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Join leading political journalists Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea every Tuesday and Friday for an in-depth discussion on the latest in UK politics. Send your questions at youaskus.co.uk.

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Join leading political journalists Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea every Tuesday and Friday for an in-depth discussion on the latest in UK politics. Send your questions at youaskus.co.uk.

    Grenfell: tinderbox Britain

    Grenfell: tinderbox Britain

    On the fourth anniversary of the Grenfell fire tragedy, Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea explore the ongoing scandal of flammable cladding which continues to trap over a million people in dangerous tower blocks. Will it take another tragedy for the government to take notice?


    In You Ask Us, they take your question on the Northern Ireland protocol. What is Boris Johnson's end game?


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    • 29 min
    Biden, Boris and the NI protocol

    Biden, Boris and the NI protocol

    As Boris Johnson and Joe Biden meet for their first bilateral summit ahead of the G7, Stephen and Ailbhe discuss the impact the US President could have on the UK's attitude to the Northern Ireland protocol.


    Then, in You Ask Us, they take your question on the government's culture war strategy.


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    • 34 min
    Rishi and the foreign aid rebels

    Rishi and the foreign aid rebels

    Ahead of the Speaker's decision on holding a vote over the planned cuts to the UK foreign aid budget, Anoosh, Stephen and Ailbhe discuss the coalition of Conservative rebels who could make life difficult for the Treasury.


    Then, in You Ask Us, they take your questions on the Prime Minister's religion: does it matter that Boris Johnson is a Catholic?


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    • 28 min
    Hillsborough, Grenfell, Covid: What is the point of public inquiries?

    Hillsborough, Grenfell, Covid: What is the point of public inquiries?

    Stephen Bush and Anoosh Chakelian discuss the acquittal of two former police officers charged with perverting the course of justice by allegedly altering police statements to an inquiry after the Hillsborough disaster.


    Now a judge has ruled there was 'no case to answer' since the inquiry was 'an administrative exercise' and the accused were not under oath at the time, Stephen and Anoosh ask: what is the point of public inquiries?


    Then, in You Ask Us, they take your questions on Keir Starmer's emotional appearance on Piers Morgan's Life Stories.


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    • 31 min
    Cummings's revenge

    Cummings's revenge

    As Westminster reels from Dominic Cummings' excoriating critique of the government's pandemic response, unleashed with full force during Wednesday's marathon select committee hearing, Stephen, Anoosh and Ailbhe dissect the former senior adviser's claims.


    Then, in You Ask Us, they take your questions on whether the civil service – so maligned by Cummings  – is adequately represented in journalism.


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    Dominic Cummings' Covid claims

    Dominic Cummings' Covid claims

    As Westminster braces for Dominic Cummings' appearance at the Health and Science select committee over the Government's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, Anoosh, Stephen and Ailbhe discuss whether his claims - previewed in a rambling, 50-tweet thread - are worrisome... or, indeed, surprising.


    Then in You Ask Us, they take your questions on why Liz Truss remains popular with the Conservative grass roots.


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Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
979 Ratings

979 Ratings

Lisa_sj ,

Great insights

This is my favourite political podcast , insightful and smart but I would prefer it to be Steven and Anoosh. Three is too many people when all have to give an opinions.

bob-dodo ,

Analysis comment and useful insight

Good view of UK politics - especially to balance the broadly conservative views of much of the UK media

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‘The stunningly attractive furlough guy’ 🤣

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