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Sebastian Payne takes you into the corridors of power to unwrap, analyse and debate British politics with a regular lineup of expert Financial Times correspondents and informed commentators. New episodes available every Saturday morning.

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Sebastian Payne takes you into the corridors of power to unwrap, analyse and debate British politics with a regular lineup of expert Financial Times correspondents and informed commentators. New episodes available every Saturday morning.

    The hole Boris Johnson digs for himself gets bigger

    The hole Boris Johnson digs for himself gets bigger

    The latest twists and turns in the ‘partygate’ drama this week as Conservative MPs threatened a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Boris Johnson. We explore the progress of Sue Gray’s inquiry into the partygate row, how Johnson will respond and whether he can survive. 
    Presented by Sebastian Payne, with George Parker, Robert Shrimsley and Camilla Cavendish. 
    Produced by Anna Dedhar and Howie Shannon. The sound engineers were Breen Turner and Jan Sigsworth.


    Audio: Sky News


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    • 30 min
    The row over Number 10 parties during the 2020 lockdown

    The row over Number 10 parties during the 2020 lockdown

    This week we’re devoting the episode to the “partygate” row which has blown up in Westminster. After the prime minister revealed he attended a party, calls for his resignation grew in and outside of the Tory party. Can he survive? Does his fate lie in the hands of a senior civil servant? Will Rishi Sunak walk out of the cabinet? And where does the story go next?
    We’ll be unpacking all the news and drama with a top line-up of guests: political editor George Parker, chief political commentator Robert Shrimsley and special guest Hannah White, deputy director of the Institute for Government think-tank.
    Presented by Sebastian Payne. Produced by Anna Dedhar and Howie Shannon. The sound engineers were Breen Turner and Sean McGarrity


    Audio: BBC


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    • 35 min
    The cost of living crisis - a defining political theme of 2022

    The cost of living crisis - a defining political theme of 2022

    We look at the trouble ahead for Boris Johnson, starting with the crisis in the energy market. What can the government do to stop bills doubling in the coming months? Along with sleaze investigations, how much of a threat is this to the PM? Political editor George Parker will discuss, together with chief political correspondent Jim Pickard.
    And we look at the latest with the spread of Omicron over the festive season and whether the new variant is putting too much pressure on the health service. What will that mean for the NHS? Health editor Sarah Neville and health and science reporter Oliver Barnes will explain.
    Presented by Sebastian Payne. Produced by Anna Dedhar and Howie Shannon. The sound engineers were Breen Turner and Sean McGarrity


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    • 33 min
    In conversation with Michael Cockerell

    In conversation with Michael Cockerell

    Michael Cockerell has made some of the best political documentaries about UK politics, covering prime ministers from Harold Macmillan to Boris Johnson. 
    His new book, “Unmasking Our Leaders”, takes us into a career of political journalism and interviews regarding not just politicians and MPs and ministers but also the secret world of Whitehall.
    Cockerell looks back on the leaders he has met and what he learnt from them.


    Presented by Sebastian Payne. Produced by Anna Dedhar and Howie Shannon. The sound engineers were Breen Turner and Sean McGarrity, 


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    • 27 min
    In conversation with Andrew Mitchell

    In conversation with Andrew Mitchell

    Andrew Mitchell went through many of the UK's most established institutions, from public school to the army to the City of London and parliament, the Whips Office and the cabinet. 
    His new book, “Beyond A Fringe”, refers not only to his distinctive hairstyle but also his insider’s view of Britain. 
    We explore his journey into politics, life in government and where he sees Tory politics going next.
     
    Presented by Sebastian Payne. Produced by Anna Dedhar and Howie Shannon. The sound engineers were Breen Turner and Sean McGarrity, 


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    • 30 min
    A remarkable by-election outcome

    A remarkable by-election outcome

    We analyse the remarkable by-election outcome. On top of the two biggest parliamentary defeats of his career as prime minister, we’ll look at just how much trouble Boris Johnson is in and whether he’s about to face a leadership challenge. Political editor George Parker and chief political commentator Robert Shrimsley discuss.
    And we look at the coronavirus situation following a huge rise in case numbers and whether the NHS is at risk of being overwhelmed this winter. Will plan B work or will plan C be required? What would that look like? And with the Bank of England raising rates for the first time in years, how will the economy cope? Health editor Sarah Neville and economics editor Chris Giles discuss.


    Audio: Sky News + BBC
     
    Presented by Sebastian Payne. Produced by Anna Dedhar and Howie Shannon. The sound engineers were Breen Turner and Sean McGarrity, 


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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

CJP1976whitlam ,

From half-way around the world

Left, right. blue, pink, green. An intelligent, entertaining, insightful podcast I look forward to. And I’m an Australian republican (not in the American sense!)

Dave 5032 ,

Great Show

keeps me updated on UK politics

EH-sydney ,

Engaging and informative

Excellent topical weekly podcast with different points of view in UK politics. Sebastian Payne is an excellent host and I feel better informed and across the big issues in the UK because of it. Keep up the great work.

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