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The Guardian's political editor, Heather Stewart, and deputy political editor, Jessica Elgot, are joined by commentators, experts and politicians to unpack the week's biggest stories in politics

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The Guardian's political editor, Heather Stewart, and deputy political editor, Jessica Elgot, are joined by commentators, experts and politicians to unpack the week's biggest stories in politics

    Biden makes friends with 'the west': Politics Weekly Extra

    Biden makes friends with 'the west': Politics Weekly Extra

    This week, guest host Rafael Behr puts some epoch-defining questions to the former US ambassador to Nato Nicholas Burns. How does the president convince the Europeans that America is reliable? How does Washington begin to engage with Vladimir Putin’s Russia? Does ‘the west’ exist any more?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 26 min
    Sunak backs businesses but forgets NHS: Politics Weekly podcast

    Sunak backs businesses but forgets NHS: Politics Weekly podcast

    Heather Stewart and Richard Partington run through the main budget headlines. Andrew Gimson and Nicola McEwen discuss the state of the union. Plus, Steven Morris speaks to Peter Robertson about how the Welsh food and drink industry has coped since Brexit. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 38 min
    The conservatives shaking up the Republican party: Politics Weekly Extra

    The conservatives shaking up the Republican party: Politics Weekly Extra

    As Donald Trump prepares to address the crowds at the Conservative Political Action Conference this weekend, Jonathan Freedland speaks to Evan McMullin, who is leading the charge to create an alternative option to the current Republican party for conservatives. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 25 min
    Can Johnson stick to his roadmap? Politics Weekly podcast

    Can Johnson stick to his roadmap? Politics Weekly podcast

    Jessica Elgot and Polly Toynbee discuss the government’s latest plans to exit lockdown. Richard Partington and Charlotte Alldritt look ahead to next week’s budget, and Larry Elliott and Katy Balls discuss the man behind the budget, Rishi Sunak.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 40 min
    Biden tackles white supremacy in town hall: Politics Weekly Extra

    Biden tackles white supremacy in town hall: Politics Weekly Extra

    As Joe Biden visited Milwaukee, Wisconsin this week, our guest presenter Kenya Evelyn spoke to the state representative David Bowen about the administration’s early obligations to the Black voters who swung the election in the Democrats’ favour, racial equity in pandemic and vaccine plans, and how the president should combat white supremacy. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 17 min
    The government has cancel culture on its mind: Politics Weekly podcast

    The government has cancel culture on its mind: Politics Weekly podcast

    Heather Stewart and Gaby Hinsliff discuss vaccine passports and the government’s push for legislation to protect free speech in English universities. Aamna Modhin speaks to Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones about why the Conservative party needs to do better with black British voters. Plus, Peter Walker, Sarah Boseley and Rob Hutton try to get into the mind of Boris Johnson as he cautiously prepares to start lifting lockdown restrictions. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 40 min

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