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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.

    Is a 'full scale crisis' around the corner for Boris Johnson?

    Is a 'full scale crisis' around the corner for Boris Johnson?

    Is a 'full scale crisis' around the corner for Boris Johnson?

    Robert Peston says he could soon face 'an incredible humiliation' and 'calls for him to resign', depending on the outcome of investigations into the refurb of his Downing Street flat.

    Plus Shehab Khan chats to award winning political cartoonist Graeme Bandeira about lampooning the government.

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    • 27 min
    Will claims of Tory sleaze stick? Plus John Barnes on how to fix football

    Will claims of Tory sleaze stick? Plus John Barnes on how to fix football

    Will claims of Tory sleaze stick? Plus John Barnes on how to fix football

    Robert, Shehab and Dan look at accusations of sleaze against the government and assess whether Labour attacks are causing any damage.

    Plus, special guest, Liverpool FC legend John Barnes shares his plan for fixing football after the collapse of the European Super League.

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    • 42 min
    Cameron, Johnson, and the murky world of lobbying

    Cameron, Johnson, and the murky world of lobbying

    Cameron, Johnson, and the murky world of lobbying - plus, what's it like to grow up mixed race?

    The Calling Peston team is back to examine the lobbying scandal which is engulfing the Tory Party.

    Shehab and Dan tell you everything you need to know, while Robert gives insight and analysis.

    Our special guest is author Natalie Morris talks to us about her new book, 'Mixed/Other', which explores what life is like growing up mixed race in the UK.

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    • 45 min
    Passport to the pub? And why's the UK compromising in EU vaccine dispute?

    Passport to the pub? And why's the UK compromising in EU vaccine dispute?

    Will you really need a passport to go to the pub? And why is the UK compromising in the EU vaccine dispute?

    
The ITV News Politics Podcast discuss all the key vaccine developments and call Robert to
    get his take on Boris Johnson's latest strategy, plus - away from the pandemic - why Home Secretary Priti Patel's plans to deal with migrants appear to raise more questions than they answer.

    Meanwhile, Shehab is humbled by Daniel's jaw-dropping reporting on atrocious housing, the team react to Robert's all-singing-all-dancing TV turn (as Daniel shares the moment he and Robert united over Meatloaf) and everyone offers poor silent producer Lewis their remedies for coping with a nasty cold.

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    • 25 min
    Is vaccine rollout still on track? Plus Alan Johnson special guest

    Is vaccine rollout still on track? Plus Alan Johnson special guest

    Former home secretary Alan Johnson is our special guest this week.

    We also discuss vaccine nationalism and whether other countries can impact the UK's jab rollout.

    In a deep dive interview, former Labour minister Alan Johnson talks about everything from switching politics for writing, his sympathy for ministers during the pandemic and thoughts on whether Labour can win the next election.

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    • 50 min
    Jess Phillips on reading the killed women list - plus, how Meghan interview impacts No10

    Jess Phillips on reading the killed women list - plus, how Meghan interview impacts No10

    Jess Phillips on violence against women - plus, how Meghan interview impacts No10

    Special guest Labour's Jess Phillips, takes us through how we can tackle violence against women, following the killing of Sarah Everard.

    Plus, Robert Peston explains what impact the bombshell Harry and Meghan interview has had on Downing Street.

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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
162 Ratings

162 Ratings

Mr Teeeeed ,

Cracking show

So....... errr........ errrrrmm........ well......... it’s like..... errr....this...... this..... this.... the.......errr......
Lewis, Shehab and Daniel are excellent. Could we ditch the phone call to Peston bit though and maybe get a few female contributors instead. That would get you my fifth star!

Declare Interest ,

A programme of 2 parts: ‘Savage’ attack and Interview about violence to women

1st Part:
I don’t think the word ‘savage’ is consistent with a description of a civilised discussion among three people, at all times seated and talking in a completely pro social way.
Given the race issue as part of the controversy, I think you might want to reflect on this word yet again when a person who is black or so-called ‘mix-race’ is the subject.
2nd Part:
An extremely empathic and thoughtful exchange with the wonderful Jess Philips. I think it is one of the best attempts I’ve heard of a male interviewer discussing this issue with a female.

Broomhall Boy ,

Livening up 2020

Thanks you guys for another year of great Political coverage of Brexit, COVID-19 and other topics, plus your good guests and a fun quiz to end the year on.
Shouldn’t Robert be allowed to do the quiz with you or is there a danger he would win too many, just a thought to leave you with.
Have a happy safe Christmas wherever you are and look forward to the next podcast, when the UK/EU deal has been done or not!

Regards Rex

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