with Robert Shrimsley, Miranda Green and guest Maddy Thimont Jack of the Institute for Government think-tank. Produced by Anna Dedhar and Salome...

Duration:00:23:20

Will Boris Johnson's no-deal Brexit plan work, and is Labour backing the end of the UK?

8/10/2019
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The prime minister and his aides have made it known they’re ready to force through leaving the EU with or without a deal, even if MPs collapse his government. Is this a bluff, and will it work? Plus, we discuss Labour’s position on forming a caretaker government and whether it is now aligned with the Scottish nationalists. Presented by Sebastian Payne, with Miranda Green, Robert Shrimsley and Mure Dickie. Produced by Anna Dedhar and Salome Pkhaladze. For information regarding your data...

Duration:00:28:37

The Boris bounce: the polls look good for PM Johnson, but what about the pound, the threat to the Union and defeat in Brecon?

8/3/2019
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We look back at a mixed first full week in the job for Boris Johnson, as he toured Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland against a backdrop of a slump in sterling and Bank of England warnings about economic trouble ahead. In Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast, the self-styled "Minister for the Union" was warned he could break up the country if he presses ahead with a no deal Brexit. Opinion polls look good for the new PM, but in the real world the Tories lost the Brecon by-election. Presented by...

Duration:00:21:05

What to expect from Boris Johnson, and how the opposition is reacting to the new prime minister

7/27/2019
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The key appointments by Britain's new Conservative prime minister and what we're learning about his priorities and strategy, especially - of course - on Brexit. Plus, we discuss the jostling for position among the other political parties, and Nigel Farage's latest project in the US. Presented by Miranda Green, with George Parker and Jim Pickard of the FT and Henry Newman of the Open Europe think-tank. Produced by Anna Dedhar and Salome Pkhaladze. For information regarding your data privacy,...

Duration:00:25:13

Out goes May, Johnson and the kipper and Brexit and the new EU top team

7/20/2019
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Theresa May's last days in No 10 - is she going with a bang or a whimper? And who will be the next prime minister, and what do we know about him? Plus, the new top team in Brussels, the balance of power in Europe and what it will mean for Brexit. Presented by George Parker, with Jim Pickard, Miranda Green, Ben Hall and Alex Barker. Produced by Anna Dedhar and Salome Pkhaladze. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:25:59

The ousting of Kim Darroch and Corbyn's latest travails on anti-Semitism and Brexit

7/13/2019
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The resignation of the UK's ambassador to the US this week caused a huge stir in Westminster, thanks to a leak of confidential diplomatic cables. Why did Kim Darroch decide to go? Was Boris Johnson to blame? And what does it tell us about the state of the civil service? Plus, we discuss the BBC expose of how Labour has dealt with anti-Semitism complaints and whether it is finally becoming the party of Remain. Presented by Sebastian Payne, with George Parker, Robert Shrimsley, James Blitz...

Duration:00:33:22

Tory leadership voting starts, and the prospect of an early election

7/6/2019
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The ballot papers have gone out to Conservative members for the leadership election and voting has begun. Boris Johnson is leading in the polls, Jeremy Hunt is still fighting - but is it game over for him? We also discuss the prospect and wisdom of an early election. Presented by Miranda Green, with George Parker and James Blitz in London and Sebastian Payne on the campaign trail in Darlington. Produced by Anna Dedhar and Salome Pkhaladze. For information regarding your data privacy, visit...

Duration:00:32:32

Boris vs Hunt gets personal, plus the fiscal and immigration plans of the next PM

6/29/2019
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The skirmishes between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt became more personal, with clashes over character and scrutiny. Is the foreign secretary gaining momentum? And has the frontrunner recovered from his difficult weekend? We also discuss the prospect of Sajid Javid as the next chancellor and what both candidates plan to do on the economy and immigration. Presented by Sebastian Payne, with George Parker, Miranda Green, Robert Shrimsley and Chris Giles. Produced by Caroline Grady. For...

Duration:00:37:15

It's Boris vs Hunt and Labour gently shifts towards Remain

6/22/2019
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Four candidates were knocked out of the Conservative party leadership race this week: Michael Gove, Sajid Javid, Rory Stewart and Dominic Raab. Does the foreign secretary have any hope of beating the frontrunner? Plus we discuss whether Jeremy Corbyn is finally moving Labour towards becoming the party of Remain. Presented by Sebastian Payne, with George Parker, Robert Shrimsley, Jim Pickard and Miranda Green - plus special guest Tim Montgomerie. Produced by Caroline Grady. For information...

Duration:00:38:59

Out goes Matt Hancock (and three others), and can parliament stop 'no deal'?

6/15/2019
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In the first round of voting in the Conservative leadership contest, Boris Johnson confirmed his place as the clear frontrunner. Matt Hancock, Esther McVey, Andrea Leadsom and Mark Harper have all exited. Who will win the battle for second place? Plus, we discuss whether a new prime minister could stop no deal, even by shutting down parliament. Presented by Sebastian Payne with George Parker, Miranda Green and James Blitz. Plus special guest Conservative commentator Tim Montgomerie. Produced...

Duration:00:32:56

Labour triumphs in Peterborough, Tory leadership race officially begins

6/8/2019
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The Brexit party came close but failed to win its first seat in Westminster. What lessons are there for Labour and the Tories? Plus, we discuss the latest from the Tory leadership race and who will bag second place alongside Boris Johnson. Presented by Sebastian Payne, with George Parker, Robert Shrimsley, Laura Hughes and Miranda Green. Produced by Anna Dedhar. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:35:03

Boris vs Gove round two, and Trump comes to Britain

6/1/2019
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Jeremy Hunt lost momentum in the Tory leadership contest this week, suggesting that the final race might end up being Boris Johnson versus Michael Gove - just like the 2016 contest. Plus, we discuss Donald Trump’s first state visit to the UK next week and the health of the ‘special relationship’. Presented by Sebastian Payne, with Robert Shrimsley, Miranda Green, Gideon Rachman and James Blitz. Produced by Anna Dedhar. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:34:05

Theresa May resigns

5/25/2019
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The prime minister announced her intention to resign on Friday, following a dramatic week in Westminster where a final Brexit speech misfired and brought an end to May's time in office. We discuss how events unfolded, what her legacy will be, the impending leadership contest and how the likely successors are shaping up. Presented by Sebastian Payne, with George Parker, Miranda Green and Robert Shrimsley. Produced by Anna Dedhar. For information regarding your data privacy, visit...

Duration:00:39:29

Theresa May's succession, and Labour's opportunities

5/18/2019
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Theresa May has finally agreed to step down, clearing the way for a leadership contest this summer, against the background of the European Parliament elections. Might we have three prime ministers this year? And what does this all mean for Labour? Presented by Miranda Green, with George Parker, Laura Hughes and John Burn-Murdoch of the FT and political strategist John McTernan. Produced by Anna Dedhar. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:38:27

How long will Theresa May last, and will Labour back UBI?

5/11/2019
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Anger is growing in the Conservative party against Theresa May, but MPs have failed to move against her. Will next week be a decisive moment for the prime minister? Plus, we discuss whether a universal basic income would help or hinder inequality, and whether Labour will support the policy at the next general election. Presented by Sebastian Payne, with Robert Shrimsley, Miranda Green, Jim Pickard and Chris Giles. Produced by Anna Dedhar. For information regarding your data privacy, visit...

Duration:00:29:21

Gavin Williamson is sacked, and the yellow bird takes flight

5/4/2019
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Defence secretary Gavin Williamson was summarily sacked by Theresa May, following a leak inquiry on the National Security Council. Can we be sure he was responsible? Who are the new entrants to the end cabinet? Plus, we discuss England’s local election results and what the Lib Dem revival portends for the European elections. Presented by Sebastian Payne and James Blitz, with George Parker, Laura Hughes, Robert Shrimsley, David Bond and Miranda Green. Produced by Anna Dedhar and Caroline...

Duration:00:36:09