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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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Radio 4's weekly assessment of developments at Westminster

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English


Episodes

The Week in Westminster: 24/07/2021

7/24/2021
Steve Richards and guests look back at the political year.

Duration:00:30:00

24/07/2021

7/24/2021
Steve Richards looks back at the political year with Fraser Nelson of The Spectator, Pippa Crerar of The Daily Mirror and George Parker of The Financial Times.

Duration:00:29:06

17/07/2021

7/17/2021
Radio 4's assessment of developments at Westminster. This weekend we discuss: Racism with Shaun Bailey AM, Conservative London Assembly member, and Sunder Katwala, director of British Future. Covid-19 with Greg Clark MP, chair of Science and Technology Select Committee and Professor Sir Mark Walport, former government chief scientific advisor. Planning reforms with Theresa Villiers MP and Anya Martin, director of Priced Out housing We also interview Kim Leadbeater MP, new Labour MP for...

Duration:00:29:15

10/07/2021

7/10/2021
Conservative MP Mark Harper and Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran discuss the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions. Crossbench peer and former Head of David Cameron's policy unit in Number 10 Camilla Cavendish joins Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation, to explore the challenges facing the NHS. Labour MP Chris Bryant and Conservative MP Alec Shelbrooke discuss the repeal of the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act. And, as the England team prepares to play in the Euro 2020 final, Stewart...

Duration:00:28:52

03/07/2021

7/3/2021
Radio 4's assessment of developments at Westminster

Duration:00:28:49

26/06/2021

6/26/2021
Following newspaper revelations about Health Secretary Matt Hancock Isabel Hardman of The Spectator speaks to Sunday Times correspondent Gabriel Pogrund. Former Communities Secretary Eric Pickles discusses the Government's proposed planning reforms. Former Labour MP and prominent Leave campaigner Gisela Stuart reflects on five years since the EU referendum. Award-winning journalist John Harris and former Labour MP Caroline Flint discuss the shifting political landscape since the referendum....

Duration:00:29:02

19/06/2021

6/19/2021
This weekend we discuss: G7 Speakers' summit in Chorley and making announcements in Parliament, with Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP, speaker of the House of Commons; Tree planting with Chris Packham, conservationist and Baroness Young, chair of the Woodland Trust; the Chesham and Amersham by-election with James Johnson, Theresa May’s former chief pollster and Sonia Sodha, The Observer; and the Australia deal with Deidre Brock MP, SNP and Mike Wood MP, Conservative. Presented by Pippa Crerar.

Duration:00:29:14

12/06/2021

6/12/2021
As global leaders gather in Cornwall for the G7 summit George Parker of the Financial Times speaks to Canada's Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland. Tony Blair's former Chief of Staff, Jonathan Powell, who helped negotiate the Good Friday Agreement, discusses the latest on the Northern Ireland Protocol. Conservative peer Robert Hayward and Labour's leader in the Lords Angela Smith analyse the proposals to redraw the parliamentary constituency boundaries. And the Conservative MP for St...

Duration:00:29:43

29/05/2021

5/29/2021
Radio 4's assessment of developments at Westminster

Duration:00:28:24

22/05/2021

5/22/2021
Radio 4's assessment of developments at Westminster

Duration:00:28:51

15/05/2021

5/15/2021
Ben Wright hosts discussions on: David Cameron and Greensill Capital, with Harriett Baldwin MP, Conservative and member of the Treasury Select Committee; and Sir Vince Cable, former business secretary. Can cross party talks ever work? With Nick Brown MP, former Labour chief whip, and Sir David Lidington, former cabinet minister . Afzal Khan MP, Labour, on losing his mother and parents-in-law to coronavirus. Political language, with Rachel Wolf, co-author of the 2019 Conservative manifesto;...

Duration:00:28:12

08/05/2021

5/8/2021
Steve Richards presents a live election programme, with Paul Waugh of HuffPost UK, Rachel Sylvester of The Times, and Fraser Nelson of The Spectator

Duration:00:29:08

01/05/2021

5/1/2021
Former cabinet minister David Mellor and Conservative peer Daniel Finkelstein discuss allegations of 'sleaze'. Should Labour learn lessons from Joe Biden's presidency? With economist James Meadway and Helen Lewis of the Atlantic. Professor Katy Hayward of Queen's University Belfast explores the implications of Arlene Foster's resignation as DUP leader and Northern Ireland First Minister, Plus the latest Covid-19 situation with MPs Liz Saville-Roberts and Shailesh Vara. Editor: Leala...

Duration:00:29:17

24/04/2021

4/24/2021
The FT's George Parker presents discussions about allegations of government sleaze, the UK's relationship with India and the Downing Street press briefing operation,.

Duration:00:27:54

17/04/2021

4/17/2021
This weekend, we discuss Shirley Williams and her political significance, with Lord Bernard Donoughhue, Labour, and Jo Swinson, former Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Lobbygate and Sleaze row part one, with Lord Jonathan Evans, Chairman of the Committee on Standards in Public Life, Lobbygate and Sleaze row part two, with Angela Eagle MP, Labour and Tim Loughton MP, Conservative, and the Duke of Edinburgh, the Monarchy and politics, with Gyles Brandreth, former MP (Conservative) and close...

Duration:00:27:49

27/03/2021

3/27/2021
Anushka Asthana of the Guardian presents a review of the political week. Producer: Jonathan Brunert

Duration:00:27:59

20/03/2021

3/20/2021
Anne McElvoy, The Economist assesses the political week - discussing Science Policy and Pandemic response/public enquiry, with: Greg Clark MP, Conservative, Safety for Women, with: Ruth Edwards MP, Conservative and Sarah Owen MP, Labour, Integrated Defence and Foreign Policy Review, with: Sarah Champion MP, Labour and Tobias Ellwood MP, Conservative. Editor: Jonathan Brunert

Duration:00:28:27

13/03/2021

3/13/2021
Emily Ashton of Bloomberg assesses the political week - discussing A Bad Week for Women? With: Maria Miller MP, former chair of the Women and Equalities Select Committee and Clive Lewis MP, Labour. 1% pay deal for the NHS, with: Steve Brine MP, Conservative and Liz Kendall MP, shadow minister for Social Care. Transport Across the UK New Review, with: Gavin Newlands MP, SNP shadow secretary of State for Transport and Chris Loder MP, Conservative. Editor: Jonathan Brunert

Duration:00:27:50

06/03/2021

3/6/2021
Steve Richards looks back over the week in Westminster - including the Chancellor's Budget Statement. He discusses its likely impact on Conservative seats in the north of England with MP Miriam Cates and former Tory minister, Alistair Burt. He also examines Labour's policy on tax with former Cabinet minister Lord Blunkett and Jeremy Corbyn's former senior policy adviser, Andrew Fisher. And he reflects on the feud between Nicola Sturgeon and Alex Salmond with the political biographer John...

Duration:00:28:02

27/02/2021

2/27/2021
With the Budget coming up next week, Ben Wright discusses the decisions facing the chancellor with the Conservative MP Simon Fell and Gemma Tetlow - chief economist at the Institute for Government. The commissioner for public appointments, Peter Riddell, talks about his role. We hear an assessment of the current turmoil in Scottish politics from James Mitchell, professor of public policy at Edinburgh University. And why is the Union flag increasingly apparent - at press conferences, and in...

Duration:00:28:07