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Two men who’ve been at the heart of the political world - former Downing Street Director of Communications and Strategy Alastair Campbell and cabinet minister Rory Stewart - join forces from across the political divide. The Rest Is Politics lifts the lid on the secrets of Westminster, offering an insider’s view on politics at home and abroad, while bringing back the lost art of disagreeing agreeably.

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The Rest Is Politics The Rest Is Politics

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Two men who’ve been at the heart of the political world - former Downing Street Director of Communications and Strategy Alastair Campbell and cabinet minister Rory Stewart - join forces from across the political divide. The Rest Is Politics lifts the lid on the secrets of Westminster, offering an insider’s view on politics at home and abroad, while bringing back the lost art of disagreeing agreeably.

October Election Tour - buy tickets:
www.aegpresents.co.uk/event/the-rest-is-politics

Twitter:
@RestIsPolitics

Instagram:
@restispolitics

Email:
restispolitics@gmail.com

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Question Time: Liz Truss, climate change deniers, and why print media is so polarised

    Question Time: Liz Truss, climate change deniers, and why print media is so polarised

    What actions can government take to mitigate the impact of smartphones on the mental health of children? What are the advantages and disadvantages of voting for an independent Mayor? With all eyes focused on the Middle East, what is important but flying under the radar this week?

    Rory and Alastair answer all these questions and more in this week's Question Time.

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    Producers: Dom Johnson + Nicole Maslen
    Assistant Producer: Fiona Douglas
    Exec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport
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    • 42 min
    Iran, Israel, and the Middle East: Stopping the slide into all-out war

    Iran, Israel, and the Middle East: Stopping the slide into all-out war

    How will Israel respond to Iran’s attack? What is Joe Biden’s long-term plan for Ukraine? What has Liz Truss' new book revealed about her short spell in Downing Street?

    Join Rory and Alastair as they answer all these questions and more on today's episode of The Rest Is Politics.

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    • 1 hr
    Question Time: The fight to be Donald Trump’s VP nominee

    Question Time: The fight to be Donald Trump’s VP nominee

    Who will Trump pick as his running mate? How much do you know about ‘Project 2025’? What’s the story behind Angela Rayner’s tax affairs?

    Join Rory and Alastair for TRIP Question Time as they answer all these questions and more.

    TRIP ELECTION TOUR:
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    • 34 min
    What Britain really thinks of politics

    What Britain really thinks of politics

    Are the Tories in danger of being overtaken by Reform UK? Should polling instruct or inform political decisions? Who is the country’s least popular politician?
    Join Rory and Alastair for their first ever TRIP Polling episode, in collaboration with JL Partners, as they answer all these questions and more.

    To see the polling results in full each month, go to therestispolitics.com to become a member.

    The second half of the episode includes a deep dive on Modi and India, as well as an interview with the Chief Minister of Gibraltar.

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Question Time: Why New Labour introduced tuition fees, Thatcher and Blair’s canvassing secrets, and the greatest prime minister we never had

    Question Time: Why New Labour introduced tuition fees, Thatcher and Blair’s canvassing secrets, and the greatest prime minister we never had

    Who would have been in Rory’s cabinet if he had won the 2019 Tory leadership contest? Who is the best prime minister we never had? How can we fix England and Wales' struggling universities?

    Join Rory and Alastair as they answer all this and more on today’s episode of TRIP Question Time.

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    TRIP ELECTION TOUR:
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    • 33 min
    From peerages to Putin: the fight against corruption in politics

    From peerages to Putin: the fight against corruption in politics

    How can we root out corruption in politics, both at home and abroad? What’s caused the crisis in Israel around its ultra-Orthodox population? What really happened in the story of crypto’s former golden boy, Sam Bankman-Fried?

    Join Rory and Alastair as they answer all these questions and more in today’s episode of The Rest Is Politics.

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    TRIP ELECTION TOUR:
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    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
7.8K Ratings

7.8K Ratings

Debsluvchoo ,

Leading - Spies!!!

This has to be in my top 3 - what an insight & how open & honest they both were.
Could have listened to this conversation all afternoon.
Really impressive especially In their honesty. Also reminding us of all those foreign nationals brave enough to put their lives on the line.
My subscription has never felt wasted.

outraged from Tunbridge Wells ,

Johnson and Truss

It is amazing how you two lefties manage to let your listeners know pretty much in every podcast (no matter what the subject matter) how despicable you think Johnson and Truss are. We have got the message and frankly this trope is now incredibly tedious and boring.

Chris caird ,

Absolute rubbish

This podcast is absolute rubbish

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