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

    Sunak spends as Johnson defends: Politics Weekly podcast

    Sunak spends as Johnson defends: Politics Weekly podcast

    Jonathan Freedland and Kate Proctor look at what Rishi Sunak announced in the summer statement. Rajeev Syal speaks to Sir Peter Soulsby, the mayor of Leicester, about what the government got wrong with the city’s local lockdown. Plus, the Spectator’s Kate Andrews and Labour peer Stewart Wood discuss the politics of a second wave. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 44 min
    Leicester lockdown puts government on notice: Politics Weekly podcast

    Leicester lockdown puts government on notice: Politics Weekly podcast

    Jonathan Freedland and Sonia Sodha break down a chock-a-block week for the government and opposition. Patrick Wintour explains the latest spat in the Commonwealth, and local councillors David Williams and James Lewis discuss council finance pressures post-Covid-19. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 41 min
    England's independence day from lockdown: Politics Weekly podcast

    England's independence day from lockdown: Politics Weekly podcast

    Jonathan Freedland and Kate Proctor discuss Westminster’s easing of lockdown, Peter Walker updates us on housing minister Robert Jenrick’s troubles, and Miatta Fahnbulleh and Anoosh Chakelian discuss what’s next for the UK economy after furlough. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 42 min
    A car crash week for Boris Johnson: Politics Weekly podcast

    A car crash week for Boris Johnson: Politics Weekly podcast

    Jonathan Freedland and Frances Perraudin dissect the latest from Westminster. Lisa O’Carroll updates us on the Brexit talks, and the shadow health and social care secretary, Jonathan Ashworth, talks about the Labour party’s role in changing society. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 37 min
    Politicians grapple with racism in the UK: Politics Weekly podcast

    Politicians grapple with racism in the UK: Politics Weekly podcast

    Jonathan Freedland and Heather Stewart discuss the latest from Westminster, and Patrick Wintour explains why the UK might regret its position on Hong Kong. Plus Joseph Harker and Haroon Siddique discuss why MPs on both sides of the political divide struggle to address racism. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 36 min
    PM accused of 'winging' the Covid-19 response: Politics Weekly podcast

    PM accused of 'winging' the Covid-19 response: Politics Weekly podcast

    Sonia Sodha chats to Michael Savage about the latest in Westminster. Peter Walker talks to the Lib Dem leadership candidate Layla Moran, and Rajeev Syal reports on the latest restoration plans for the Palace of Westminster. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
634 Ratings

634 Ratings

fintry 1 ,

Layla Moran what planet is she on

Jo Swinson has a lot to offer, really? this is just nonsense. The interviewer should be able to pick this up.This interview is useless and Layla Moran is off with the fairies. The tories got away with it because of you Lib Dem’s. Bring back Jonathon freedland

Eccentric Dyslexic ,

Keep your friends close..

The more I listen to the left wing press, the more i realise that labour voters want all their decisions made by the government. If it's not written down, in intricate detail then they are in disarray and blame others for their woes. A useful insight to see how one half of the population think.

Emmington Spray ,

Addictive!

Makes complicated matters simple. Which is lucky for me!

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