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In these tumultuous political times, does anyone know where it's all heading? Join Channel 4 News' Political Editor Gary Gibbon and guests as they thrash out the possibilities.

Politics: Where Next? Channel 4 News

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In these tumultuous political times, does anyone know where it's all heading? Join Channel 4 News' Political Editor Gary Gibbon and guests as they thrash out the possibilities.

    Coronavirus: The Politics of Pandemics

    Coronavirus: The Politics of Pandemics

    This week, we discuss COVID-19 and ask: how it will change our politics.

    Gary chats to Matthew Taylor, former Head of Policy for Number 10 under Tony Blair and now Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Arts, and Danny Finkelstein, columnist for The Times and a Tory peer.

    • 35 min
    Britain talks post-Brexit trade with the EU

    Britain talks post-Brexit trade with the EU

    This week we are looking at the negotiations for the new relationship with Europe as we now have the opening positions of both sides.  

    As the British document was published on Thursday, Gary Gibbon caught up with Georgina Wright of the Institute for Government and Same Lowe of the Centre for European Reform to wade through the documents and tell us what they say about the chance of a deal and the shape of a deal.

    Producer: Rachel Evans

    • 35 min
    What will post-Brexit immigration look like?

    What will post-Brexit immigration look like?

    This week, after decades of signing up to the EU policy of free movement of people, Boris Johnson announced Britain will halt low-paid immigration with just a few exceptions at the margins  - and he'll make high-skilled immigration a little easier if you're outside the EU.

    The day after the announcement, Gary spoke to Sunder Katwala, director of the think tank British Future, and Eric Kaufmann, Professor of politics at Birkbeck College at University of London.

    • 38 min
    Number 10 vs the Treasury?

    Number 10 vs the Treasury?

    This week, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid resigned.

    A few hours after the announcement, Gary sat down with Lord Nick Macpherson, who ran the Treasury as its Permanent Secretary for 11 years under Labour, the Tories and the Coalition.

    He was also joined by Torsten Bell, Chief Executive of the Resolution Foundation, who was once a Treasury civil servant himself and then special adviser to Alistair Darling when he was Chancellor.

    Producer: Rachel Evans

    • 35 min
    What will post-Brexit Ireland look like?

    What will post-Brexit Ireland look like?

    This week Gary sits down with two guests on the eve of the Irish general election.


    He speaks to Denis Staunton of the Irish Times and Patrick Maguire of the New Statesman to discuss the Sinn Féin surge and what this election means for Brexit trade talks and for a united Ireland.

    Producer: Rachel Evans

    • 29 min
    Farage and Brexit: The Story

    Farage and Brexit: The Story

    With Brexit happening we've spoken to its godfather - Nigel Farage - to ask about the journey that got us here.

    We took him to a small viewing cinema in London to show him video clips from the news stories that marked our journey to Brexit and his role in it.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
125 Ratings

125 Ratings

Nico Town ,

Excellent podcast

Well informed and usually unpartisan like most political interviews

Scottish Fox ,

Enjoyable Insightful Conversations

Enjoyable insightful conversations

FerrisJ95 ,

Excellent

Really stands out from the plethora of UK politics podcasts due to the intellectual calibre of its guests.

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