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Two men who’ve been at the heart of the political world - former Downing Street Director of Communications and Strategy Alastair Campbell and cabinet minister Rory Stewart - join forces from across the political divide. The Rest Is Politics lifts the lid on the secrets of Westminster, offering an insider’s view on politics at home and abroad, while bringing back the lost art of disagreeing agreeably.


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Two men who’ve been at the heart of the political world - former Downing Street Director of Communications and Strategy Alastair Campbell and cabinet minister Rory Stewart - join forces from across the political divide. The Rest Is Politics lifts the lid on the secrets of Westminster, offering an insider’s view on politics at home and abroad, while bringing back the lost art of disagreeing agreeably.


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    Introducing Empire

    Introducing Empire

    Today's feed drop features historian and friend of the show William Dalrymple discussing our new sister podcast, Empire, which he hosts alongside broadcaster Anita Anand.
    How do empires rise? Why do they fall? And how have they shaped the world around us today?
    This new show explores the stories, personalities and events of empire over the course of history.
    The first series looks at the British in India, covering The East India Company, the Raj, Gandhi, Independence and Partition.
    In the opening episode, William and Anita discuss the rise of The East India Company, exploring how a small corporation with only a handful of employees came to rule India. The episode begins with the birth of the Company in Tudor England and culminates with Robert Clive and the Battle of Plassey.
    Listen to the second episode of Empire below:
    Apple - apple.co/3A0tEw9
    Spotify - spoti.fi/3K4LZNk

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    • 1 hr
    Question Time: Classified documents, Eddie Jones, and A-levels

    Question Time: Classified documents, Eddie Jones, and A-levels

    Just how easy is it to waltz out of office with classified government documents? In the latest episode of TRIP QT, Alastair and Rory take your questions on Trump's FBI raid, Gordon Brown and Gillian Duffy, scuffles, Eddie Jones, A-levels, and more.
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    Blackpool tickets - Saturday 8th October: wintergardensblackpool.co.uk/events/the-rest-is-politics-live/
    Instagram:
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    Email:
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    Producer: Dom Johnson
    Exec Producer: Jack Davenport

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    • 36 min
    Salman Rushdie, the energy price cap, and Afghanistan

    Salman Rushdie, the energy price cap, and Afghanistan

    Join Alastair and Rory as they discuss the one year anniversary of Afghanistan falling to the Taliban, the French withdrawal from Mali, the Wagner Group, how Gordon Brown lets his hair down, the Kenyan election, the cost of living, Keir Starmer's holiday, the energy price cap, Salman Rushdie, freedom of speech, and more.
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    Blackpool tickets - Saturday 8th October: wintergardensblackpool.co.uk/events/the-rest-is-politics-live/
    Instagram:
    @restispolitics
    Twitter:
    @RestIsPolitics
    Email:
    restispolitics@gmail.com
    Producer: Dom Johnson
    Exec Producer: Jack Davenport
    The New European sponsorship:
    www.theneweuropean.co.uk/trip

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    • 49 min
    Question Time: Clan Campbell vs. Clan Stewart, Tartan Trews, and Lindsay Hoyle

    Question Time: Clan Campbell vs. Clan Stewart, Tartan Trews, and Lindsay Hoyle

    Join Alastair and Rory for the latest episode of TRIP: Question Time, where they answer your questions on the historical Scottish clashes between Clan Stewart and Clan Campbell, Rory’s tartan trousers, the performance of Lindsay Hoyle as Speaker, and labour shortages in the UK.
    Become a member of The Rest Is Politics Plus to support the podcast, enjoy ad-free listening, and receive early access to live show tickets and Question Time episodes. Just head to therestispolitics.com to sign up.
    Instagram:
    @restispolitics
    Twitter:
    @RestIsPolitics
    Email:
    restispolitics@gmail.com
    Producer: Dom Johnson
    Exec Producer: Jack Davenport

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    • 22 min
    Amnesty International, cabinet duels, and fuel poverty

    Amnesty International, cabinet duels, and fuel poverty

    Join Alastair and Rory as they discuss lame ducks, Amnesty International’s Ukraine report, politicians’ holidays, energy prices, fuel poverty, George Canning, Nancy Pelosi in Taiwan, the wildfires and US Climate Bill, Boris Johnson’s dancing, and The Rest Is Politics bingo.
    Become a member of The Rest Is Politics Plus to support the podcast, enjoy ad-free listening, and receive early access to live show tickets and Question Time episodes. Just head to therestispolitics.com to sign up.
    Instagram:
    @restispolitics
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    Email:
    restispolitics@gmail.com
    Producer: Dom Johnson
    Exec Producer: Jack Davenport

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    • 42 min
    Question Time: Scottish Unionism, growth, and cannibalism

    Question Time: Scottish Unionism, growth, and cannibalism

    Join Alastair and Rory for the latest episode of TRIP: Question Time, where they answer your questions on Bhutan's Gross Domestic Happiness, Scottish Unionism, political biographies, cannibalism, and more.
    Show notes:
    Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln - Doris Kearns Goodwin
    De Gaulle - Aidan Crawley 
    The Years of Lyndon Johnson - Robert Caro 
    The Power Broker - Robert Caro
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    Twitter:
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    Email:
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    Editor: James Hodgson
    Producer: Dom Johnson
    Exec Producer: Jack Davenport

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    • 18 min

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