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Unrivalled analysis of the latest in UK politics, with Anoosh Chakelian, Andrew Marr and the New Statesman politics team.
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Send us a question on anything related to UK politics, in Westminster and beyond, by emailing podcasts@newstatesman.co.uk

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Unrivalled analysis of the latest in UK politics, with Anoosh Chakelian, Andrew Marr and the New Statesman politics team.
New episodes Tuesday and Friday.
Send us a question on anything related to UK politics, in Westminster and beyond, by emailing podcasts@newstatesman.co.uk

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    Can we stop the government criminalising protest? With Jodie Beck of Liberty

    Can we stop the government criminalising protest? With Jodie Beck of Liberty

    Last week the government faced multiple defeats in the House of Lords on its wide-ranging Public Order Bill, which have peers warned would have a chilling effect on the right to protest.
    As the government continues to try to push its legislation through, Jodie Beck, head of policy and campaigns at the human rights organisation Liberty, talks to Rachel Cunliffe about why this bill is so controversial, how it will criminalise perfectly normal acts, and whether anything can be done to stop the assault on civil liberties.
    Watch our video on the Crime and Policing Act
    If you have a question for You Ask Us, go to https://newstatesman.com/youaskus 


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    • 26 min
    Rishi Sunak’s first 100 days, with Andrew Marr

    Rishi Sunak’s first 100 days, with Andrew Marr

    Rishi Sunak is marking 100 days in office just after Britain was hit by the biggest day of industrial action in a decade and the IMF predicted that the UK will be the only major economy to shrink in 2023. With the Tory party engulfed in sleaze and sackings, Sunak is feeling the pressure.
     
    Andrew Marr joins Anoosh Chakelian and Freddie Hayward to discuss whether the Prime Minister is simply too inexperienced to weather this perfect storm, the clamour for tax cuts among the Tory ranks, and the key question buzzing around Westminster – is Boris Johnson about to make a comeback?
     
    In You Ask Us, a listener wonders if Brexit is behind the UK's gloomy economic outlook.
    If you have a question for You Ask Us, go to newstatesman.com/youaskus
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    • 21 min
    Are the Lib Dems winning here?

    Are the Lib Dems winning here?

    After a series of by-election victories, could the Lib Dem election machine be powering the party back to its late 90s levels of popularity? Anoosh Chakelian, Freddie Hayward and Ben Walker look at the party’s recent performance, how it is preparing to fight an upcoming election and why Brexit has changed the kinds of seats it is fighting for.
     
    Listen to our special on the Green Party.
     
    If you have a question for the podcast team go to Newstatesman.com/youaskus
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    • 19 min
    The return of Tory sleaze

    The return of Tory sleaze

    Rishi Sunak promised to draw a line under the scandalous Boris Johnson era when he became Prime Minister, but Tory sleaze seems here to stay. He is facing serious questions over the integrity of his party after a succession of allegations against senior figures.
     
    Anoosh Chakelian, Freddie Hayward and Will Dunn, the New Statesman’s business editor, try to figure out what's going – from Boris Johnson’s loan allegedly facilitated by the BBC chairman Richard Sharp and his million-pound donation from the businessman Christopher Harborne, to the investigation into Nadhim Zahawi’s tax affairs.
     
    The team discuss Sunak’s political naivety and ask whether the stories are bad only for the government or, in fact, tarnish all politicians and parties.
     
    Then in You Ask Us a listener asks why campaigners keep calling for all sorts of new protected characteristics under the Equality Act.
     
    If you have a question for You Ask Us, go to newstatesman.com/youaskus
     
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    • 29 min
    How to fix the NHS, with Phil Whitaker

    How to fix the NHS, with Phil Whitaker

    With the crisis in the health service growing, the New Statesman’s medical editor Phil Whitaker speaks to Rachel Cunliffe about his prescription for fixing it.
     
    They discuss how the system is currently broken, why the Health Secretary Steve Barclay and the shadow health secretary Wes Streeting could benefit from spending time on the front line with GPs, and how to get back to a system in which the private insurance sector panics about not being needed.
     
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    • 27 min
    SPOTLIGHT: Are we there yet?: The EV story - with Wejo

    SPOTLIGHT: Are we there yet?: The EV story - with Wejo

    A special podcast from Spotlight, the New Statesman’s policy supplement - The New Statesman podcast will return tomorrow.
     
    In 2020, the UK announced the end of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030. At the time, Boris Johnson’s government pledged £1.8bn to support greater uptake of zero emission vehicles, including £1.3bn to rollout more chargepoints for electric vehicles nationwide.
     
    Since then, the country has seen the biggest year-on-year growth in electric car registration for years. But there are millions of registered cars on the road in the UK – so how far have we come on the EV journey?
     
    In the second episode of a three-part special partnered series with Wejo, the smart mobility tech company, a panel of expert guests discuss what’s standing in the way of greater uptake of EVs, in the UK and elsewhere. 
     
    Alona Ferber, editor of the New Statesman’s Spotlight policy channel, is joined by Richard Barlow, founder and chief executive of Wejo, Melanie Shufflebotham, founder and COO of the EV charging app, Zap_Map, Dale Vince, CEO of Ecotricity, and Philipe Vangeel, Secretary General of AVERE, the European Association for Electromobility.
      
    The next episode of this special series explores the autonomous vehicles future that is nearly here. Click here for the first episode.
     

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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

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Great podcast

An entertaining and insightful discussion of British politics every week. The two regular hosts, in particular, are excellent.

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