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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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Rachel Reeves hints at above-inflation pay rises for teachers and some NHS workers. LONG Rachel Reeves hints at above-inflation pay rises for teachers and some NHS workers. Laura and Paddy talk through today's Reeves' interview, as well as shadow chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, who says Labour's claim of the "worst economic inheritance since World War Two" is "absolute nonsense". You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere. Newscast brings you daily an ...
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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
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Making sense of our political hell every Tuesday and Friday! Oh God, What Now? is the no-bulls**t politics podcast, making the unbearable bearable with top quality guests and analysis, plus poor quality jokes. Regulars include: Dorian Lynskey, author of The Ministry Of Truth: A Biography of Orwell’s 1984 and host of Origin Story • Alex Andreou, writer, commentator, cook, actor, secret agent • Writer and commentator Ros Taylor • Rachel Cunliffe of the New Statesman • Writer and host of This I ...
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The Telegraph's weekly politics podcast, presented by Christopher "Chopper" Hope. The podcast has interviews with top politicians and commentators and analysis from the Telegraph’s Westminster team. Chopper's Politics is a must listen for those who want to understand British politics, delving into various aspects of policy, key players, and the internal movements of Westminster’s political parties. With a focus on the Conservative Party (Tories), the podcast examines the party’s policies, st ...
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The Spectator's flagship podcast featuring discussions and debates on the best features from the week's edition. Presented by Lara Prendergast and William Moore.
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Your daily Need To Know on news and politics. Every morning The Bunker cuts through the noise to make sense of what’s really going on, with smart explainers, interviews, fresh perspectives and under-reported stories to rescue you from everyday Punch and Judy news coverage. It’s the only way to start the day. From the producers of Oh God, What Now? Our regulars include: Alex Andreou • Gavin Esler • Hannah Fearn • Andrew Harrison • Jacob Jarvis • Marie le Conte • Jude Rogers • Yasmeen Serhan • ...
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LBC presenter Iain Dale and former Labour Home Secretary Jacqui Smith untangle the world of politics and media. Expect plenty of jokey banter and informed speculation. For advertising opportunities on this podcast email: dax@global.com
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Based on his live one-man show Rock & Roll Politics, the broadcaster and author Steve Richards takes a twice-weekly behind the scenes tour of UK politics and the media that shapes the way we view the epic political dramas. The future is ridiculously unpredictable and the past is so easy to misread. Subscribe to your weekly guide through seismic times.
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New era, new name: Welcome to Pod Save The King, the award-winning Royal podcast from the Daily Mirror. The Royal family is finding its way in a new era. Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, King Charles III began his reign alongside Camilla, The Queen Consort. William and Kate became Prince and Princess of Wales. As the family changes, rifts remain with Harry and Meghan across the Atlantic and Prince Andrew is still in the aftermath of the Newsnight interview. There is joy too, as Pri ...
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The Lesley Riddoch Podcast

Lesley Riddoch and Pat Joyce

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Scottish politics dissected from a left, pro-independence stance. Each week, award-winning broadcaster and journalist, Lesley Riddoch chews over the week’s news with former media lecturer and Dundee United fan, Pat Joyce. If you like intelligent, quirky chat about Scottish society and culture, and Scottish, UK and international politics analysed from a Scottish perspective; this podcast is for you.
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Sky News’ Sophy Ridge with her agenda-setting political interviews - and analysis of what the guests have had to say. Every week, Sophy speaks to the biggest names in politics and then invites correspondents and commentators into her studio to debrief on the main stories.
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Red Lines

BBC Radio Ulster

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The back-stop’s here? Bad puns with top political coverage from Northern Ireland. Red Lines brings you essential analysis and commentary by BBC NI’s politics team.
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The Financial Times takes you into the corridors of power to unwrap, analyse and debate British politics with a regular lineup of FT correspondents and informed commentators. New episodes available every Friday. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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CakeWatch

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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 ...
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The podcast about the British royal family from ITV News. Every week, our Royal Editor Chris Ship and Royal Producer Lizzie Robinson join Charlene White to look back at the big stories they've been out covering over the last seven days, sharing their insight and bringing you interviews with a range of guests.
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The Two Matts

The New European

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Join The New European's Matt Kelly and Matt d'Ancona plus occasional guests for weekly chat on politics and media with a side of cultural stuff. A podcast in the spirit of the award-winning New European newspaper - irreverent, witty, surprising, argumentative ... and annoying all the right people. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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The Scottish Independence Podcast is the first and oldest podcast documenting the Scottish Independence movement. Interviews with activists, politicians, artists, writers and more, and occasionally a comedy episode. https://www.facebook.com/TheScottishIndependencePodcast https://twitter.com/mgreenwell https://michaelgreenwell.wordpress.com/
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Birkbeck Politics

Department of Politics, Birkbeck College

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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.
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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.
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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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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!
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Government vs The Robots

Little Atoms / Jonathan Tanner

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A fortnightly podcast from Little Atoms which looks at how technology will affect politics in the future. Like Tomorrow's World but for Westminster. Hosted by @tannerjc who is joined by a range of experts he's not fed up of yet. Music: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Isabel Hardman presents highlights from Sunday morning’s politics shows. Chancellor Reeves is in the spotlight. She maintains Labour will be strict with their fiscal rules, and blames the Conservatives for the ‘mess’ she inherited. Jeremy Hunt accuses her of laying the ground for tax rises. Elsewhere, Tory mayor Ben Houchen is positive about workin…
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Rachel Reeves hints at above-inflation pay rises for teachers and some NHS workers. Laura and Paddy talk through today's Reeves' interview, as well as shadow chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, who says Labour's claim of the "worst economic inheritance since World War Two" is "absolute nonsense". You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyur…
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Guests include Hefin David MS; Director of Cardiff University's Wales Governance Centre, Richard Wyn Jones; Labour MP for the Vale of Glamorgan, Kanishka Narayan; Plaid Cymru's Caerfyrrdin MP Ann Davies; Jennifer Ewing from Republicans Overseas; Prof Chris Carman from the University of Glasgow; Paris correspondent for The Times, David Chazan, Plaid…
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The Two Matts discuss Europe's shift towards right-wing populism and its implications for the UK rejoining the EU; how media brevity has impacted political understanding and debate; the Trump shooting conspiracy theories, and the public's diminished joy in politics and sports over the years. The intrepid podcasters also dive into how soundbite cult…
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This week, Joe Biden has faced further calls to step down from some of the most senior characters in the Democratic party. The President is currently isolating having tested positive for Covid, but remains resolute that he has no intention of giving up yet. Natasha Feroze speaks to Kate Andrews and Freddy Gray about whether the party can get rid of…
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Today, we look at what Labour’s Kings Speech says about the way they’re going to govern. Laura and Paddy also talk about the good, and less good, sides of diplomacy as Keir Starmer hosts European colleagues, but critical comments from Trump’s new VP pick emerge. Plus, Hulk Hogan gets involved in politics. You can join our Newscast online community …
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Pippa Crerar, political editor of The Guardian looks back at the political week in which the new Labour government presented its first KIng's Speech in fifteen years. To discuss the government's legislative programme Pippa is joined by former Conservative Minister George Freeman MP and by Labour MP Mary Creagh, who was re-elected to Parliament earl…
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Iain is reunited with Jacqui Smith for For the Many Live! from the Kent coastal town of Broadstairs, and joined by the one and only Gyles Brandreth. Get your tickets for future For the Many Live shows at this autumn's party conferences in Brighton, Liverpool and Birmingham at www.forthemany.liveBy Global
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Sir Keir Starmer took the chance to extend the hand of friendship to Britain’s neighbours when he hosted the European Political Community summit in Blenheim Palace on Thursday. The FT’s Lucy Fisher is joined by political editor George Parker, columnist Stephen Bush and public policy editor Peter Foster to discuss how far Britain wants to deepen rel…
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Today, Newscast and Americast join forces to answer your questions on the US election. What brought Donald Trump and JD Vance together? If Kamala Harris does run to be President, who would be her VP? And, Is President Michelle Obama a possibility? Adam is joined by Americast’s Justin Webb and Marianna Spring. You can join our Newscast online commun…
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The Conservatives need to choose a new leader, but first they need to agree on the process... Easier said than done. Lucy Dunn talks to Fraser Nelson and Katy Balls about the latest on the upcoming leadership race: what will the race look like, who are the the runners and riders, and how do they rate Rishi Sunak's performance as leader of the oppos…
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Today, we’re looking at major IT outages that have hit industries across the world. More than 1,000 flights are cancelled. Banking, healthcare and shops are also affected. Cybersecurity firm Crowdstrike says a "defect" in one of its software updates hit Windows operating systems You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/n…
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Following the election results earlier this month, indypodcasters Fiona and Marlene invited guest and friend of the podcast Lynne Dougan into our studio for a chat. Lynne was at the count of the Alloa and Grangemouth constituency and gives us some behind the scenes insights as to what goes on through the night of an election. This episode was origi…
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Amazon turns 30 this month – and it’s unrecognisable from the online bookstore it once was. But can it continue to grow forever – or might recent legal cases mark the end of Bezos’ global market domination? Kate Devlin speaks to The Wall Street Journal’s Dana Mattioli, author of The Everything War, to find out. • We are sponsored by Indeed. Go to I…
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King Prince Charles makes his first speech of Labour era, announcing a raft of legislation that will “take the brakes off Britain”. What was in it, what wasn’t and what does it all say about how Starmer will govern? Plus, with election candidates under increasing threat of abuse and harassment, what can be done to make the job safer? And in the Ext…
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The King’s Speech was packed with plans … putting to bed the theory that Keir Starmer’s Labour government had no plan. But will it be enough to instigate the national renewal they have promised? The Matts discuss. Also - what does JD Vance mean for Trump and for Britain? And why is David Lammy parading his Christianity on the national airwaves? The…
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Today, President Zelensky sits down for an interview with Chris Mason. The Ukrainian leader was in the UK, alongside other world leaders, as part of the meeting of the European Political Community at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. Speaking after the event President Zelesnky discussed with Chris the possible return of President Trump, the mistakes …
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Iain is joined by Harriet Harman, who retired from the Commons at the recent election after more than 30 years as an MP. They discuss the contents of this week's King's Speech and how the new Labour government is faring so far, the fall-out from the attempt to assassinate Donald Trump and his choice of J.D. Vance as his running mate, plus Taylor Sw…
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After the first King’s Speech under a Labour government for 15 years, a host of policy experts joins Alain Tolhurst to look at what the first 100 days of a Keir Starmer administration will look like, after the new Prime Minister said his plan for government would "take the brakes off Britain" and put the country on the "path of national renewal". J…
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What does the King's Speech tell us about the new Labour government's priorities? Beyond the ceremony and pomp of the day, the team discuss the policies and priorities of the new government, including the future of devolution, what might impact devolved areas (and what won't), and what's been left out. How did the speech sit with opposition parties…
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This is Talking Royals - our weekly podcast about the royal family - with Presenter Lucrezia Millarini, ITV News' Royal Editor Chris Ship and Royal Producer Lizzie Robinson. This week, the team discuss a bustling schedule for the family, with the State Opening of Parliament (involving a hostage at Buckingham Palace), the King and Queen visiting the…
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Today we look at the first report released by the Covid Inquiry. Focusing on pandemic preparations, it said the governments of the UK and devolved nations had ‘failed its citizens’ by planning for the wrong pandemic. The report lays out the failures, including ‘groupthink’ mentality and ‘labyrinthine’ systems. Adam is joined by health reporter Jim …
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Keir Starmer is at Blenheim Palace today for the gathering of the European Political Community, the forum created by Emmanuel Macron in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. While the new Prime Minister met with many world leaders last week in Washington for the Nato summit, this is his first time he has played host since entering 10 Downing…
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The Princess of Wales received a rapturous reception on Wimbledon’s Centre Court as she kept a favourite date in her diary amid her ongoing cancer treatment. While Kate enjoyed her girls’ day out with Charlotte and Pippa, William and George were cheering on the England football team in Germany. And the King and Queen were in Jersey and Guernsey, th…
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This week: bulletproof Trump. The failed assassination attempt on Donald Trump means that his supporters, more than ever, view him as America’s Chosen One. Joe Biden’s candidacy has been falling apart since his disastrous performance in the first presidential debate last month. Trump is now ahead in the polls in all the battleground states. The whi…
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Political leaders have been targeted by assassins for thousands of years – Donald Trump being the latest example, after the attempt on his life in Pennsylvania. Historically, what impact have these actions had on societies the world over? What similarities are there between these acts and the people who carry them out? Jacob Jarvis is joined by Ari…
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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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Today, we look at what was in Labour’s first King’s Speech. Chris joins Adam after King Charles III set out the government's proposed laws at the State Opening of Parliament. They included plans for growth, the nationalisation of railways, and planning reform. We also look at what wasn’t included. Adam also speaks to Labour’s Lucy Powell, now Leade…
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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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The King's Speech. The first opportunity to test the reality of Labour's "Change" mantra. We examine what was in it and more importantly what wasn't. The "nationalisation" of rail was much trumpeted in particular but what's the reality of the claim? How symbolic of Labour's "Don't frighten the horses" approach to government is this policy? How will…
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Labour’s landslide has brought in a new wave of political optimism to the UK. But a near record poll attendance has been a cause for concern in the weeks following the election. Hannah Fearn is joined by Professor of behavioural science at Kingston University Gaëlle Vallée Tourangeau to find out why people just aren’t turning out to vote and what c…
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Today, we look at the resignation of Welsh First Minister, Vaughan Gething. Just four months into the job, Vaughan Gething has quit his position as First Minister after four members of his cabinet resigned, calling for him to go. Since taking over in March, the FM has faced criticism for accepting a campaign donation from a businessman convicted of…
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Sir Keir Starmer spoke for the first time with Donald Trump in the wake of the assassination attempt on the former US president at the weekend. After years of criticising him, Labour ministers are trying to strengthen relations ahead of Trump’s possible return to the White House. But does the Republican candidate’s appointment of JD Vance as his ru…
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Today, we look at the reaction to Gareth Southgate’s decision to resign as England manager. After almost eight years and 102 games in charge of the Three Lions, Southgate announced his decision to step down two days on from England’s 2-1 loss to Spain in the final of the Euro 2024. But what will be Southgate’s legacy? Adam is joined by BBC 5 Live c…
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Keir Starmer is coming under pressure to commit to scrapping the two-child benefit cap, introduced in 2017 by the Conservatives. Plaid Cymru, the Greens, Nigel Farage, the SNP, and now some Labour backbenchers are all calling for its removal. Can Starmer hold the line? Elsewhere: in Wales, First Minister Vaughan Gething has resigned after four mont…
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The attempted assassination of Donald Trump is a symbol of a disturbed democracy and will be another destabilising factor for the US. UK Prime Ministers choose to hug the US close, but how reliable an ally is the US for a British government seeking a more mature foreign policy after the reckless misrule of recent years? Plus: Why England losing is …
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The assassination attempt against Donald Trump shocks the world. Has it handed Trump an unbeatable advantage in the Presidential election? And can Biden withdraw now even if he wants to? Plus, England’s moment of national euphoria in the Euros is fated not to happen. Is the football-based feelgood factor in politics real or just a figment of the co…
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Keir Starmer has plenty to get on with at home – but amid global turmoil, Labour’s foreign policy is increasingly important too. In response to multiple wars, regional conflicts, an increasingly far-right Europe and a turbulent U.S. Presidential race, how might Starmer interact with the rest of the world? Zoë Grünewald asks Dr Victoria Honeyman, as…
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Iain and guest co-host Thangam Debbonaire discuss her defeat to the Green Party in the general election - and the need to accept that defeat gracefully - along with the job Wes Streeting has ahead of him in tackling the problems within the NHS, the toxic culture of politics and the attempted assassination of Donald Trump, plus Thangam's new tattoo …
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The attempted assassination attempt of Donald Trump does not sanctify a man who has thrived on a particularly violent rhetoric his whole political career. As Nigel Farage blames the media, as MAGA Republican Senator JD Vance blames Joe Biden and the Democrats, the Matts look at the unfolding shift in how Trump and his supporters are reacting to the…
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Today, we look at the aftermath of the attempted assassination of Donald Trump. After surviving an attempt on his life, the former president says he will "bring the country together”, while President Joe Biden calls for the "temperature of politics" to be lowered. What will happen next in US politics? Adam is joined by Justin Webb, Americast presen…
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It’s two days after the failed assassination attempt on Donald Trump and we thought we would use this podcast to discuss some of the reaction from Westminster and look at how this latest example of political violence will impact our own politics here in the UK. Oscar Edmondson speaks to Kate Andrews and James Heale, who joins us from Milwaukee wher…
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