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Twice a week the New Statesman politics team - Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea - discuss the latest in UK politics. From Boris Johnson's latest battle with backbenchers to the machinery behind the Labour Party's opposition attack lines, this is the debrief you need to understand what's really happening in Westminster and beyond. New episodes Tuesday and Friday. Send your questions at youaskus.co.uk.
 
Each episode offers an in-depth overview on a new topic, with a range of views from politicians, experts and journalists. From immigration and education to public spending and the NHS.With high profile politicians, including party leaders, Politics On FUBAR is uncensored and unregulated. No question is off limits. Think Question Time with no holds barred.
 
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 coming to you on all your major podcasting platforms this March.
 
Bristol Unpacked with Neil Maggs brings you fascinating and challenging conversations from characters of all stripes on big topics facing the city and beyond. Brought to you by the Bristol Cable, a new kind of newspaper for Bristol 100% community owned by 2,200 members. Join them for just £1 a month and own your media. thebristolcable.org See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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Conor Matchett speaks to the departing leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, Willie Rennie on how the party rebuilds amid reflections on his time as leader. Conor is also joined by health correspondent Elsa Maishman and Westminster correspondent Alex Brown to discuss 'Freedom Day' and the move in Scotland to 'Level Zero'. Credits: Music from Up…
 
It's Freedom Day but what does that actually mean? John, Claire, David and Laura chat about yet another government shambles, why are the Tories are pressing ahead with it and what the political consequences might be. We also talk about the culture war backlash after the Euro 2020 England players respond to the Govt and the racist abuse they receive…
 
Sir John Redwood speaks to Mike about the economic recovery of the pandemic, and Sir Redwood's recent experience when of when he was asked to be a guest on Newsnight. Laura Dodsworth joins Mike for their weekly chat, discussing the PM's popularity. Dr Benny Peiser and Mike talk about the climate crisis, as Starmer was quoted saying the PM is missin…
 
Nick de Bois starts the show, talking about how the NHS Track and Trace app has been updated to prevent another 'Pingdemic.' Isabel Sawkins from the Henry Jackson Society speaks about how Vitaly Shishov, Head of Belarus exile group has been found dead in Ukraine. Sean Tipton from the Association of British Travel Agents talks to Mike about extortio…
 
Gina Davidson and Alexander Brown talk to Matt Forde, writer, satirist and former political advisor about all things politics in both Scotland and the UK. This week's podcast reaches into the past to recall seminal moments, larger than life characters and unfathomable actions across the political spectrum. Matt brings some of his best impressions o…
 
Brendan Chilton starts the show, discussing the Conservative Party and the NHS. Justin Urquhart - Stewart speaks to Mike about Britain's economy. Conservative MP for Folkestone, Damian Collins and Mike talk about the Online Safety Bill. Finally Nick Freeman and Mike cover cycle lanes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen starts the week, discussing skill sets, and vaccine incentives for the young. Rob Clark from the Henry Jackson Society and Mike speak about an oil tanker attack in Iran. Peter Hitchens and Mike have their weekly catch up, and finally, Lewis MacLeod joins Mike in the studio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-ou…
 
The legendary writer, satirist and broadcaster Armando Iannucci joins the New Statesman Podcast to co-host four special episodes. In these shows, Armando explores areas of British politics that he believes are broken, and is joined by guests from inside and outside the Westminster machine to discuss how politics could be better. In Episode two, Arm…
 
In our first summer special, Sebastian Payne speaks to the leader of the Scottish Labour party Anas Sarwar about countering Nicola Sturgeon, how he intends to revive his party’s prospects and leadership in lockdown. They also discuss whether Labour is truly a unionist party and if Sarwar will budge his stance against another independence referendum…
 
Richard Tice starts the show, discussing domestic passports for students and the fact that firms could require staff to carry jab passports in the work place. Paul Charles and Mike discuss the latest with travel. Shaun Bailey and Mike speak about the 'systemic failure' of police. Finally, the Perrior Awards with Izzy Rowland. See acast.com/privacy …
 
Ailbhe Rea, Stephen Bush and Anoosh Chakelian discuss Boris Johnson's latest plan to reduce crime and whether the proposals will actually have any impact. Then in You Ask Us, they answer a listeners question on why some in Westminster think there'll be a 2023 election You can send a question for You Ask Us to podcasts@newstatesman.co.uk See acast.c…
 
The Society of Merchant Venturers often gets talked about in conspiratorial tones. Forced into the limelight by the toppling of Colston, the Merchants have come under greater scrutiny for past and present practices. According to the Society, they are opening up more to the public, confronting their history and diversifying their membership. They sa…
 
Ben Habib starts the show, talking about migrant crossings, and Boris as a leader. Bizarre Reporter for the Sun, Joe Kasper discusses Wayne Rooney, as he has been pictured in a hotel room resulting in his job at Derby County on the line. Laura Dodsworth and Mike have their weekly chat and finally Mark Pilkington speaks about the shortage of deliver…
 
Conservative MP for Beckenham Colonel Bob Stewart kicks off the show to discuss the latest regarding vaccine passports, policing and Priti Patel’s apparent inability to make a difference in regard to the ongoing migrant crossings. Dr Laurence Gerlis joins Mike shortly after to discuss just how the NHS is as stretched now as it was at the pandemic's…
 
Conor Matchett, Alexander Brown, and Gina Davidson discuss Boris Johnson's two years in charge of the Conservative Party, what his highs and lows have been, and how long he may last as leader. Credits: Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/soundroll/good-thing License code: FEWU7SEEDXBYDFV7 1.Scottish Parliament / 22 Septemb…
 
Chief Political Commentator at The Independent John Rentoul kicks off today’s show to discuss Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Sajid Javids latest public apology. Jamie Jenkins joins Mike shortly after to discuss the plummeting COVID-19 infection rates in the UK, followed by Peter Hitchens who discusses his latest piece in the Mail on …
 
The legendary writer, satirist and broadcaster Armando Iannucci joins the New Statesman podcast to co-host four special episodes. In these shows, Armando explores areas of British politics that he believes are broken, and is joined by guests from inside and outside the Westminster machine to discuss how politics could be better. In episode one, Arm…
 
In what should have been a big final week of term at Westminster, Boris Johnson had to abandon plans for a big announcement on social care reform. Instead, ministers tried to come up with a series of exemptions to the Covid isolation rules. Plus, how a new front has opened in the ongoing war of attrition with the EU over the Northern Ireland protoc…
 
Leader of Reform UK Richard Tice starts the show discussing the latest on COVID-19 vaccinations and passports, in addition to the ongoing migrant crisis on the English channel. Head of campaigns for The Freedom Association Andrew Allison comes on to discuss the future of mask wearing in public (or lack thereof), followed by Baroness Kate Hoey of Ly…
 
Anoosh Chakelian, Stephen Bush and Ailbhe Rea discuss the government's announcment on the Northern Ireland protocol and whether they really will be able to renegotiate, and do they even knows what it wants? Then in You Ask Us, they answer your question on what's going on with the Green Party, after the resignation of both the party's leaders See ac…
 
Former Conservative MP and Brexit Party MEP Ann Widdecombe starts the show, giving her opinion on the NHS track and trace app and vaccine passports. Retail Specialist Mark Pilkington discusses the pingdemic, and how this affects businesses, with staff and food shortages. Finally Willian Clouston gives his thoughts on Dominic Cummings and the Labour…
 
The government is introducing a new law claiming to defend freedom of speech, amid an alleged crisis on British university campuses of 'cancel culture' and de-platforming. But is it really the case that freedom of expression is being unduly restricted in our society? Or is it an exaggerated distraction from bigger issues? Harry Walker of Bristol Un…
 
To start the show Mike is joined by Jamie Jenkins to discuss the latest in coronavirus stats and his views on vaccine passports. Joe Twyman talks with Mike on the latest Dominic Cummings interview with Laura Kuenssberg. Joining Mike in the studio, Laura Dodsworth talks about the lack of freedom we still have despite having restrictions lifted earli…
 
To kick off the show, Mark Littlewood, Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs joins Mike to discuss the announcement of vaccine passports for large events and nightclubs. Ben Habib returns to talk to Mike about the new plans to tackle Britain's growing migrant issue. Madeline Stone, Legal and Policy Officer of Big Brother Watch joins Mike to…
 
Ailbhe Rea and Stephen Bush discuss No. 10's tough weekend and why 'Freedom Day' is still causing lots of problems for the government. Then in You Ask Us, they take your question on whether reimposing covid restrictions later could bring down Boris Johnson If you'd like to submit a question for You Ask Us, please email podcasts@newstatesman.co.uk. …
 
Dan Hodges returns to the show to talk with Mike about freedom day and the recent news of Boris self-isolating. Afterwards, Michael Kill talks to Mike about the re-opening of nightclubs for the first time since the start of the pandemic. Peter Hitchens and Mike have their weekly chat. Home Office and Justice Minister, Chris Phillip finishes the sho…
 
The UK is pressing ahead with the easing of all lockdown measures on July 19, despite coronavirus infections hitting 50,000 a day. How has Downing Street got itself into a mess over masks? Plus we discuss Boris Johnson’s major speech on ‘levelling up’ and ask whether anyone is wiser about what it’s all about. Presented by Sebastian Payne, with Sara…
 
Richard Tice starts the show, talking about the latest with the track and trace app. Jim Killock from the Open Rights Group speaks to Mike about the Matt Hancock CCTV and how devices have been seized from two houses. Lewis MacLeod gives Mike his best impression. Angela Levin and Mike discuss the Duke and Duchess of Netflix and finally the Perrior A…
 
Stephen Bush, Ailbhe Rea and Anoosh Chakelion discuss the government's plans for a prosecution amnesty over the Troubles and why no party in Northern Ireland is particularly happy. They also look at Keir Starmer's new improved operation. Then in You Ask Us, they answer a question on whether in the wake of the Euro 2020, the Conservative party will …
 
Dr Kristian Niemietz explains his wide-ranging survey on next-generation socialism: is Britain guaranteed to adopt Marx as its creed? Download the report: https://iea.org.uk/publications/left-turn-aheadsurveying-attitudes-of-young-people-towards-capitalism-and-socialism/ Follow Kristian on Twitter: http://twitter.com/K_Niemietz ****** To make sure …
 
Chris Brian was a anarchist activist in Bristol and south Wales in the 90s and early 2000s. Unknown to him and fellow activists, deep undercover in in their groups were police officers. For years, the officers immersed themselves with the activists, got stuck into direct actions and even had long term relationships and parented children under false…
 
Brendan Chilton begins the show with Mike discussing the latest with labour and vaccine passports. Sean Tipton, Spokesman for the Association of British Travel Agents gives us an update on the latest travel guidance. With Boris announcing a new plan to level up the UK, Tom Lees joins Mike to discuss the reaction to these announcements. Finally, Tam…
 
The Green Party....ignore them, fight them, work with them? How should the Liberal Democrats across the country handle the Green Party? John Potter is joined by Hannah Kitching, Lisa Smart and Neil Fawcett to discuss when cooperation works with the Greens and when it doesn't. Do short term benefits lead to long term negative consequences? Please li…
 
Starting the show, Baroness Claire Fox joins Mike to discuss how compulsory vaccinations for care home staff have been backed by MPs. Alberto Costa and Mike speak about Colin Pitchfork's release. Colin Breen talks about how the government plan to end historical prosecutions in Northern Ireland, and how an MP named Soldier F in parliament. Finally, …
 
To kick off the show Dr Rakib Ehsan talks to Mike about the recent racist abuse England footballers have received. Afterwards Annabel Denham, Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs discusses the continued mixed messages government ministers have given to the public over mask-wearing. James Chiavarini, goes on to discuss with Mike about perha…
 
Conor Matchett speaks to former Constitution Director in the Cabinet Office and one of the key architects of the Edinburgh Agreement, Ciaran Martin, on the current state of constitutional politics and what must happen ahead of a second independence referendum. Alexander Brown also joins Conor to chat about the England football team and racism. Cred…
 
Former England player Sol Campbell joins Mike first to discuss the aftermath of the Euro 2020 final England v Italy game. Peter Hitchens and Mike have their weekly chat. Mark Anthony Stringfellow shares his thoughts on the game. Aldo Zilli gives Mike his thoughts on Italy's win. Finally, Matt Vickers shares his thoughts on the match and what the up…
 
Boris Johnson has announced that all remaining lockdown restrictions will end on July 19 in England, but is he acting too hastily with Covid-19 cases rising so quickly? Plus, we debate whether a new form of English patriotism is emerging through the Euro 2020 matches and what this means for Conservative culture warriors. Presented by Sebastian Payn…
 
Richard Tice starts the show, talking about the football as he went to Wembley for Wednesday's match. Mark Anthony Stringfellow, from England Football Fans Facebook page looks ahead to the final. Simon Calder gives Mike the latest on travel and finally John Rentoul and Mike speak about the week in politics. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt…
 
Anoosh, Stephen and Ailbhe discuss whether Labour will be able to avoid the usual difficult summer for Opposition parties, and how the loosening of covid restrictions goes will have an impact. Then in You Ask Us, they take your question on why the parties are so bad at picking by-election candidates If you'd like to submit a question for You Ask Us…
 
Jamie Jenkins starts the show, to give Mike the latest on Covid hospital deaths, and the amount of NHS staff self isolating. Former England Manager Sam Allardyce reacts to England's nail biting match against Denmark. Dawn Neesom and Mike catch up about the current state of play and finally, Helena Nicklin joins Mike in the studio for 'quintessentia…
 
Mail on Sunday commentator, Dan Hodges joins Mike first discussing face masks and what we could expect once we reach Freedom Day. Football legend, Stuart Pearce MBE, talks to Mike about the upcoming match between England and Denmark in the Euro 2020 Semi-Finals. Former football manager, Harry Redknapp, chats to Mike as well about his predictions fo…
 
The Thornhill review into the LibDem 2019 General Election was a brutally honest look into our party and it's structures. Just over a year has pasted and Baroness Dorothy Thornhill joins the podcast along with Party President Mark Pack to discuss what positive steps have happened and what still needs to be done. Please like & subscribe to the chann…
 
To kick off the show Conservative MP Pauline Latham talks to Mike about the lifting of covid restrictions on July 19th. Dr Kristian Niemietz, Head of Political Economy at the Institute of Economic affairs talks to Mike about the rise in young brits wanting a socialist economic system. Further on in the show, Mike is joined by Dr Irfan Malik to disc…
 
Anoosh and Stephen discuss the future of the Labour party and how Andy Burnham might fit in to that. Then in You Ask Us, they take your question on who has a better grasp of Englishness: Keir Starmer, Boris Johnson or Gareth Southgate If you'd like to submit a question for You Ask Us, please email podcasts@newstatesman.co.uk See acast.com/privacy f…
 
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