Politics Weekly

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Political analysis from the Guardian and Observer's top journalists and commentators

Episódios

  • David Cameron, Donald Trump and UK Arms Sales – Politics Weekly UK podcast

    11/04/2024 Duração: 36min

    David Cameron made a surprise visit to Mar-a-Largo this week to visit Donald Trump. John Harris is joined by the Guardian’s political editor, Pippa Crerar, and the diplomatic editor, Patrick Wintour, to get the latest on the meeting. And as international pressure continues to build on Israel, John speaks to a former Israeli peace negotiator, Daniel Levy, on whether there is a pathway to end the war. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

  • Port Talbot and the future of British steel – Politics Weekly UK

    04/04/2024 Duração: 21min

    Thousands of jobs are due to be cut this year at Tata Steel in Port Talbot, putting the future of British steel under serious threat. The Guardian political correspondent Kiran Stacey hears from workers at the plant and people in the town, as well as shadow Wales secretary Jo Stevens, about what this could mean for the area and beyond. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

  • Is China a major threat to British democracy? – Politics Weekly UK

    28/03/2024 Duração: 35min

    Despite pressure from some Conservative MPs, the government stopped short of defining China as an official threat this week. How deep does Chinese interference in the UK go? John Harris speaks to the Guardian’s foreign leader writer Tania Branigan and deputy political editor, Peter Walker. As MPs break for Easter, they also discuss the state of the Conservative and Labour parties. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

  • When will Rishi Sunak’s zombie parliament end? Politics Weekly UK

    21/03/2024 Duração: 33min

    Jeremy Hunt has implied the election will be in October, but even with a boost from falling inflation figures, can Rishi Sunak really hold this zombie government together for the next seven months? And what does Rachel Reeves’s Mais lecture tell us about Labour’s economic vision in these grim times? John Harris is joined by former No 10 director of communications Sir Craig Oliver and Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

  • Frank Hester, the Tory party and racism – Politics Weekly UK

    14/03/2024 Duração: 34min

    The Conservative party faces yet another crisis week as a major donor is accused of racism in a Guardian investigation and the MP for the red wall seat of Ashfield, Lee Anderson, announces his defection to Reform UK. The Guardian’s John Harris asks columnist Gaby Hinsliff and political correspondent Kiran Stacey why Rishi Sunak can’t seem to get his house in order. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

  • The Spring Budget: more cuts to come? – Politics Weekly UK

    06/03/2024 Duração: 34min

    The Guardian’s John Harris is joined by the former Conservative chief secretary to the Treasury David Gauke and the economist and Labour candidate Miatta Fahnbulleh to go through today’s budget announcements. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

  • The Guardian’s new podcast series about AI: Black Box – prologue

    02/03/2024 Duração: 14min

    We wanted to bring you this episode from our new series, Black Box. In it, Michael Safi explores seven stories and the thread that ties them together: artificial intelligence. In this prologue, Hannah (not her real name) has met Noah and he has changed her life for the better. So why does she have concerns about him? If you like what you hear, make sure to search and subscribe to Black Box, with new episodes every Monday and Thursday.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

  • Lee Anderson and Tory Islamophobia – Politics Weekly UK

    29/02/2024 Duração: 35min

    Anderson, a former deputy chair of the Conservative party, has refused to apologise for his comments about the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. But with the Tories refusing to call his remarks Islamophobic, how deep does the problem go? The Guardian’s John Harris talks to the Conservative peer Gavin Barwell and Miqdaad Versi from the Muslim Council of Britain. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

  • Westminster’s Gaza disgrace – Politics Weekly UK

    22/02/2024 Duração: 30min

    House of Commons speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle made a dramatic apology today for his handling of a Gaza ceasefire vote that sent the commons into chaos. The Guardian’s John Harris spent the day in Westminster speaking to protestors, Labour MP Rachael Maskell, and the Guardian’ political correspondent Kiran Stacey.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

  • Antisemitism row engulfs Labour – Politics Weekly UK

    14/02/2024 Duração: 26min

    Two prospective Labour candidates have been embroiled in an antisemitism row this week with Keir Starmer facing sharp criticism for his leadership of the party. The Guardian’s Kiran Stacey speaks to our political correspondent Eleni Courea about the fallout. Plus, Kiran is joined by the Guardian’s economics editor, Larry Elliott, to find out what inflation means for our pockets and if we are heading into a recession. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

  • Wellingborough: where faith in politics is fading – Politics Weekly UK

    08/02/2024 Duração: 33min

    Politics Weekly UK is in Wellingborough in the run-up to the byelection to replace the Conservative MP Peter Bone. John Harris speaks to local groups helping to deal with knife crime and the closure of youth centres, and meets Ben Habib, the co-deputy leader of Reform UK. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

  • Stormont returns? And Tory plotters strike again – Politics Weekly UK

    01/02/2024 Duração: 32min

    After nearly two years without a government, could power sharing in Northern Ireland finally be back? And, another week, another Tory faction plotting to overthrow the prime minister. The Guardian’s John Harris is joined by our political editor, Pippa Crerar, and the Spectator’s Katy Balls, to ask how much longer Rishi Sunak can stay afloat. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

  • Why are councils going bankrupt? – Politics Weekly UK

    25/01/2024 Duração: 33min

    The government has an announced an extra £500million to help local councils in England. After years of squeezed budgets, many are facing bankruptcy. What can be done to prevent more from tipping over? The Guardian’s John Harris hears from Bill Revans, the leader of Somerset council, the Guardian’s social policy editor, Patrick Butler, and the Labour candidate for Peckham, Miatta Fahnbulleh. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

  • Middle East conflicts and the Rwanda bill – Politics Weekly UK podcast

    18/01/2024 Duração: 40min

    As tensions in the Middle East continue to rise, this week John Harris speaks to Niku Jafarnia of Human Rights Watch about the regional conflicts. The Rwanda bill passed its third reading and Pippa Crerar, the Guardian’s political editor, reveals what happened behind the scenes. And the former No 10 adviser Gavin Barwell talks about the increasingly vicious struggles within the Conservative party. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

  • The Post Office scandal – Politics Weekly UK

    11/01/2024 Duração: 36min

    The government has announced it will introduce legislation to exonerate the many hundreds of postal workers affected by the Post Office Horizon software scandal. So is the only way to turn the government’s head to an issue to make a TV drama about it? The Guardian’s John Harris speaks to former postal worker Chris Head about the impact it had on him, and columnist Gaby Hinsliff about what this tells us about our creaking institutions. Plus, columnist Rafael Behr joins John to look at the year ahead. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

  • Revisited… Keir Starmer’s Labour: hope or despair? – Politics Weekly UK podcast

    04/01/2024 Duração: 37min

    Politics Weekly UK is taking a break. So this week John Harris revisits a conversation with the Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee and political reporter Aletha Adu about what a Labour government would look like and why it feels like Keir Starmer has a lot of convincing to do. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

  • Review of the year: looking back at 2023 – Politics Weekly UK

    20/12/2023 Duração: 01h08min

    It’s been another year of political high drama, division and chaos. The Guardian’s John Harris is joined by political editor Pippa Crerar and columnist Gaby Hinsliff to look back at the last 12 months and predict what might be coming in 2024. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

  • The Rwanda bill: what next for Rishi Sunak? – Politics Weekly UK

    13/12/2023 Duração: 32min

    The government’s landmark Rwanda bill was voted through on Tuesday night. With the issue threatening to tear the Conservatives apart, the Guardian’s John Harris is joined by political correspondent Kiran Stacey and columnist Sonia Sodha to discuss the challenges facing the prime minister. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

  • Rwanda bill and Boris at the Covid inquiry – Politics Weekly UK

    07/12/2023 Duração: 39min

    Rishi Sunak attempted to quash critics of his Rwanda plan with a surprise press conference today. Will it be enough to save him from his own party and electoral wipeout? And as Boris Johnson finishes two days of questioning at the Covid inquiry, did we learn anything? The Guardian’s John Harris is joined by columnists Rafael Behr and Gaby Hinsliff. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

  • Good COP, Bad COP? – Politics Weekly UK

    30/11/2023 Duração: 30min

    Cop28 starts today in Dubai and its already shrouded in controversy. So what can leaders agree that will make a change to the planet? And in the UK how far away are we from a greener economy? The Guardian’s John Harris is joined by Green MP Caroline Lucas and former Conservative energy minister Chris Skidmore. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

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