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Guardian political columnist John Harris hosts a cast of voices from up and down the country as well as across the political spectrum to analyse the week’s political news. For US Politics with Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland, make sure to search 'Politics Weekly America' wherever you get your podcasts
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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!).
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New Home Secretary Yvette Cooper says the Rwanda scheme was expensive and has not delivered any results. With illegal boat crossings likely to spike over the summer, we ask Senior Researcher at The Migration Observatory, Peter Walsh, if Cooper's claim is really that surprising, and if Labour's plan can succeed where the Conservatives failed. Hosted…
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The Guardian’s Pippa Crerar and Kiran Stacey discuss Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw from the US presidential race and whether the honeymoon period that Keir Starmer is enjoying will last. Plus, are the Tories really going to wait until next April to elect a new leader?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod…
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Mid Atlantic dissects a chaotic week in American politics marked by an assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump and the consequential nomination of J.D. Vance as his running mate. Host Roifield Brown, broadcasting from Birmingham, leads a panel including Ira Shapiro, Michael Donoghue, Denise Hamilton, and Aaron Fisher, who share their…
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Two crucial issues are likely to shape UK politics over the next five years: boosting economic growth, and who occupies the White House. As Joe Biden becomes the first US President to step aside as an incumbent in more than 50 years, we take a look at his potential replacement Kamala Harris: what British politicians might want to know about her and…
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Chancellor Rachel Reeves speaks to Bloomberg in her first major broadcast interview since taking over the Treasury. She discusses economic growth, trade with China and the US, and how the new government is going to raise money to fund its agenda with Bloomberg's Editor-At-Large Francine Lacqua. Hosted by Caroline Hepker. See omnystudio.com/listener…
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There were more than 35 bills in Labour’s first king’s speech. So what does it tell us about the party’s ambitions? And with world events turning darker, can the euphoria around the Labour party last? The Guardian’s John Harris is joined by political editor Pippa Crerar and political correspondent Kiran Stacey. Help support our independent journali…
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Keir Starmer's new government set out its agenda for the parliamentary year with 39 bills listed in the King's Speech. The Prime Minister says the legislation will 'lay the foundations' for the change his administration believes the country needs. We discuss the economic and political implications with Bloomberg's senior economics reporter Philip A…
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The government is to carry out a 'root and branch review' of Britain's armed forces, led by Tony Blair's former defence secretary - and former NATO boss - George Roberson. He says the UK is facing a 'deadly quartet' in the shape of Russia, China, Iran and North Korea. Our guest, Ed Arnold, Senior Research Fellow in European Security at RUSI, tells …
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Donald Trump survived an assassination attempt at a campaign rally over the weekend. Now, attention turns to his response at this week's Republican National Convention, and whether it improves his re-election prospects. We discuss with Bloomberg's senior writer Stephanie Baker and get international reaction from our correspondent Oliver Crook in Be…
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In this episode of Mid Atlantic, host Roifield Brown, dives into the passionate responses surrounding England’s recent football triumph and the dynamic political landscapes on both sides of the Atlantic. The excitement over England's victory, especially Ollie Watkins' crucial goal, sets a lively tone as Roifield welcomes guests Jane Mote, Tonye Alt…
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Listen to the 'Here's Why' podcast: - on Apple: https://apple.co/3Lg3RGn - on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3LiIX9q - or Anywhere: https://bit.ly/3xYsHHy. Each episode of 'Here's Why' uses experts at Bloomberg to explain one news story in just a few minutes. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
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Former Tory party chairman Brandon Lewis tells us it would be a mistake to exclude grassroots members from choosing the next Conservative leader. As the contenders slug it out in public, how can the party take control of its destiny? Hosted by Caroline Hepker and Yuan Potts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
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The Guardian’s Pippa Crerar and Kiran Stacey are on two sides of the Atlantic this week. They discuss Keir Starmer’s first foreign trip, and whether the Conservatives can find the soul of their party. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspodThe Guardian által
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Keir Starmer's Labour government have wasted no time getting started on policy making. So far we've heard plans to scrap the defacto onshore wind ban in England, ditch the Rwanda deportation scheme and launch a £7 billion National Wealth Fund. Bloomberg's UK Politics Editor Alex Morales joins us to discuss the biggest government moves to date and l…
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The prime minister's debut on the world stage sees Keir Starmer enter the room as one of the key leaders not burdened by political instability at home. Political editor Alex Wickham tells us what's on the PM's agenda at the NATO summit as he meets allies for the first time since entering number 10. Hosted by Caroline Hepker and Yuan Potts. See omny…
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Rachel Reeves has outlined her party's plan to grow the economy, in her first major policy speech as Chancellor. It's been part of a whirlwind first few days for the new government. We discuss with our UK economy reporter Tom Rees and City Editor Katherine Griffiths. Hosted by Caroline Hepker and Stephen Carroll. See omnystudio.com/listener for pri…
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The Guardian’s Pippa Crerar and Kiran Stacey look ahead to the first week of the new Labour government. Plus, Pippa is going to be in Washington with Keir Starmer on his first foreign trip as prime minister. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspodThe Guardian által
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Britain has cast aside 14 years of Conservative rule, ushering in a new era with a Labour landslide in the 2024 general election. This victory, while momentous, has brought with it a wave of uncertainty and a plethora of questions about the future of British politics. Joining host Royfield Brown to dissect this historic event are pundits Steve O'Ne…
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Labour has won a landslide victory, with Keir Starmer saying ‘change begins now’. Is this a new era for the country? The Guardian’s John Harris is joined by political editor Pippa Crerar and political correspondent Kiran Stacey. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspodThe Guardian által
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Keir Starmer has become Prime Minister after a landslide Labour victory in the general election, while the Conservatives suffer a historic defeat, and the Lib Dems, Greens and Reform UK make gains. We discuss the results, next steps and listen to the new Prime Minister's first speech with our Bloomberg UK Politics election panel: Alice Perry, forme…
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What have we learned from six weeks of campaigning? Our UK Political Editor Alex Wickham and Associate Editor Ailbhe Rea join us to review the highs and lows, and give us some pointers as to what to watch when polls close. Hosted by Stephen Carroll and Yuan Potts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
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This week Politics Weekly UK is in Redcar in north-east England, where the seat turned blue in 2019. Steelworks closures hit the region hard, but under a Conservative MP and a Conservative mayor some jobs have been returning. Will the Tories keep the seat or can Labour’s Anna Turley offer fresh hope?. Help support our independent journalism at theg…
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Host Roifield Brown engages in conversation with New York Times bestselling author David Lipsky about his latest book, "The Parrot and the Igloo: Climate and the Science of Denial." Lipsky's work dives into the tangled history of climate change denial in America, tracing its origins and exploring the intersection of science, money, and the American…
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Once at the apex of global academia, UK universities now face an existential crisis squeezed by stagnant fees and inflation. Bloomberg's Caroline Hepker and Helen Chandler-Wilde dig into the sector's funding model and ask whether the UK's higher education system is broken in this special podcast. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
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Polls project Keir Starmer will be the next Prime Minister, but has Labour provided enough detail on its plans for government? Bloomberg's UK political correspondent Ellen Milligan sat down with Starmer on the campaign trail, pressing him on the finer points of his economic and foreign policies, among other topics. She joins us with more insight on…
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Episode Highlights: In this episode of "Mid Atlantic," Roifield Brown, broadcasting from sunny Birmingham, England, is joined by a distinguished panel: Aram Fischer in Oakland, Z Cohen Sanchez in Nevada, Dave Smith in London, and Corey Bernard in Manchester. The focus of the discussion is the aftermath of President Biden's recent debate performance…
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Here's an episode of another Bloomberg podcast that you may enjoy, Voternomics. Each week, hosts Allegra Stratton, Stephanie Flanders and Adrian Wooldridge help make sense of the elections that will affect markets, countries and economies like never before. On this episode, former UK diplomat Tom Fletcher discusses how the Labour Party leader’s fir…
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This week Politics Weekly UK is in Boston, Lincolnshire, to where large numbers of eastern Europeans moved to work as vegetable pickers on farms. In 2016 more than 75% of the town voted for Brexit. The Guardian’s John Harris returns to Boston to find out how far Reform UK’s Richard Tice can capitalise on tensions in the region. Help support our ind…
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As the final week of campaigning gets underway, we ask our Bloomberg election panel about the winners and losers looking ahead to polling day. Alice Perry, former chair of Labour's National Executive Committee, Luisa Porritt, former Liberal Democrat member of the European Parliament and Chris Wilkins, former speechwriter to Theresa May share their …
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Keir Starmer has quantified Labour's hopes for growing the economy for the first time, telling ITV he's targeting growth of at least 2.5% if his party wins next week's election. It's a rate that economists argue is unrealistic. We discuss the feasibility of Starmer's economic ambitions with Bloomberg's Chief UK Economist Dan Hanson. Hosted by Steph…
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This general election there is only one female leader on the ballot, the Green party co-Leader. Yet increasingly, women hold many of the key jobs in Westminster. We're profiling these key frontline female politicians. This week, Business Secretary Kemi Badenoch: a Conservative rising star marked as a potential successor to Rishi Sunak, but also kno…
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In this episode of Mid Atlantic, host Roifield Brown takes us into the complex political crisis of Bosnia and Herzegovina, a country on the brink of division with significant implications for the stability of the Western Balkans. Roifield is joined by Valerie Perry, an independent consultant with the Democratization Policy Council, and Florian Bieb…
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Today we're bringing you our special Bloomberg Business Debate with the Business Secretary Kemi Badenoch and Shadow Business Secretary Jonathan Reynolds. They clashed over growth and Net Zero targets, during the conversation with Bloomberg's Anna Edwards. Plus, analysis from our UK Correspondent Lizzy Burden, City Editor Katherine Griffiths and Sen…
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Our election panel discusses another set of polls pointing to a large Labour majority and a Conservative meltdown. Meanwhile the Tory campaign is under further pressure after news of an investigation by the Gambling Commission. We're joined by Alice Perry, former chair of Labour's National Executive Committee, Luisa Porritt, former Liberal Democrat…
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Politics Weekly UK is in the London suburb of Chingford and Woodford Green, where a spat between Labour and its former candidate is threatening to split the progressive vote. The Guardian’s John Harris talks to the now independent candidate, Faiza Shaheen; Labour’s new candidate, Shama Tatler; and Iain Duncan Smith, who has represented the area for…
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This general election there is only one female leader on the ballot, the Green party co-Leader. Yet increasingly, women hold many of the key jobs in Westminster. We're profiling these key frontline female politicians. This week, Labour Deputy Leader Angela Rayner: one of the party's best media performers, a standard bearer for the left, and who see…
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A recent YouGov poll put Reform UK ahead of the Conservatives for the first time in its history. But who are the people running the party, what's driving its recent success and what do Reform voters look like? We ask Tim Bale, Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University and author of several books on the populist right. Hosted by Yuan Potts and …
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The latest opinion polls are bringing variations on the same theme: Labour have a massive lead over the Conservatives, Reform UK are rising up the ranks, and the Tories look on track for either a very bad, or catastrophic election. We discuss how the polls are influencing voters and the campaign with our UK Political Editor Alex Wickham. Hosted by …
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It's three weeks to go until the general election, and this week we got a closer look at the major parties' plans for government. Will their ideas make any waves in the worlds of business, technology and industry? We put the question to three Bloomberg editors, City Editor Katherine Griffiths, Senior Executive Editor for Energy and Commodities Will…
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In this episode of Mid Atlantic, host Roifield Brown leads a discussion with an expert panel featuring Ira Shapiro, Aram Fisher, Steve O'Neill, Tonye Altrade, and Michael Donoghue. The main focus is on the launch of the UK party manifestos and the impact they may have as the general election approaches. The panelists examine key pledges from the Co…
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Our weekly election panel weigh in on major parties' manifestos for the General Election campaign. Plus we can't let them get away without asking about debates and D-Day. We're joined by Alice Perry, former chair of Labour's National Executive Committee, Luisa Porritt, former Liberal Democrat member of the European Parliament and Chris Wilkins, for…
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The next UK government can help turn around the dire state of the national finances by harnessing artificial intelligence to boost public services, according to think tanks. As Labour launches its AI strategy, we talk to the director of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change Jeegar Kakkas and Institute for Public Policy Research Senior Economis…
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In this episode of Mid Atlantic, host Roifield Brown takes on the heavy subject of global peace—or the lack thereof—in 2024. The discussion opens with a grim statistic: conflict-related deaths in the first four months of the year have reached 47,000, potentially setting a record since the Rwandan genocide. Brown is joined by Thomas Morgan, who disc…
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This week in our series on the women on the frontline of Westminster politics, we look at Leader of the House of Commons Penny Mordaunt. She has been an MP for 14 years, served as Defence minister and is considered one of the Conservatives' best communicators, standing in for the Prime Minister at the general election leaders' debate. But she has a…
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Rishi Sunak's being shown he's not the only leader who can call a snap summer election, France's Emmanuel Macron can too! Stephen Carroll's in Brussels to explain if elections in the rest of the Europe have any parallels to Britain's one. Plus, with the Liberal Democrats unveiling their manifesto to include a promise to rejoin the single market, we…
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