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Twice a week the New Statesman politics team - Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea - discuss the latest in UK politics. From Boris Johnson's latest battle with backbenchers to the machinery behind the Labour Party's opposition attack lines, this is the debrief you need to understand what's really happening in Westminster and beyond. New episodes Tuesday and Friday. Send your questions at youaskus.co.uk.
 
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!).
 
Former political advisor Laura Round speaks to politicians, opinion formers and business leaders to find out about the experiences, people and places that have inspired them. What motivates them? Why did they decide to do what they do? What are the most memorable and surprising situations they have found themselves in? The answer is often unexpected.
 
Two journalists. One's British, the other's American. Their biggest argument is over whose country is more fucked. Listen to them rant for about half an hour, during happy hour. John Sweeney has pissed off Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, the Church of Scientology and the government of North Korea. An old school reporter, he worked at the London Observer, then the BBC. He's written 12 books, including four novels, the 200,000-copy bestseller ELEPHANT MOON, set in WW2 Burma, two modern-day polit ...
 
Stats for Lefties is a podcast by Ell and Paige, two nerds and good pals who like talking about polls, politics and memes. Our patreon: www.patreon.com/Stats4Lefties Our website: www.statsforlefties.wordpress.com Paige's Twitter: Twitter.com/Pagalini Paige's website: www.pagalini.wordpress.com
 
Owen Jones, journalist, author of Chavs and The Establishment, or "that left-wing idiot off the telly", is fed up with the establishment media. After all, it punches down, not up, blames minorities for all the problems in society, and, let's face it, often just parrots the government line. So this podcast is offering something different: speaking truth to power, giving the marginalised a voice, offering hope - and having a laugh along the way. From Michael Sheen to Judith Butler, Prof. Devi ...
 
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.
 
Sky News correspondents go behind the scenes of the 2019 general election to let you know what's really happening on the campaign trail Monday to Friday by 5pm. Expect hotels, service stations, village halls and battle buses as our team travel the length and breadth of the UK to make sense of it all.
 
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Lord Adonis is a passionate Remainer and centrist, and there's a lot of things we disagree on, to say the least - so we talk over why Keir Starmer's leadership is failing, whether everyone should have settled on a soft Brexit deal, the popularity of left-wing ideas, and how the country can escape the current catastrophe. Please like, subscribe - an…
 
Get comfy on the sofa because you are in for a treat. Gabriel Milland is one of the country's finest opinion researchers. After working alongside Michael Gove and Dominic Cummings at Education, he was Special Adviser to the Prime Minister from March to July 2020. Gabriel takes us inside Number 10 during the first months of the pandemic and his role…
 
As the US, UK and Australia sign a new pact, is a new dangerous Cold War with China inevitable? We're joined by Kerry Brown, Professor of Chinese Studies, King's College, London; Martin Jacques, author of "When China Rules the World"; and China historian David Brophy. Please press 'like', subscribe - and help us offer an alternative here: https://p…
 
Brenda Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond, is a former judge who served as the first female president of the Supreme Court. In 2019 she announced the court’s judgement that the prorogation of Parliament was ‘unlawful, void and of no effect’. The twinkling spider brooch she wore that day caused a sensation and set social media aflame. She was the first…
 
Rob and Tom discuss the sudden withdrawal from Afghanistan and the hike to National Insurance… TOPICS - [0:00] Intro - [1:04] Headlines: Afghanistan - [9:26] Headlines: Big Hearted Britain To Take 20,000 Refugees - [14:37] Headlines: UK Cabinet Ministers At War In Afghanistan Blame Game - [19:45] Main Story: National Insurance Increase - [38:23] Bo…
 
KAMILLE is an award-winning songwriter who has written hits for artists including Little Mix, Stormzy and The Saturdays. She has now become an artist in her own right, with her single Sad Party, and is one of the stars of Channel 4's new docu-series, Highlife. KAMILLE speaks to Krishnan about leaving her finance career to write top 20s for some of …
 
Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea discuss Boris Johnson's cabinet reshuffle in which Dominic Raab was demoted to Justice Secretary and Liz Truss became Foreign Secretary. Then, in You Ask Us, they answer listener questions about Stephen's extended interview with Keir Starmer. If you'd like to submit a question for You Ask Us, please ema…
 
In this week’s episode, host Steve Anglesey ponders if we've reached a point where everything, from HGV driving qualifications to the Ryder Cup, has become a metaphor for Brexit. Journalist, author and European Editor of The New European John Kampfner joins the podcast live from Germany, fresh off his first appearance on German daytime TV, to discu…
 
Second Thought is an extremely popular leftist US YouTuber who brings radical politics to younger Americans and beyonds. We talk about US imperialism in the aftermath of the catastrophe in Afghanistan, the nature of US capitalism, Joe Biden's administration, what's driven disillusionment with capitalism - and why the young will win. Please like, su…
 
Shon Faye is the author of one of the most important books of our time - THE TRANSGENDER ISSUE. Coming at a time of vicious anti-trans backlash, we explore why the liberation of trans people will free everyone, how the current moral panic against trans people is similar and different from that gay people have faced, the situation facing young trans…
 
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wore a TAX THE RICH dress to the absurdly exclusive Met Gala - where people with obscene wealth live the high life - after a free invite. It didn't just predictably drive the AOC-obsessed right into howls of outrage and contempt, but some leftists, too. But it was good, actually! Here's what it tells us about how the left c…
 
We're kicking off Season 2 by talking about Josh's breakfast, but fear not, the rest of the conversation definitely goes up in quality from there ;-). We talk about about Emma Raducanu's incredible US Open win and the subsequent conversations that have ensued around her heritage and about multiculturalism in the UK. We then move into the rising lev…
 
Stephen Bush interviews writer and journalist Jonn Elledge about his new book, The Compendium of (Not Quite) Everything. They discuss the joy of facts, what Stephen keeps on his toilet bookshelf and the best sci-fi and dystopias. Jonn’s book if available from all good book stores from 16 September If you have a question for You Ask Us, email podcas…
 
The co-leader of the Scottish Greens tells the inside story of their historic deal with the SNP which puts the Greens in government in the UK for the first time. What influence do the Greens hope to have on the SNP? What are they and aren't they bound by? What is the Green case for Scottish independence? Lorna also discusses her own politics beyond…
 
In this episode Laura speaks to Ayesha Hazarika, who worked in Westminster for many years as Political Adviser to Harriet Harman and Ed Miliband before becoming a stand-up comedian, broadcaster and columnist. They take a trip down memory lane, hearing all about the unusual situation of being shared by two senior politicians, Harriet and Ed, and how…
 
Michael Holding is a cricket commentator and former West Indies bowler. He’s widely regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers in the history of international cricket. In July 2020 when rain stopped play during the television coverage of a Test Match, he gave an unscripted four minute monologue on institutional racism in sport and society in the …
 
The two decades since 9/11 have been a relentless story of death, terror and ruin on a mass scale. The so-called 'War on Terror' succeeded in doubling terrorist deaths while consuming Iraq and Afghanistan in blood and chaos, followed by catastrophic US defeat; while the drone war, the onslaught against Yemen and the fall of Libya unleashed even mor…
 
Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea discuss Boris Johnson’s National Insurance rise to fund the NHS and Social Care and why there was no significant rebellion from Conservative MPs. Then in You Ask Us, they answer a listener’s question on why Labour aren’t calling for a wealth tax. If you have a question for You Ask Us, email podcasts@newstatesman.co.u…
 
Carl Cox is one of the original superstar DJs of the 80s and 90s. He helped bring acid house from the warehouses of Chicago to British raves, the unregulated party scene, then festivals and clubs. And he's still going. His new book 'Oh Yes, oh yes!' chronicles his life from a scaffolder in the south London suburbs to one of the true pioneers of UK …
 
In this week’s episode, host Steve Anglesey dissects the latest calamities of Brexit and hears listeners thoughts on the latest government tax increase to fund social care and the NHS backlog. Author and journalist James Ball compares this latest social care plan to Theresa May's (spoiler alert - this one is much worse), before explaining the simil…
 
Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea speak to New Statesman special correspondent Harry Lambert about his cover story on the decline of the Labour party. They talk about the key moments over the last 20 years and whether there’s any sign of any optimism for the party’s future. Then in You Ask Us, they answer a listener’s question about whether manifesto…
 
Siobhan has done it all. As a senior civil servant she advised both the new Labour and coalition governments before leaving to stand for office herself. In 2012 she ran for London Mayor as an independent and finished just behind the Lib Dems. It was an incredible achievement and underlined her appeal as a charismatic and impressive politician. In t…
 
As shortages and price hikes hit supermarket, is Boris Johnson's Brexit deal finally hitting home? We're joined by experts Sam Lowe (Centre for European Reform) and Dmitry Grozoubinski (ExplainTrade). Please like, subscribe - and help us offer an alternative here: https://patreon.com/owenjones84 Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/the-owen…
 
Stephen Bush and Ailbhe Rea discuss their interview with Anneliese Dodds, what she said and didn’t say about her treatment by the party leadership and the strategy for the labour party. Then in You Ask Us, they answer a listener’s question on whether Labour needs to drop the trade union link. If you have a question for You Ask Us, email podcasts@ne…
 
In this week’s episode, host Steve Anglesey looks at the NHS blood tube shortage and the conspicuous absence of some beers on Tim Martin's Wetherspoon's menu before asking what it takes for Brexiteers to hold their hands up and apologise? Author and journalist Sarfraz Manzoor joins the podcast to discuss his latest book, They: What Muslims and Non-…
 
Stephen Bush interviews Tom Black and Owen Kingston, the writer and director of the interactive political play Crisis What Crisis, which gives the audience the chance to see if they could have survived the winter of discontent better than the Callaghan government. They discuss the perils of making interactive theatre for a knowledgable audience, wh…
 
This is the most emotional episode of The Political Party ever recorded. Roh Yakobi was tortured by the Taliban when he was just 12. In this deeply moving interview he tells us his remarkable life story, including the brutal reality of being governed by the Taliban. He also speaks of his despair for his family and friends, particularly his female c…
 
Ailbhe Rea speaks to journalist and author Marie Le Conte about the life of a diary columnist, the gossip that keeps westminster running, and how to write a book in a global pandemic. Marie's new book Honourable Misfits is out now. If you have a question for You Ask Us, email podcasts@newstatesman.co.uk See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out…
 
In this week’s episode, host Steve Anglesey delves into the shortage of lorry drivers that has led to supply line issues around the country - if you're heading to a pub beer garden this bank holiday, you may need to think twice about what beer you order - it might not be on offer. Journalist, writer and filmmaker Paul Mason joins the podcast to dis…
 
Clive Lewis is a Labour backbencher who served in Afghanistan - and yet scandalously wasn't called to speak in the emergency Parliamentary debate about the US withdrawal. Here he tells us about his experiences, about how it all went wrong - and whether the calamity of Western foreign policy will ever change. Help us take on the pro-war media here: …
 
As the Taliban sweep across Afghanistan - what next for the future of this war-torn nation, and what are the implications for US power? We're joined live from Kabul by the lecturer Obaidullah Baheer, and Prof. Paul Rogers, professor of peace studies. Help us take on the pro-war media here: https://patreon.com/owenjones84 Support this show http://su…
 
Stephen Bush interviews economist, journalist, and author Duncan Weldon on his new book Two Hundred Years of Muddling Through. They talk through the lessons learned, and not learned from British political and economic history, whether the response to the pandemic will be a turning point in UK politics, and why writing a book is a bit like having a …
 
The new leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats gives a highly personal and entertaining interview about politics, faith and life. Alex shares his plans for the party and the incredible stories about how he was almost recruited for MI6 and how he saved his daughter's life. What is the future of the Scottish Lib Dems and how do they stand out in th…
 
In this episode Laura speaks to Jeremy Hunt, former Foreign Secretary, Health Secretary and runner up in the last Conservative Party Leadership Election. He currently chairs the Health Select Committee in the House of Commons. They discuss a wide range of issues, including the COVID-19 situation we find ourselves in and what lessons we should takea…
 
Richard Burgon is one of the Labour's left most prominent parliamentarians, and a candidate for deputy leader in the 2020 contest. There's a lot to talk about: is the Labour left dead, essentially routed by the leadership and blocked from ever reviving again; did Keir Starmer lie his way into the leadership; what is the left's strategy and vision a…
 
Is there a right to sex, who are the incels, was Me Too a straightforward act of liberation for all women, what does "believe women" mean, and is misogyny an inherent part of porn? 'The Right to Sex' is a brilliant new book written by Amia Srinivasan - Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory at All Souls College, Oxford - and here she exp…
 
Stephen Bush and Anoosh Chakelian discuss the Afghanistan crisis and the governments refugee scheme, and why MPs from all sides of the house were giving the government a hard time. Then in You Ask Us, they answer listeners' quesitons on whether the situation could really have been handled differently, and how party supporters split on what should h…
 
In this week’s episode, host Steve Anglesey delves into the latest choice remarks from foreign secretary Dominic Raab and hears The New European Podcast's listeners thoughts on what Britain can learn from its involvement in Afghanistan. Broadcaster and Journalist Mark Mardell guest stars on the podcast to discuss if the BBC's independence is under …
 
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