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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


Episodes

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 and...

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

Investigating the Huawei leak, Change UK launches its Euro campaign

4/27/2019
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An unprecedented leak from the National Security Council this week about the UK's 5G network has prompted much angst and a leak inquiry at the top of government. What was the row about and what does it say about the state of May's government? Plus we discuss Change UK's launch of its MEP candidates and whether the party might misfire in the European elections. Presented by Sebastian Payne, with George Parker, David Bond, Robert Shrimsley and Miranda Green. Produced by Caroline Grady. For...

Duration:00:33:45

Euro election campaign begins, Sajid Javid makes his leadership pitch

4/20/2019
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Westminster is in recess, but campaigning has begun for the unexpected European Parliament elections on May 23. Will the Brexit party and TIGs surpass the two main established parties? Why have the Remain parties failed to co-ordinate? And will turnout be crucial? Plus, we discuss Sajid Javid's speech on crime and how the home secretary is using his past to sell his present politics. Presented by Sebastian Payne, with Jim Pickard, Robert Shrimsley, Miranda Green and Helen Warrell. Produced...

Duration:00:34:27

May delays Brexit again - but how long can she hang on?

4/13/2019
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The UK did not leave the EU (again) this week. Instead, exit day has been pushed back until the end of October. Where does this leave Brexit? Is the process moving any closer to a resolution? Plus, we discuss how the Conservative party can broaden its appeal and what its next leader must do to win over younger voters. Presented by Sebastian Payne, with George Parker, Alex Barker, Miranda Green and Robert Shrimsley. Produced by Anna Dedhar and Elliott Kime. For information regarding your...

Duration:00:41:25

May’s offer to work with Corbyn and Brexit is delayed again

4/6/2019
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The prime minister concluded a long cabinet debate this week by deciding to work with the Labour party, thus annoying many Tories. Will they broker a cross-party deal? Or is it all politics? Plus, we discuss Theresa May’s latest request to delay Brexit, whether the EU will insist on a longer extension and if a second referendum is becoming more likely. Presented by Sebastian Payne with Alex Barker, Robert Shrimsley, Miranda Green and Henry Mance. Produced by Anna Dedhar and Elliott...

Duration:00:39:36

Third defeat for Theresa May's deal, the PM vows to bow out

3/30/2019
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Theresa May brought her Brexit deal for a third vote this week. Once again it failed to get through. Where does this leave Brexit? Is the UK heading for a permanent customs union with the EU? Will MPs direct the process from here? And has Mrs May fired the starting gun on a Conservative party leadership contest that will see her replaced with a harder Brexiter? Presented by Sebastian Payne, with George Parker and James Blitz in Westminster, plus Miranda Green and Robert Shrimsley. Produced...

Duration:00:39:53

Brexit is officially delayed, May changes her tune and no-deal chances rise

3/23/2019
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After a tumultuous week in Westminster, Britain's departure from the EU has been delayed until at least April 12, while Theresa May tried to pin the blame on parliament for all the chaos in an extraordinary speech. So where is Brexit heading? And is the prime minister's time in office drawing to a close? Plus, we discuss whether a no-deal Brexit might still happen. Presented by Sebastian Payne, with Alex Barker, Robert Shrimsley, Miranda Green, Jim Pickard and James Blitz. Produced by Anna...

Duration:00:40:47

Theresa May's Brexit deal fails again, total chaos ensues

3/16/2019
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The prime minister brokered legal tweaks to her Brexit deal and brought it back for MPs to vote on. It failed to pass once again. We discuss all the Commons votes against a no-deal exit, in favour of an extension to delay leaving the EU and the prospect of indicative votes. Plus, we look at whether Theresa May and Geoffrey Cox can win over more MPs and whether a third or even fourth vote could pass. Presented by Sebastian Payne, with George Parker, Alex Barker, Robert Shrimsley, Miranda...

Duration:00:38:37

Back to Brexit stalemate and tackling knife crime

3/9/2019
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Geoffrey Cox spent much of this week in Brussels but failed to negotiate any kind of Brexit breakthrough. With another meaningful vote due next week, does the prime minister have any hope of breaking the deadlock? Plus, we discuss the recent rise in violent crime and ask who is to blame. Presented by Sebastian Payne, with Alex Barker, Robert Shrimsley, Miranda Green and Robert Wright. Produced by Anna Dedhar. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:37:04