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The Guardian's political editor Heather Stewart and political correspondent Jessica Elgot are joined every week by commentators, experts and politicians to unpack the biggest stories in politics.

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The Guardian's political editor Heather Stewart and political correspondent Jessica Elgot are joined every week by commentators, experts and politicians to unpack the biggest stories in politics.

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Great selection

By arron2234324 - Jun 06 2019
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Great show

Must-listen listen

By nick van praag - May 26 2019
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This is still the best dissection of the British political scene. I await it every Saturday morning with impatience. Thank you Team FT!

iTunes Ratings

72 Ratings
Average Ratings
41
18
3
6
4

Great selection

By arron2234324 - Jun 06 2019
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Great show

Must-listen listen

By nick van praag - May 26 2019
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This is still the best dissection of the British political scene. I await it every Saturday morning with impatience. Thank you Team FT!

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The Guardian UK: Politics Weekly

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The Guardian's political editor Heather Stewart and political correspondent Jessica Elgot are joined every week by commentators, experts and politicians to unpack the biggest stories in politics.

Rank #1: Stockpiling for Brexit and summer reading – Politics Weekly podcast

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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 https://www.theguardian.com/give/podcast

Jul 26 2018

50mins

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Rank #2: Customs union conundrum and Marx at 200 – Politics Weekly podcast

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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 his 200th birthday approaches. Please support our work and help us keep the world informed. To fund us, go to https://www.theguardian.com/give/podcast

Apr 26 2018

43mins

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Rank #3: The result: hung parliament – Election Daily podcast

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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 world informed. To fund us, go to https://www.theguardian.com/give/podcast

Jun 09 2017

32mins

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Rank #4: Security set to dominate campaigning after Manchester attack – Election Daily podcast

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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 https://www.theguardian.com/give/podcast

May 25 2017

19mins

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Rank #5: Is a soft Brexit back on the cards? Politics Weekly podcast

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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 https://www.theguardian.com/give/podcast

Jun 15 2017

26mins

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Rank #6: May's reshuffle and universal basic income – Politics Weekly podcast

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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 https://www.theguardian.com/give/podcast

Jan 11 2018

44mins

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Rank #7: Johnson's Commons humiliation - Politics Weekly podcast

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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 our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

Sep 05 2019

49mins

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Rank #8: No deal, no problem? - Politics Weekly podcast

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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 parliament, proxy voting and pregnant MPs. To support The Guardian’s independent journalism, visit theguardian.com/give/podcast

Jan 24 2019

42mins

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Rank #9: So … what happens now? Election Daily podcast

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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 support our work and help us keep the world informed. To fund us, go to https://www.theguardian.com/give/podcast

Jun 12 2017

26mins

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Rank #10: Rows, resignations and Trump's arrival – Politics Weekly podcast

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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 President Donald Trump. Please support our work and help us keep the world informed. To fund us, go to https://www.theguardian.com/give/podcast

Jul 13 2018

35mins

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Rank #11: Can May's minority government last? Politics Weekly podcast

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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 first week in parliament. Please support our work and help us keep the world informed. To fund us, go to https://www.theguardian.com/give/podcast

Jun 23 2017

32mins

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Rank #12: The Brexit war cabinet and women's suffrage – Politics Weekly podcast

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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 work and help us keep the world informed. To fund us, go to https://www.theguardian.com/give/podcast

Feb 08 2018

38mins

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Rank #13: The Windrush generation and a hostile Home Office – Politics Weekly podcast

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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 Brooks reports from Holyrood on how the Scottish parliament is dealing with sexual harassment. Please support our work and help us keep the world informed. To fund us, go to https://www.theguardian.com/give/podcast

Apr 19 2018

33mins

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Rank #14: Cambridge Analytica, Facebook and democracy – Politics Weekly podcast

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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 Brussels on the Brexit transition deal and the continuing response to Russia. Please support our work and help us keep the world informed. To fund us, go to https://www.theguardian.com/give/podcast

Mar 22 2018

42mins

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Rank #15: Tackling terrorism – Politics Weekly podcast

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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 retreat of globalisation. Please support our work and help us keep the world informed. To fund us, go to https://www.theguardian.com/give/podcast

May 26 2017

29mins

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Rank #16: Rudd's resignation and local elections preview – Politics Weekly podcast

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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 the world informed. To fund us, go to https://www.theguardian.com/give/podcast

May 02 2018

34mins

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Rank #17: Brexit leaks and May in China – Politics Weekly podcast

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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 keep the world informed. To fund us, go to https://www.theguardian.com/give/podcast

Feb 01 2018

39mins

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Rank #18: Boris Johnson: the UK tour – Politics Weekly podcast

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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 to say that the majority of opinion in Northern Ireland is opposed to the Northern Ireland backstop. This was an error and we apologise. This has been removed from the podcast. Majority of opinion in Northern Ireland supports the backstop and the majority of members of the NI assembly (if it was sitting) are from parties that support the backstop too. Updated: 02/08/19. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

Aug 01 2019

38mins

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Rank #19: Walking the Brexit tightrope at Labour conference – Politics Weekly podcast

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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 work and help us keep the world informed. To fund us, go to https://www.theguardian.com/give/podcast

Sep 26 2018

31mins

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Rank #20: Jeremy v Jeremy – Election Daily podcast

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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 work and help us keep the world informed. To fund us, go to https://www.theguardian.com/give/podcast

May 30 2017

22mins

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