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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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The Rest Is Politics The Rest Is Politics

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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.

October Election Tour - buy tickets:
www.aegpresents.co.uk/event/the-rest-is-politics

Twitter:
@RestIsPolitics

Instagram:
@restispolitics

Email:
restispolitics@gmail.com

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Why Trump won't go to jail

    Why Trump won't go to jail

    What was it like to visit Michael Cohen behind bars? Why is it almost impossible for Trump to go to jail? How many good working hours does Joe Biden have a day?

    Join Anthony and Katty for episode 4 of TRIP US, as they answer all these questions and more.

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    Video Editor: Teo Ayodeji-Ansell
    Social Producer: Jess Kidson
    Assistant Producer: Fiona Douglas
    Producer: Dom Johnson
    Head of Content: Tom Whiter
    Exec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport
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    • 47 min
    Question Time: Political honeymoons - how quickly could the public turn on Keir Starmer?

    Question Time: Political honeymoons - how quickly could the public turn on Keir Starmer?

    Are we sleepwalking into a crisis that could totally overwhelm our prisons? Why is the South West often forgotten in politics? Why do political honeymoons often come to such abrupt endings?

    Alastair is again joined by friend of the show David Gauke to answer all these questions and more on today’s episode of The Rest Is Politics: Question Time.

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    TRIP ELECTION TOUR:
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    Podcast Editor: James Hodgson
    Video Editor: Teo Ayodeji-Ansell
    Social Producer: Jess Kidson
    Assistant Producer: Fiona Douglas
    Producer: Nicole Maslen
    Senior Producer: Dom Johnson
    Head of Content: Tom Whiter
    Exec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport
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    • 34 min
    Battle lines are drawn: defections, defence, and David Gauke

    Battle lines are drawn: defections, defence, and David Gauke

    What is Rishi Sunak’s plan to win back voters? Why has Putin removed his ally as Russia’s defence minister? Has Labour’s embrace of a defecting Tory MP backfired? This week, Alastair is joined by former Lord Chancellor and Conservative MP, David Gauke, to answer all these questions and more.

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    Just head to therestispolitics.com to sign up, or start a free trial today on Apple Podcasts: apple.co/therestispolitics.

    TRIP ELECTION TOUR:
    To buy tickets for our October Election Tour, just head to www.therestispolitics.com

    Instagram:
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    Email:
    restispolitics@gmail.com

    Video Editor: Teo Ayodeji-Ansell
    Social Producer: Jess Kidson
    Assistant Producer: Fiona Douglas
    Producer: Nicole Maslen
    Senior Producer: Dom Johnson
    Head of Content: Tom Whiter
    Exec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport
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    • 59 min
    Robert F Kennedy Jr: Donald Trump's Vice President?

    Robert F Kennedy Jr: Donald Trump's Vice President?

    Could a member of the Kennedy clan team up with Donald Trump? What does a vice president actually do? How has a brain worm come into the media circus of the 2024 race for the White House?

    Join Katty Kay and Anthony Scaramucci as they answer all these questions and more on The Rest Is Politics: US.

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    Video Editor: Teo Ayodeji-Ansell
    Social Producer: Jess Kidson
    Assistant Producer: Fiona Douglas
    Producer: Dom Johnson
    Head of Content: Tom Whiter
    Exec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport
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    • 47 min
    What Britain thinks: Is the monarchy our greatest soft power asset?

    What Britain thinks: Is the monarchy our greatest soft power asset?

    Are UK voters becoming increasingly comfortable with authoritarianism? Why is Thatcher the only past PM currently viewed as 'strong' by the public? What's the secret to achieving visibility as a politician?

    Join Rory and Alastair for their second polling special, brought to you in collaboration with JL Partners.

    To get the full polling in your inbox, sign up to TRIP Plus at therestispolitics.com

    TRIP Plus:
    Become a member of The Rest Is Politics Plus to support the podcast, receive our exclusive newsletter, enjoy ad-free listening to both TRIP and Leading, benefit from discount book prices on titles mentioned on the pod, join our Discord chatroom, and receive early access to live show tickets and Question Time episodes.
    Just head to therestispolitics.com to sign up, or start a free trial today on Apple Podcasts: apple.co/therestispolitics.

    TRIP ELECTION TOUR:
    To buy tickets for our October Election Tour, just head to www.therestispolitics.com

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

    Video Editor: Teo Ayodeji-Ansell
    Social Producer: Jess Kidson
    Assistant Producer: Fiona Douglas
    Producer: Nicole Maslen
    Senior Producer: Dom Johnson
    Head of Content: Tom Whiter
    Exec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport
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    • 47 min
    Are we really heading for a hung parliament?

    Are we really heading for a hung parliament?

    Is the Conservative brand damaging their politicians? Who is the SNP's new leader? What’s going on in South Africa?

    Join Rory and Alastair as they answer all these questions and more on today's episode of The Rest Is Politics.

    TRIP ELECTION TOUR:
    To buy tickets for our October Election Tour, just head to www.therestispolitics.com

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    Just head to therestispolitics.com to sign up, or start a free trial today on Apple Podcasts: apple.co/therestispolitics.

    Instagram:
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    @RestIsPolitics
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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

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384 Ratings

384 Ratings

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Microphone for Rory

Please can you find a microphone for Rory that will tone down his lisp.

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Australia

Can we have an Australian version please. I am a rusted on Liberal, but love your balance. There is no totally bad or good in each government.
Thank you

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Valid commentary on little Britain

Guache is a Tory wankr

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