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Red Box Politics Podcast

News Podcast of the Year: Matt Chorley presents the best interviews, analysis and panel discussions from his Times Radio show. Listen live 10am-1pm Monday to Friday. If you like what you hear, then read more at http://www.thetimes.co.uk/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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There is life in the Lib Dems yet

Matt Chorley chats to Lib Dem leader Tim Farron following Zac Goldsmith's defeat to the Lib Dems' Sarah Olney in the Richmond Park by-electionFind out more at www.thetimes.co.uk/redboxemail Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

14mins

2 Dec 2016

Rank #1

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Are politicians more transparent on television?

Matt Chorley is joined by the legendary documentary maker Michael Cockerell, who lifts the lid on decades spent trying to get a politician to answer a question, plus Times senior political correspondent and podcast regular Lucy Fisher, who casts an eye over the imminent political battles you might not have noticed. And we also welcome to the Red Box family Iain Martin, who has just joined the Times as a columnist.Discovery more at www.thetimes.co.uk/redboxemailProduced by David McGuire Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

35mins

31 Jan 2017

Rank #2

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Did Sir Nicholas Houghton overstep the mark?

Philip Webster is joined by Oliver Kamm, Lucy Fisher and Michael Savage. Oliver Kamm:Jeremy Corbyn has accused the chief of defence staff, Sir Nicholas Houghton, of political bias for intervening on the question of Britain's nuclear deterrent. The claim is absurd - a measure of the frivolity of Corbyn's own stance rather than any extra-constitutional manoeuvring by the armed forces. Every postwar government has supported Britain's nuclear deterrent and our participation in Nato. That is the policy of the Labour party, regardless of Corbyn's own views. Corbyn's parliamentary colleagues know that the voters will never trust a party that is weak on defence - and they should flatly contradict their leader's whims. Lucy Fisher:Britain is facing a crisis of confidence in foreign policy, “sidelined in Syria, ineffective in Ukraine, unwilling in Europe, and inimical towards refugees”. That was the damning verdict of some of the UK’s most senior former diplomats, intelligence officers and academics in a... Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

31mins

10 Nov 2015

Rank #3

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Snap Election Special from Parliament

As Theresa May stuns Westminster by calling a snap election Lucy Fisher sits in for Matt Chorley and is joined by Sam Coates and Henry Zeffman to discuss the repercussions.The panel consider May's hit to her trustworthy image, her motivations for calling the election now and how large her majority must be for this to be considered a success? Whether a heavy election loss for Labour would really signal the end for Jeremy Corbyn, and why the Lib Dems will be delighted to fight a 'Brexit Election' Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

17mins

18 Apr 2017

Rank #4

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A historic defeat. Now what?

Matt Chorley is joined by The Times' Daniel Finkelstein, Iain Martin, Esther Webber, Hugo Rifkind and Henry Zeffman in the corridors of power, and asks MPs including Boris Johnson, Mary Creagh and James Cleverly what happens now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

38mins

16 Jan 2019

Rank #5

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Whip special - Alistair Carmichael

This week, the Red Box podcast presents a special series of interviews with Parliamentary whips - both past and present - to discuss the inside workings of their unique job in Westminster. Featuring Alistair Carmichael. At the beginning of the Liberal Democrat - Conservative coalition government in May 2010, Carmichael was appointed Deputy Chief Whip and Comptroller of the Household. Presented by Matt Chorley. Discover more at www.thetimes.co.uk/redboxemail Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

22mins

13 Dec 2016

Rank #6

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Lessons in a landslide: Margaret McDonagh

Lessons in a landslide: 20 years after New LabourA Red Box podcast series of interviews with all of the key players in the 1997 campaign, and their fears for the future of the party.Margaret McDonagh, the campaign co-ordinator, on the birth of the pledge card, rowing with John Prescott in a cinema and the panic of MPs who had been unexpectedly elected. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

46mins

28 Apr 2017

Rank #7

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Bercow: annoying but right?

PLUS Free speech in the internet age and beating cancer.Matt Chorley is joined by Alice Thomson, Hugo Rifkind and Lindsay McIntosh Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

37mins

19 Mar 2019

Rank #8

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War with Spain, morals vs trade and confusing policy announcements

For the podcast Matt Chorley is joined by Catherine Philp, Sam Coates and Oliver Kamm. This week, the panel tries to make sense of Michael Howard's Gibraltar comments and the resulting firestorm, there's debate over the prime minister's 'counterproductive' tour of the Middle East to drum up interest in trade deals and Sam can't understand ministers sheepishly pretending they're not really announcing anything. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

33mins

4 Apr 2017

Rank #9

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German crisis and politics place in the jungle

Matt Chorley welcomes Times columnist David Aaronovitch, Times religious affairs correspondent Kaya Burgess and Red Box columnist Jane Merrick to discuss the crisis in Germany, religion’s place in politics, and politics place in the celebrity jungle.Philip Hammond’s attempt to save the economy and his own job will be covered in a podcast special later this week. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

25mins

21 Nov 2017

Rank #10

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Shopping for a new leader

Matt Chorley is joined by Times columnist Iain Martin who tries to explain what went wrong with the Brexit vote, Katie Perrior, May's former director of communications, says her old boss could be on the way, and Henry Zeffman, The Times political correspondent, examines what (might) happen next. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

33mins

11 Dec 2018

Rank #11

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Lessons in a landslide: Peter Mandelson

Lessons in a landslide: 20 years after New LabourA Red Box podcast series of interviews with all of the key players in the 1997 campaign, and their fears for the future of the party.In this episode: Peter Mandelson, the election svengali, on coining New Labour, why John Prescott was always feeling left out and how some Blairites have still not forgiven him for going back to save Gordon Brown's premiership.Additional clips: Sky News Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

40mins

28 Apr 2017

Rank #12

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Labour splits: what now?

Matt Chorley speaks to two MPs who quit the party, plus Ayesha Hazarika on the threat to Labour and Ash Sarkar on how Corbyn should respond. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

32mins

19 Feb 2019

Rank #13

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War! Royals! Britney!

Matt Chorley is joined by Lucy Fisher, The Times defence editor, on how President Trump avoided World War Three; David Aaronovitch wonders why everyone is so excited about Harry and Meghan; and James Marriott, the deputy books editor, examines the cultural hinterland of Labour leadership candidates, including the one who cites Toxic by Britney Spears as an influence. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

35mins

14 Jan 2020

Rank #14

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Inside The Times office

Matt Chorley gives up on asking politicians what might happen with Brexit and ventures into The Times office on the roof of parliament to ask the political team what has really happened this week, and what happens next. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

18mins

14 Mar 2019

Rank #15

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Could you have done Brexit better?

Matt Chorley asks how a different prime minister might have negotiated the last three years more successfully.Chris Wilkins, Theresa May's former speechwriter, lifts the lid on the lack of strategy behind the scenes. Jill Rutter, from the Institute for Government, says experts were shut out from day one.Plus Oliver Wright, The Times policy editor, on the risks of setting red lines, and Times columnists Jenni Russell and Iain Martin disagree over what Michael Gove told them. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

39mins

2 Apr 2019

Rank #16

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The case for Boris Johnson

Matt Chorley is joined by Jo Tanner, a former adviser to Boris Johnson, who wonders if her old boss can ever get serious. Times columnist Matthew Parris thinks we could have two new PMs before the end of the year, and Hugo Rifkind says the power of protest cannot be ignored. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

40mins

23 Apr 2019

Rank #17

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2020 Vision

Matt Chorley asks Francis Elliott, Times political editor, Steven Swinford, deputy political editor, and Lucy Fisher, defence editor, what the new year will bring for the Tories, Labour, and everybody else. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

38mins

31 Dec 2019

Rank #18

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How could Johnson lose the election?

As the country gears up for some festive political fun, Matt Chorley asks YouGov's Anthony Wells what could go wrong for the Tories, Rachel Sylvester discusses the tensions in Team Corbyn, and Gabriel Milland explains whether Dominic Cummings is a genius or a menace.. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

37mins

29 Oct 2019

Rank #19

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Theresa May clings on, obviously.

On another day of drama, Matt Chorley presents from Westminster speaking to journalists and MPs about May's narrow victory, her promise to stand down before the next election, and whether all the theatrics help or hinder the path to a deal. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

22mins

13 Dec 2018

Rank #20