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04
OCT

Can the Conservatives get a grip? Politics Weekly UK

It’s been a busy few days for the Conservative party. Rebel MPs pushed the chancellor into announcing a U-turn on abolishing the 45p top rate of income tax. Now it seems like another battle is looming over universal credit. The Guardian’s John Harris is at the party’s conference in Birmingham to ask: has Liz Truss lost control?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod
28
SEP

Is Labour ready for government? Politics Weekly UK

Keir Starmer has set out his alternative vision for the country at Labour’s annual conference. Against the backdrop of market turmoil and the government seemingly in freefall, Politics Weekly UK goes to the Labour conference in Liverpool, hearing from people in and outside the hall on how they’re being impacted by the cost of living. The Guardian’s John Harris speaks to Ed Miliband, the shadow climate secretary, mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham, and the Guardian’s political editor Pippa Crerar on whether Labour’s offer is getting through to people. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod
23
SEP

Kwasi Kwarteng’s budget gamble – Politics Weekly UK

The mini-budget has landed and there was nothing mini about it. Big tax announcements such as abolishing the 45% additional rate of income tax as well as plans for growth were included. The Guardian’s John Harris is joined by Resolution Foundation chief executive Torsten Bell to talk through the details. John also speaks to columnists Gaby Hinsliff and Rafael Behr about how big a gamble the announcements are. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod
22
SEP

Liz Truss: making the rich richer? Politics Weekly UK

Scrapping the bankers’ bonus cap, slashing taxes and lifting the moratorium on fracking. Liz Truss says she is prepared to be ‘unpopular’ to boost the UK economy, but who really benefits? The Guardian’s John Harris is joined by David Gauke, a former Conservative chief secretary to the Treasury, and Miatta Fahnbulleh, CEO of the New Economics Foundation, to discuss Truss’s vision for the country. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod
15
SEP

Pomp, protest and a closed down country – Politics Weekly UK podcast

It’s been a week of wall-to-wall coverage of the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Meanwhile anti-monarchy protesters have been arrested, food banks closed and hospital appointments cancelled in her honour. The Guardian’s John Harris is joined by the Observer’s Sonia Sodha and Guardian columnist Rafael Behr to look at what this all tells us about the UK’s media, the monarchy and democracy.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod
09
SEP

The political legacy of Queen Elizabeth II – Politics Weekly UK

As Prince Charles becomes king, the Guardian’s John Harris is joined by the columnist Gaby Hinsliff and Gavin Barwell, an adviser to the former prime minister Theresa May and member of the privy council, to discuss the political legacy of the Queen. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod
08
SEP

Truss’s first week - Politics Weekly UK

The wait is over: Liz Truss is our fourth Conservative prime minister in six years. And after appointing what some people have called one of the most right-wing cabinets of the last 100 years, John Harris is joined by the Guardian’s political editor Pippa Crerar and columnist Gaby Hinsliff to find out what is in store for the country. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod
01
SEP

Inside a Tory hustings... and out in the real world - Politics Weekly UK

Britain will have a new prime minister on Monday. While Rishi Sunak’s chances seem to have faded away, it looks like Liz Truss will have the task of dealing with rising inflation, soaring energy bills, a probable recession and the real possibility of two-thirds of all UK households facing fuel poverty in January. Last week, the Guardian’s John Harris went to Birmingham to ask people there how they are preparing for winter and get a sense at a Tory hustings event of the UK’s immediate political future. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod
25
AUG

Running out of energy? Truss’s cost of living plan – Politics Weekly UK

With Liz Truss likely to be the next prime minister, former government advisers Sam Freedman and Salma Shah join the Guardian’s Gaby Hinsliff to discuss what Truss’ premiership might actually do. And, after two years of disrupted GCSEs, what will Thursday’s results tell us about the impact of the pandemic on students?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod
18
AUG

Politics Weekly UK’s summer reading list

While politics might not be taking a summer holiday this year, Politics Weekly UK is snatching a quick break. So this week, the Guardian’s John Harris brings you his summer reading list: five books that shine a light on where the UK has ended up and the absurdity of everyday politics. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod
10
AUG

Mick Lynch on strikes and Britain’s crisis – Politics Weekly UK

The Bank of England has predicted the country will hit a recession by the end of the year. To make matters worse, energy bills are soaring and parts of the country could be brought to a standstill over the next few weeks due to strikes. The Guardian’s John Harris is joined by RMT general secretary Mick Lynch and Miatta Fahnbulleh, the chief executive of the New Economics Foundation, to talk about how to tackle this social emergency. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

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