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FT Politics: UK Election Countdown

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Discussion and analysis of UK politics from the Financial Times' political commentators and correspondents. Presented by Sebastian Payne.

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Discussion and analysis of UK politics from the Financial Times' political commentators and correspondents. Presented by Sebastian Payne.

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** Unmissable **

By bkschmi - Nov 09 2019
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Sebastian Payne et al are brilliant and I look forward to their discussions every week. While maintaining a bite-sized format - 35 minutes is usually the maximum - these FT staffers consistently provide insight and commentary that’s better than you can find anywhere else. For instance, the breakdown of the Supreme Court legal review process on the proroguing of Parliament - from the two suits against it, its justiciability, and what might happen next - was both informative and easily understandable for someone without a legal background. The clarity of that preview made the landmark ruling that came out the next week that much more surprising and impressive given how far it went beyond the expectations of the FT’s well-informed legal commentators. Well contextualized reporting reminds us that we are experiencing important history every single day. I thank the FT for helping make the events of each week unmissable. If you follow and/or are interested in British politics, do yourself a favor and tune in.

Sebastian

By Frog Ghost Buster - Apr 25 2019
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Sebastian is very cleverly driving this conversation.

iTunes Ratings

51 Ratings
Average Ratings
37
5
3
3
3

** Unmissable **

By bkschmi - Nov 09 2019
Read more
Sebastian Payne et al are brilliant and I look forward to their discussions every week. While maintaining a bite-sized format - 35 minutes is usually the maximum - these FT staffers consistently provide insight and commentary that’s better than you can find anywhere else. For instance, the breakdown of the Supreme Court legal review process on the proroguing of Parliament - from the two suits against it, its justiciability, and what might happen next - was both informative and easily understandable for someone without a legal background. The clarity of that preview made the landmark ruling that came out the next week that much more surprising and impressive given how far it went beyond the expectations of the FT’s well-informed legal commentators. Well contextualized reporting reminds us that we are experiencing important history every single day. I thank the FT for helping make the events of each week unmissable. If you follow and/or are interested in British politics, do yourself a favor and tune in.

Sebastian

By Frog Ghost Buster - Apr 25 2019
Read more
Sebastian is very cleverly driving this conversation.

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FT Politics: UK Election Countdown

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Discussion and analysis of UK politics from the Financial Times' political commentators and correspondents. Presented by Sebastian Payne.

Rank #1: Theresa May and Brexit, plus Jeremy Corbyn vs Owen Smith

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With Philip Stephens, Jim Pickard and James Blitz of the FT and Marcus Roberts, from the pollster YouGov. Presented by George Parker. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jul 23 2016

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Rank #2: Immigration vs. economics

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With Jim Pickard, Robert Shrimsley and John Burn-Murdoch from the Financial Times, plus Matt Singh from Number Crunch Politics. Presented by Sebastian Payne. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

May 27 2016

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Rank #3: Brexit chess at Chequers and Corbyn vs the media

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The May government has finally decided what it wants from Brexit. But will it fly in Brussels? Plus, did Jeremy Corbyn receive an unfair hearing from the media over the Czech spy scandal? With George Parker, Miranda Green and Jim Pickard of the Financial Times, plus Matt Zarb-Cousin. Presented by Sebastian Payne. Produced by Anna Dedhar. 

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Feb 24 2018

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Rank #4: Brexit arrives in the Supreme Court and the Commons

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Dec 10 2016

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Rank #5: Corbyn's Russia troubles and the first Spring Statement

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Jeremy Corbyn has taken a firm line on Russian involvement in the Salisbury attack, much to the annoyance of his colleagues. Has civil war broken out in the Labour party again? Plus, Philip Hammond delivered an upbeat fiscal event. Was he right to be so cheerful? Presented by Sebastian Payne. With George Parker, Jim Pickard, Chris Giles and Miranda Green of the Financial Times. Produced by Anna Dedhar and Joshua Oliver.

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Mar 17 2018

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Rank #6: Shaky election start for Tories, and ripping up spending rules

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The first week of the election did not go to plan for the Conservatives, as their campaign was beset by gaffes and mistakes. Can Boris Johnson get back on track? Is Labour pleased with how its campaign is going, despite the resignation of Tom Watson? Plus, we delve into the new fiscal rules pledged by both parties and what the spending splurge means. Presented by Sebastian Payne, with George Parker, Miranda Green, Chris Giles and Robert Shrimsley. Produced by Anna Dedhar and Eoin McSwinney.  

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Nov 09 2019

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Rank #7: Settling the Brexit bill and Corbyn vs. bankers

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Has the UK agreed a financial settlement with the EU? What does this mean for making progress with Brexit? Plus, what motivated Jeremy Corbyn’s attack on Morgan Stanley and bankers generally? With George Parker, Alex Barker, Martin Wolf and Miranda Green of the Financial Times. Presented by Sebastian Payne. Produced by Madison Darbyshire.

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Dec 02 2017

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Rank #8: 2016 politics review

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With Gillian Tett, Martin Wolf, George Parker and Henry Mance. Presented by Sebastian Payne. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Dec 24 2016

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Rank #9: The Budget unravels and the break up of the UK

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Mar 11 2017

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Rank #10: Brexit Britain - the political storm

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With Robert Shrimsley, James Blitz, Philip Stephens and Jim Pickard of the FT, Iain Martin, author and political commentator, and Marcus Roberts, former political Labour strategist and now a pollster at YouGov. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jul 01 2016

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Rank #11: Theresa May's Brexit speech in Florence

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The UK prime minister delivered a landmark speech in Italy on Friday with the aim of unlocking the stalled Brexit negotiations. Did she say enough to bring the EU and the UK closer together? With Alex Barker and James Blitz of the Financial Times, plus Henry Newman from the Open Europe think tank. Presented by Sebastian Payne. Produced Aleksandra Wisniewska. Edited by Paolo Pascual. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Sep 23 2017

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Rank #12: Boris Johnson calls the election, moderate Tories flee

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The prime minister finally succeeded in calling a general election this week, so Britain is heading to the polls on December 12. How is the campaign going to shake up? How did the launches for Labour and the Brexit party go? What will be the key themes? Plus, we discuss why so many female moderate Conservatives are quitting politics and the changing face of parliament. Presented by Sebastian Payne, with George Parker, Robert Shrimsley, Laura Hughes and Miranda Green. Produced by Anna Dedhar and Eoin McSweeney.

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Nov 02 2019

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Rank #13: A big week for Brexit and the Lib Dem fight-back

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Feb 04 2017

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Rank #14: Theresa May resigns

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The prime minister announced her intention to resign on Friday, following a dramatic week in Westminster where a final Brexit speech misfired and brought an end to May's time in office. We discuss how events unfolded, what her legacy will be, the impending leadership contest and how the likely successors are shaping up. Presented by Sebastian Payne, with George Parker, Miranda Green and Robert Shrimsley. Produced by Anna Dedhar.

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May 25 2019

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Rank #15: Theresa May's method, and diplomatic Brexit pitfalls

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With the FT's Sarah Gordon, Gideon Rachman, Henry Mance and Arthur Beesley. presented by Jonathan Derbyshire For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Aug 05 2016

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Rank #16: Boris on manoeuvres and the case for the customs union

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Is the foreign secretary lining up for a leadership bid? Or just frustrated at Theresa May’s leadership? Plus, is there a case for staying in the EU customs union? With Laura Hughes and Alan Beattie of the Financial Times, plus ConservativeHome’s Andrew Gimson and Stephen Booth from Open Europe. Presented by Sebastian Payne. Produced by Martin Stabe. 

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Jan 27 2018

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Rank #17: The Lib Dems seize Richmond Park and the rise of Paul Nuttall

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Dec 03 2016

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Rank #18: Local elections: a blue wave hits Britain

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May 06 2017

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Rank #19: Week two of the EU referendum campaign

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With Sarah Gordon, Jonathan Ford and James Blitz from the Financial Times, plus political commentator Iain Martin. Presented by Sebastian Payne. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

May 14 2016

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Rank #20: Boris Johnson's tumultuous Brexit week, another attempt at an election

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The prime minister introduced legislation to parliament this week to deliver Brexit. It may have passed a vote in principle, but the government's rapid timetable for implementing it was rejected. Why did Boris Johnson not agree a slower implementation? And why is he now pushing once again for a general election? We examine the bill, the parliamentary arithmetic and the scenarios of what might happen next. Presented by Sebastian Payne, with Jim Pickard, Robert Shrimsley, James Blitz and Maddy Thimont Jack of the Institute for Government. Produced by Anna Dedhar and Eoin McSweeny. 

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Oct 26 2019

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