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The inside line on UK politics. Interviews with top politicians and commentators, analysis from the Telegraph’s Westminster team and the occasional musical interlude. Presented by Christopher Hope, every Friday.

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The inside line on UK politics. Interviews with top politicians and commentators, analysis from the Telegraph’s Westminster team and the occasional musical interlude. Presented by Christopher Hope, every Friday.

    David Davis on putting people and party ahead of PM

    David Davis on putting people and party ahead of PM

    Tory grandee David Davis joins Christopher Hope in the Red Lion pub for the interview everybody wanted. The former Brexit Secretary explains why he used PMQs to call for the PM to stand aside "in the name of God" and laughs heartily at the idea of stepping in as interim leader (that's not a no, though).

    Plus the Telegraph's Tony Diver on his scoop that caused woe at Number 10 (suitcase of booze, anyone?), and Chris Loder MP on how the 2019 Conservative intake are dealing with Partygate and pork pie plots.

    Also on the show: Lord Marland, who worked on Boris Johnson's successful mayoral campaign, on why his friend's ship is far from sunk.




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    • 46 min
    Ian Blackford on Independence, integrity, and anti-English sentiment

    Ian Blackford on Independence, integrity, and anti-English sentiment

    In a Chopper's Politics podcast first, Ian Blackford, the SNP leader of Westminster, joins Christopher Hope as his favourite table in the Red Lion pub. While Britain is distracted by BYOB boozy parties, Ian and Chris get stuck into one of the big political questions of the next few years: will we soon see an Independent Scotland. Plus Ian reveals what it's really like having to work with a Tory government, claims Scotland will keep the pound in the event they leave the union, and makes it clear that he will not stand for anti-Englishness in the SNP. 




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    • 31 min
    No confidence

    No confidence

    Longtime Brexiteer Tory MP, Andrew Bridgen, joins Christopher Hope to exclusively reveal that he's submitted a 'letter of no confidence' in Boris Johnson over what he sees as a moral vacuum in government, and assures Chris that Bridgen Towers held no BYOB parties, thank you very much.

    Also on the podcast: Conservative MP for Penistone and Stocksbridge, Miriam Cates, joins us in the Red Lion pub after the PM's bruising PMQs this week. As a member of the Education Select committee, she shares her concerns around schooling in this country - from masks in the classroom to teaching on gender.

    And Nile Gardiner, former aide to Margaret Thatcher, on why he's backing calls for a return to Thatcherite Conservatism, and why he thinks Boris Johnson needs to channel his inner Hugh Grant...




    Boris Johnson delivered on Brexit and vaccines; all that’s left to deliver is his resignation, by Andrew Bridgen: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2022/01/13/boris-johnson-delivered-brexit-vaccines-left-deliver-resignation/ |




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    • 40 min
    Nigel Farage on why the Right is ready to revolt

    Nigel Farage on why the Right is ready to revolt

    Allegedly retired politician and current President of Reform UK, Nigel Farage, joins Christopher Hope in the Red Lion for the first Chopper's Politics of 2022.

    The former UKIP leader paints a gloomy picture for the Prime Minister, predicting another seismic shift away from the Tories in Red Wall seats and the ousting of yet another Tory leader.

    Also on the podcast: Conservative MP for Stevenage Stephen McPartland shares his concerns for families facing a choice between eating and heating as a hike in energy bills looms,

    Plus Sir Keith Mills, the government's Obesity Tsar, on whether free cinema tickets would really encourage you to hit the treadmill.




    A revolt on the Right is brewing – and I'm ready to be part of it, by Nigel Farage: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/01/07/revolt-right-brewing-ready-part/ |

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    • 39 min
    Chopper's Festive Quiz

    Chopper's Festive Quiz

    In need of some seasonal cheer? Are the daily lateral flows somewhat dampening your spirits? Come and join Christopher Hope, plus his Telegraph pals, for Chopper's Festive Quiz.

    Chopper is joined by Camilla Tominey, Tim Stanley and Michael Deacon for a fittingly chaotic look back over 2021. Will you beat our team of top hacks? Given we know the scores, we have a sneaking suspicion you might...




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    • 36 min
    The backbench rebel and the veteran hacks

    The backbench rebel and the veteran hacks

    Fresh from rebellion in the Commons, Conservative MP for Bishop Auckland and one of Parliament’s youngest sitting politicians, Dehenna Davison joins Christopher Hope on his favourite table in the Red Lion pub. But does her recent vote against the PM’s Covid pass scheme indicate waning confidence in his leadership? How will the Tories make “levelling up” more than just a catchphrase? And is politics all she expected? Listen to find out.

    Plus: after over three decades at Sky and ITV respectively, political journalists Adam Boulton and Libby Wiener are stepping down. They share their collective memory of a changing industry, a changing Westminster, and a changing Boris Johnson. 




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    • 39 min

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