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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: 08/05/2021

5/8/2021
Steve Richards presents a live election programme.

Duration:00:30:00

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

13/02/2021

2/13/2021
As the government prepares its roadmap out of coronavirus restrictions. Paul Waugh talks to the former Labour prime minister Tony Blair about vaccination, world co-operation and the role of opposition during the pandemic. We also ask what the government's new plan for NHS reform in England means for patients. We explore the human side of coronavirus with two MPs from different sides of the political divide. And we discuss different types of political gaffe. Producer: Leala Padmanabhan

Duration:00:28:03

06/02/2021

2/6/2021
The FT's George Parker and guests look back at the week's developments in politics - are freeports the right idea to re-boost the economy, what should Rishi Sunak be planning for trying to make the Treasury books balance, what is the legacy of Maureen Colquhoun (the UK's first openly lesbian MP, who has just died), and what does the success of Meggie Foster's comedy tell us? Editor: Marie Jessel

Duration:00:28:37

30/01/2021

1/30/2021
Isabel Hardman of the Spectator looks back at the political week. This weekend, we'll be discussing: Education attainment gap, with Robert Halfon MP, chair of the Education Select Committee, and Lord Adonis, Labour. The cladding crisis, with Clive Betts MP, chair of the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee, and Royston Smith MP, Conservative. Is Labour making its mark? With John Harris, The Guardian, and Paula Surridge, Political Sociologist, University of Bristol And...

Duration:00:28:09

23/01/2021

1/23/2021
An account of the political week with Christopher Hope, chief political correspondent and assistant editor, Daily Telegraph. This weekend, we will be discussing: Joe Biden’s Presidency, with: Lord Robertson, Labour and Dr Liam Fox MP, Conservative. Taking government to task, with: Nusrat Ghani MP, Conservative and Jonathan Reynolds MP, shadow secretary of State for Work and Pensions. Culture wars, with: Daisy Cooper MP, deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats and Sir John Hayes MP,...

Duration:00:28:17

16/01/2021

1/16/2021
Presented by Pippa Crerar of the Daily Mirror. This weekend, we will be discussing: Boris Johnson before the Liaison Committee, with Yvette Cooper MP, chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee and Tom Tugendhat MP, chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, Labour's electoral challenge, with Lucy Powell MP, shadow minister for Business and Consumers and John Denham, former Labour MP, Gavin Williamson's record as education secretary, with Sam Freedman, CEO, Education Partnerships Group,...

Duration:00:28:13

09/01/2021

1/9/2021
Steve Richards assesses the political situation at the start of the year, with George Parker of the Financial Times, Anushka Asthana of the Guardian, and Chris Hope of the Daily Telegraph. Producer: Marie Jessel

Duration:00:05:08

19/12/2020

12/19/2020
Paul Waugh of HuffPost UK looks behind the scenes at Westminster. This weekend, we discuss Climate Change 2021, with Baroness Brown of Cambridge, deputy chair of Statutory Committee on Climate Change, and Ruth Edwards MP, Conservative, Post-Covid economic outlook, with Rupert Harrison, BlackRock, and Torsten Bell, Resolution Foundation, and a year to remember, with Rob Hutton, The Critic Magazine, and Jennifer William, Manchester Evening News. The Editor is Marie Jessel.

Duration:00:29:30

12/12/2020

12/12/2020
George Parker of the Financial Times examines the implications of this week's Brexit developments for the EU-UK relationship, Britain's place in the world, and the state of the United Kingdom. And he discusses the circumstances where politicians put on public displays of emotion. Producer: Marie Jessel

Duration:00:29:25

05/12/2020

12/5/2020
Emily Ashton of Bloomberg looks back at the political week - the possible impact of the latest measures on covid, the working arrangements of the House of Commons, the new plans for agriculture after Brexit, and the challenge for unionism posed by the current strength of the SNP. Producer: Marie Jessel

Duration:00:29:22

28/11/2020

11/28/2020
A look back at the political week with the New Statesman's Stephen Bush. This weekend we discuss lockdown scepticism with Mark Harper MP, Conservative, the spending review with Andrea Leadsom MP, Conservative and Liam Byrne MP, Labour, ethnic minority candidates, with Bim Afolami MP, Conservative and Martin Bailey, constituency secretary of Vauxhall Labour Party, and Ex-Presidents and prime ministers with Giles Edwards, author and BBC journalist.

Duration:00:29:12