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The Guardian's political editor, Heather Stewart, and deputy political editor, Jessica Elgot, are joined by commentators, experts and politicians to unpack the week's biggest stories in politics. In Politics Weekly Extra on Fridays, Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland invites guests to help analyse the latest in US politics
 
Jonny Bentley and Adam Bragan are two British twentysomethings with an interest in all things politics. Pints & Politics aims to deliver an analysis of Britain's politics in a fun and digestible manner, as if you were having the discussion in a British pub! Breaking down current affairs, debating ethical issues and looking at America from afar. Debating. Educating. Entertaining (hopefully!).
 
Daniel Hewitt and Shehab Khan from the ITV News politics team chew through the week's big UK political stories and give Political Editor Robert Peston a call from wherever he is to get his take on it all. We'll also be talking to special guests from the world of politics and beyond - and hear from ITV's political correspondents based around the country to find out what's happening beyond the Westminster bubble.
 
Coronavirus! Climate! Brexit! Trump! Politics has never been more unpredictable, more alarming or more interesting: Talking Politics is the podcast that tries to make sense of it all. Every week David Runciman and Helen Thompson talk to the most interesting people around about the ideas and events that shape our world: from history to economics, from philosophy to fiction. What does the future hold? Can democracy survive? How crazy will it get? This is the political conversation that matters ...
 
The Birkbeck Department of Politics and its research centre, the Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life, hosts a range of talks, lectures, seminars and workshops throughout the year. Our events feature leading academics, public figures and commentators from a range of fields. Listen to them here.
 
Governments across the world have to make controversial decisions everyday. Whether it be raising taxes, cutting budgets or going to war, there will always be opposition. The tracks on this album look at how governments make decisions, form policies and sometimes manipulate information to help their cause. The four video tracks focus on the GM debate. Audio tracks investigate how spin was used during the lead up to the war on Iraq, and explore protest and environmental action by the public i ...
 
Two academic experts join The Conversation's politics editor, Laura Hood to discuss the key election issues. We’ll of course be talking about Brexit, but we also want to get to grips with the kinds of issues you’d normally expect to hear about in an election, like the state of the economy and what each party has to say about immigration, the NHS and schools. We’ll keep you updated on who’s ahead in the polls. And we’ll also cut through the spin of what’s dominating the headlines.
 
Making sense of our political hell every Friday. Launched from the anti-Brexit movement in 2017, Oh God, What Now? (formerly Remainiacs) has become one of Britain’s most entertaining political voices. With top quality guests and analysis, and poor quality jokes, we make the unbearable bearable. Oh God, What Now? is presented by Dorian Lynskey. Our regulars include: Ian Dunt, editor of politics.co.uk, author of How To Be A Liberal • Ros Taylor, editor of the LSE COVID blog • Naomi Smith, Chie ...
 
This is Rick Edwards’ quest to make sense of the big political decision before the UK on June 8th: the (snap) General Election 2017. With the country at a pivotal crossroads and so many of us still undecided, this show is a balanced exploration of the defining challenges and choices facing voters at the ballot box. Featured contributors include: Professor Philip Cowley (political scientist at Queen Mary University of London), Ian Dunt (editor of politics.co.uk), Ann Pettifor (economist and c ...
 
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Heather Stewart and Gaby Hinsliff look at the latest news out of Westminster. Plus: as we mark the fifth anniversary of the Brexit referendum, has it changed British politics irreversibly? Laura Parker, James Starkie and Anand Menon look back.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod…
 
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Panellists on today's show are Paul Duddridge, John Gunnison, and Duc Vu, Emma Burnell. Joe Biden travelled to Cornwall in the UK for a meeting of the G7, his first overseas trip as president of the United States, See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Most countries have a document call the Constitution – a legal text setting out basic principles of how that country is governed. And in most of those countries there’s a constitutional court (or supreme court) that determines whether the ordinary laws passed by the legislature are compatible with the Constitution and that strikes them down if it c…
 
In the first of a short series of episodes, Helen and David do their best to answer your questions about anything and everything. Here, it's the geopolitics of vaccines, Germany as a 'useful idiot', the Great Game in the 21st century, oil prices, green finance and the risks and rewards of 'Japanification'. Next week, they tackle UK politics and the…
 
The DUP will have its third leader in the space of two months when Jeffrey Donaldson is officially appointed on Saturday. Can he lead the party out of crisis? Pat Leahy talks to editor of the Slugger O’Toole website, Mick Fealty, about the challenges he faces. But first, Pat is joined by Jennifer Bray and Jack Horgan-Jones to discuss the threat pos…
 
The DUP will have its third leader in the space of two months when Jeffrey Donaldson is officially appointed on Saturday. Can he lead the party out of crisis? Pat Leahy talks to editor of the Slugger O’Toole website, Mick Fealty, about the challenges he faces. But first, Pat is joined by Jennifer Bray and Jack Horgan-Jones to discuss the threat pos…
 
Description: Boris Johnson reluctantly delayed the easing of England’s lockdown for another month, due to the spread of the Delta strain of coronavirus. Will the July 19 easing go ahead? Plus we discuss the Liberal Democrats’ surprise victory in the Chesham and Amersham by-election abs what it means for the government’s planning reforms. Presented …
 
As yet another self-justifying Dominic Cummings megablog arrives, will this latest real-life No.10 Spider-Man meme affect actual politics? Barrister Jolyon Maugham joins us to explain “de facto opposition” the Good Law Project’s work on the Government’s breathtaking cronyism and back-handers, and what happens in a country where there’s no cost to l…
 
Five years after the vote that sealed our exit from the European Union, we've asked two Brexiteers whether it's lived up to their expectations. Baroness Kate Hoey, formerly one of the few Labour eurosceptic MPs, now a non-affiliated peer, and David Jones MP, deputy chairman of the European Research Group of Tory MPs, join Christopher Hope at Telegr…
 
Adam Boulton and guests reflect on the week that was on the home and international fronts. The fallout from the G7 summit in Cornwall, the ongoing row over the Northern Ireland protocol, the Prime Minister's decision to delay removing all Covid restrictions in England by four weeks and the latest explosive claims by his former adviser Dominic Cummi…
 
Robert has been saying it for weeks, but now the government have finally confirmed that the lockdown easing will be postponed from June 21 to July 19. He talks to Dan Hewitt about the reasons for the decision and whether this will be the last delay to the roadmap. Plus Shehab Khan interviews Ed Miliband about losing the election in 2015 and his ide…
 
In this our final episode for the current academic year, we’re going to tackle one of the biggest questions of political science: How do you run an effective government? In particular, how do you build a bureaucracy that’s able to deliver? Is it better to have neutral civil servants, who are appointed on merit and retain their posts whichever parti…
 
David talks to Ed Miliband about the thinking behind his new book Go Big. What are the ideas that have the power to change British politics? If they have been shown to work elsewhere, why are they so hard to make happen? Is it the politicians or the public who are reluctant to make the shift? Plus, we discuss whether the Tories might be better at t…
 
Jessica Elgot and Martin Kettle discuss the political fallout of the announced delay to the lifting of coronavirus restrictions in England. Plus: Peter Walker is joined by Sonia Sodha and Katy Balls to ask why MPs are so keen to get involved in the perennial culture wars. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod…
 
Jessica Elgot and Martin Kettle discuss the political fallout of the announced delay to the lifting of coronavirus restrictions in England. Plus: Peter Walker is joined by Sonia Sodha and Katy Balls to ask why MPs are so keen to get involved in the perennial culture wars. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod…
 
21 years on from her book Northern Protestants: An Unsettled People, Susan McKay revisits the lives of that community in her new book Northern Protestants: On Shifting Ground. She talks to Hugh about the strong forces now acting on northern Protestants, Unionists and Loyalists.Av Inside Politics
 
21 years on from her book Northern Protestants: An Unsettled People, Susan McKay revisits the lives of that community in her new book Northern Protestants: On Shifting Ground. She talks to Hugh about the strong forces now acting on northern Protestants, Unionists and Loyalists.Av Inside Politics
 
Island Meet And Greet by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/6641-island-meet-and-greet License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseAv Big Heads Media
 
The leaders of the west descended on Carbis Bay, along with podcasters, for this year's G7 summit. Boris Johnson and Joe Biden appeared to develop a bromance - despite their split on Northern Ireland. We discuss the key themes of the summit and whether Brexit overshadowed the prime minister's efforts to forward his Global Britain agenda. Plus we lo…
 
The G7 summit has started with Boris Johnson playing host - but could a ‘sausage war’ disrupt the agenda? Dan Hewitt talks to Robert Peston who is enjoying the best Cornwall has to offer. Plus Shehab Khan talks to restaurateur Asma Khan about the need for clarity on the June 21 easing. Remember to subscribe, like and rate us five stars!…
 
Will US journalist Tom McTague’s lengthy profile for The Atlantic help us comprehend the dumbfounding appeal of Prime Minister Posh Benny Hill? Plus, what does the G7’s Biden-boosted tax rate for multinationals tell us about legislating against companies that are bigger than countries? And on the eve of the Euros, our not-very-football panel ponder…
 
Many of the most important policy decisions that a state can make relate to education. What kind of education should children receive? How far should parents be able to dictate that choice? Is it acceptable to have schools that instruct pupils in a particular religious faith? Should elite private schools be allowed to exist? Given that such schools…
 
Adam Boulton and guests assess the UK's place in the world as the G7 summit gets underway in Cornwall. Where are we with the special relationship with the US? How are the leaders going to address the coronavirus pandemic and accelerate the progress of vaccinating the world? And what about the row over the government's decision to cut the aid budget…
 
This week David and Helen take stock of the state of British politics, looking at how the big themes of the last year fit together. They try to join the dots between the pandemic and the fraying of the Union, the weakness of the Labour party and the fraught politics of climate change, along with the lingering impact of Brexit on everything. We are …
 
Heather Stewart and Polly Toynbee discuss the Tory rebellion over foreign aid cuts in a week in which the government will host the G7 group of wealthy nations. Jessica Elgot is joined by Patrick Wintour and Sir Ivan Rogers to look ahead to the summit. Plus: Rory Carroll asks Dr Alan Renwick about the findings of the working group on unification ref…
 
Heather Stewart and Polly Toynbee discuss the Tory rebellion over foreign aid cuts in a week in which the government will host the G7 group of wealthy nations. Jessica Elgot is joined by Patrick Wintour and Sir Ivan Rogers to look ahead to the summit. Plus: Rory Carroll asks Dr Alan Renwick about the findings of the working group on unification ref…
 
Five months on from the final report of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation, controversy still surrounds the methodology used by the three inquiry members, the treatment of witness statements and the conclusions reached regarding the culpability of church and state. Members of the commission have not replied to calls to appear bef…
 
Five months on from the final report of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation, controversy still surrounds the methodology used by the three inquiry members, the treatment of witness statements and the conclusions reached regarding the culpability of church and state. Members of the commission have not replied to calls to appear bef…
 
Island Meet And Greet by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/6641-island-meet-and-greet License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseAv Big Heads Media
 
The hopes of international travel this summer were dashed as Portugal was taken off the UK's green list for travel amid a rise in cases of the Delta variant of coronavirus. But will the June 21 easing still go ahead? Plus, we discuss the battle between education secretary Gavin Williamson and chancellor Rishi Sunak over funding for post-lockdown sc…
 
Historian Niall Ferguson’s new book 'Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe' offers a sweeping compendium of the many appalling catastrophes that have befallen mankind, and how we have dealt with their aftermath. He talks to Hugh about his book, Covid and the possibility of a war between China and the US.…
 
Historian Niall Ferguson’s new book 'Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe' offers a sweeping compendium of the many appalling catastrophes that have befallen mankind, and how we have dealt with their aftermath. He talks to Hugh about his book, Covid and the possibility of a war between China and the US.…
 
As Britain’s hostile border environment starts to entrap visitors from the EU, is the Home Office’s Brexit-infected immigration arm out of control? And why does the Home Office turn reasonable Ministers into monsters? Plus, new Netflix documentary Nail Bomber: Manhunt unravels the story of the neo-Nazi terrorist who bombed Brick Lane, Brixton and t…
 
Michael Rosen talks to Shehab about the three months he spent in hospital with Covid and his gratitude to the NHS workers who cared for him. Plus, will the June 21 unlocking go ahead? Robert answers the question on everyone's mind. And the podcast has finally made it into the big leagues by appearing on ITV's The Chase - but where else have the tea…
 
This week we talk to Graham Atkins of the Institute for Government about their recent report ‘Devolved Public Services: The NHS, schools and social care in the four nations’. How is Scotland doing in the UK context? Listen in & find out! You can find the report here: https://www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk/publications/devolved-public-services…
 
The future of the Union here in the UK – that is, the union of England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland – is very much in the news. In Scotland, many opinion polls over the past year (though not so much over the last few months) have suggested majority support for independence, and political parties that want another referendum on the issue s…
 
David talks to historian Linda Colley about her new global history of written constitutions: the paper documents that made and remade the modern world. From Corsica to Pitcairn, from Mexico to Japan, it's an amazing story of war and peace, violence, imagination and fear. Recorded as part of the Cambridge Literary Festival www.cambridgeliteraryfesti…
 
Jessica Elgot and Zoe Williams look at the arguments for and against pushing over that last hurdle in England on 21 June. Libby Brooks, Dani Garavelli, and Kezia Dugdale discuss the newly elected Scottish parliament. Plus, Aubrey Allegretti talks to Sajjad Karim about the Tory Islamophobia report, published last week. Help support our independent j…
 
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