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Best UK Politics podcasts we could find (updated August 2020)
Best UK Politics podcasts we could find
Updated August 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.
 
Based on his live one man show Rock N Roll Politics, the broadcaster and author, Steve Richards, takes a 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.
 
The Number 10 Podcast chronicles the life and times of British Prime Ministers and important political events that have lead us to where we are now. With regular fortnightly historical episodes, group discussions, topical debates and interviews; you need look no further for your regular political fix, or to learn something new.
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
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.
 
THE BUNKER is fearless, free-range political talk from the team behind REMAINIACS, the hit independent Brexit podcast. Every week we examine the big issues with expertise, humour and fierce independence. We cut through the claptrap, help you make sense of what’s really going on – and give you the fighting spirit to keep on keeping on. Think of it as Remainiacs, just without quite so much Brexit. And now there’s a BUNKER DAILY every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday where we talk one-to-on ...
 
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In the first part of our Politics Weekly series, Jonathan Freedland speaks to Peter Mandelson, the former Labour cabinet minister and EU commissioner. The pair discuss Britain’s future relationship with Europe and the battle Sir Keir Starmer faces to get Labour back into power. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod…
 
Today we are joined by TV pundit Laura Babock in Hamilton, journalist Emma Burnell London and by hell raiser and fire starter Doug Levy in San Fransisco, America. In a week that has seen baseball return to the sporting calendar we ask if Canadians are bored of the CCP? Why has the Canadian conservative leadership failed to capture the imaginations …
 
Adam Boulton and guests discuss the relationship between the UK and Russia after a parliamentary report on Moscow's activities. It concluded the British government took its eye off the ball and was slow to recognise the potential threat to its democratic process. And as parliament goes into recess, they assess the dynamic of Boris Johnson versus Si…
 
Guardian — In the first part of our Politics Weekly series, Jonathan Freedland speaks to Peter Mandelson, the former Labour cabinet minister and EU commissioner. The pair discuss Britain’s future relationship with Europe and the battle Sir Keir Starmer faces to get Labour back into power. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/p…
 
In the latest from our summer interview series, former UK chancellor Sajid Javid joins Sebastian Payne for a discussion on whether the government has the right approach to getting the country's economy moving again and why he thinks the civil service could benefit from greater diversity. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
With the Grand Reopening leading inevitably to the Great Re-Locking, is No.10’s rule-by-snappy-slogan no longer fit for purpose? Has Boris Johnson’s back-scratching Dissolution Honours finally made Lords Reform inevitable – and should we fear a shake-up if it happens? And our special guest, former minister and rebellious leader of the Gaukward Squa…
 
About yesterday... We didn't exactly miss our Monday record date, we just missed Toby pushing the record button. Stuff happens. But we're back for another go. And go we do. It's not just a missed recording that James and Toby apologise for this week, it's also having urged people to support Boris Johnson. The PM's handling of the Covid-19 crisis ha…
 
Pizza Express today announced that 1,100 jobs are at risk as they close 67 outlets. With the Chancellor's furlough scheme winding up in November, should we expect more mass redundancies when the government support is cut? Gus Carter speaks to Katy Balls and Kate Andrews about the UK's economic outlook, and also asks whether the UK's track and trace…
 
This is the audio only version of Jon Gaunt's new Facebook Live and Youtube TV show from Monday August 3. What planet is Boris on? Wanting to basically put the over fifties under house arrest? It is the young people that need controlling not the decent silent majority you clown! What do you make of Boris's suggestion to lockdown London within the M…
 
Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin were supposed to overturn the tyranny of the banks and give consumers new power over their money. This financial Wild West is still plagued with fraud, scams, pyramid schemes and doomed start-ups. But as entrepreneur, investor and follower of the crypto/blockchain market PHILLIP NUNN explains, the “Internet of Money” i…
 
Today marks the start of the 'Eat Out to Help Out' scheme – but can the move save Britain's restaurants without risking a second spike? Katy Balls speaks to James Forsyth and Kate Andrews about the Treasury initiative, as well as the possibility of more local lockdowns. Subscribe to the Spectator's podcast newsletter here and get each week's podcas…
 
If we’re stuck with a hard right government for the next four years, how should progressives best use this time? Chief Executive of the New Economics Foundation MIATTA FAHNBULLEH talks to Alex Andreou about the opportunities amid the chaos, how it’s impossible to triangulate where the Johnson government is going, and what Starmer needs to do right …
 
Statistics released this week showed that England had the worst excess death rate in Europe during the first half of 2020. Katy Balls speaks to Kate Andrews and Carl Heneghan, professor of Evidence-Based Medicine at Oxford University about what's behind the numbers. Subscribe to the Spectator's first podcast newsletter here and get each week's podc…
 
This is the audio only version of Jon Gaunt's new Facebook Live and Youtube TV show from Friday 31 July. In this episode, Jon What do you make of Boris's Manchester lockdown? Will he have to lockdown all over UK again. Why is R rate increasing? What's your view on the soft sentences for the THUGS responsible for PC Andrew Harpers death! Do you agre…
 
Prime Minister Boris Johnson put a brake on the reopening of parts of the UK, as cases of coronavirus began to surge again. Will these localised lockdowns work? Plus, we discuss the chaos over the introduction of quarantine restrictions on tourists returning from countries such as Spain, and whether the traditional “Red Wall” Labour heartlands are …
 
Host and ABC News royal contributor Omid Scobie runs through the latest headlines and stories about the royal family, including Princess Anne's upcoming birthday, Harry's virtual summit for his sustainable travel initiative, and Prince William's appearance on That Peter Crouch Podcast. and Omid talks about his upcoming book profiling the Sussexes, …
 
Overnight, the government announced a return of stricter social distancing measures in Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire and East Lancashire, with multiple households no longer allowed to meet indoors or in pubs and restaurants. Then, in a press conference today, the Prime Minister also called off the reopening of bowling alleys, casinos and indoo…
 
The Government’s emergency Spanish quarantine: decisive action, poor planning or a failure to understand what working life is really like? With the inevitable Public Inquiry into Coronavirus now confirmed, special guest Sir Lawrence Freedman – emeritus professor of War Studies at Kings College London and a former member of the Iraq War inquiry – te…
 
Richard Porritt and Steve Anglesey return to shine a light on another week in British politics. The pair discuss their applications to be the government's new £100,000 spokesperson, Grant Shapps' self-isolation and the campaign to defund the BBC. They talk to Ian Dunt about whether the battle for the Union is already lost, while Niall Griffiths giv…
 
Continuity Corbynism picks a fight with the Starmer Leadership in the aftermath of the antisemitism court settlement. Will anything ever end the party’s Left-Right Infinity War? Plus: Brace yourself for a “low quality, low profile” face-saving Deal with the EU. And special guest John Crace, the Guardian’s demob-happy parliamentary sketch writer, ta…
 
Britain can’t wait for the Government’s Public Inquiry into COVID. The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Coronavirus is seizing the initiative and examining every aspect of the crisis. Its chair, Lib Dem MP and leadership candidate LAYLA MORAN, explains to Naomi Smith how MPs are outpacing the government in understanding the virus, why mental health…
 
What do you do if you meet the Queen? When do you need to curtsy? How do titles work? And what should you do if you break the Queen's china?! Debrett's is the bible of etiquette, so Pod Save The Queen host Ann Gripper called in an expert to answer listeners' questions. In an interview recorded early in lockdown, Rupert Wesson tackles your questions…
 
Auntie has tightened the purse strings as this weekend millions of over 75s will have to start paying for their license fee. Former Tory Cabinet minister Esther McVey tells the Telegraph's Christopher Hope why she feels the BBC are out of touch to bring in the move during a pandemic, and also why she's wary of telling people "on yer bike!" as part …
 
This is the audio only version of Jon Gaunt's new Facebook Live and Youtube TV show from Wednesday 29 July. In this episode, Jon discusses the vicious killing of PC Andrew Harper and agrees with his widow that there needs to be a retrial. Did you see the way they laughed and rejoiced and smirked when they got found guilty of manslaughter. We are to…
 
New figures show that England had the highest excess death rate across Europe in the first half of 2020. With another coronavirus wave looking imminent, can the government figure out why this happened in time for a second spike? Cindy Yu speaks to James Forsyth and Katy Balls. Subscribe to the Spectator's first podcast newsletter here and get each …
 
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