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Best UK Politics podcasts we could find (updated April 2020)
Best UK Politics podcasts we could find
Updated April 2020
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REMAINIACS is a no flim flam Brexit podcast for everyone who knows that leaving the EU won't be un morceau de gateau. We're not sick of experts and we won't shut up and get over it. Presented by Dorian Lynskey of The Guardian with Ian Dunt of politics.co.uk, Naomi Smith of Best For Britain (personal capacity only!), Ros Taylor of the LSE (personal capacity only, again), Alex Andreou AKA @SturdyAlex, German-Nepalese journalist Nina Schick, actor Ingrid Oliver and scores of special guests. Fol ...
 
We delve into the nitty gritty of Brexit and try to make some sort of sense of it, bringing you episodes as and when you need them. We’ll be hearing from Britons and Europeans, leavers and remainers, politicians and ordinary people, economists, businessmen, lawyers, researchers, campaigners and many more about what Brexit means for them, for the UK and for the EU, how it might work – and how it might not. It's a podcast that can’t get enough of experts ... and we want to hear from you too
 
Join LBC's Tom Swarbrick as he interviews leading experts, politicians and industry influencers to gather a weekly round up of the most important world news and hidden topics that you won't have heard about. Find out just what goes on behind closed doors and how today's decisions will affect Britain's future. Subscribe on Global player or wherever you get your podcasts, now!
 
Steve - @guitarmoog - and Chris - @ottocrat - investigate cakeism: the philosophy of having your cake and eating it, as preached and practised by the British government in its approach to Brexit. Each week, we explore the latest developments as we head towards Brexit and spend time wading through the weeds from the perspective of two long-standing Brussels and UK government insiders. Our aim: to inform you, our listeners, about EU realities and so, hopefully, to equip you to spot lies and to ...
 
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.
 
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.
 
How can we make government work more effectively? What are Brexit and the current political tumult doing to our institutions? Is Britain's Constitution able to withstand the strains of 21st Century social, political and technical change? What needs to change in our system of government – and how can we change it? Find out in the weekly podcast from Britain’s leading governmental think tank, where we analyse the latest events in politics and explain what they mean. Every week on INSIDE BRIEFI ...
 
THE BUNKER is fearless, free-range political talk from the team behind REMAINIACS, the hit independent Brexit podcast. Every week Ian Dunt, Naomi Smith, Dorian Lynskey and Alex Andreou plus special guests examine the big issues with expertise, humour and fierce independence. We cut through the claptrap, help you make sense of what’s really going on – and give you the fighting spirit to keep on keeping on. Think of it as Remainiacs, just without quite so much Brexit. That’s THE BUNKER, out ev ...
 
What’s really going on in Parliament? What’s happening in politics that the mainstream media always misses? Join MPs Sam Gyimah and Dr Phillip Lee plus friends, colleagues and friendly rivals for candid, irreverent political chat about what really matters, over that great leveller – a drink after work.
 
Welcome to Brexit: The Final Countdown, your weekly discussion, debate and analysis on Brexit brought to you by the Express. With a lineup of impressive guests each week, Brexit: The Final Countdown seeks to be your trusty companion as we negotiate the deal, the Cabinet, the Government, Parliament, Europe and almost everything else as the deadline approaches. Always informative and mostly funny, join us as we countdown to March and beyond.
 
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Rowena Mason chats to Kate Proctor, Andrew Fisher, and Jennifer Rankin about what’s happening in politics this week, including the latest Covid-19 measures, the Labour leadership campaign and how the UK and EU are navigating their first post-Brexit crisis Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage. Help support our independent jo…
 
The prime minister addressed the nation and put Britain in lockdown at the beginning of the week after persuasion alone proved failed to keep people apart. By the end of the week Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock, health secretary, tested positive themselves. Can he run the country from isolation? Plus, we discuss concerns over the shortage of testing…
 
Quite simply, it's been an extraordinary week - and Calling Peston is now moving to Fridays as we cover the political and economic aspects of the coronavirus pandemic. Daniel and Shehab talk about the unprecedented measures to help the UK cope with the coronavirus pandemic which were announced by the government on Friday. For the first time in hist…
 
What powers do the police have to fight coronavirus? Ex-policeman and Crimewatch presenter, Rav Wilding, joins us to talk about the challenges facing the police during the coronavirus pandemic. And how are Asian communities in the UK responding to the coronavirus crisis? We chat to Mobeen Azhar, Dr Rosena Allin Khan and Harjap Singh Bhangal.Produce…
 
Jon Gaunt talks to 2 Brits who are trapped on a Luxury paradise Island in the Philippines who reckon they are safer there than in the UK. Tony and Dan explain the very strict #lockdown and curfew they are living under due to #covid-19 but say they have no intention of coming back to the UK even if they could. Jon and the boys also discuss the shamb…
 
He advises on the BBC’s Horrible Histories and now he’s podcasting to keep kids from going stir-crazy on lockdown. Historian GREG JENNER tells Ian Dunt what the Plague in 17th Century Florence can tell us about public emergencies, why past crises are no guide to what could happen in this one, and his new book Dead Famous: An Unexpected History Of C…
 
Guardian columnist ELLIE MAE O’HAGAN talks to Dorian Lynskey about how the Corona wrecking ball will reshape society, the big changes coming in the Labour Party, and her upcoming book The New Normal. What does Labour need to jettison from the Corbyn era and what should it keep? What will people want from politics after the end of the Crisis? Plus, …
 
With just over a week left to go of the Labour leadership election we are exploring life in Jeremy Corbyn’s office during his tenure. With us for Episode 10 to explore factionalism, Corbyn's response to the antisemitism crisis and Labour’s election results, we are privileged to be joined by a very special guest, James Mills, former special adviser …
 
This week on The House, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Navdeep Bains talks about what's being done to help Canadians affected by COVID-19. Plus, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer offers his own assessment of the Trudeau government's COVID-19 response; three small business owners reflect on their current fears and future hopes; we go i…
 
“Corona has shown us that weakness anywhere is weakness everywhere.” Labour leadership candidate LISA NANDY tells Naomi Smith how the crisis has utterly transformed politics in Britain. Do we need a National COBRA drawing on talent from outside party politics? Plus this former opponent of a second EU referendum says refusal to extend transition wil…
 
REMOTELY RECORDED FOR YOUR HYGIENE… Has the deepening Corona crisis rendered the Brexiteers’ plans for economic nirvana obsolete? Why the EU’s big financial guns are coming out. Special guest Charlotte Potts – London political correspondent for Deutsche Welle – tells us what Germany thinks of Britain’s efforts on transition, Johnson’s wayward handl…
 
On March 21st, in his Daily Mail column, Peter Hitchens asked the unaskable: Is shutting down Britain - with unprecedented curbs on ancient liberties - REALLY the best answer? "This is our future," he wrote, "and if I did not lift my voice to speak up for it now, even if I do it quite alone, I should consider that I was not worthy to call myself En…
 
NHS tributes and isolation tips from Charli XCX. Adam, Laura and Fergus are joined by Sean Farrington from 5Live’s Wake Up To Money to help unpack the government’s new measures to support the self-employed. And musician Charli XCX gives us some tips on keeping fit, staying creative and painting rocks. Producers: Emma Close, Natalie Ktena, Nick Roth…
 
The Red Lion is out... and Chopper's front room is in. Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick joins Christopher Hope to discuss the vital food parcels set to be delivered to 1.5 million vulnerable people, and the importance of biscuits. Plus, Theresa Villiers, former Environment Secretary, on the government's unprecedented reaction to the pandemic so…
 
How prepared is the NHS for the coming battle with coronavirus (1:20)? Plus, what will Britain look like after the epidemic (12:20)? And last, just how are children so good at make-believe (29:25)? With Dr Max Pemberton, Dr Kieran Mullan, James Forsyth, William Hague, Mary Wakefield and Piers Torday. Presented by Cindy Yu and Katy Balls. Produced b…
 
Adam Boulton and guests discuss the Prime Minister's big announcement of a near total lockdown as the country battles the coronavirus outbreak But is the messaging getting through and has the government got it right so far? They examine the emergency legislation rushed through parliament to enforce government measures and discuss efforts to fast-tr…
 
Boris Johnson has put Britain on lockdown to slow the spread of coronavirus across the country. Businesses are shut with the public asked to only leave their homes for essential travel or exercise. But has the message been muddled? And did the response come fast enough? Shadow health secretary Jon Ashworth joins Arj Singh, Paul Waugh and Rachel Wea…
 
That “draconian” Corona Bill: exactly how swingeing are the powers it bestows? And will the Government give them up as fast as they assumed them? Special guest Paul Waugh of Huffington Post on what it’s like to be present in one of Johnson’s emergency press conferences. Jeremy Corbyn’s last stand. And has the BBC’s temporary reprieve from Governmen…
 
Paul Rouan has now been in lockdown on the beautiful Island of Tenerife for 12 days. He is not alone as the whole of Spain has been locked down and sealed off to confront the dangers of Covid-19. Spain along with Italy is now the epicentre of the pandemic and the Spanish PM is about to extend the lockdown for a further 15 days. Paul agrees that thi…
 
NEW: A daily Bunker mini-cast for the duration of the lock-in, and maybe beyond. On today’s debut edition, the emergency Corona Bill changes our rights in ways unthinkable in normal times, with extra ministerial powers, suspension of protections for mental health patients and “huge, swingeing powers” for police to disperse gatherings and detain peo…
 
Coronavirus: Who should be at work, what help for the self-employed, and when did Prince Charles last see the Queen? With the UK on lockdown, lots of people have lots of questions about what they can and can't do. Robert, Daniel and Shehab discuss the specifics of how the new rules work and whether there's any protection for the self-employed. We a…
 
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