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12 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Robert Halfon. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Robert Halfon, often where they are interviewed.

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12 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Robert Halfon. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Robert Halfon, often where they are interviewed.

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Show 175 - Robert Halfon

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Six weeks ago the Education Select Committee published a report on calculated grades. That report raised serious concerns about disadvantaged pupils having their grades downgraded. The committee's chair, Robert Halfon, takes us through their findings and expresses his frustration with a system which they knew was clearly flawed. Matt and Robert also discuss other areas of the committee's work, Robert's passion for tackling disadvantage and his desire to see the Conservative Party change its logo to something else...

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Read the Select Committee Report which saw it all coming here: https://committees.parliament.uk/publications/1834/documents/17976/default/

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Aug 20 2020 · 1hr 4mins
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Robert Halfon on why teaching unions MUST work with Boris to reopen schools

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Andrew Pierce talks to Robert Halfon MP, Chair of the Education Select Committee, on Boris's pledge to keep schools open even if there's another lockdown, and speaks to Professor Keith Neal on whether new test and trace measures could help Britain get on top of the coronavirus. Plus, the inspiring cancer patient who became a one-man medical miracle.

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Aug 11 2020 · 30mins

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The FE system post-Covid with Robert Halfon

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Chair of the education select committee and former skills minister Robert Halfon joins Julia Belgutay and Kate Parker on the Tes FE podcast. 

Mr Halfon sets out his vision for the apprenticeship sector post-Covid, as well as the role of colleges in economic recovery.

Aug 07 2020 · 21mins
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Dan Wootton Drivetime | Is it safe to reopen schools, Robert Halfon and Sir Iain Duncan Smith

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As Education Secretary Gavin Williamson unveils plans to reopen schools in September Dan asks if it is safe to do so. MP for Harlow and Chair of the education select committee Robert Halfon gives us more details on the plans and Sir Iain Duncan Smith lays out why the introduction of security laws in Hong Kong by Beijing may prove deadly for the future.

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Jul 02 2020 · 16mins
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#StandUpForSkills Kirstie Donnelly and Robert Halfon discuss the new City & Guilds Recovery and Resilience report

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#StandUpForSkills Kirstie Donnelly and Robert Halfon discuss the new City & Guilds Recovery and Resilience report
Jul 02 2020 · 11mins
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210: Has The Government Taken Its Eye Off The Ball? With Robert Halfon MP

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While Boris Johnson was discussing the boarding up of Churchill’s statue, Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford was campaigning for free school meals over the summer. Rashford’s open letter to the government saw a U-turn within 48 hours. With schools reopening also causing consternation, it hints at a government unsure of which way to turn.
Conservative MP Robert Halfon joins Arj Singh, Paul Waugh and Rachel Wearmouth to discuss whether the government needs to pay more attention to its own backbenchers instead of treating them as an inconvenience.
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Jun 18 2020 · 44mins
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Robert Halfon Interview for #SkillsWorld Live

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Robert Halfon Interview for #SkillsWorld Live
Jun 11 2020 · 13mins
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More Cash For Classes (with Robert Halfon MP)

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Schools need more government money to help children left without a full term of education says Robert Halfon, Conservative MP for Harlow and chair of the education select committee.

Halfon joins Bloomberg Westminster's Roger Hearing and Caroline Hepker to discuss the problems of pupils left behind by the virus crisis, and also how MPs can best work now in a socially-distanced parliament.

Plus Professor Malcolm Chalmers, deputy director general at the Royal United Services Institute reflects on the risks of a cash-strapped government being tempted to slash the defence budget.

Jun 04 2020 · 23mins
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Dan Wootton Drivetime | Should rationing be introduced, Rachael Johnson & Robert Halfon

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After a weekend of panic buying in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic Dan asks if we should introduce rationing into supermarkets. Rachael Johnson, sister of the Prime Minister and author of a new book tells us how she thinks her brother is coping and Chair of the Education Select Committee Robert Halfon responds to the Prime Minister's announcement that schools will close until further notice.

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Mar 18 2020 · 17mins
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Brexican standoff, with Esther McVey, Sir Vince Cable and Robert Halfon

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One week, two historic votes in the Commons, and three MPs to weigh in on it all.
Christopher Hope is joined by former cabinet minister Esther McVey, leader of the Liberal Democrats Sir Vince Cable and Conservative MP Robert Halfon. They each voted against the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal, but for different reasons. We find out why.
Also, Steven Swinford and Camilla Tominey give the inside line on one of the paper’s biggest scoops this week: the leaked conference call in which Philip Hammond told over 300 business leaders a no-deal Brexit could be taken off the table.
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Jan 18 2019 · 36mins
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