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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.
Twitter:
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    • 4.8 • 169 Ratings

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.
Twitter:
@RestIsPolitics
Instagram:
@restispolitics
Email:
restispolitics@gmail.com

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Leaving office, a Labour Scotland, and what's the point of Davos?

    Leaving office, a Labour Scotland, and what's the point of Davos?

    What do Rory, Mark Zuckerberg and Saif Gaddafi all have in common? Will we see a Labour revival in Scotland? Why haven't the CPS followed up over lockdown parties in Downing Street? 
    Rory and Alastair answer these questions and discuss the role social media played in Jacinda Ardern's resignation, the current situation in Haiti, and cultural recommendations for the week.
    Leading:
    Have you heard this week's episode of Leading, where Alastair interviews Marina Litvinenko, widow of Alexander Litvinenko, the former Russian spy poisoned by the Putin regime?
    Listen:
    apple.co/3XsICFC
    spoti.fi/3D76yX1
    pod.link/1665265193
    TRIP Plus:
    Become a member of The Rest Is Politics Plus to support the podcast, enjoy ad-free listening, join the TRIP Plus Discord chatroom, 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
    Producers: Dom Johnson + Nicole Maslen
    Exec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport

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    • 33 min
    Johnson's £800k loan, Zahawi's tax trouble, and Russia in Africa

    Johnson's £800k loan, Zahawi's tax trouble, and Russia in Africa

    Who gave Boris Johnson an £800k loan when he was PM? Is Nadhim Zahawi's political career over? Why is Russia on a charm offensive in Africa?
    Alastair and Rory cover all the latest political news from both the UK and abroad in today's episode of The Rest Is Politics.
    Leading:
    Have you heard this week's episode of Leading, where Alastair interviews Marina Litvinenko, widow of Alexander Litvinenko, the former Russian spy poisoned by the Putin regime?
    Listen:
    apple.co/3XsICFC
    spoti.fi/3D76yX1
    pod.link/1665265193
    TRIP Plus:
    Become a member of The Rest Is Politics Plus to support the podcast, enjoy ad-free listening to both TRIP and Leading, join our Discord chatroom, 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
    Producers: Dom Johnson + Nicole Maslen
    Exec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport


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    • 41 min
    Combatting Andrew Tate, crisis at the Met, and Johnson standing again

    Combatting Andrew Tate, crisis at the Met, and Johnson standing again

    Could Boris Johnson lose the Tory whip? Why are we paying so much for gas if wholesale prices are back to normal? Why did Joe Biden remove classified documents from the White House? Rory and Alastair answer these questions, along with systemic problems within the Metropolitan Police, misogyny in schools, the future of Labour, and Suella Braverman's latest controversy.
    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
    Producers: Dom Johnson + Nicole Maslen
    Exec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport

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    • 31 min
    Police power, gender recognition, and women in Afghanistan

    Police power, gender recognition, and women in Afghanistan

    Join Rory and Alastair as they discuss anti-strike legislation, the right to protest, the battle between the Scottish and UK government over gender recognition reform, the plight of women in Afghanistan, and more.
    TRIP Plus:
    Become a member of The Rest Is Politics Plus to support the podcast, enjoy ad-free listening, join the TRIP Plus Discord chatroom, 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
    Producers: Dom Johnson + Nicole Maslen
    Exec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport

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    • 39 min
    Leading: Michael Heseltine

    Leading: Michael Heseltine

    Rory and Alastair are launching a new podcast - 'Leading'!
      
    Every Monday, Alastair and Rory are going to speak to people who are leading in their field. Whether they be presidents, policy makers, sports stars or religious leaders - Leading is going to be hosting the biggest names from many different walks of life.
    Today's guest is former Deputy Prime Minister, Michael Heseltine. One of the biggest names in the last half-century of British politics, Lord Heseltine discusses everything from his crucial role in the rise and fall of Margaret Thatcher, to his current position in the House of Lords. 
    Tune in to hear a preview from the pod...
    Things get a little heated with a few polite disagreements later on, so if you want to hear the full interview, just search ‘LEADING’ wherever you get your podcasts, and subscribe to hear new episodes every Monday - or simply click on one of the links below:
    Apple - apple.co/3CRLx2l
    Spotify - spoti.fi/3IQBwGn
    RSS feed - bit.ly/3XzOFrQ
    Thanks for listening, and see you over on the Leading feed. We’ll be back here on The Rest Is Politics this Wednesday for our regular podcast.
    If you have any problems, head over to our Twitter and Instagram pages to find the link to listen.

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    • 8 min
    Rishi Sunak's doctor, Rory's Brad Pitt deal, and Iranian regime change?

    Rishi Sunak's doctor, Rory's Brad Pitt deal, and Iranian regime change?

    **RORY AND ALASTAIR'S NEW PODCAST... The Rest Is Politics: Leading**
    Rory and Alastair are launching a new podcast - 'Leading'!
    Starting on Monday 16th January, a weekly episode will be released where they speak to captivating individuals - from both inside and outside of politics - about life, leadership, and leading the way in their chosen field.
    As you'll hear in the excerpt at the end of this Question Time pod, Michael Heseltine is the first guest, with his episode coming out this Monday, 16th January.
    To find this episode and subscribe to our new podcast feed, on Monday morning just search 'Leading' and 'Michael Heseltine' wherever you get your podcasts, or head over to our Twitter and Instagram pages to find the link to listen.
    Question Time:
    Is it practical to ban private schools? Should it be compulsory for students to be taught Maths until the age of 18? Is it true that Brad Pitt bought Rory's life rights?
    Listen to this week's Question Time to hear these questions answered, plus questions on Sunak, Starmer, Iran and NHS working conditions.
    TRIP Plus:
    Become a member of The Rest Is Politics Plus to support the podcast, enjoy ad-free listening, join the TRIP Plus Discord chatroom, 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
    Producers: Dom Johnson + Nicole Maslen
    Exec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport

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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
169 Ratings

169 Ratings

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Fantastic Podcast

Started listening (or reading!) to this podcast in December. So informative and insightful. Cannot recommend it highly enough. I am ‘binge’ listening back through older episodes, and they are still fascinating to listen to.

Montezuma199 ,

Become Unlistenable

Alistair has become so arrogant, bombastic and disrespectful to Rory that I’ve stopped listening. How Rory - who was elected and a Minister - puts up with this sarcasm and bullying from an unelected spin doctor, I’ll never know!

Aussiereg ,

The best analysis of the state of politics anywhere!

Only wish we could get this level of honest insight into Australian politics although many of the issues are similar or at least rhyme! Literally wait for each episode to be released.

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