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01
DEC

Strikes hit ‘strongman’ Sunak – Politics Weekly UK

Nurses, rail staff and royal mail workers are expected to strike this winter. Will Rishi Sunak’s ‘Operation Get Tough’ have any impact? And as protests continue to rage in China, the PM used the lavish Lord Mayor’s Banquet earlier this week to announce the ‘golden era’ of relations with China is over. The Guardian’s John Harris is joined by Rafael Behr and Zoe Williams, and will be speaking on China to the Guardian’s former China correspondent Tania Branigan. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod
17
NOV

The autumn statement – Politics Weekly UK

The chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, has given details in his autumn statement of how the government will try to help struggling households, businesses and public services. But after 12 years in power and with the UK now in recession, can the Conservatives convince people they are the right party to turn the economy around? John Harris is joined by the Guardian’s political editor, Pippa Crerar, and the columnist Rafael Behr to look at what the statement tells us about where we’re headed. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod
16
NOV

Autumn statement 2022 trailer – Politics Weekly UK

The chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, is to deliver the autumn statement later on Thursday. The Guardian’s John Harris will be joined after by political editor Pippa Crerar and columnist Rafael Behr to unpick the government’s plan.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod
10
NOV

Politicians or protesters: who can save the planet? – Politics Weekly UK

As global leaders are gathered in Sharm el-Sheikh for the Cop27 summit, the Guardian’s John Harris is joined by Labour’s minister for the climate and net zero, Ed Miliband, and columnist Gaby Hinsliff, to ask what will it take for politicians to finally take the climate emergency seriously? And, we hear from a Just Stop Oil activist on the action they’re taking. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod
03
NOV

Braverman, cuts, and the end of Sunak’s honeymoon? –Politics Weekly UK

Criticism of Suella Braverman is mounting, with the home secretary under fire over her handling of an immigration centre in Kent. The Guardian’s John Harris is joined by the former Conservative MP and justice secretary, David Gauke, and economist Miatta Fahnbulleh, to look at what this says about Rishi Sunak’s political judgment, and the Conservatives’ immigration policy. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod
27
OCT

Ready for Rishi? Politics Weekly UK

Rishi Sunak has promised to fix the mistakes made by his predecessor Liz Truss. But only a day into the job, the new PM is already facing criticism for his decision to reappoint Suella Braverman as home secretary. The Guardian’s Gaby Hinsliff is joined by the political strategist Jo Tanner and Will Tanner, the director of the centre-right thinktank Onward, to look at what bumps in the road lie ahead for Sunak. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod
24
OCT

Rishi Sunak becomes Prime Minister – Politics Weekly UK

Rishi Sunak will be the UK’s next prime minister, the country’s third in as many months. The Guardian’s Gaby Hinsliff is joined by the former Downing Street chief of staff to Theresa May, Gavin Barwell, and the Observer’s Sonia Sodha to discuss his win and the road ahead. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod
20
OCT

Liz Truss resigns – Politics Weekly UK

Liz Truss has resigned on her 45th day in office. Gaby Hinsliff speaks to the Guardian political editor, Pippa Crerar, about the dramatic events that led to this moment. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod
19
OCT

Can Liz Truss cling on? Politics Weekly UK

Liz Truss has apologised for the ‘mistakes’ she made in her mini-budget. But as her new chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, shreds her economic plan and warns of ‘eye-watering’ decisions ahead, will her party accept the tough choices they face? The Guardian’s Gaby Hinsliff speaks to the former Conservative adviser Salma Shah and columnist Rafael Behr about the prime minister’s options. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod
13
OCT

Are Truss’s tax cuts dead? Politics Weekly UK

Under pressure from the markets, the IMF, and her own MPs, will Liz Truss have to reverse the tax cuts she outlined in her mini-budget? The Guardian’s Gaby Hinsliff speaks to the political correspondent Peter Walker and the columnist Rafael Behr on what options the government is left with. And as Labour continues to sail high in the polls, what can Keir Starmer do to keep them there?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod
05
OCT

In Truss we trust? Politics Weekly UK

Liz Truss used her first conference speech as leader of the Conservative party to try to reassert herself. Did she manage it? The Guardian’s Gaby Hinsliff is joined by political editor Pippa Crerar and Gavin Barwell, former chief of staff to Theresa May, to find out. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

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