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Guardian political columnist John Harris hosts a cast of voices from up and down the country as well as across the political spectrum to analyse the week’s political news. For US Politics with Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland, make sure to search 'Politics Weekly America' wherever you get your podcasts

Politics Weekly UK The Guardian

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    • 4.2 • 89 Ratings

Guardian political columnist John Harris hosts a cast of voices from up and down the country as well as across the political spectrum to analyse the week’s political news. For US Politics with Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland, make sure to search 'Politics Weekly America' wherever you get your podcasts

    Politics Weekly Westminster: Starmer and Sunak face audience in Grimsby

    Politics Weekly Westminster: Starmer and Sunak face audience in Grimsby

    The Guardian’s Pippa Crerar and Kiran Stacey discuss how Keir Starmer and Rishi Sunak performed at the Sky News special leaders’ event in Lincolnshire. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 39 min
    Politics Weekly Westminster: Manifesto week

    Politics Weekly Westminster: Manifesto week

    The Guardian’s Pippa Crerar and Kiran Stacey look at what might be on offer as the political parties launch their manifestos this week. Plus, what Pippa learned from her exclusive interview with Keir Starmer. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 29 min
    The ‘blue wall’ road trip: Tories jumping ship? Politics Weekly UK

    The ‘blue wall’ road trip: Tories jumping ship? Politics Weekly UK

    The Guardian’s John Harris is on the road, visiting Jeremy Hunt’s seat in Godalming and Ash and Michael Gove’s Surrey Heath constituency to find out why lifelong Conservative voters are abandoning the party. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 27 min
    Politics Weekly Westminster: The first TV debate

    Politics Weekly Westminster: The first TV debate

    The Guardian’s Pippa Crerar and Kiran Stacey discuss the first TV head to head between Keir Starmer and Rishi Sunak. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 27 min
    Politics Weekly Westminster: Ahead of the TV debates

    Politics Weekly Westminster: Ahead of the TV debates

    The Guardian’s Pippa Crerar and Kiran Stacey discuss how Keir Starmer and Rishi Sunak will be preparing for the first big leaders’ debate on Tuesday. Plus can Keir Starmer recover from the internal politics plaguing his last week of campaigning?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 27 min
    The Rwanda bill effect – Politics Weekly UK

    The Rwanda bill effect – Politics Weekly UK

    The government’s safety of Rwanda bill finally passed into law in April. But, with the announcement last week of a general election, the Conservative ‘dream’ of deportation flights taking off might never happen. So what has the bill achieved? And what does it mean for those it has targeted? The Guardian’s John Harris hears what life is really like for migrants in the UK. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

Tandah ,

On smoking!

John shush and let people finish their arguments - it’s not entertaining, it’s infuriating and you are wrong sometines.

Asswin ,

Pull your head in

John you’d do much better by shutting up for a minute and listening.

KICan123 ,

Good analysis - if a bit biased sometimes

This is generally a fantastic podcast with excellent guests and intelligent commentary. Few other podcasts keep me as up to date with British politics.

There is one gripe I have, which is that almost any negative inference against the Tories will be drawn without seriously exploring an alternative explanation. This is sometimes justified, but not always. The podcast also sometimes sounds like we all assume the Labour Party should be in government and that is the goal of guests, listeners and perhaps even the country. That can skew what questions are asked and the way they are asked.

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