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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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May's deal lands, Raab resigns and chaos ensues

11/17/2018
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Theresa May finally struck a Brexit deal this week, but it did not please much of her Conservative party with two cabinet ministers resigning. Will Mrs May survive? Will she be challenged? Does her deal have any chance of making it through the House of Commons? Or does even more chaos lie ahead? Presented by Sebastian Payne, with George Parker, Robert Shrimsley, James Blitz and Miranda Green. Produced by Anna Dedhar and Harry Robertson.

Duration:00:38:49

A Brexit deal slowly emerges and Arron Bank's troubles

11/10/2018
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Westminster is awaiting a Brexit deal but Theresa May is still facing great challenges. Will she strike a deal that is acceptable to her cabinet as well as the House of Commons? Plus we discuss the troubles of Arron Banks and the investigations into the Leave. EU campaign. Presented by Sebastian Payne. With George Parker, Alex Barker, Miranda Green, Robert Wright and Jim Pickard. Produced by Anna Dedhar and Harry Robertson

Duration:00:33:20

Philip Hammond's giveaway Budget

11/3/2018
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Emboldened by an OBR windfall, Britain's chancellor tossed largesse to potential Brexit problem groups and declared austerity was coming to an end. But was he fiscally reckless? Presented by George Parker, with Chris Giles. Produced by Anna Dedhar and Harry Robertson

Duration:00:19:59

NDAs, Sir Philip Green and parliamentary privilege

10/27/2018
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The allegations against Sir Philip Green were thrown into the public thanks to Lord Hain's use of parliamentary privilege. Was the businessman wrong to try and gag the press? Plus we discuss whether Theresa May is likely to be challenged in the near future, changes in Whitehall and what lies ahead for the Budget. Presented by Sebastian Payne, with George Parker, James Blitz, Jonathan Ford and Miranda Green. Produced by Harry Robertson

Duration:00:32:44

Another failed Brexit summit and bullying in the House of Commons

10/20/2018
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Theresa May did not achieve a breakthrough in this week’s Brussels summit of EU leaders. So where do the Brexit talks now stand? Plus a new report has unveiled the extent of bullying and sexual harassment in Parliament. Does John Bercow need to resign? Presented by Sebastian Payne, with Alex Barker, Robert Shrimsley, Laura Hughes and Jim Pickard. Produced by Harry Robertson.

Duration:00:31:47

Brexit 'hell week' and more universal credit mishaps

10/14/2018
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Negotiations between the UK and the EU are hotting up. A deal might be in sight, but can Theresa May sell it to her sceptical cabinet and party? Plus we examine why the universal credit welfare reforms should be paused and given more money. Presented by Sebastian Payne, with George Parker, Alex Barker, Robert Shrimsley and Miranda Green. Produced by Anna Dedhar and Harry Robertson

Duration:00:26:51

Brexit 'hell week' and more universal credit mishaps

10/13/2018
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Negotiations between the UK and the EU are hotting up. A deal might be in sight, but can Theresa May sell it to her sceptical cabinet and party? Plus we examine why the universal credit welfare reforms should be paused and given more money. Presented by Sebastian Payne, with George Parker, Alex Barker, Robert Shrimsley and Miranda Green. Produced by Anna Dedhar and Harry Robertson

Duration:00:17:17

Tory conference reviewed and a tricky fortnight for Brexit

10/6/2018
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The Conservative party gathered in Birmingham this week for a broadly successful if uneventful conference. But is Theresa May safe as leader for the duration? Plus we discuss whether there is a compromise in the offing for the Irish border to seal a Brexit deal. Presented by Sebastian Payne, with George Parker, Alex Barker, Laura Hughes and Miranda Green. Produced by Anna Dedhar and Harry Robertson

Duration:00:32:45

Labour conference reviewed as the Tories head to Birmingham

9/29/2018
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The opposition party's conference was a success, with Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell delivering speeches that continued the party in its radical direction. We also look forward to the Conservative party's annual conference and whether it can ride through its Brexit bumps. Presented by Sebastian Payne, with George Parker, Miranda Green, Robert Shrimsley and Jim Pickard. Produced by Harry Robertson

Duration:00:35:21

Troubling times in Salzburg and previewing Labour conference

9/22/2018
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The British prime minister's hopes of a Brexit breakthrough at a summit this week were dealt a heavy blow. Where does this leave negotiations with the EU and the prospects for a deal this autumn? Plus, we look ahead at what is likely to happen at the Labour's annual conference next week and the issues uniting and dividing the party. Presented by Sebastian Payne, with George Parker, Philip Stephens, Robert Shrimsley and Miranda Green. Produced by Anna Dedhar and Harry Robertson

Duration:00:31:01

Leadership plots, Tory wars and John McDonnell's plans for workers

9/15/2018
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Chatter about a leadership challenge against Theresa May has abounded this week, but is it all talk and no trousers? Plus we discuss John McDonnell's speech to the TUC's annual conference and his plans to significantly beef up workers' rights. Presented by Sebastian Payne, with George Parker, Robert Shrimsley and Laura Hughes. Produced by Anna Dedhar and Harry Robertson

Duration:00:33:14

Labour moves on anti-Semitism and Brexit deadlock continues

9/8/2018
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Westminster returned from from its summer break this week and we discuss the two main stories that still dominate the headlines: Labour's travails with anti-Semitism and the government's lack of progress on Brexit. Presented by Sebastian Payne, with Alex Barker, Miranda Green, James Blitz and Jim Pickard of the Financial Times. Produced by Anna Dedhar

Duration:00:35:13

Summer interview special: Peter Mandelson

9/1/2018
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Sebastian Payne speaks to the former New Labour minister about his efforts to halt Brexit through another referendum, Theresa May's efforts to strike a withdrawal deal with the EU, his views on Jeremy Corbyn, the state of the party's leadership and how to tackle the anti-Semitism crisis. Produced by Anna Dedhar.

Duration:00:37:26

Summer interview special: Nick Boles

8/25/2018
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In our fourth summer special, we speak to the Conservative MP for Grantham and Stamford in Lincolnshire about why, as a former Remainer, he is happy to get on with Brexit, how the House of Commons will prevent a ‘no deal’ Brexit and whether the Tories are re-toxifying their image again. Presented by Sebastian Payne. Produced by Anna Dedhar

Duration:00:33:41

Summer interview special: Lisa Nandy

8/18/2018
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In our third episode, we visit the town of Wigan in the north-west of England to speak to its Labour MP. We discuss what should be done to help boost Britain’s provincial towns, why the party is falling out of touch with its heartland supporters and whether Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership approach is too divisive. Presented by Sebastian Payne. Produced by Anna Dedhar.

Duration:00:35:30

Summer interview special: Jacob Rees-Mogg

8/11/2018
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In the second of this series, the Financial Times speaks to the Conservative MP for North East Somerset and ardent Brexit supporter. We discuss whether a ‘no-deal’ exit from the EU could be a good outcome, why passing any exit deal with opposition votes is “dangerous” and whether he aspires to be Speaker of the House of Commons. Presented by Sebastian Payne. Produced by Anna Dedhar.

Duration:00:35:15

Summer interview specials: Liz Truss

8/4/2018
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Westminster is in recess, so this summer we are interviewing interesting MPs who will be setting the political agenda for the rest of the year. First up is Liz Truss, Conservative MP for south-west Norfolk and chief secretary to the Treasury. We discuss the political year so far, whether the Chequers Brexit fudge will hold, what turned her from a Liberal Democrat into a Tory, where the state is too big and why she aspires to be the first female chancellor. Presented by Sebastian Payne....

Duration:00:32:56

What a 'no-deal' Brexit would mean and taking-out-the-trash week

7/28/2018
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Talk of a crash Brexit has ramped up this week, but how likely is it actually to happen? And how bad would it be for the UK and the EU? Plus we discuss the final week of the political season and where Theresa May and her Brexit plan stand as her MPs head off for the summer. Presented by Sebastian Payne. With George Parker, Alex Barker, Gideon Rachman and Miranda Green of the Financial Times. Produced by Molly Mintz and Anna Dedhar.

Duration:00:30:10

The Brexit votes and Labour's antisemitism problem

7/21/2018
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The amendment votes in the House of Commons, the likely fate of Theresa May's Brexit plan and the Labour Party's problem with antisemitism. With Miranda Green, James Blitz and Robert Shrimsley of the FT. Presented by Sebastian Payne and produced by Molly Mintz and Anna Dedhar

Duration:00:26:52

Johnson and Davis say goodbye, Trump says hello

7/14/2018
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The dual departures of two cabinet ministers this week has challenged Theresa May's authority. Where do her Brexit plans stand now? Plus, we discuss Donald Trump's brief visit to the UK and the health of the special relationship. Presented by Sebastian Payne. With Jim Pickard, Miranda Green, Martin Wolf and Gideon Rachman of the Financial Times. Produced by Anna Dedhar and Molly Mintz

Duration:00:30:54