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

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

    Cuomo and the ‘macho’ problem in New York: Politics Weekly Extra

    Cuomo and the ‘macho’ problem in New York: Politics Weekly Extra

    As the governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, tries to cling on to power, Jonathan Freedland and Alexis Grenell discuss why the state with one of the most liberal cities in the world has failed to match its politics with modern society. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 27 min
    Tories grapple with Greensill scandal: Politics Weekly podcast

    Tories grapple with Greensill scandal: Politics Weekly podcast

    Jessica Elgot and Martin Kettle run through the week’s biggest stories, including the growing Greensill scandal. Rory Carroll and Naomi Long discuss what’s happening in Northern Ireland. Plus, Aubrey Allegretti previews that all-important byelection in Hartlepool. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 41 min
    The hypocrisy of the Christian right: Politics Weekly Extra

    The hypocrisy of the Christian right: Politics Weekly Extra

    Amidst allegations central to the Matt Gaetz scandal, Jonathan Freedland speaks to Peter Wehner of the Ethics and Public Policy Center. They discuss the decades-old pattern of prominent Christian political leaders and commentators, who forgive allies for the same transgressions for which they harshly judge their opponents. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 26 min
    Labour’s reckoning at the ballot box: Politics Weekly podcast

    Labour’s reckoning at the ballot box: Politics Weekly podcast

    It has been a year since Keir Starmer took over as Labour leader. Rafael Behr and Gaby Hinsliff look at how he should push the party forward after a frustrating year in opposition. Lisa O’Carroll speaks to the EU ambassador to the UK about violence in Northern Ireland and vaccine wars. Plus, Peter Walker looks at the Green party’s local campaign in the north of England. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 38 min
    The battle for DC statehood: Politics Weekly Extra

    The battle for DC statehood: Politics Weekly Extra

    The Guardian’s Washington bureau chief, David Smith, speaks to the campaign director for 51 for 51, Stasha Rhodes, who is advocating for the US capital to become a state, giving more than 700,000 residents equal representation in Congress. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 21 min
    A sleazy week for Westminster: Politics Weekly podcast

    A sleazy week for Westminster: Politics Weekly podcast

    Heather Stewart and Peter Walker look at the latest news from Westminster. Libby Brooks reports on the current state of Scottish politics. Plus, Katie Perrior and Paul Harrison dissect No 10’s communications strategy, including a new press briefing room. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 37 min

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