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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

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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

    Is Labour ready for government? Politics Weekly UK

    Is Labour ready for government? Politics Weekly UK

    Keir Starmer has set out his alternative vision for the country at Labour’s annual conference. Against the backdrop of market turmoil and the government seemingly in freefall, Politics Weekly UK goes to the Labour conference in Liverpool, hearing from people in and outside the hall on how they’re being impacted by the cost of living. The Guardian’s John Harris speaks to Ed Miliband, the shadow climate secretary, mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham, and the Guardian’s political editor Pippa Crerar on whether Labour’s offer is getting through to people. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 39 min
    Kwasi Kwarteng’s budget gamble – Politics Weekly UK

    Kwasi Kwarteng’s budget gamble – Politics Weekly UK

    The mini-budget has landed and there was nothing mini about it. Big tax announcements such as abolishing the 45% additional rate of income tax as well as plans for growth were included. The Guardian’s John Harris is joined by Resolution Foundation chief executive Torsten Bell to talk through the details. John also speaks to columnists Gaby Hinsliff and Rafael Behr about how big a gamble the announcements are. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 36 min
    Liz Truss: making the rich richer? Politics Weekly UK

    Liz Truss: making the rich richer? Politics Weekly UK

    Scrapping the bankers’ bonus cap, slashing taxes and lifting the moratorium on fracking. Liz Truss says she is prepared to be ‘unpopular’ to boost the UK economy, but who really benefits? The Guardian’s John Harris is joined by David Gauke, a former Conservative chief secretary to the Treasury, and Miatta Fahnbulleh, CEO of the New Economics Foundation, to discuss Truss’s vision for the country. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 34 min
    Pomp, protest and a closed down country – Politics Weekly UK podcast

    Pomp, protest and a closed down country – Politics Weekly UK podcast

    It’s been a week of wall-to-wall coverage of the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Meanwhile anti-monarchy protesters have been arrested, food banks closed and hospital appointments cancelled in her honour. The Guardian’s John Harris is joined by the Observer’s Sonia Sodha and Guardian columnist Rafael Behr to look at what this all tells us about the UK’s media, the monarchy and democracy.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 34 min
    The political legacy of Queen Elizabeth II – Politics Weekly UK

    The political legacy of Queen Elizabeth II – Politics Weekly UK

    As Prince Charles becomes king, the Guardian’s John Harris is joined by the columnist Gaby Hinsliff and Gavin Barwell, an adviser to the former prime minister Theresa May and member of the privy council, to discuss the political legacy of the Queen. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 35 min
    From Today in Focus: the life and death of Queen Elizabeth II

    From Today in Focus: the life and death of Queen Elizabeth II

    The Queen has died aged 96 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. In this episode of Today in Focus, Polly Toynbee joins Nosheen Iqbal to look back on her life. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 31 min

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