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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.

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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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65 Ratings
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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

65 Ratings
Average Ratings
35
17
3
6
4

Great selection

By arron2234324 - Jun 06 2019
Read more
Great show

Must-listen listen

By nick van praag - May 26 2019
Read more
This is still the best dissection of the British political scene. I await it every Saturday morning with impatience. Thank you Team FT!
Cover image of The Guardian UK: Politics Weekly

The Guardian UK: Politics Weekly

Updated 10 days ago

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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: 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
38 mins
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Rank #2: Plots, leaks and Brexit tweaks – Politics Weekly podcast

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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 and from Jessica Elgot on how Brexit has brought a new breed of rebellious MPs. Please support our work and help us keep the world informed. To fund us, go to https://www.theguardian.com/give/podcast
Sep 07 2017
39 mins
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Rank #3: Plots, feuds and summer reading – Politics Weekly podcast

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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 work and help us keep the world informed. To fund us, go to https://www.theguardian.com/give/podcast
Jul 19 2017
41 mins
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Rank #4: 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
32 mins
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Rank #5: 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
35 mins
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Rank #6: 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
26 mins
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Rank #7: 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
43 mins
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Rank #8: Johnson gets to work – Politics Weekly podcast

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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 theguardian.com/politicspod
Jul 25 2019
36 mins
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Rank #9: 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
32 mins
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Rank #10: 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
44 mins
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Rank #11: 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
19 mins
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Rank #12: Chequers summit, NHS at 70 and Trump's visit – Politics Weekly podcast

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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 our work and help us keep the world informed. To fund us, go to https://www.theguardian.com/give/podcast
Jul 05 2018
39 mins
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Rank #13: It's not the economy, stupid – Election Daily podcast

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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 help us keep the world informed. To fund us, go to https://www.theguardian.com/give/podcast
Jun 06 2017
19 mins
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Rank #14: 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
33 mins
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Rank #15: Swing seats and merciless marginals – Election Daily podcast

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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 https://www.theguardian.com/give/podcast
Jun 08 2017
27 mins
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Rank #16: The state of the race – Election Daily podcast

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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 world informed. To fund us, go to https://www.theguardian.com/give/podcast
May 29 2017
29 mins
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Rank #17: 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
34 mins
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Rank #18: Corbyn rules out coalition – Politics Weekly podcast

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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 the world informed. To fund us, go to https://www.theguardian.com/give/podcast
Jun 02 2017
25 mins
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Rank #19: 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
42 mins
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Rank #20: General election anniversary - Politics Weekly podcast

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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 disastrous timetable change and who pays for rail chaos?. Please support our work and help us keep the world informed. To fund us, go to https://www.theguardian.com/give/podcast
Jun 07 2018
45 mins
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