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ITV News Political Correspondent Paul Brand offers the hypothetical keys to Number 10 to a guest and asks them: What would you do now?

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ITV News Political Correspondent Paul Brand offers the hypothetical keys to Number 10 to a guest and asks them: What would you do now?

    Get to know Lib Dem leader Ed Davey: His thoughts on Covid, care and fixing the party

    Get to know Lib Dem leader Ed Davey: His thoughts on Covid, care and fixing the party

    Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey is the latest guest on Acting Prime Minister.

    The MP speaks to us about his life as a carer, first for his mum, then his grandmother, then his young son.

    He also talks about his task as Lib Dem leader, to win seats in the next general election and to restore the party's reputation.

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    • 33 min
    Tory MP Caroline Nokes on Boris Johnson's potential 'regret' and how it felt being sacked

    Tory MP Caroline Nokes on Boris Johnson's potential 'regret' and how it felt being sacked

    This week's Acting Prime Minister guest is Caroline Nokes.

    The former minister tells the podcast she believes Boris Johnson may live to regret his decision to ignore scientific advice on a circuit breaker lockdown.

    She also explains what made her a Tory and what it was like to learn on Twitter how the prime minister had sacked her from government.

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    • 39 min
    Tory MP Steve Baker attacks lockdown and admits Brexit divided Britain

    Tory MP Steve Baker attacks lockdown and admits Brexit divided Britain

    This week's guest on Acting Prime Minister is Steve Baker.

    The Brexit-supporting Tory MP speaks to Paul Brand about coronavirus, Boris Johnson and much more.

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    • 37 min
    Prue Leith on coronavirus, politics, death, and filming Bake Off in lockdown

    Prue Leith on coronavirus, politics, death, and filming Bake Off in lockdown

    This week's guest is Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith.

    In a wide ranging interview, Prue spoke about her political persuasion, how she wished she'd gone into politics herself and the laws she would change if she had the chance.

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    • 30 min
    Who is Anneliese Dodds? Shadow chancellor on coronavirus, Starmer and house music

    Who is Anneliese Dodds? Shadow chancellor on coronavirus, Starmer and house music

    This week's guest is the Labour's shadow chancellor, Anneliese Dodds.

    She spoke to Paul about the economy, Labour's new leadership and dealing with the coronavirus crisis while being a mother to two children.

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    • 33 min
    Mark Drakeford on dealing with Boris Johnson's government during coronavirus crisis

    Mark Drakeford on dealing with Boris Johnson's government during coronavirus crisis

    This week's guest is the First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford.

    He spoke to Paul about dealing with the coronavirus crisis, how its raised his profile and how it's given some in Westminster a crash course in devolution.

    He also reveals how 'frustrating' it's been dealing with Boris Johnson's government during the pandemic.

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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

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Authentic and laidback

It’s so refreshing to have a podcast which shows the human side of politicians, especially in an age where they are relentlessly vilified.

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Good content, audio is always too quiet to hear over traffic

Just fix the sound please

Edit: Series 2 and it’s still stopping me listening

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Novel approach to politics

Novel way to talk politics and great variety of speakers and pace between them all.

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