Guardian Politics Weekly

Politics Weekly

Political analysis from the Guardian and Observer's top journalists and commentators.
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The king’s speech: can Labour make us all rich?

There were more than 35 bills in Labour’s first king’s speech. So what does it tell us about the party’s ambitions? And with world events turning darker, can the euphoria around the Labour party last? The Guardian’s John Harris is joined by political editor Pippa Crerar and political correspondent Kiran…
17 Jul 31 min

Politics Weekly Westminster: Starmer’s first week

The Guardian’s Pippa Crerar and Kiran Stacey look ahead to the first week of the new Labour government. Plus, Pippa is going to be in Washington with Keir Starmer on his first foreign trip as prime minister. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod
8 Jul 31 min

Labour wins a landslide: Is this a new dawn? Politics Weekly UK

Labour has won a landslide victory, with Keir Starmer saying ‘change begins now’. Is this a new era for the country? The Guardian’s John Harris is joined by political editor Pippa Crerar and political correspondent Kiran Stacey. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod
5 Jul 36 min

On the road in Redcar: can Labour offer fresh hope?

This week Politics Weekly UK is in Redcar in north-east England, where the seat turned blue in 2019. Steelworks closures hit the region hard, but under a Conservative MP and a Conservative mayor some jobs have been returning. Will the Tories keep the seat or can Labour’s Anna Turley offer…
3 Jul 38 min

On the road in Boston: Does Reform UK have the answer?

This week Politics Weekly UK is in Boston, Lincolnshire, to where large numbers of eastern Europeans moved to work as vegetable pickers on farms. In 2016 more than 75% of the town voted for Brexit. The Guardian’s John Harris returns to Boston to find out how far Reform UK’s Richard…
27 Jun 39 min

Politics Weekly Westminster: The last TV debate

The Guardian’s Pippa Crerar and Kiran Stacey dissect the last TV head-to-head between Keir Starmer and Rishi Sunak before the election. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod
26 Jun 30 min

On the road in Chingford and Woodford Green – Politics Weekly UK

Politics Weekly UK is in the London suburb of Chingford and Woodford Green, where a spat between Labour and its former candidate is threatening to split the progressive vote. The Guardian’s John Harris talks to the now independent candidate, Faiza Shaheen; Labour’s new candidate, Shama Tatler; and Iain Duncan Smith,…
20 Jun 30 min

Politics Weekly Westminster: Manifesto week

The Guardian’s Pippa Crerar and Kiran Stacey look at what might be on offer as the political parties launch their manifestos this week. Plus, what Pippa learned from her exclusive interview with Keir Starmer. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod
10 Jun 31 min

The ‘blue wall’ road trip: Tories jumping ship? Politics Weekly UK

The Guardian’s John Harris is on the road, visiting Jeremy Hunt’s seat in Godalming and Ash and Michael Gove’s Surrey Heath constituency to find out why lifelong Conservative voters are abandoning the party. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod
5 Jun 27 min

Politics Weekly Westminster: The first TV debate

The Guardian’s Pippa Crerar and Kiran Stacey discuss the first TV head to head between Keir Starmer and Rishi Sunak. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod
5 Jun 27 min

Politics Weekly Westminster: Ahead of the TV debates

The Guardian’s Pippa Crerar and Kiran Stacey discuss how Keir Starmer and Rishi Sunak will be preparing for the first big leaders’ debate on Tuesday. Plus can Keir Starmer recover from the internal politics plaguing his last week of campaigning?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod
3 Jun 27 min

The Rwanda bill effect – Politics Weekly UK

The government’s safety of Rwanda bill finally passed into law in April. But, with the announcement last week of a general election, the Conservative ‘dream’ of deportation flights taking off might never happen. So what has the bill achieved? And what does it mean for those it has targeted? The…
29 May 28 min

Politics Weekly Westminster: Diane Abbott and the election campaigns

The Guardian’s Pippa Crerar and Kiran Stacey discuss the confusion around Diane Abbott’s return to the Labour party. Plus, the ins and outs of the Conservative and Liberal Democrat campaigns so far. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod
29 May 27 min

Andy Burnham on the infected blood scandal - Politics Weekly UK

Victims of the contaminated blood scandal finally got some of the justice they have been seeking this week when Sir Brian Langstaff published the final report of his inquiry. The Guardian’s John Harris speaks to the Greater Manchester mayor, Andy Burnham, who has campaigned for those affected by the disaster…
23 May 34 min
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