The Guardian UK: Politics Weekly

The Guardian UK: Politics Weekly

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The Guardian’s political editor, Heather Stewart, and deputy political editor, Rowena Mason, are joined by commentators, experts and politicians to unpack the week’s biggest stories in politics


Johnson faces public and Tory revolt over Cummings: Politics Weekly podcast
May 27
Jonathan Freedland and Rowena Mason discuss developments in the Dominic Cummings scandal, and Robert Colvile examines the pandemic’s impact on UK-EU Brexit negotiations. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
Johnson goes awol as councils rebel: Politics Weekly podcast
May 20 • 35 min
Jonathan Freedland and Kate Proctor break down the latest news from Westminster, and Andy Burnham explains why this pandemic has proved the case for decentralisation of government. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
The UK stays alert, and confused: Politics Weekly podcast
May 13 • 40 min
Jonathan Freedland and Peter Walker dissect the latest news from Westminster. Ayesha Hazarika and Andrew Gimson explore the future of opposition politics and Simon Jenkins brings us back through 20 years of London mayoral elections. Help support our…
UK reports Europe’s worst Covid-19 death toll: Politics Weekly podcast
May 6 • 37 min
Heather Stewart and Kate Proctor discuss a particularly bad week for Boris Johnson’s government. Plus Frances Perraudin reports on how the response of devolved governments in the UK to Covid-19 might affect the future of the union. Help support our…
The prime minister is back – with a baby: Politics Weekly podcast
Apr 29 • 40 min
Jonathan Freedland and Rowena Mason break down another busy week in Westminster. Jonathan also talks to the new shadow home secretary, Nick Thomas-Symonds, and Jamie Grierson explains what’s next for Priti Patel. Help support our independent journalism at…
Virtual PMQs without a prime minister: Politics Weekly podcast
Apr 22 • 40 min
Jonathan Freedland and guests discuss a historic week in Parliament, as prime minister’s questions goes ‘virtual’, and the potential for economic reform post-pandemic. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
A government lacking answers: Politics Weekly podcast
Apr 15 • 41 min
Jonathan Freedland wraps up the latest from Westminster with Frances Perraudin. The Guardian’s head of investigations, Paul Lewis, talks about privacy concerns around the soon-to-be-launched NHS Covid-19 app. Plus, the new shadow chancellor, Anneliese…
Who’s in charge at No 10? Politics Weekly podcast
Apr 8
Jonathan Freedland speaks to Heather Stewart about the latest in Westminster. Plus: Jon Henley reports on the pandemic’s effect on populism in Europe and Rajeev Syal speaks to David Lammy about his new role and new book.. Help support our independent…
The government fails to fix testing problem: Politics Weekly podcast
Apr 1 • 38 min
Rowena Mason chats to Kate Proctor, Andrew Fisher, and Jennifer Rankin about what’s happening in politics this week, including the latest Covid-19 measures, the Labour leadership campaign and how the UK and EU are navigating their first post-Brexit crisis…
Parliament closes and lockdown continues: Politics Weekly podcast
Mar 25 • 34 min
Heather Stewart looks at different aspects of the impact of Covid-19 on political life in the UK, including pressure on local government. Plus, Libby Brooks reports on the Alex Salmond trial. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
Where will we be after coronavirus? Politics Weekly podcast
Mar 18 • 38 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Miatta Fahnbulleh, Polly Mackenzie and Ryan Shorthouse to talk about the possible consequences of the UK government’s response to Covid-19. Plus, Rajeev Syal talks to the former head of the civil service Lord Kerslake about…
Sunak delivers budget bonanza: Politics Weekly podcast
Mar 11 • 36 min
Rowena Mason is joined by Heather Stewart, Larry Elliott, Rachel Wolf and James Morris to discuss how the UK economy will fare. Help support our independent journalism at <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/politicspod">theguardian.com/politicspod</a>
Crisis control at Tory HQ: Politics Weekly podcast
Mar 4 • 41 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Polly Toynbee, Matt Forde and Andrew Gimson to discuss the various crises embroiling the Tory government, from coronavirus to bullying claims. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
Dominic Cummings’ war on the civil service: Politics Weekly podcast
Feb 26 • 35 min
Rowena Mason is joined by Marie Le Conte, Karin Robinson, Raoul Ruparel and Tim Bale to discuss turmoil in Whitehall, the US Democrats’ Super Tuesday, and the upcoming EU trade talks. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
Eugenics row rears its ugly head in No 10: Politics Weekly podcast
Feb 19 • 44 min
Rowena Mason is joined by Faiza Shaheen, Helen Lewis and Will Tanner to discuss No 10’s hiring of adviser Andrew Sabisky, Labour’s deputy leadership race, and the importance of ‘difficult women’ in Westminster.. Help support our independent journalism at…
HS2 chugging along despite Tory opposition: Politics Weekly podcast
Feb 12 • 39 min
Heather Stewart and the panel discuss HS2, cabinet reshuffles, Sinn Féin’s victory and the Labour leadership campaign latest. Help support our independent journalism at <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/politicspod">theguardian.com/politicspod</a>
Does Johnson ‘understand’ climate change? – Politics Weekly podcast
Feb 5 • 40 min
Rowena Mason and the panel discuss the launch of the COP 26 global climate change conference, the pledge for Labour party reform from leadership candidates and this week’s press boycott at No 10. Plus: Paul Owen on the chaos for the Democrats in Iowa..…
Britain finally divorces the EU: Politics Weekly podcast
Jan 29 • 40 min
Heather Stewart rings in the end of an era as Brexit seems all but done. She chats to Jennifer Rankin, Andrew Fisher and James Kirkup about what Britain will look like after 31 January. Plus, the panel discuss whether the Labour leadership candidates are…
Johnson jumps over House of Lords hurdles: Politics Weekly podcast
Jan 22 • 40 min
Rowena Mason is joined by Katy Balls, Stewart Wood and Lisa O’Carroll to discuss the latest on the prime minister’s Brexit withdrawal bill, and Jess Phillips’s decision to drop out of the Labour leadership race. Plus Larry Elliott rings in from Davos, and…
Stormont gets to work: Politics Weekly podcast
Jan 15 • 38 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Rory Carroll, Henry McDonald, Jill Rutter and Jonathan Isaby to discuss the Northern Ireland Assembly reopening, as well as the latest on Brexit and the Labour leadership campaign. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
Where does the UK stand?: Politics Weekly podcast
Jan 8 • 40 min
Rowena Mason is joined by Dan Sabbagh, James Johnson and Anoosh Chakelian to discuss the latest on Iran, the Labour leadership campaign and Brexit. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
What to expect in 2020 – Politics Weekly podcast
Jan 1 • 0 min
The Guardian’s political editor, Heather Stewart, rings in the new year and looks at what to expect on the podcast in 2020. Help support our independent journalism at <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/politicspod">theguardian.com/politicspod</a>
A Christmas message - Politics Weekly podcast
Dec 25, 2019 • 0 min
The Guardian’s political editor, Heather Stewart, teases the return of the podcast in the new year. Help support our independent journalism at <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/politicspod">theguardian.com/politicspod</a>
Brexit is getting done – Politics Weekly podcast
Dec 18, 2019 • 42 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Laura Parker, Robert Colvile and Matthew Holehouse to look ahead to an intense Labour leadership race, and what lengths the Tories may go to make sure the UK leaves the EU in 2020. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
What happened on election night? Politics Weekly Extra – podcast
Dec 13, 2019 • 25 min
In this Politics Weekly Extra episode, Anushka Asthana discusses the general election results and reaction Election reaction – live updates. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
It’s the final countdown – Politics Weekly podcast
Dec 11, 2019 • 37 min
As the general election campaign draws to a close, Rowena Mason is joined by Jennifer Williams, Will Tanner and Chris Prosser to try to predict which way the election will go, and ponder what life might be like when it’s over. Help support our independent…
All fun … but how many games at the Nato summit? Politics Weekly podcast
Dec 4, 2019 • 40 min
Rowena Mason is joined by Joe Twyman, Marie Le Conte and Joe Owen to look at how influential President Trump may be on next week’s election. Plus, Rajeev Syal reports on how BAME voters might dictate some crucial swing seats across the country.. Help…
100 years of women reporting in Westminster – Politics Weekly special
Nov 29, 2019 • 36 min
On 1 December 1919 a female MP took a seat in the House of Commons for the first time. Political correspondent Kate Proctor went on a mission to find out more about the first women who reported from the press gallery that day, and the many that followed…
Sorry seems to be the hardest word – Politics Weekly podcast
Nov 27, 2019 • 40 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Polly Mackenzie, James Morris, and Andrew Gimson. Plus: Kate Proctor calls in from the Labour campaign trail and Peter Walker explains why the Lib Dem campaign is struggling. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
When Johnson met Corbyn – Politics Weekly podcast
Nov 20, 2019 • 46 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Ayesha Hazarika, Paul Harrison and Will Jennings to pick apart the ITV debate. Plus, Rowena Mason calls in from the Tory battlebus and Peter Walker reports from the Green party’s manifesto launch. Help support our independent…
Hey big spender(s) – Politics Weekly podcast
Nov 13, 2019 • 51 min
Heather Stewart is joined by the Guardian’s economics editor Larry Elliott, Momentum’s national coordinator Laura Parker, and professor of politics at Queen Mary University of London Tim Bale to separate fact from fiction in parties’ campaign spending…
Tough start for the Tories: Politics Weekly podcast
Nov 6, 2019 • 41 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Katy Balls, Anoosh Chakelian, and Jon Mellon of the British Election Study to discuss how everyone’s general election campaigns have gone so far. Plus, Peter Walker reports from the Brexit party’s official launch. Help support…
Deck the polls with boughs of holly – Politics Weekly podcast
Oct 30, 2019 • 37 min
Rowena Mason is joined by Michael Savage, Ellie Mae O’Hagan and Mark Wallace to discuss the potential victors of the looming election. Also, Kate Proctor sits in on a focus group of leave and remain voters in Watford. Help support our independent…
Yeah but, no but: Politics Weekly podcast
Oct 23, 2019 • 42 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Polly Toynbee, Jill Rutter and Tom McTague to discuss what Boris Johnson will do after parliament voted to reject his timetable for the passage of the Brexit withdrawal bill. Peter Walker also reports on who’s in the running…
Brexit deal back from the brink – Politics Weekly podcast
Oct 16, 2019 • 35 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Katy Hayward, James McGrory and Torsten Bell to discuss whether or not Boris Johnson has prevented the UK from crashing out of the EU. Kate Proctor also reports from the SNP conference, where there were fresh calls for a…
The Brexit deal: dead or alive? - Politics Weekly podcast
Oct 10, 2019 • 29 min
Rowena Mason is joined by Jennifer Rankin, Anand Menon and Paula Surridge to discuss the potential for a Brexit agreement given relations between the UK and the EU have soured this week. Peter Walker then gives the latest on how MPs feel about the…
Boris Johnson sends ‘final offer’ to the EU – Politics Weekly podcast
Oct 2, 2019 • 36 min
Rowena Mason is joined by Heather Stewart, Lisa O’Carroll, Peter Walker, Kate Andrews and Ryan Shorthouse in Manchester to assess the prime minister’s last-ditch effort to entice the EU to negotiate a Brexit deal. They also discuss other policy…
Johnson ramps up the rhetoric – Politics Weekly podcast
Sep 26, 2019 • 38 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Sonia Sodha, Ellie Mae O’Hagan, Paul Harrison and David Smith to discuss the prime minister’s inflammatory language, the Donald Trump impeachment inquiry and the Labour party conference. Help support our independent journalism…
The EU takes back control – Politics Weekly podcast
Sep 19, 2019 • 40 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Polly Toynbee, Ryan Shorthouse and Stewart Wood to discuss the latest on the supreme court prorogation hearing and Brexit negotiations, as well as party conference season. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
Operation Yellowhammer and parliament prorogued - Politics Weekly podcast
Sep 12, 2019 • 43 min
Rowena Mason is joined by Rafael Behr, Katy Balls and Grace Blakeley to discuss another damaging week for Boris Johnson, how the finance industry runs Britain, and whether the wounds caused by Brexit can ever be healed. Help support our independent…
Johnson’s Commons humiliation - Politics Weekly podcast
Sep 5, 2019 • 49 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Jonathan Freedland, Zoe Williams, Paul Harrison, Larry Elliott and John Curtice to discuss Boris Johnson’s triple defeat in parliament, Sajid Javid’s spending review and the possibility of a snap general election. Help support…
Boris Johnson goes prorogue – Politics Weekly podcast
Aug 29, 2019 • 32 min
Jessica Elgot and her guests react to the prime minister’s suspension of parliament for five weeks from mid-September, an act the Commons Speaker, John Bercow, called a ‘constitutional outrage’, and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said was a ‘threat to our…
Boris Johnson: the UK tour – Politics Weekly podcast
Aug 1, 2019 • 38 min
Jessica Elgot is joined in the studio by Katy Balls, Martin Kettle and Stephanie Lloyd to discuss Boris Johnson’s trip to Northern Ireland and no-deal Brexit planning. Please note: In the first release of this podcast on 01/08/19 Martin Kettle was heard…
Johnson gets to work – Politics Weekly podcast
Jul 25, 2019 • 36 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Rafael Behr, Ellie Mae O’Hagan and Ryan Shorthouse to discuss Boris Johnson’s first days in office. Help support our independent journalism at <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/politicspod">theguardian.com/politicspod</a>
All change at No 10 – Politics Weekly podcast
Jul 18, 2019 • 41 min
Jessica Elgot is joined by Polly Toynbee, Aditya Chakrabortty, Isabel Hardman and John Crace to discuss next week’s prime-ministerial reshuffle. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
Trump, UK ambassador and global diplomacy – Politics Weekly podcast
Jul 11, 2019 • 37 min
Jessica Elgot is joined by Ellie Mae O’Hagan, Sonia Sodha, Henry Newman and Robin Renwick to discuss ambassadorial strife in Washington, the warring Tory party and Labour’s latest Brexit fudge. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
Is a no-deal Brexit back on the cards? – Politics Weekly podcast
Jul 4, 2019 • 45 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Jonathan Freedland, Owen Jones and Rachel Wolf to discuss the latest Tory leadership pledges, the new intake of European MEPs and same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
A bad week for Boris - Politics Weekly
Jun 27, 2019 • 44 min
Rafael Behr is joined by Katy Balls, Michael Savage and Tom Kibasi to discuss the latest on the Tory leadership battle and Labour’s Brexit manoeuvring. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
And then there were two - Politics Weekly podcast
Jun 20, 2019 • 38 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Anushka Asthana, Ryan Shorthouse and Anand Menon to discuss the latest in the Tory leadership contest, maternity rights for MPs and Labour’s Brexit position. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
All aboard the Boris Express - Politics Weekly podcast
Jun 13, 2019 • 28 min
Jessica Elgot is joined by Polly Toynbee, Isabel Hardman, Jonathan Lis and Richard Partington to discuss the week’s key political events. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
Tory leadership battle hots up, and all change at Change UK – Politics Weekly podcast
Jun 6, 2019 • 41 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Ellie Mae O’Hagan, Rafael Behr and Katy Balls to discuss the week’s key political events. Help support our independent journalism at <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/politicspod">theguardian.com/politicspod</a>
Tory and Lib Dem leadership bids and Trump’s visit – Politics Weekly podcast
May 30, 2019 • 41 min
Jessica Elgot is joined by Sarah Elliott, Martha Gill, Sonia Sodha and Will Tanner to discuss the week’s key political events. Help support our independent journalism at <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/politicspod">theguardian.com/politicspod</a>
May’s withdrawal bill turmoil, British Steel and European elections – Politics Weekly podcast
May 23, 2019 • 44 min
Jonathan Freedland is joined in the studio by Pippa Crerar, Rob Davies, Henry Newman and Zoe Williams to discuss the week’s key political events. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
Return of the withdrawal agreement bill and European elections – Politics Weekly podcast
May 16, 2019 • 43 min
Heather Stewart is joined in the studio by Rafael Behr, Ryan Shorthouse and Polly Toynbee, with Jennifer Rankin on the phone from Brussels. They discuss the return of the withdrawal agreement bill and look ahead to next week’s European elections. Help…
Local elections, Brexit deadlock and online abuse towards Jess Phillips - Politics Weekly podcast
May 9, 2019 • 34 min
Rowena Mason is joined by Anushka Asthana, Lewis Baston, Flora Coleman and Sonia Sodha to discuss the fallout of the local elections and their potential impact on the upcoming European elections. Plus, Carl Benjamin’s comments about Jess Phillips, and…
Huawei leak, Williamson’s sacking and more Brexit deadlock – Politics Weekly podcast
May 2, 2019 • 35 min
Jessica Elgot is joined by Dan Sabbagh, Jonathan Freedland, Stephanie Lloyd and Henry Newman to discuss the fallout of the Huawei leak, including Gavin Williamson’s sacking. Also: whether a customs union could be the key to finding an agreement on Brexit.…
Local elections, Scottish independence and breaking the Brexit deadlock - Politics Weekly podcast
Apr 25, 2019 • 40 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Polly Toynbee, Rafael Behr and Ryan Shorthouse to discuss next week’s local council elections, Nicola Sturgeon’s Indyref2 announcement and what obstacles lie ahead on the long road to Brexit. Help support our independent…
New politics and the far right – Politics Weekly podcast
Apr 18, 2019 • 34 min
Rowena Mason is joined by Ellie Mae O’Hagan, Katy Balls and Matthew Goodwin to discuss the Brexit party, Change UK and the European elections. Plus: how politics shifted to the right. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
Brexit trick or treat? – Politics Weekly podcast
Apr 11, 2019 • 33 min
Sonia Sodha is joined by Owen Jones, Polly Toynbee and Will Tanner to discuss what Brexit horrors await. Plus: why people under 50 aren’t voting for the Tories. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
All eyes on Jeremy Corbyn – Politics Weekly podcast
Apr 4, 2019 • 35 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Lisa O’Carroll, Zoe Williams and Henry Newman to assess the chances of Corbyn and May burying the hatchet to reach a cross-party consensus on Brexit. Plus: we meet one of the environmental protesters who invaded parliament…
Exit Theresa May? – Politics Weekly podcast
Mar 28, 2019 • 42 min
Jessica Elgot is joined by Polly Toynbee, Dan Sabbagh and Aarti Shankar to discuss the PM’s possible departure, and contenders for the top job. Plus: the Labour MP Rachel Reeves tells us about the forgotten women of Westminster. Help support our…
The Brexit blame game – Politics Weekly podcast
Mar 21, 2019 • 39 min
Sonia Sodha is joined by Jonathan Freedland, Ellie Mae O’Hagan and Katy Balls to discuss next week’s looming Brexitgeddon. Plus: with another People’s Vote march happening this weekend, we talk second referendums. Help support our independent journalism…
Parliamentary pandemonium - Politics Weekly podcast
Mar 14, 2019 • 44 min
Jessica Elgot is joined by Rafael Behr, Grace Blakeley and Henry Newman to discuss the fallout from this week’s calamitous Brexit vote. Plus: Tony Blair – hero or villain?. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
Brexit crunch time again? – Politics Weekly podcast
Mar 7, 2019 • 45 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Jonathan Freedland, Stephanie Lloyd and Rachel Wolf to discuss next week’s Brexit vote. Plus: Jess Phillips on school cuts, and the runners and riders to be the next Conservative leader. Help support our independent journalism…
May’s Brexit delay and Corbyn’s second referendum - Politics Weekly podcast
Feb 28, 2019 • 48 min
Jessica Elgot is joined by Polly Toynbee, Rafael Behr and Will Tanner to discuss an article 50 extension and Labour support for a people’s vote. Plus: can we trust the Independent Group’s poll ratings?. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
A splitting headache for May and Corbyn – Politics Weekly podcast
Feb 21, 2019 • 39 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Andrew Rawnsley, Katy Balls and Matt Zarb-Cousin to discuss the biggest split in politics since 1981. Plus: as May heads back to Brussels, is a Brexit deal any nearer?. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
‘More excuses and more delays’ – Politics Weekly podcast
Feb 14, 2019 • 41 min
Jessica Elgot is joined by Sonia Sodha, Peter Walker and Ryan Shorthouse to discuss the latest Brexit progress, or lack of it. Plus: we weigh up the contenders in the US Democratic presidential race, and wonder what to do about Tory obstructionist…
Brexit hell breaks loose – Politics Weekly podcast
Feb 7, 2019 • 34 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Jonathan Freedland, Dawn Foster and Patrick Wintour to discuss the threat of a no-deal Brexit. Plus: we hear about a new campaign to end dodgy working practices, and ponder the wisdom of a planned new statue of Margaret…
The Brexit delusion: May to demand the impossible? – Politics Weekly podcast
Jan 31, 2019 • 42 min
Jessica Elgot is joined by Polly Toynbee, Martin Kettle and Aarti Shankar to discuss the latest round of fantasy Brexit. Plus: a short history of Brexit, and why MPs should pay their speeding fines. To support The Guardian’s independent journalism, visit…
No deal, no problem? - Politics Weekly podcast
Jan 24, 2019 • 42 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Dan Sabbagh, Michael Savage and Katy Balls to discuss the UK’s growing appetite for a no-deal Brexit . Also the view from Britain with John Harris and the view from Europe with Jennifer Rankin. Also up for discussion is…
Back to the Brexit drawing board – Politics Weekly podcast
Jan 17, 2019 • 45 min
Jessica Elgot is joined by Rafael Behr, Owen Jones and Henry Newman to discuss what happens after this week’s tumultuous Brexit vote. Plus: is Brexit a disaster for public services?. To support The Guardian’s independent journalism, visit <a…
Parliament takes back control – Politics Weekly podcast
Jan 10, 2019 • 46 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Jonathan Freedland, Dawn Foster and Will Tanner to discuss the turmoil in the Commons ahead of next week’s Brexit vote. Plus: we talk to Harriet Harman about MP harassment, and look at the new 10-year plan for the NHS. To…
Project Fear-plus-plus-plus – Politics Weekly podcast
Dec 20, 2018 • 41 min
Jessica Elgot is joined by Rafael Behr, Susanna Rustin and Katy Balls to discuss Theresa May’s doomsday preparations. Plus: should Brexit be decided by a citizens assembly instead of parliament?. To support The Guardian’s independent journalism, visit <a…
#Brexitshambles – Politics Weekly podcast
Dec 13, 2018 • 39 min
Jessica Elgot is joined by Jonathan Freedland, Lisa O’Carroll and Sam Lowe to review a whirlwind week in Westminster. Plus: Jon Henley on the gilets jaunes protest movement that has seized France. To support The Guardian’s independent journalism, visit <a…
Countdown to the Brexit vote – Politics Weekly podcast
Dec 6, 2018 • 41 min
Jessica Elgot is joined by Owen Jones, Dan Sabbagh and Allie Renison to weigh the prospects for next week’s all-important vote. To support The Guardian’s independent journalism, visit <a…
The cost of Brexit – Politics Weekly podcast
Nov 29, 2018 • 37 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Larry Elliott, Aarti Shankar and Anand Menon to discuss the economic fallout from Brexit. Plus: the arcane rules for electing hereditary peers to the House of Lords. To support The Guardian’s independent journalism, visit <a…
‘A Brexit deal is within our grasp’ – Politics Weekly podcast
Nov 22, 2018 • 37 min
Pippa Crerar is joined by Henry Newman, Jason Arthur and Polly Toynbee to discuss Theresa May’s negotiations. To support The Guardian’s independent journalism, visit <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/give/podcast">theguardian.com/give/podcast</a>
Judgment day for May – Politics Weekly podcast
Nov 15, 2018 • 39 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Katy Balls, Jill Rutter and Randeep Ramesh to discuss Theresa May’s Brexit deal. To support The Guardian’s independent journalism, visit <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/give/podcast">theguardian.com/give/podcast</a>
Populism, Trump and the US midterms – Politics Weekly podcast
Nov 8, 2018 • 39 min
Pippa Crerar is joined by Gary Younge, Matthew Goodwin, Stephen Booth and Rafael Behr to discuss the results of the US midterms, and what the results mean for the tide of national populism around the world. Please support our work and help us keep the…
Inside the campaign to stop Brexit – Today in Focus podcast
Nov 5, 2018 • 23 min
The Guardian has just launched Today in Focus, a daily news podcast that takes you behind the headlines. In this episode, we ask: who are the people trying to stop Brexit? We hear from James McGrory, the director of the People’s Vote campaign. Plus: a…
The Brexit budget and Merkel’s long goodbye – Politics Weekly podcast
Nov 1, 2018 • 31 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Matt Whittaker, Ryan Shorthouse and Anushka Asthana to discuss this week’s budget. Also this week: Jon Henley assesses Angela Merkel’s legacy. Please support our work and help us keep the world informed. To fund us, go to…
How to change a prime minister – Politics Weekly podcast
Oct 25, 2018 • 32 min
Jessica Elgot is joined by Michael White, Katy Balls and John Crace to discuss Theresa May’s future. Also this week: Jonathan Holslag explains how patterns in history can help us predict today’s political upheavals. Please support our work and help us…
May’s Brexit transition plan and the US midterms – Politics Weekly podcast
Oct 18, 2018 • 26 min
Pippa Crerar is joined by Jennifer Rankin, Aarti Shankar and Jonathan Lis to discuss the ever-lengthening Brexit process. Also this week: David Smith gives his predictions for the imminent US midterms. Please support our work and help us keep the world…
The Irish border, SNP conference and emotions in politics – Politics Weekly podcast
Oct 11, 2018 • 39 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Charles Grant, Katy Hayward and Lisa O’Carroll to discuss one of the toughest issues yet to be resolved in the Brexit negotiations: the Irish border. Also this week: Libby Brooks reports from the SNP conference in Glasgow and…
Responding to Corbyn at the Conservative conference – Politics Weekly podcast
Oct 3, 2018 • 30 min
Pippa Crerar is joined by Giles Kenningham, Katy Balls, Jessica Elgot and Andrew Gimson at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham. Plus we ask the Tory faithful: why does Boris Johnson still have such a hold on the party?. Please support our work…
Can Brexit ever happen? Brexit Means… podcast
Oct 2, 2018 • 40 min
Brexit Means… is back with a recap of what has – and hasn’t – been happening. Please support our work and help us keep the world informed. To fund us, go to https://www.theguardian.com/give/podcast
Walking the Brexit tightrope at Labour conference – Politics Weekly podcast
Sep 26, 2018 • 31 min
Heather Stewart is joined from the Labour party conference in Liverpool by Ellie Mae O’Hagan, Dan Sabbagh, Pippa Crerar and Leigh Drennan. It was a week in which a struggle over Brexit strategy dominated and radical policies emerged. Please support our…
The great crash of 2008: how a crisis went to waste – Politics Weekly podcast
Sep 20, 2018 • 43 min
What lessons have been learned a decade on from the financial crisis?. Please support our work and help us keep the world informed. To fund us, go to https://www.theguardian.com/give/podcast
Boundary changes, deselection threats and the Daily Mail – Politics Weekly podcast
Sep 12, 2018 • 29 min
Pippa Crerar is joined by Rafael Behr, Dawn Foster and Jim Waterson to discuss the government’s proposals to redraw the political map of UK constituencies. Plus: as a new editor takes over at the Daily Mail, we explore just how much political power comes…
Are Tory MPs ready to chuck Chequers? – Politics Weekly podcast
Sep 6, 2018 • 37 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Katy Balls, Randeep Ramesh and Polly Toynbee to discuss a turbulent summer which did not go completely to plan for any of the party leaders. Plus we hear from Prof John Curtice on new research into public attitudes to Brexit.…
Stockpiling for Brexit and summer reading – Politics Weekly podcast
Jul 26, 2018 • 50 min
Pippa Crerar is joined by Tom Baldwin, Sonia Sodha and Jill Rutter to discuss the government’s Brexit contingency plans. Plus MPs and our panel pick their summer reading lists. Please support our work and help us keep the world informed. To fund us, go to…
The Brexiters strike back – Politics Weekly podcast
Jul 19, 2018 • 34 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Jessica Elgot, Katy Balls and Jonathan Lis to discuss another febrile week of Brexit parliamentary standoffs. Plus David Smith on the now infamous Trump-Putin press conference. Please support our work and help us keep the…
Rows, resignations and Trump’s arrival – Politics Weekly podcast
Jul 13, 2018 • 35 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Jonathan Freedland, Ian Dunt, Madeline Grant and Matthew Goodwin in a chaotic week for the government. It began with the resignation of David Davis and Boris Johnson and ended in a diplomatic firestorm with the arrival of…
Chequers summit, NHS at 70 and Trump’s visit – Politics Weekly podcast
Jul 5, 2018 • 39 min
Pippa Crerar is joined by Mark Wallace, Henry Newman and Zoe Williams to discuss Theresa May’s latest make-or-break Brexit summit. Plus: the NHS at 70 and former Obama adviser Ben Rhodes on the US-UK ‘special relationship’ in the Trump era. Please support…
Cabinet disunity, politeness and the importance of evidence – Politics Weekly podcast
Jun 28, 2018 • 31 min
Pippa Crerar is joined by Jennifer Rankin, Rafael Behr, Sonia Sodha and Randeep Ramesh to discuss the EU summit, cabinet disunity, civlity in politics and the tension between gut feelings and evidence in policymaking. Please support our work and help us…
Labour Live and the future of Corbynism – Politics Weekly podcast
Jun 19, 2018 • 40 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Laura Parker, Dan Sabbagh and Matt Zarb-Cousin to discuss how Corbynism can maintain the energy among its supporters displayed during the last election. Plus: is there a better way to organise the welfare state? Hilary Cottam…
Grenfell memorial, Brexit brinkmanship and open Scotland – Politics Weekly podcast
Jun 14, 2018 • 31 min
Pippa Crerar is joined by Jessica Elgot, Sam Lowe and Allie Renison to discuss a week of Brexit showdowns. Plus: Robert Booth on the Grenfell anniversary and Libby Brooks on why the SNP is promoting immigration as anti-immigrant sentiment grows elsewhere…
General election anniversary - Politics Weekly podcast
Jun 7, 2018 • 45 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Jill Rutter, Ryan Shorthouse and Gaby Hinsliff to discuss changes to the political landscape since the 2017 election; Jessica Elgot presents spinners’ and MPs’ memories of election night. Plus, Helen Pidd on Chris Grayling, a…
Can the Tories reach young voters? – Politics Weekly podcast
May 31, 2018 • 31 min
Jessica Elgot is joined by Will Tanner, Katy Balls and Rebecca Lowe to discuss a raft of new Conservative thinktanks formulating plans to connect with young voters. Plus author David Graeber discusses meaningless work and his new book Bullshit Jobs.…
Ireland’s abortion referendum – Politics Weekly podcast
May 24, 2018 • 38 min
Pippa Crerar is joined by Eoin Carolan, Lisa O’Carroll, Sinéad Baker and Jim Waterson to discuss this week’s referendum in Ireland. Plus Vikram Dodd on how Sajid Javid has been received by the police and Mark Lilla on Democrats, the left and identity…
Grenfell inquiry to begin taking evidence – Politics Weekly podcast
May 16, 2018 • 36 min
Pippa Crerar is joined by Robert Booth, Dawn Foster and Deborah Coles to discuss the Grenfell Tower fire inquiry which begins taking evidence next week. Plus economist Dambisa Moyo on how to fix the crises in global democracy and Libby Brooks on the SNP’s…
The generational wealth gap – Politics Weekly podcast
May 11, 2018 • 27 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Torsten Bell, Iman Amrani and Sonia Sodha to discuss proposals for addressing the growing wealth gap between Britain’s young and older generations. Also this week: Anand Menon rounds up another frantic week of Brexit news.…
Rudd’s resignation and local elections preview – Politics Weekly podcast
May 2, 2018 • 34 min
Pippa Crerar is joined by Katy Balls, Jonathan Freedland and Owen Jones to discuss the resignation of Amber Rudd as home secretary. Plus: local government expert Tony Travers previews this week’s council elections. Please support our work and help us keep…
Customs union conundrum and Marx at 200 – Politics Weekly podcast
Apr 26, 2018 • 43 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Aarti Shankar, Rafael Behr and Tom McTague to discuss the showdown over Britain’s membership of the EU customs union after Brexit. Plus Philip Cowley on local election polls and Gregory Claeys on the relevance of Karl Marx as…
The Windrush generation and a hostile Home Office – Politics Weekly podcast
Apr 19, 2018 • 33 min
Pippa Crerar is joined by Amelia Gentleman, Sonia Sodha, Colin Yeo and Sarah Teather to discuss the government’s chaotic response to reports of Caribbean people who came to the UK as children in the 1950s and 60s being denied their rights. Plus Libby…
The Alternatives: social enterprises in Plymouth
Apr 11, 2018 • 19 min
In episode 6, Aditya speaks to Lindsey Hall, director of Real Ideas Organisation in Plymouth. Social enterprises are businesses that try to solve social problems while making a profit. Plymouth is the first social enterprise city in the UK. Please support…
The Alternatives: inside the ideas factory that could save UK industry
Mar 28, 2018 • 18 min
In episode 5 of The Alternatives, Aditya Chakrabortty talks to Ande Gregson of Green Lab about small-scale innovation. Please support our work and help us keep the world informed. To fund us, go to https://www.theguardian.com/give/podcast
The Brexit whistleblower and Labour’s anti-semitism problem
Mar 27, 2018 • 41 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Carole Cadwalladr, Hadley Freeman, Owen Jones and Randeep Ramesh to discuss new revelations regarding donations from the victorious Vote Leave campaign to a sister movement staffed by young Brexiters. Plus, Labour MP Wes…
Cambridge Analytica, Facebook and democracy – Politics Weekly podcast
Mar 22, 2018 • 42 min
Anushka Asthana is joined by Carole Cadwalladr, Alex Hern, Steve Howell and Damian Collins MP to discuss the scandal surrounding Cambridge Analytica’s use of data harvested from Facebook in Donald Trump’s election campaign. Plus: Heather Stewart in…
Responding to Russia – Politics Weekly podcast
Mar 15, 2018 • 30 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Rafael Behr, Anne Perkins and Andrew Roth in Moscow to discuss the government’s response to the nerve agent attack on the former Russian spy and his daughter in Salisbury. Plus Paul Johnson of the Institute for Fiscal Studies…
The Alternatives: worker-owned businesses
Mar 14, 2018 • 17 min
Aditya Chakrabortty speaks to John Clark, about how instead of selling off his business to the highest bidder, he decided to explore how he could transfer ownership to those with the best interests of the company at heart: its employees. Please support…
Open v closed: the new political divide? – Politics Weekly podcast
Mar 7, 2018 • 36 min
Anushka Asthana is joined by Sonia Sodha, Matt Zarb-Cousin and Laura Round to discuss whether British politics has moved beyond a simple left-right division. Plus Stephanie Kirchgaessner reports from Rome on the aftermath of the Italian election. Please…
Corbyn’s Brexit and May’s big moment – Politics Weekly podcast
Mar 1, 2018 • 41 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Jill Rutter, Jennifer Rankin, Dan Roberts and John Harris to discuss a pivotal week for Brexit. Plus Dharshini David on the supremacy of the US dollar as the world’s favourite currency. Please support our work and help us keep…
The Alternatives: German town takes power back from energy giants
Feb 28, 2018 • 20 min
Aditya Chakrabortty speaks to Iris Degenhardt-Meister, who is part of a cooperative energy company that runs the electricity grid in Wolfhagen, Germany, and asks Prof Andrew Cumbers from the University of Glasgow if such a model could work in Britain.…
Avoiding a Mad Max Brexit – Politics Weekly podcast
Feb 22, 2018 • 39 min
Anushka Asthana is joined by Isabel Hardman, Randeep Ramesh and Tom Kibasi to discuss May’s Brexit ‘awayday’ after a speech from David Davis promising that leaving the EU would not pitch Britain into a Mad Max-style dystopia. Plus: Danny Dorling on…
The Alternatives: how a Liverpool suburb upended its housing market
Feb 14, 2018 • 26 min
Aditya Chakrabortty hears from Hazel Tilley, a long-time resident of the Liverpool neighbourhood of Granby and now chair of its community land trust. She explains how after decades of neglect from local government, the area took matters into its own hands…
The Brexit war cabinet and women’s suffrage – Politics Weekly podcast
Feb 8, 2018 • 38 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Aarti Shankar, Anne Perkins and Jennifer Rankin to discuss a Brexit war cabinet at war with itself. Plus Labour’s equalities secretary, Dawn Butler, on 100 years of women’s suffrage and the work still to do. Please support our…
Brexit leaks and May in China – Politics Weekly podcast
Feb 1, 2018 • 39 min
Rowena Mason is joined by Larry Elliott, Katy Balls and Rafael Behr to discuss the Brexit analysis leaks. Plus Jessica Elgot on Theresa May’s trip to China and Chuka Umunna on bringing together the anti-Brexit tribes. Please support our work and help us…
The Alternatives: how Preston took back control
Jan 31, 2018 • 32 min
In the first episode of our new mini-series, Aditya Chakrabortty speaks to Preston city councillor Matthew Brown about his alternative approach to keeping wealth in the local economy. Please support our work and help us keep the world informed. To fund…
Have the Conservatives run out of ideas? – Politics Weekly podcast
Jan 25, 2018 • 43 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Anushka Asthana, George Freeman MP, Laura Perrins, Matthew D’Ancona and Mark Wallace to discuss the intellectual renewal of the Conservative party amid cabinet bust-ups, and growing murmurs about the race to succeed Theresa…
Outsourcing and the Carillion collapse – Politics Weekly podcast
Jan 17, 2018 • 42 min
Anushka Asthana is joined by Andrew Adonis, Polly Toynbee, John Crace and Laura Parker to discuss the collapse of Carillion and the changes to Labour’s national executive committee. Plus James Murray, the deputy mayor of London, on getting to grips with…
May’s reshuffle and universal basic income – Politics Weekly podcast
Jan 11, 2018 • 44 min
Heather Stewart and Anushka Asthana discuss the cabinet shake-up, plus Sonia Sodha, Torsten Bell and Neal Lawson on the concept of a universal basic income. Please support our work and help us keep the world informed. To fund us, go to…
Corbyn’s year, digital diplomacy and loneliness – Politics Weekly podcast
Dec 20, 2017 • 45 min
Anushka Asthana is joined by Michael Savage, Ellie Mae O’Hagan and Sam Lowe to discuss a year that saw Jeremy Corbyn strengthen his position as Labour leader and confound expert predictions of Labour’s demise. Plus Tom Fletcher on digital diplomacy…
Brexit rebels and political books of the year – Politics Weekly podcast
Dec 14, 2017 • 34 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Jessica Elgot, Tom McTague, Jess Phillips and Gaby Hinsliff to discuss the government’s defeat on an amendment to the EU withdrawal bill and the political books of the year. Please support our work and help us keep the world…
Review of the year – Politics Weekly podcast
Dec 7, 2017 • 70 min
Heather Stewart and Anushka Asthana are joined by Anand Menon, Angela Smith, Chris Wilkins, John Crace and a live studio audience to discuss a turbulent year in British politics. Please support our work and help us keep the world informed. To fund us, go…
Trump’s tweets and the Irish border – Politics Weekly podcast
Nov 30, 2017 • 40 min
Anushka Asthana is joined by Andrew Lilico, Polly Toynbee, Brian Klaas and Brendan Cox to discuss outrage at President Trump’s sharing of anti-Muslim videos. Plus RTE’s Tony Connelly on the Irish border and Brexit. Please support our work and help us keep…
Budget 2017: austerity continues – Politics Weekly podcast
Nov 23, 2017 • 39 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Larry Elliott, Sonia Sodha and Robert Colvile to discuss the second budget of the year. Plus we hear from Robert Chote – the man responsible for the drastic downward revision to Britain’s economic growth forecasts – and the…
Britain’s housing crisis and the Brexit bill – Politics Weekly podcast
Nov 15, 2017 • 39 min
Anushka Asthana is joined by Nick Boles MP, Dawn Foster and Ian Mulheirn to discuss the UK’s housing crisis and the return to the Commons of the EU withdrawal bill. Plus Labour MP Tulip Siddiq on her constituent Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe who is in prison…
Tax avoidance – Politics Weekly podcast
Nov 8, 2017 • 39 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Juliette Garside, Hilary Osborne, Phillip Inman and Nicholas Shaxson to discuss the industrial-scale tax avoidance revealed in the Paradise Papers leak. Plus Mark Wallace of ConservativeHome on the government’s latest week…
Sexual harassment and ‘sleaze’ lists – Politics Weekly podcast
Nov 1, 2017 • 34 min
Anushka Asthana is joined by Marie Le Conte, Gaby Hinsliff, Ayesha Hazerika and Boni Sones to discuss a wave of sexual harassment scandals in British politics as lists of MPs and their alleged misdemeanours appearing online. Plus Stephanie Kirchgaessner…
Governing without a majority – Politics Weekly podcast
Oct 24, 2017 • 35 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Rowena Mason, Sonia Sodha and Meg Russell to discuss Theresa May’s ability to operate without a majority. Plus Prof Rob Ford on the Tories’ troublesome right flank and Conservative MP Ben Bradley on enticing young people to…
‘No-deal’ Brexit and attitudes on immigration – Politics Weekly podcast
Oct 19, 2017 • 41 min
Anushka Asthana is joined by Torsten Bell of the Resolution Foundation, the Guardian’s Rowena Mason and Jonathan Freedland to discuss Brexit. Plus Bobby Duffy of Ipsos Mori on changing attitudes to immigration. Please support our work and help us keep the…
Universal credit, SNP conference and the Green party – Politics Weekly podcast
Oct 10, 2017 • 39 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Patrick Butler, Deven Ghelani and Chris Goulden to discuss the acceleration in the rollout of universal credit. Plus we hear from Severin Carrell at the SNP conference and the Green party co-leader Jonathan Bartley. Please…
Sideshows and psychodramas: Conservative party conference – Politics Weekly podcast
Oct 4, 2017 • 30 min
Anushka Asthana is joined in Manchester by Rowena Mason, Matthew d’Ancona, John Crace and Kate McCann at the Conservative party conference. Plus we hear from MPs, ministers and members as Theresa May makes her keynote speech. Please support our work and…
Why are there so few BAME leaders in Britain?
Sep 29, 2017 • 30 min
The Colour of Power project has shown that just 3% of Britain’s most powerful people are non-white. What can be done to change this?. Please support our work and help us keep the world informed. To fund us, go to https://www.theguardian.com/give/podcast
Going mainstream: Labour party conference – Politics Weekly podcast
Sep 27, 2017 • 25 min
Rowena Mason at the Labour party conference in Brighton is joined by Anushka Asthana, Rafael Behr, Beth Foster-Ogg and John Crace. Plus we hear from Emily Thornberry, the shadow foreign secretary, on how this year’s conference shows Labour is ready for…
Boris, Brexit and the Labour rulebook – Politics Weekly podcast
Sep 20, 2017 • 41 min
Anushka Asthana is joined by Boris Johnson’s biographer Sonia Purnell to discuss the foreign secretary’s 4,000-word intervention on Brexit this week. Plus: the Labour chair Ian Lavery on changes to the party’s leadership election rules. On the panel: Gaby…
Henry VIII powers and public sector pay – Politics Weekly podcast
Sep 12, 2017 • 37 min
Anushka Asthana is joined by Ian Dunt, Rowena Mason, Jill Rutter and Randeep Ramesh to discuss the Henry VIII powers in the EU withdrawal bill and government plans to ease the public sector pay freeze. Please support our work and help us keep the world…
Plots, leaks and Brexit tweaks – Politics Weekly podcast
Sep 7, 2017 • 39 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Owen Jones, Rowena Mason, Anand Menon and Alan Travis to discuss a leaked government document on how to manage post-Brexit EU migration. Plus we hear from Alison McGovern on her campaign to keep Britain in the single market…
Panel discussion: How are gender equality victories won in 2017?
Aug 8, 2017 • 43 min
At the Guardian women seminar, panellists Karen Mattison (Timewise) Amanda Gardiner (Pearson), anti-FGM campaigner Leyla Hussein, Channel 4 News reporter Lindsey Hilsum and barrister Dexter Dias talk about the challenges for feminism in 2017. Please…
Plots, feuds and summer reading – Politics Weekly podcast
Jul 19, 2017 • 41 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Kate Maltby, Steve Richards and Jonathan Freedland to discuss the cabinet infighting threatening to derail the government. Plus we get tips from MPs Keith Simpson and Chris Bryant on summer reading lists. Please support our…
MP abuse and the gig economy - Politics Weekly podcast
Jul 13, 2017 • 40 min
Anushka Asthana is joined by Matthew Taylor, Boni Sones, Robert Booth and Sonia Sodha to discuss the abuse faced by politicians on social media and elsewhere and the government’s response to a new review of self-employment and the ‘gig economy’. Please…
Public sector pay – Politics Weekly podcast
Jul 5, 2017 • 39 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Rafael Behr, Polly Toynbee and Sam Hall to discuss the Tory wobbles on the public sector pay cap. Plus: Labour’s Baroness Smith on how Brexit bills will fare in the Lords and Cathy O’Neil on regulating big data. Please support…
Theresa May’s deal with the DUP – Politics Weekly podcast
Jun 29, 2017 • 36 min
Anushka Asthana is joined by Ellie Mae O’Hagan, Sean Worth and Andy Beckett to discuss Theresa May’s post-election deal with the Democratic Unionist party in Northern Ireland to ensure a majority in the Commons. Please support our work and help us keep…
Can May’s minority government last? Politics Weekly podcast
Jun 23, 2017 • 32 min
Jessica Elgot is joined by Anne Perkins, Dawn Foster and Rafael Behr to discuss Theresa May’s modest legislative agenda and the government’s faltering response to the Grenfell Tower disaster. We also hear from a cross-party selection of new MPs on their…
Is a soft Brexit back on the cards? Politics Weekly podcast
Jun 15, 2017 • 26 min
Anushka Asthana heads back to the House of Commons post-election to find out what the shock result of a hung parliament could mean for Britain’s EU exit. Please support our work and help us keep the world informed. To fund us, go to…
So … what happens now? Election Daily podcast
Jun 12, 2017 • 26 min
Jonathan Freedland and Owen Jones are joined by Polly Toynbee in the last of our Election Daily podcasts. The dust still hasn’t settled from Friday’s shock results, so what now for Labour? What now for the country? And how long for Theresa May?. Please…
The result: hung parliament – Election Daily podcast
Jun 9, 2017 • 32 min
Owen Jones, Jonathan Freedland and Heather Stewart discuss another momentous shift in the political landscape after Theresa May’s snap election resulted in the Conservatives losing their parliamentary majority. Please support our work and help us keep the…
Swing seats and merciless marginals – Election Daily podcast
Jun 8, 2017 • 27 min
Jonathan Freedland and Zoe Williams are joined by reporters and analysts to pick out the key seats to watch in the 2017 general election. Please support our work and help us keep the world informed. To fund us, go to…
Diane Abbott steps aside – Election Daily podcast
Jun 7, 2017 • 25 min
Jonathan Freedland and Owen Jones are joined by Polly Billington and Matthew D’Ancona on the last day of the election campaign to discuss Theresa May’s promise to rip up human rights laws if they impede her counter-terrorism plans, and the shadow home…
It’s not the economy, stupid – Election Daily podcast
Jun 6, 2017 • 19 min
Owen Jones and Jonathan Freedland are joined by Zoe Williams to discuss why the economy has played such a limited role in this election. Plus: London mayor Sadiq Khan becomes the latest target of Donald Trump’s Twitter feed. Please support our work and…
Police cuts and ‘enough is enough’ – Election Daily podcast
Jun 5, 2017 • 26 min
Jonathan Freedland and Owen Jones are joined by Prospect editor Tom Clark to discuss the political response to the terrorist attack in London on Saturday night which left seven people dead and 48 injured Leave your election questions for Jonathan and Owen…
Corbyn rules out coalition – Politics Weekly podcast
Jun 2, 2017 • 25 min
Anushka Asthana is joined by Paul Mason, Randeep Ramesh and Polly Toynbee to discuss a week in which polls showed Labour quickly gaining ground on the Conservatives as Theresa May’s faltering campaign continues. Please support our work and help us keep…
May too busy with Brexit for TV debate – Election Daily podcast
Jun 1, 2017 • 23 min
Owen Jones and Rafael Behr are joined by Jessica Elgot to discuss the seven-way BBC leaders’ debate which Theresa May decided to skip, reportedly to focus on her 12-point Brexit plan. Please support our work and help us keep the world informed. To fund…
Should you believe the polls? – Election Daily podcast
May 31, 2017 • 25 min
Jonathan Freedland and Owen Jones are joined by Stephen Bush of the New Statesman to discuss YouGov’s bombshell poll projection. Please support our work and help us keep the world informed. To fund us, go to https://www.theguardian.com/give/podcast
Jeremy v Jeremy – Election Daily podcast
May 30, 2017 • 22 min
Owen Jones and Jonathan Freedland are joined by the Observer’s Sonia Sodha to discuss how the party leaders fared in their televised battle with Jeremy Paxman and a studio audience. Plus: whatever happened to the ‘Brexit election’?. Please support our…
The state of the race – Election Daily podcast
May 29, 2017 • 29 min
Ten days before the general election, Jonathan Freedland and Owen Jones discuss the state of a race in which the Conservatives’ poll lead has narrowed amid policy U-turns and a brief suspension of campaigning. Please support our work and help us keep the…
Tackling terrorism – Politics Weekly podcast
May 26, 2017 • 29 min
Heather Stewart is joined by the Guardian’s home affairs editor Alan Travis to discuss the government’s response to the Manchester attack and how the main parties differ in their approach to tackling terrorism. Plus: Larry Elliott and Stephen King on the…
Security set to dominate campaigning after Manchester attack – Election Daily podcast
May 25, 2017 • 19 min
Jonathan Freedland and Owen Jones are joined by Helen Pidd in Manchester and Ian Cobain to reflect on the terror attack that halted the UK general election campaign. Please support our work and help us keep the world informed. To fund us, go to…
Campaign suspended – Election Daily podcast
May 23, 2017 • 0 min
Following the terrorist attack in Manchester, campaigning in the general election has been suspended – and so has this podcast. Jonathan Freedland and Owen Jones will be back soon. Please support our work and help us keep the world informed. To fund us,…
Theresa May’s social care wobble - Election Daily podcast
May 22, 2017 • 18 min
Jonathan Freedland and Owen Jones are joined by Zoe Williams in the first of our daily podcasts in the run-up to election day. As the Conservatives rethink their unpopular social care plans, the polls are narrowing. Do you have a question about the…
Theresa May’s manifesto – Politics Weekly podcast
May 18, 2017 • 22 min
Anushka Asthana is joined by Rowena Mason, John Crace and the FT’s George Parker at the Conservative manifesto launch. Plus: Peter Walker reports from Clacton-on-Sea where Ukip are defending their only seat in parliament. Please support our work and help…
Labour’s leaked manifesto – Politics Weekly podcast
May 11, 2017 • 45 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Polly Billington, Rafael Behr and Alex Hern to discuss the leaked Labour manifesto. Plus Jessica Elgot on board the Lib Dem battle bus and Damian Tambini on election law and social media. Please support our work and help us…
Labour’s local losses – Politics Weekly podcast
May 5, 2017 • 32 min
Anushka Asthana is joined by Martin Kettle, Deborah Mattinson and Sam Tarry to discuss what the local council results mean for the general election. Plus France prepares to elect its new president. Please support our work and help us keep the world…
The Brexit election – Politics Weekly podcast
Apr 27, 2017 • 30 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Rowena Mason, John Harris and James McGrory to discuss party strategies as they head out on the campaign trail. Plus: has Brexit killed Ukip?. Please support our work and help us keep the world informed. To fund us, go to…
The mother of all U-turns? A snap election special
Apr 19, 2017 • 21 min
Anushka Asthana is joined by an expert panel to discuss the prime minister Theresa May’s historic decision to call a snap election. Please support our work and help us keep the world informed. To fund us, go to https://www.theguardian.com/give/podcast
Can politicians solve the refugee crisis? – Politics Weekly podcast
Apr 6, 2017 • 27 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Paul Collier, Alexander Betts and Kate Lyons to discuss potential policy solutions to the global refugee crisis. Is United Nations approach fit for purpose? Does the EU have more of a role to play? And how can the world’s…
Britain starts the Brexit countdown – Politics Weekly podcast
Mar 31, 2017 • 66 min
Anushka Asthana is joined by Alex Salmond, Ian Duncan, Gina Miller, Natalie Nougayrède and Graham Brady at the end of an historic week in British politics in which Britain triggered the EU exit clause and the Scottish parliament voted for a new…
Westminster attacked – Politics Weekly podcast
Mar 23, 2017 • 27 min
Anne Perkins is joined by Hugh Muir, Polly Toynbee, Alan Travis and Heather Stewart to discuss the terrorist attack in Westminster and the political response. Please support our work and help us keep the world informed. To fund us, go to…
SNP call for new independence referendum – Politics Weekly podcast
Mar 15, 2017 • 30 min
Anushka Asthana hears from the SNP’s Westminster leader Angus Robertson on his party’s call for a new independence referendum. Plus Severin Carrell, Ewen MacAskill and Anne Perkins discuss its impact on the government’s Brexit talks. Please support our…
Tories face tax revolt and Northern Ireland’s deadlock – Politics Weekly podcast
Mar 9, 2017 • 37 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Larry Elliott, Jonathan Freedland, Rowena Mason and Torsten Bell to discuss Philip Hammond’s first budget. We hear from Labour’s Jonathan Reynolds and Tory Ed Vaizey. Plus: Henry McDonald in Belfast on the deadlock in Northern…
How can Labour reunite? – Politics Weekly podcast
Mar 3, 2017 • 30 min
Anushka Asthana is joined by Paul Mason, Zoe Williams and Richard Angell to discuss whether Labour’s warring factions can put aside their differences and reconnect with lost voters. Plus John McDonnell on tackling tax avoidance. Please support our work…
Should economists share the blame for populism? – Politics Weekly podcast
Feb 23, 2017 • 75 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Andrew Lilico, Ann Pettifor, Jonathan Portes, Rachel Reeves and Vince Cable for an extended discussion at a Guardian Live event in London. Please support our work and help us keep the world informed. To fund us, go to…
Trump’s Russia links, byelections preview and the Brexit bill – Politics Weekly podcast
Feb 16, 2017 • 33 min
Rowena Mason is joined by Helen Pidd, Julian Coman and Alan Renwick to discuss the forthcoming byelections in the Labour-held seats of Copeland and Stoke-on-Trent. Plus Luke Harding on what we know about Donald Trump’s links with Russia. Please support…
The role of the EU parliament – Brexit podcast
Feb 15, 2017 • 33 min
Guy Verhofstadt, the EU parliament’s chief negotiator tells us that Britain will not be allowed to get a better deal than it currently has from the EU in the coming Brexit talks. Plus Labour MEP Richard Corbett and our Brussels bureau chief Daniel Boffey…
The housing crisis, the Brexit bill and the French election – Politics Weekly podcast
Feb 9, 2017 • 32 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Polly Toynbee, Ryan Shorthouse and John Healey to discuss the passage of the Brexit bill through the Commons and the government’s new housing strategy. Plus we hear from Labour’s leader in the Lords, Baroness Smith, and…
MPs back Brexit and Trump’s travel ban – Politics Weekly podcast
Feb 3, 2017 • 33 min
Anushka Asthana is joined by Kate Andrews, Sonia Sodha and Owen Jones in a week where the government’s short Brexit bill cleared its first parliamentary hurdle. Plus a chaotic travel ban instigated by Donald Trump drew worldwide protests – but should…
Trump, May and the Brexit bill – Politics Weekly podcast
Jan 26, 2017 • 35 min
Rowena Mason is joined by Rafael Behr, Ros Taylor and Tom Clark to discuss how parliament will divide on the government’s Brexit bill and what to expect from Theresa May’s visit to the White House. Please support our work and help us keep the world…
Theresa May’s Brexit wishlist – Politics Weekly podcast
Jan 18, 2017 • 32 min
Anushka Asthana is joined in Westminster by Hugo Dixon, Heather Stewart and Jonathan Isaby to discuss Theresa May’s list of negotiating positions ahead of Brexit talks with the EU. We hear from Labour’s shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer and from two…
The rights of EU citizens in the UK – Brexit podcast
Jan 16, 2017 • 41 min
Jon Henley is joined by Lisa O’Carroll, Nicolas Hatton, Andrew Tingley and Jakub Krupa to discus the future rights of EU citizens currently living in the UK in the build up to this year’s Brexit negotiations. Plus we hear from former Vote Leave chair…
Relaunches and resolutions from Corbyn to May – Politics Weekly podcast
Jan 10, 2017 • 36 min
Heather Stewart is joined by John Harris, Anne Perkins and Max Wind-Cowie to discuss the new year speeches from Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn. Plus Conservative MP Maria Miller on the representation of women in parliament and Henry McDonald on the crisis…
Deciphering Article 50 – Brexit means… podcast
Dec 20, 2016 • 37 min
Jon Henley is joined by Jolyon Maugham, Philip Syrpis, Jennifer Rankin and Owen Bowcott to discuss the legal challenges to the government’s use of Article 50, and how the EU will interpret the Lisbon Treaty’s exit mechanism in the coming negotiations.…
A year of Brexit – Politics Weekly podcast live
Dec 15, 2016 • 70 min
Anushka Asthana and Heather Stewart host a live podcast event in London looking back at a political year dominated by Brexit. Please support our work and help us keep the world informed. To fund us, go to https://www.theguardian.com/give/podcast
Brexit at the supreme court and the Casey review – Politics Weekly podcast
Dec 7, 2016 • 34 min
Anushka Asthana hears from former attorney general Dominic Grieve on the supreme court Brexit hearings and from the SNP’s Stephen Gethins. Plus: following a major report on integration we hear from Shaista Gohir, Sunder Katwala, Phoebe Griffith and…
The Story So Far – Brexit Means… Podcast
Dec 6, 2016 • 18 min
Introducing ‘Brexit Means …’ our new in-depth Brexit podcast with the Guardian’s European affairs correspondent Jon Henley. In this first episode we look back at the brief history of Brexit: from David Cameron’s fateful promise to hold an ‘in/out’…
Labour’s Ukip problem – Politics Weekly podcast
Dec 1, 2016 • 37 min
Heather Stewart hears from Labour’s shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer on protecting the rights of EU nationals in Britain. Plus Robert Ford on the new Ukip leader Paul Nuttall, Jessica Elgot in Richmond Park and Stephanie Kirchgaessner on Italy’s…
The Brexit black hole – Politics Weekly podcast
Nov 23, 2016 • 35 min
Anushka Asthana in Westminster picks through Philip Hammond’s first Autumn Statement with Heather Stewart, James Plunkett and Andrew Gimson. Plus Rachel Reeves and Alison McGovern vow to continue the work of their friend and colleague Jo Cox , whose…
Prosecco, Brexit and the Trump transition – Politics Weekly podcast
Nov 17, 2016 • 33 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Ian Dunt, Rowena Mason and Matthew D’Ancona to discuss the government’s tight-lipped approach to Brexit
America elects Donald Trump - Politics Weekly podcast
Nov 9, 2016 • 29 min
Anushka Asthana is joined by Gary Younge, Randeep Ramesh, Hannah Peaker and Mona Chalabi to discuss the election of Donald Trump as 45th president of the United States. As reaction pours in from around the world, we look at what powers he’ll have and why…
US election and Brexit’s article 50 court case – Politics Weekly podcast
Nov 3, 2016 • 28 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Jonathan Freedland, Hadley Freeman and Martin Kettle to discuss the US presidential election and the high court’s ruling against the government that parliament must be involved in the article 50 process of leaving the EU High…
Heathrow third runway and Calais camp demolition – Politics Weekly podcast
Oct 27, 2016 • 27 min
Rowena Mason is joined by Esther Addley, Julian Glover and Gwyn Topham to discuss the government’s decision to approve a new runway at Heathrow airport. It’s led to cabinet splits and the resignation of a Tory MP, but will it actually happen? Plus…
Brussels talks Brexit (briefly) – Politics Weekly podcast
Oct 21, 2016 • 26 min
Anushka Asthana is in Brussels this week where Theresa May marks her 100th day in office at an EU summit. As Brexit looms over her whole premiership, we hear from Tory MEP Syed Kamall on how the prime minister should engage with the EU institutions. Plus:…
Brexit fears send pound tumbling – Politics Weekly podcast
Oct 13, 2016 • 31 min
Heather Stewart hears from Vince Cable, Larry Elliott, Catherine Colebrook and Rafael Behr on Brexit and the tumbling value of the pound. Plus Ed Miliband on parliament’s role in Brexit and Labour MP Chi Onwurah on the party’s reshuffle
Brexit Britain: Theresa May’s plan – Politics Weekly podcast
Oct 5, 2016 • 27 min
Anushka Asthana is joined by Rowena Mason, Andrew Gimson, John Crace and Deborah Mattinson at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham. The new prime minister set out her timetable for Brexit and set out her vision for Britain that ‘works for…
Corbyn’s relaunch and Labour’s conference – Politics Weekly podcast
Sep 28, 2016 • 24 min
Heather Stewart hears from MPs and delegates at Labour’s annual conference as the party renewed its leader Jeremy Corbyn’s mandate. In a week of heated debate on the future of the party, we hear from Emily Thornberry, shadow foreign secretary, who has…
Can Labour reunite? – Politics Weekly podcast
Sep 22, 2016 • 27 min
Anushka Asthana follows the Labour leadership contest into its final week after a gruelling summer of hustings, roadshows and rallies. With Jeremy Corbyn on course for victory, he tells us he’s ready to reunite the party
Grammar schools and boundary reform – Politics Weekly podcast
Sep 15, 2016 • 31 min
Heather Stewart is joined by Sonia Sodha, Randeep Ramesh and Ryan Shorthouse to discuss Theresa May’s plan to lift the ban on new grammar schools and we hear from Labour’s shadow education secretary Angela Rayner. Plus: are the plans to redraw the…
Ed Balls on Strictly versus politics, plus the true meaning of Brexit – Politics Weekly podcast
Sep 7, 2016 • 33 min
Anushka Asthana and Heather Stewart return for a new parliamentary term as ministers, pressure groups and backbenchers begin to grapple with the meaning of Brexit – and how it can be implemented. Plus we hear from Ed Balls on his post-politics career, a…