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This is PoliticsJOE's podcast - the only explicitly anti-nonce podcast in the UK. Reporting on British politics with a sense of humour, the podcast is a recorded version of the conversations we have after work. So pull up a stool, pour yourself a cold one, and laugh through the misery alongside us. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Hosted by Michael Safi and Helen Pidd, Today in Focus brings you closer to Guardian journalism. Combining personal storytelling with insightful analysis, this podcast takes you behind the headlines for a deeper understanding of the news, every weekday. Today in Focus features journalists such as: Kiran Stacey, Pippa Crerar, Alex Hern, Peter Walker, Luke Harding, Andrew Roth, Shaun Walker and Jim Waterson. The podcast is a topical, deep dive, explainer on a story in the news, covering: curren ...
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The UK’s flagship daily news podcast from the BBC, Newscast dives into the day’s big stories so you’re never out of your depth. Newscast picks the brains of BBC News experts so you’re ready if someone picks yours, covering the latest developments in politics in Westminster and beyond, what the cost of living means for the money in your pocket and the impact of climate change. Can Rishi Sunak turn the Conservatives fortunes around? Will Sir Keir Starmer and the Labour Party win the next gener ...
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Beth Rigby. Jess Phillips. Ruth Davidson. With polls suggesting trust in politicians is low, three political powerhouses unite to unravel the spin and explain what’s really going on in Westminster and beyond. Every week, they will examine our political leaders and their policies – how they’re written, and how they’re sold to voters – as we prepare for a general election. With so much at stake, they will work out which politicians are coming out on top and who is having an Electoral Dysfuncti ...
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What do Emmanuel Macron, Mark Zuckerberg, Jacinda Ardern, Rishi Sunak and Volodymyr Zelensky all have in common? They are Xennials, the last, micro-generation of ‘analogue’ children who came of age in the 1990s during peak globalisation, the emergence of the Internet and the explosion in mobile technologies and as the digital economy started to take off. Franco-British Journalist and 'Inquisitive Xennial' Charlotte Kan, together with thought leaders and experts, discusses the highlights of t ...
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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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The best analysis of the Irish political scene featuring Irish Times journalists, political thinkers and the occasional politician. Hosted by Hugh Linehan. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Two of Westminster's best-connected journalists Sky News’ Sam Coates and Politico’s Jack Blanchard provide the essential guide to politics in the week ahead. They'll be across the key interviews, the stories and the entire political agenda in order to keep listeners ahead of the game in UK politics, straight from their homes each week.
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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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“A Muslim & A Jew Go There” is a brand new podcast produced by Instinct Productions, hosted by comedian David Baddiel (author of “Jews Don’t Count”) and politician Sayeeda Warsi (“Muslims Don’t Matter”) who will take on whatever controversy hits the headlines each week, providing context and discussion around current political and cultural events involving and affecting British Muslims and Jews. Covering topics from antisemitism in the Labour party and Islamophobia in the Conservative Party ...
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The Edition

The Spectator

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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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Zerocarbonista is the podcast from green entrepreneur and climate change campaigner, Dale Vince. From building his first windmill in 1996 to taking Forest Green Rovers Football Club vegan in 2015 and becoming a United Nations Ambassador in 2019, Dale Vince has made saving planet his life’s mission.
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Pod Britannia

Universitetet i Agder

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Pod Britannia er en podkast om britisk politikk, kultur og samfunnsliv. Den utkommer annenhver fredag og setter søkelys på aktuelle tema fra Storbritannia. Pod Britannia ledes av journalist Trine Andersen, Erik Mustad, førstelektor i engelsk ved Universitet i Agder og Øivind Bratberg, førstelektor i statsvitenskap ved Universitetet i Oslo.
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Are you beyond giving a toss about what people think? Then my friends, you are officially one of us! Every Monday and Thursday, join neighbours & mates, tall potty-mouthed stylist Kat Farmer & short Scouse journalist Marianne Jones, as they wang on about inappropriate crushes, misbehaving hormones and fashion disasters. All while attempting to balance in a mid-heel over the banana skins of life. Follow us on Instagram @gotthepodcast Artwork Photography by Mark Harrison
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The official FIEC podcast, where you'll hear discussions and interviews on church leadership, theology, and current affairs from the FIEC Ministry Team and guests. The Fellowship of Independent Evangelical (FIEC) is a fellowship of Independent churches with members of the family across England, Scotland and Wales. Our mission is to see those Independent churches working together to reach Britain for Christ. Being part of FIEC links you to a growing number of Independent evangelical churches ...
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​​We are RAIA(ffairs), your podcast for stepping up in international affairs. Get informed on the stories and worries of political leaders, the 'behind the scenes' of decision-makers, and how politics impact and change your life. Join your host Francia, along with a new guest every episode, to discuss the individual policy-maker of the week.
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Top advisers to our significant political leaders analyse the successes and failures of today's politics, sharing their experiences of working in Whitehall. Kirsty Buchanan worked with Theresa May as PM, and Liz Truss when she was Secretary of State. Frankie Leach advised Jeremy Corbyn when he was Labour Leader. Journalist and broadcaster Calum Macdonald manages their in-tray of talking points, U-turns and crises. From parties in Westminster to the tactics of SpAds, this is your exclusive in ...
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Three Old Hacks

Mihir Bose, David Smith, Nigel Dudley

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Mihir Bose – former BBC Sports Editor, David Smith – Economics Editor of the Sunday Times and political commentator Nigel Dudley have been friends since they first met while working at Financial Weekly in 1980s. They have kept in touch regularly, setting the world to rights over various lunches and dinners. With coronavirus making that impossible, what do journalists do, deprived of long convivial lunches over a bottle of red wine or several? Why, podcast of course.Get in contact with the po ...
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The Scotsman's political reporters guide you through the changing landscape of Scottish politics. From Scottish Independence to education and everything in between, they will offer unrivalled insight, explain the political issues of the day, take a deeper look into the problems behind them and introduce you to those who are ultimately tasked with solving them. The Steamie is a Laudable production by the Scotsman.
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These are tumultuous times in UK politics. Government is under strain, the civil service is under pressure, and ministers are grappling with the fallout of Covid, the impact of Brexit and an unprecedented cost-of-living crisis. So where is government working well and what is it doing badly? What can be done to make No10, the Treasury and the rest of government function more effectively? And as a general election draws ever nearer, what are the key political and policy dividing lines – and wh ...
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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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A weekly podcast offering a 360-degree view of Muslim life in Britain and Europe. Hyphenated explores the issues important to Muslims — politics, culture, lifestyle, opinion and more. Host Reya El-Salahi speaks to Hyphen journalists, experts and the thought leaders shaping the cultural and political landscape today.
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News Fighters is a comedic look at Australian news, media and political hypocrisy from TV comedy video editor Dylan Behan. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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IDEAS FACTORY

Naghma Sahar, Harsh Pant

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The Ideas Factory is an exclusive series by ORF that delves into the big geo-political events that affects India and the world. In conversation with Naghma Sahar, Senior Fellow at ORF, and Professor Harsh Pant, Director of Studies and Head of Strategic Studies Programme at ORF
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Massive Debate UK

Daniel Barker and Thomas James Gray

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British comedy satire of a current events call-in show. Improvised parody with impressions and characters galore. Created by Daniel Barker and Thomas James Gray
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The New Statesman is the UK's leading politics and culture magazine. Here you can listen to a selection of our very best reported features and essays read aloud. Get immersed in powerful storytelling and narrative journalism from some of the world's best writers. Have your mind opened by influential thinkers on the forces shaping our lives today. Ease into the weekend with new episodes published every Saturday morning. For more, visit www.newstatesman.com/podcasts/audio-long-reads Hosted on ...
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Britain Debrief is a new series of short interviews on Britain in the world brought to you by Ben Judah, a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, in Washington DC. Every week Ben interviews a leading politician, thinker or analyst to work out Britain's place post-Brexit from all sides of the political field.
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Woke Asian Guy and Egg White

Kit Johnstone and Sands Mahal

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Woke Asian Guy and Egg White are the dynamic duo who try to discuss the brave new divisive world where people are too scared to offend anybody. We take on controversial subjects and try to break them down into a basic understanding of how we ended up in this emotionally gentrified place. Banter, beers and lots of shouting.
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A combination of conversation,concepts and being human Conversations with hosts and regular call in guests Thought Experiments Imagination Saturday show at 4pm UK time / 11am Eastern and several pop up shows a week on podbean I also host networking and personal development events in the real world. Sign up here for monthly events membership: https://www.imaginationcreatesreality.live Rumble https://rumble.com/register/RadioProjects/ Free Association Saturday 4pm - 5pm UK time (11am - 12 Noon ...
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Tales From The Plantation

Tales From The Plantation

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Tales from the Plantation is a podcast that started off as a WhatsApp group where friends came to complain about the struggles of being a black person in the workplace, and had a continuous stream of stories about microaggressions, off key comments and downright outrageous behaviour. The monthly podcast features discussions on a variety of topics from a primarily black perspective. If you have a tale about racism you've experienced, whether in the workplace, on the street etc., send it in to ...
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You may have seen him on the telly, or heard him on the wireless. But Brian Taylor is back on the airwaves - this time, delving into Scotland's politics with The Herald. He'll be bringing fresh analysis and insight into the biggest stories across Scotland, drawing on years of experience in the media industry, and talking to the people who make and break the news. ________________________________________________ Produced by Elle Duffy & Ema Sabljak. Email: podcasts@heraldscotland.co.uk to get ...
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Why is a Gospel Coalition UK being considered? What are the implications of the Cass Review into NHS gender services? Why should we care about the Prime Minister's trainers? In this episode, Phil Topham (Executive Director), John Stevens (National Director), and Adrian Reynolds (Head of National Ministries) discuss the stories in the new from the p…
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One of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's five promises is to cut NHS waiting lists. However, even he's admitted progress is slow, with new data showing key targets on waiting lists have been missed. Can Sunak ever solve the NHS problem? Elsewhere, Lee Anderson has been telling us about the price of friendship, revealing he won't be campaigning in certai…
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On Nick Ferrari at Breakfast, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is in the LBC studio to answer your calls. Nick speaks with Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper about Labour's plans to reform high streets. We take you calls on the gender care review that says research has let children down amid a 'toxic' debate. All of this and more on the Nick Ferrari Who…
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Never Mind The Bar Charts took an unexpected turn when I was discussing the track record of polls closing in previous Parliaments with Professor Will Jennings. One of the most dramatic such examples was with Jeremy Corbyn in 2017... so perhaps he should be the role model for Rishi Sunak as he looks to rescue the Conservatives? Feedback very welcome…
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Is China really launching cyberattacks on British politicians and institutions? If so, then how serious is the threat – and what can the government do about it? Ciaran Martin, the first chief executive of the National Cyber Security Centre, joins the podcast team to discuss. Two more ministers have quit the government – and announced that they will…
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Welcome to the PoliticsJOE Podcast. While Ed remains in exile in Cornwall, Oli and Ava analyse how Rishi Sunak held up under the scrutiny of the Liaison Committee today. They took him to task on council bankruptcies, the Rwanda plan, and the UK's sale of arms to Israel. Presenters: Oli Dugmore and Ava Santina Producer: Laura Beveridge Sting design:…
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The Three Old Hacks have long memories. Former BBC Sports News editor Mihir Bose, Economics Editor of the Sunday Times David Smith and political analyst Nigel Dudley have been covering the nation's major events for decades and are well placed to compare and contrast the pre-election antics of politicians. Harold Wilson smoked a pipe in public, in a…
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Alistair Grant, Rachel Amery and David Bol discuss the row over new hate crime legislation, while Alexander Brown has the latest from Westminster. Also on this episode, Rachel interviews SNP MSP Ruth Maguire about calls to reform Scotland's prostitution laws. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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As the prime minister tries to shake off rumours of a Tory coup and faces more delays to his Rwanda legislation - Beth Rigby, Ruth Davidson and Jess Phillips discuss where his leadership is at. What could happen if the local elections on May 2nd end badly for Rishi Sunak? Although he's standing down, they think Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar is …
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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…
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British political pundit, broadcaster and podcaster Ian Dale joins Hugh to discuss the upcoming UK general election and the state of British politics. A Conservative supporter, Iain explains why he may not be able to vote for the party for the first time in his life. Iain and his co-host, the former Labour Home Secretary Jacqui Smith, are bringing …
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Two of Westminster's best-connected journalists, Sky News' Sam Coates and Politico's Jack Blanchard, guide you through their top predictions for the next seven days in British politics. This week, Jack and Sam discuss the building pressure around Rishi Sunak’s premiership, and how the ongoing tensions between the prime minister and Business Secreta…
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Today, we look at new revelations about the former PM’s 49 days in office. Details from her soon-to-be-released book Ten Years to Save the West include her thoughts of "why me, why now?" when she was told that Queen Elizabeth II had died. Comedian and Liz Truss impressionist Nerine Skinner brings the words to life. Laura and Paddy also discuss Labo…
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On this special Saturday edition of Coffee House Shots we discuss Patrick Maguire's scoop this week about former Labour leader Harold Wilson's secret affair with his deputy press secretary. Where does this rank in the history of parliamentary affairs? And – on a more serious note – are there any lessons that Keir Starmer can learn from Harold Wilso…
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Last week, housing Lawyer and author Nick Bano spoke to Ava about his new book Against Landlords: How to Solve the Housing Crisis. In this conversation, he spoke about how Britain's housing system is set up to create winners and losers and how to end the age of the landlord. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.…
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Today, we look at the police launching an investigation into Angela Rayner over the accusation she broke electoral law. The deputy leader of the Labour Party is accused of giving false information about her main residence in a row about who lived in her former council house. In a statement, she said she was "completely confident I've followed the r…
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A needle-free vaccine sprayed under the tongue could prevent UTIs from occurring. In a long-term observational study, more than half of the participants remained UTI-free nine years after receiving the drug. MV140 contains heat-inactivated bacteria from four of the major species that cause UTIs. Also, new research on the time of day you exercise, a…
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UK's approach to gender affirming care has come under massive scrutiny off the back of two reviews into the system. However experts here are warning that applying these findings to Australia, misses important context. Associate Professor Elizabeth Scott explains what she sees on a day-to-day basis caring for children as a psychiatrist. And Professo…
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A new UNSW-led international study has assessed the levels of PFAS contamination in surface and ground water around the globe. It found that much of our global source water exceeds PFAS safe drinking limits. Professor Denis O'Carroll, senior author of the study, takes us through the findings. And we discuss the potential health risks of PFAS exposu…
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Bladder cancer is common, but it doesn’t get much attention. Safe and effective treatments are needed to treat this cancer early, with fewer negative side effects. As Professor Dickon Hayne explains, a first-in-human trial has injected a type of immunotherapy directly into the bladder to attack tumours, with some early success.…
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Alex Kane, Lisa Whitten, Freya McClements and Pat Leahy joined Hugh Linehan in Northern Ireland for a live show at the MAC in Belfast's Cathedral Quarter. The panel discussed the shocking departure of Jeffrey Donaldson from the pinnacle of NI politics, how the political system has responded since, and what it all means for the future of unionism an…
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The row over Angela Rayner's tax affairs has deepened today. This morning, Greater Manchester police have announced that – following a reassessment of the case – they will open a formal investigation into Angela Rayner. What does this mean for Keir Starmer? And why would it be so difficult for him to sack her? James Heale speaks to Katy Balls and F…
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Is the Foreign Office still a department built to deliver the UK’s global priorities in the 21st century or is it out of date in the way it looks and works? Is David Cameron’s comeback as foreign secretary turning out to be a surprise success and what has it meant for the UK’s diplomatic clout? And just how complicated is the civil job of servants …
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On Nick Ferrari at Breakfast, Rishi Sunak falls short of his pledge to cut NHS waiting lists in England. Military Veterans are to be called up to help bolster the economy as part of Operation Prosper. Nick speaks with actor and comedian Charlie Higson about the 30th Anniversary UK Stage Tour of 'The Fast Show'. All of this and more on the Nick Ferr…
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Alistair Grant, Rachel Amery, Alexander Brown and David Bol celebrate 100 episodes of The Steamie by looking back at some of the biggest political moments of recent years. From Nicola Sturgeon's resignation to the fall of Boris Johnson, the team share highlights and behind-the-scenes chat. In a rare occurence the team also make some predictions for…
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As the fall-out from the Westminster honeytrap scandal continues to unravel, Beth Rigby, Jess Phillips and Ruth Davidson explain why contacts are so valuable in Parliament and ask what William Wragg’s resignation tells us about Rishi Sunak’s leadership. And, with Labour riding hight after two major polls predicted landslide victories at the upcomin…
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George Henderson was convicted of fraud and had to repay £19,500 in carer’s allowance years after ticking the wrong box on the form. He is not alone. The Guardian’s social policy editor, Patrick Butler, looks at why thousands are facing prosecution over innocent mistakes. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus…
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In this episode, the government relaxes flood compensation rules after one of the UK's worst flood-hit farmers found himself ineligible for payment. Tenant farmers call for talks with landowners who want to take back farmland so they can claim inheritance tax relief. We've all the latest market prices – and take a special look at the record-breakin…
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Today, we look at President Joe Biden’s warning that Iran is threatening to launch a “significant attack” on Israel. Tensions have risen following what is believed to be an Israeli attack on an embassy in Syria, which killed senior Iranians. America has promised “ironclad” support for Israel. Will this be enough to deter the Iranian leader, Ayatoll…
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This week: will Biden support Ukraine’s attacks on Russia? Owen Matthews writes the cover piece in light of the Zelensky drone offensive. Ukraine’s most successful strategy to date has been its ingenious use of homemade, long-range drones, which it has used to strike military targets as well as oil refineries and petrol storage facilities in Russia…
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A lot of paid youth and children's work in our churches is short-term. We see youth workers and children's workers as a stepping stone to 'bigger and better things'! How can we reclaim the value of this ministry in its own right and invest to train and deploy life-long workers in this area? In this episode of In:Dependence, Adrian Reynolds (FIEC He…
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On Nick Ferrari at Breakfast, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak says ‘enough is enough’ as he vows to ignore the ECHR over Rwanda flights. Polls say 'confusion' over voter ID rules could save top Tories. Nick speaks with Health and Social Care Secretary Victoria Atkins and Shadow Transport Secretary Louise Haigh. All of this and more on the Nick Ferrari W…
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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…
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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…
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This week David and Sayeeda take on your questions for the first time. Listen in as they go there! Q&A with timecodes Are Muslims exposed to more racism in the UK today versus Jews? (0:54) How can Israel protect itself from Hamas without causing a catastrophe in Gaza? (10:55) Could every Jew or Muslim who has the potential for dual citizenship pote…
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Today, we look at the Cass Review: a report by paediatrician Dr Hilary Cass which found that children had been let down by “remarkably weak” evidence on medical interventions in gender care. Adam is joined by Health Editor Hugh Pym, and together they talk to Dr Cass in more detail about her review, her recommendations for the future of gender care …
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Welcome to the PoliticsJOE Podcast. Ed gives an update on his favourite Westminster story: William Wragg sexting scandal. Then, he's joined by Ava to analyse the NHS commissioned review into the healthcare provided to trans children. Ava also interviews MP Stella Creasy on why she wants to decriminalise abortion. Presenters: Ed Campbell and Ava San…
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Today we have had the Cass Review, a landmark report into gender services for children in England, authored by paediatrician Hilary Cass. She concludes that medical interventions were being made on the basis of 'remarkably weak' evidence and that there is a lack of a holistic approach to those questioning their gender. How big of an issue will gend…
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Today, we look at Lord Cameron’s trip to the US - including his meeting with Donald Trump in Mar-a-Lago. Adam is joined by Lord Kim Darroch, Former British Ambassador to the United States, to discuss what Lord Cameron is up to in the US and how he’s getting on as Foreign Secretary. And, research finds only 3 in 10 working age autistic people are in…
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Jennifer Bray and Pat Leahy join Hugh to talk about Simon Harris's appointment as Taoiseach and the details of his minimal Cabinet reshuffle. Did he go far enough to satisfy Fine Gaelers, or voters looking for change? They also talk about the new Taoiseach's speech delivery and Mary Lou McDonald's forceful criticism of his track record. But first t…
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