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    Murnaghan podcast, 18th December 2016

    Murnaghan podcast, 18th December 2016

    On this week's episode -
    The first big vote of 2017 is set to be for locally elected mayors. Significant power - and money - will be devolved. But is the system transparent enough to stop mistakes being made? We hear from the chair of Parliament's prestigious Public Accounts Committee, Meg Hillier, who has voiced some concerns.
    Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott is set to join the Privy Council, whilst Labour strategists are planning to boost the party’s ratings in the polls by relaunching Jeremy Corbyn as a left-wing populist in the New Year. We hear from Ms Abbott on both these issues.
    Nicola Sturgeon will this week present demands for a huge swathe of powers to be transferred to Holyrood following Britain’s exit from the EU. Former First Minister and SNP international spokesman Alex Salmond explains what exactly this will mean for the party and what role the SNP will play in Brexit negotiations.
    Riots broke out last week in HMP Birmingham prison and was described by the Prison Officers' Association as the worst since the Strangeways jail riot 26 years ago. Justice Select Committee chair, Bob Neill, explains how he has long warned of excessive pressures being placed on the prison system.
    And finally, for our UK politics year in review – UKIP deputy Chair, Suzanne Evans; former Shadow spokesman on Europe and Labour MP Pat McFadden and Senior Editor at the Economist Anne McElvoy.
    Merry Christmas!

    • 30 min
    Murnaghan podcast, 11th December 2016

    Murnaghan podcast, 11th December 2016

    On this week's podcast -

    As Labour continues to tiptoe around the question 'does leaving the EU mean leaving the single market?' we hear from Andy Burnham , who thinks it should.

    This week Parliament voted to approve the Prime Minister's timetable for Brexit. Former Cabinet Minister Ken Clare was the only Conservative MP to vote against the government. He explains why...

    A fresh legal challenge has been launched today by anti-Brexit campaigners seeking to ensure the UK remains within the European Economic Area. We hear from former Attorney General and supporter of the Open Britain campaign, Dominic Grieve QC.

    A new West End play - This House - explores the chaos in government in the 1970s under James Callaghan's Labour government. The play-write James Graham discusses why this period provided the perfect material for a dramatist.

    Finally, as ever, we hear from a team of top political pundits dissecting this week's news - Jo Tanner, head of inHouse Communications; Steve Richards, author and journalist; and Tom McTague, Chief Reporter at Politico.

    All on this week's Murnaghan podcast!

    • 28 min
    Murnaghan podcast, 4th December 2016

    Murnaghan podcast, 4th December 2016

    On this week’s Murnaghan podcast –
    Boris Johnson was said to have been left “absolutely furious” after it was reported last week that he privately disclosed to a handful of EU Ambassadors that he supports freedom of movement, despite the Government’s ‘hard’ stance on Brexit. Dermot puts these claims to the Foreign Secretary, Mr Johnson.
    UKIP’s newly elected leader, Paul Nuttall, has said he intends to replace the Labour party and make UKIP the patriotic voice of working people. We hear from Angela Eagle, the Labour MP for Wallasey, who stood against Jeremy Corbyn in the party's leadership race.
    Could the Liberal Democrat success in Richmond be the first of many election upsets for the Conservative party? Dermot speaks to Mr. Clegg about what this by-election means for the party and for the Brexit process.
    And finally, as always, a team of top political pundits chew over this week’s news – Christian May, Editor at City AM; Sonia Sodha, Columnist at the Observer and comedian Mark Dolan.

    • 30 min
    Murnaghan podcast, 27th November 2016

    Murnaghan podcast, 27th November 2016

    On this week’s programme, presented by Sophy Ridge -

    Theresa May is set to announce a crack-down on executive pay this week, as part of her pledge to restore public trust in big businesses. To discuss this, and also to reflect on the Chancellor Philip Hammond's first Autumn statement last week, we hear from the Work and Pensions Secretary, Damian Green MP and from the Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell MP.

    With the launch of a new book ‘Born a Crime’ about growing up in Apartheid South Africa, Trevor Noah spoke to Sophy about his new role hosting American TV programme ‘The Daily Show’ and what he makes of President-elect Trump, the man he once described as the ‘perfect African President’.

    Next week we will see the result of the by-election in Richmond, sparked by MP Zac Goldsmith. Sophy caught up with Mr. Goldsmith now running as an independent candidate.

    And, as always, we hear from a team of top political pundits - Sebastian Payne, lead politics writer at the Financial Times; Ayesha Hazarika, former adviser to Ed Miliband and Harriet Harman; and Kevin Schofield, political editor of Politics Home.

    All on this week's Murnaghan podcast!

    • 28 min
    Murnaghan podcast, Sunday 20th November

    Murnaghan podcast, Sunday 20th November

    On this week’s Murnaghan podcast –

    With the new Chancellor, Philip Hammond, set to deliver his first Autumn Statement this week, we hear from Paul Dreschler, President of the Confederation of small Businesses, on what he is hoping to hear from the Chancellor. We also hear from Labour MP Chuka Umunna, former Shadow Business Secretary and a supporter of the Open Britain campaign and from Conservative Dominic Raab, Member of the Exiting the EU Committee who was a prominent Leave campaigner, on what Brexit means for the economy.
    With UKIP under fire for having reportedly misspent EU funding on national campaigning, leadership hopeful Suzanne Evans sets out how she will respond to a request for the party to return this funding if elected leader.
    60 Conservative MPs today write that they are pushing for a hard Brexit - so no access to the European Economic Area. But is that feasible? We hear from the former Health Secretary Andrew Lansley who is now in the House of Lords looking at EU internal trade.
    Finally, as always, a top team of political pundits mull over this week’s news – Fraser Nelson, editor of the Spectator; Ian Dunt, editor of Politics.co.uk and author of ‘Brexit: What the Hell Happens Next?; and Polly Toynbee, Guardian columnist.

    All on this week's podcast!

    • 28 min
    Murnaghan Podcast, 13th November 2016

    Murnaghan Podcast, 13th November 2016

    This week's Remembrance Sunday special edition of Murnaghan includes an extended interview with the Chief of the Defence Staff Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach. The Sunday Newspaper reviewers discuss whether Ed Balls' popularity on Strictly can help him find a way back into politics and we hear from the shadow Defence Secretary Nia Griffith on Donald Trump and nuclear disarmament. #murnaghan #RemembranceSunday #USelection2016 #Trump

    • 25 min

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PMH1961 ,

Terrific.

At last, a podcast that analyses and informs in a relaxed style. With such a manical year ahead I'm looking to All Out Politics attempting to make sense of it all. Cheers Guys.

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