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Best UK Politics podcasts we could find (updated May 2020)
Best UK Politics podcasts we could find
Updated May 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 ...
 
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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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!
 
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 ...
 
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
 
Welcome to Pod Save The Queen - the royal podcast from the Daily Mirror.Meghan Markle's wedding to Prince Harry gave the royal family trans-Atlantic appeal - and injected new energy into The Firm. But the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have since chosen a different path, stepping back from their senior roles and taking baby Archie to live in Canada for much of the year as they carve out a new independent identity.Follow updates on a time of unprecedented change for the royal family, which is als ...
 
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.
 
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Westminster has been engulfed by the extraordinary row over Boris Johnson’s chief adviser Dominic Cummings and whether he broke the UK’s lockdown rules. How long will he now stay in government? Why did the prime minister go to extraordinary lengths to save his adviser? And what does it tell us about the state of Downing Street and the Conservative …
 
London editor Denis Staunton joins Hugh, Fiach and Jennifer to talk about the gripping story that has dominated UK politics for many straight days: Dominic Cummings' road trip (20.34). But first on today's podcast the team look at our own lockdown etiquette mini-scandal involving Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, revelations at the Covid committee hearings o…
 
Sophy challenges Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on whether lockdown measures are being eased too soon in England. She also questions him about just how much he knew about Dominic Cummings’ 260 mile journey from London to Durham. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon defends the Scottish government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis in care homes.…
 
MPs are returning to parliament next week, marking an end of the hybrid model that saw most MPs Zooming into parliamentary debates. On the podcast, John Connolly talks to James Forsyth and Katy Balls about the challenges in a socially distanced House of Commons. Get a month's free trial of The Spectator and a free wireless charger here.…
 
Cummings and coronavirus: What does it all mean? Plus Alastair Campbell on the PM and his adviser This week Shehab and Robert discuss the implications of Dominic Cummings' trip to Durham. Labour's former communications director Alastair Campbell tells us what he thinks about it all. And Robert gives his take on how the economy will be restarted.…
 
Could the Government ever have controlled the fallout from Dominic Cummings’ breach of COVID travel rules, and is it too late now? Why is Boris Johnson so bound to his key advisor? And with SPADs more centrally vetted than ever, do a majority of No.10 staff owe more personal loyalty to Dominic Cummings than to the Prime Minister? Special guest Tim …
 
Robert Reich is an economist, professor, author, and political commentator who served as Secretary of Labour in the Clinton administration. Hugh talks to Robert about American society today, his contention that the US has become an oligarchy serving a select few, and how Donald Trump is a symptom of this decline.His latest book "The System: Who Rig…
 
In this episode, our special guest Philip Rycroft, the former Permanent Secretary for the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) discusses the 2016 EU referendum, Scottish independence and the working relationship between the government and the civil service. He was joined by Professor Anand Menon, director of The UK in a Changing Europe…
 
Dom’s last stand (again): how did the supergenius who instinctively understands Britain’s heartbeat become the most hated man in the UK? SDLP MP Claire Hanna makes a welcome return to Remainiacs to explain the state of play in Northern Ireland vis-a-vis both COVID-19 and the cliffhanger Brexit trade negotiations. And Tobias Jones calls in from Parm…
 
Advisers advise and politicians decide, as the saying goes, and the Prime Minister has decided that his man stays put. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, a political controversy as Boris Johnson's senior adviser Dominic Cummings is accused of breaking lockdown rules by travelling from London to Durham in March. On this week's AOP podcast, Ad…
 
It's not just coronavirus, but the government is keen to have a new approach to China. We discuss what this entails and whether or not it's a good idea (00:50). Plus, what will be the lasting impact of the Cummings affair on the government? (17:16) And last, the way to deal with noisy neighbours now that people are working from home (34:00). With o…
 
Chris Whitty and Patrick Vallance refused to give their opinions on the Dominic Cummings affair at today's press conference; while Durham police indicated that they will not be investigating the Barnard Castle trip any further, after announcing that it might have been a minor breach. Downing Street says it's 'case closed' - is it really? Cindy Yu t…
 
Prince Charles shared his love of classical music with listeners of Classic FM this week - and gave some very personal insights too. The two special shows also showed a different side of him as a person. Pod Save The Queen host Ann Gripper looks back on that royal appearance with Mirror royal editor Russell Myers - and they also look ahead to anoth…
 
The government has announced its new test and trace system as well as easing some lockdown restrictions but the only news people are talking about is Dominic Cummings and his lockdown eye test. Boris Johnson has staked a lot on sticking by his adviser, but is the Vote Leave guru worth the price? Joining Arj Singh and Paul Waugh, former Tory special…
 
The Prime Minister appeared for the first time in his premiership in front of the Liaison Committee today. The group, formed of select committee chairs, grilled him on a range of issues from Dominic Cummings to pandemic support, and more. John Connolly talks to James Forsyth and Katy Balls about what we learnt. Get a month's free trial of The Spect…
 
Our recent #IsolationInsight event looked at the state of the Brexit negotiations, considering where they are, what’s happening and where the talks might go, especially in light of the coronavirus pandemic.Speakers:Katya Adler, BBC Europe EditorIain Martin, columnist for The Times and editor of ReactionProfessor Catherine Barnard, senior fellow at …
 
The latest polling shows that even a majority of Conservative voters want Dominic Cummings out; and the Prime Minister's own standing has taken a dramatic hit. Cindy Yu speaks to pollster James Johnson and our own Katy Balls about what this means. Get a month's free trial of The Spectator and a free wireless charger here.…
 
As a government minister resigns and more Conservative MPs speak out over the prime minister’s top adviser Dominic Cummings, will Boris Johnson carry on standing by his man? We hear from Rev. Martin Poole, whose question over family lockdown fines seemed like it might prompt the government to look again at the issue. And what are immunity passports…
 
The latest polling shows a drastic change in the Prime Minister's popularity because of the Cummings affair. Though the government is still sticking behind the adviser, will the sheer force of public opinion change things? John Connolly speaks to Katy Balls and James Forsyth. Get a month's free trial of The Spectator and a free wireless charger her…
 
Following chief advisor Dominic Cummings unprecedented press conference we organise our own press conference, albeit without a garden, fold-out barbecue table or the, er, press. We will be doing a livestream at 8pm UK time on Sunday 31 March. Keep an eye on our Twitter feeds for more information. Image: People’s Vote March, Demonic Cummings sculptu…
 
In an unprecedented press conference today, Dominic Cummings explained the circumstances in which he took his family to Durham, and the exact timeline. He struck a sincere tone, but stopped short of apologising. Has he said enough to stem the backlash? Cindy Yu talks to Katy Balls and James Forsyth. Get a month's free trial of The Spectator and a f…
 
Boris Johnson’s top adviser Dominic Cummings finds himself at the centre of another political storm - and our reporter John Johnston is on hand for snap analysis of his emotional Rose Garden statement on that controversial lockdown journey to Durham with his family. Then Matt talks to Labour shadow minister Wes Streeting, Lib Dem leader Sir Ed Dave…
 
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