476 episodes

Join Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea for the weekly New Statesman podcast, covering Boris Johnson, Donald Trump and everything in between. New episodes every Tuesday and Friday.

The New Statesman Podcas‪t‬ The New Statesman

    • Politics

Join Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea for the weekly New Statesman podcast, covering Boris Johnson, Donald Trump and everything in between. New episodes every Tuesday and Friday.

    Balancing Tax

    Balancing Tax

    On today's episode of the New Statesman Podcast, Stephen Bush and Anoosh Chakelian discuss the anticipated corporation tax changes ahead of Rishi Sunak's budget announcement, as well as what Labour's response could be. Then, in You Ask Us, they try and explain what's going on in Scotland with the Alex Salmond inquiry.


    Subscribing to the New Statesman helps us keep producing this podcast. You can now subscribe for 12 weeks for just £12. Visit newstatesman.com/subscribe12.


    We'd love to hear from you.
    Send us your You Ask Us questions at youaskus.co.uk.


    You can follow Stephen Bush on twitter @stephenkb. Anoosh Chakelian is @Anoosh_C and Ailbhe Rea is @PronouncedAlva.


    More audio from the New Statesman: listen to our weekly global affairs show World Review


    If you are a New Statesman digital subscriber you can get ad-free access to this podcast by visiting newstatesman.com/nssubscribers.
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 26 min
    Rules of the Roadmap

    Rules of the Roadmap

    Boris Johnson has outlined his four-step plan to bring the UK out of lockdown. The Prime Minister announced pupils will return to schools on 8 March, with rules relaxing in phases thereafter. If strict criteria are met, all restrictions on social contact could be lifted by 21 June. 


    On this episode of the New Statesman podcast, Stephen Bush and Anoosh Chakelian look at the plan and read between the lines of Boris Johnson's choice of language. Then, in You Ask Us, they tackle your questions on the seeming mismatch between the drugs policies of major parties and public positioning on that issue.


    More from the New Statesman:
    Stephen explains why new Covid-19 variants are the greatest threat to Boris Johnson's lockdown roadmap.
    Martin Fletcher writes that Boris Johnson must now announce a public inquiry into the UK’s Covid-19 catastrophe.
    Martha Gill asks: how did the government get duped by the myth of "freedom loving" Britain?


    Subscribing to the New Statesman helps us keep producing this podcast. You can now subscribe for 12 weeks for just £12. Visit newstatesman.com/subscribe12.


    We'd love to hear from you.
    Send us your You Ask Us questions at youaskus.co.uk.


    You can follow Stephen Bush on twitter @stephenkb. Anoosh Chakelian is @Anoosh_C and Ailbhe Rea is @PronouncedAlva.


    More audio from the New Statesman: listen to our weekly global affairs show World Review


    If you are a New Statesman digital subscriber you can get ad-free access to this podcast by visiting newstatesman.com/nssubscribers.
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 26 min
    Auntie's Agony

    Auntie's Agony

    On today's episode of the New Statesman Podcast, Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea are joined by the NS's Special Correspondent, Harry Lambert, to discuss his cover feature on the future of the BBC. Then, in You Ask Us, they take your question about whether Keir Starmer's big speech had real policy substance or was just a sop to the commentariat.


    Subscribing to the New Statesman helps us keep producing this podcast. You can now subscribe for 12 weeks for just £12. Visit newstatesman.com/subscribe12.


    We'd love to hear from you.
    Send us your You Ask Us questions at youaskus.co.uk.


    You can follow Stephen Bush on twitter @stephenkb. Anoosh Chakelian is @Anoosh_C and Ailbhe Rea is @PronouncedAlva.


    More audio from the New Statesman: listen to our weekly global affairs show World Review


    If you are a New Statesman digital subscriber you can get ad-free access to this podcast by visiting newstatesman.com/nssubscribers.
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 45 min
    Big Ban on Campus

    Big Ban on Campus

    On today's episode of the New Statesman Podcast, Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea discuss the latest chapter in the campus free speech saga. Then, in You Ask Us, they tackle your question of whether Ed Balls' stellar performance on Celebrity Best Home Cook shows he could've achieved more in politics.


    Subscribing to the New Statesman helps us keep producing this podcast. You can now subscribe for 12 weeks for just £12. Visit newstatesman.com/subscribe12.


    We'd love to hear from you.
    Send us your You Ask Us questions at youaskus.co.uk.


    You can follow Stephen Bush on twitter @stephenkb. Anoosh Chakelian is @Anoosh_C and Ailbhe Rea is @PronouncedAlva.


    More audio from the New Statesman: listen to our weekly global affairs show World Review


    If you are a New Statesman digital subscriber you can get ad-free access to this podcast by visiting newstatesman.com/nssubscribers.
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 35 min
    Fair For The Cladding Crowd

    Fair For The Cladding Crowd

    On today's episode of the New Statesman Podcast, Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea discuss housing secretary Robert Jenrick's narrow offer to leaseholders affected by the cladding crisis brought on in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire and the resultant inquiry. Then, in You Ask Us, they take on your question about why the Liberal Democrats are lagging behind the Greens in current polling.


    Subscribing to the New Statesman helps us keep producing this podcast. You can now subscribe for 12 weeks for just £12. Visit newstatesman.com/subscribe12.


    We'd love to hear from you.
    Send us your You Ask Us questions at youaskus.co.uk.
    You can follow Stephen Bush on twitter @stephenkb. Anoosh Chakelian is @Anoosh_C and Ailbhe Rea is @PronouncedAlva.


    More audio from the New Statesman: listen to our weekly global affairs show World Review


    If you are a New Statesman digital subscriber you can get ad-free access to this podcast by visiting newstatesman.com/nssubscribers.
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 38 min
    Crony War

    Crony War

    Rachel Reeves, the shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, has made an intervention calling for an end to the government’s “outsourcing obsession”. She’s accused the government of handing £2bn of coronavirus contracts to Conservative friends and donors and wasting hundreds of millions of pounds on faulty equipment that can’t be used. Ailbhe has interviewed Ms. Reeves exclusively for the New Statesman, and on this episode of the podcast Ailbhe joins Stephen and Anoosh to discuss the cronyism controversy, and the former shadow work and pensions secretary's return to the front benches. Then, in You Ask Us, they clear up some of the confusion surrounding factionalism and in-fighting within the Scottish National Party.


    Subscribing to the New Statesman helps us keep producing this podcast. You can now subscribe for 12 weeks for just £12. Visit newstatesman.com/subscribe12.


    Read more on the New Statesman:
    Ailbhe's interview with Rachel Reeves MP
    Stephen argues that the apparent polling surge for the Green party matters more for the Liberal Democrats than the Labour party.
    James Meadway writes that long-term Covid could mean long-term Conservative rule.


    We'd love to hear from you.
    Send us your You Ask Us questions at youaskus.co.uk.
    You can follow Stephen Bush on twitter @stephenkb. Anoosh Chakelian is @Anoosh_C and Ailbhe Rea is @PronouncedAlva.


    More audio from the New Statesman: listen to our weekly global affairs show World Review


    If you are a New Statesman digital subscriber you can get ad-free access to this podcast by visiting newstatesman.com/nssubscribers.


    Topics in this episode:
    coronavirus
    covid-19
    government spending
    outsourcing
    government contracts
    the labour party
    the conservative party
    Scotland
    the SNP


    People mentioned in this episode:
    Rachel Reeves
    Boris Johnson
    Keir Starmer
    Michael Gove
    Ed Miliband
    David Cameron
    Nicola Sturgeon
    Alex Salmond
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 38 min

Top Podcasts In Politics

Listeners Also Subscribed To

More by The New Statesman