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Daniel Hewitt and Shehab Khan from the ITV News politics team chew through the week's big UK political stories and give Political Editor Robert Peston a call from wherever he is to get his take on it all. We'll also be talking to special guests from the world of politics and beyond - and hear from ITV's political correspondents based around the country to find out what's happening beyond the Westminster bubble.

Calling Peston: The ITV News Politics Podcast ITV News

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Daniel Hewitt and Shehab Khan from the ITV News politics team chew through the week's big UK political stories and give Political Editor Robert Peston a call from wherever he is to get his take on it all. We'll also be talking to special guests from the world of politics and beyond - and hear from ITV's political correspondents based around the country to find out what's happening beyond the Westminster bubble.

    Summer statement: Will Dishy Rishi's risky plan pay off? Analysis from Gauke and Peston

    Summer statement: Will Dishy Rishi's risky plan pay off? Analysis from Gauke and Peston

    Summer statement: Will Dishy Rishi's risky plan pay off? Analysis from Gauke and Peston

    The chancellor has announced several measures to boost the economy and employment as the UK begins to ease out of coronavirus lockdown.

    Will Rishi Sunak and Boris Johnson's plan work?

    Former Treasury minister David Gauke and economic expert Robert Peston provide analysis and insight into an unprecedented Summer Statement.

    The team is back in Westminster for the first time since lockdown began for this week's episode.

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    • 35 min
    Schools re-opening, lessons from Leicester’s lockdown plus Deborah Meaden on coronavirus and business

    Schools re-opening, lessons from Leicester’s lockdown plus Deborah Meaden on coronavirus and business

    Schools re-opening, lessons from Leicester’s lockdown plus special guest Deborah Meaden on coronavirus and business

    The education secretary has announced schools will fully reopen in September; we have everything you need to know about how pupils will return to class rooms.

    Robert Peston gives insight into the localised lockdown in Leicester and the team examine what can be learned from the city's spike in Covid-19.

    Special guest this week is Dragon's Den star Deborah Meaden, who explains what needs to be done to allow businesses to bounce back after this crisis.

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    • 42 min
    What’s changing on July 4th? The new rules explained

    What’s changing on July 4th? The new rules explained

    What’s changing on July 4th? The new rules explained

    In this special episode we go through all the new guidelines and what's going to be different after July 4.

    Political Correspondents Daniel Hewitt and Romilly Weeks explain all the changes; what you will be allowed to do, where you'll be allowed to go and who'll you'll be allowed to see.

    Political Editor Robert Peston analyses the changes and gives insight into the thinking behind them.

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    • 30 min
    U-turns, car crashes, schools and Covid’s lost generation. Plus satire star Meggie Foster

    U-turns, car crashes, schools and Covid’s lost generation. Plus satire star Meggie Foster

    U-turns, car crashes, schools and Covid’s lost generation. Plus satire star Meggie Foster

    Boris Johnson's U-turns caused political car crashes this week, before the prime minister himself was involved in an actual car crash.

    We discuss his bumpy week and the impact his policy changes could have.

    Robert Peston asks what is being done to help school and college leavers when there are no jobs, and the team look at what's going to happen to the children left without an education due to coronavirus.

    Our star guest this week is political satirist Meggie Foster, who explains to us the inspiration behind her viral videos.

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    • 41 min
    Social distancing: When 2 becomes 1? Plus Game of Thrones star Nathalie Emmanuel on Black Lives Matter

    Social distancing: When 2 becomes 1? Plus Game of Thrones star Nathalie Emmanuel on Black Lives Matter

    Social distancing: When 2 becomes 1? Plus Game of Thrones star Nathalie Emmanuel on Black Lives Matter

    With both the coronavirus pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement sweeping the globe, it's been a busy week for the Calling Peston team.

    This week we examine whether the two metre social distancing rule will soon become one. Pubs say the the distance needs to be reduced before they can open.

    And we speak to special guest, Hollywood actor Nathalie Emmanuel, who tells us why this time the Black Lives Matter movement is different.

    In an eye-opening interview she tells us about her experiences with racism and what she's doing to try and fight it.

    We also discuss comments made by a scientific adviser that imposing lockdown a week earlier could have halved the final death toll.

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    • 47 min
    Is Boris Johnson still 'following the science'? Plus quarantine, queuing and face masks

    Is Boris Johnson still 'following the science'? Plus quarantine, queuing and face masks

    Is Boris Johnson still 'following the science?' Plus quarantine, queuing and face masks

    In this week's episode we analyse the prime minister's claim that coronavirus policy is built on science.

    Is the new 14-day quarantine for international arrivals to the UK based on science, or is it a political move?

    Is it safe for MPs to be back in Parliament? A scare involving Alok Sharma shows the risk involved with a return to physical-only proceedings.

    And there's some news on face coverings...

    Listen to hear Robert Peston, Shehab Khan and Daniel Hewitt discuss all this and more.

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    • 35 min

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4.4 out of 5
141 Ratings

141 Ratings

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Well done Guys

This podcast is maturing nicely, some light hearted chatter (which is welcome in these dark days) amongst good news discussions.

Well done to Shehab and Daniel, I have heard Shehab twice on the main ITV news and Daniel once, so two one to Shehab.
Just remember you have a vast way to go before you get near Roberts numbers.

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Focus on the politics lads

I don’t care about anyone’s hair.

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