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Bloomberg Westminster is your daily guide to British politics. In less than half an hour, we'll tell you what's happening and explain why it matters. Plus, interviews with MPs, policy experts, and Bloomberg's own team of political journalists. Presented by Caroline Hepker, Roger Hearing, and Sebastian Salek.

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Bloomberg Westminster is your daily guide to British politics. In less than half an hour, we'll tell you what's happening and explain why it matters. Plus, interviews with MPs, policy experts, and Bloomberg's own team of political journalists. Presented by Caroline Hepker, Roger Hearing, and Sebastian Salek.

    Health Emergency Amid Climate Emergency (with Caroline Lucas MP)

    Health Emergency Amid Climate Emergency (with Caroline Lucas MP)

    Worries about spreading the coronavirus have brought single-use plastics back in favour. So should environmental campaigners sit back, and prioritise the health emergency over the climate emergency? Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavillion and former Green Party leader, joins Bloomberg Westminster's Roger Hearing and Sebastian Salek to discuss.
    Plus Bloomberg's Edward Evans takes us under the hood of Rishi Sunak's latest spending pledges, and asks whether Boris Johnson is putting politics over pragmatism when it comes to co-operating with the EU over the coronavirus outbreak.

    • 24 min
    Pay Everyone (with Adam Price, AM)

    Pay Everyone (with Adam Price, AM)

    A universal income is the best stop-gap solution to the problem of making sure the self-employed survive the coronavirus crisis says Adam Price Plaid Cymru leader and AM for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr. He tells Bloomberg Westminster's Sebastian Salek and Roger Hearing it's the only way to get money fast to people who need it, even if some of the cash goes to people who don't.
    Bloomberg's U.K. Government editor Tim Ross joins to set out what the chancellor Rishi Sunak may be planning for the self-employed, and whether Boris Johnson may see advantage in forming a government of national unity during the crisis.

    • 24 min
    Parliament Joins the Lockdown (with Andrew Mitchell MP)

    Parliament Joins the Lockdown (with Andrew Mitchell MP)

    Parliament is closing for four weeks from today. So how will MPs pass future emergency legislation to tackle the coronavirus? Andrew Mitchell, Conservative MP for Sutton Coldfield, joins Bloomberg Westminster's Sebastian Salek and Roger Hearing to discuss.
    Plus, what can Britain learn from Italy to stop the virus killing NHS workers? Bloomberg Opinion columnist Therese Raphael tells us it's about more than a shortage of protective equipment.

    • 24 min
    Britain Shuts Up Shop (with James Murray MP)

    Britain Shuts Up Shop (with James Murray MP)

    Boris Johnson has finally announced a full lockdown to combat the coronavirus outbreak. Bloomberg's Joe Mayes details the measures.
    But despite broad public support, will people do what they're told? YouGov's Chris Curtis wonders whether compliance will hold up for an extended period.
    And James Murray, Labour MP for Ealing North, tells Bloomberg Westminster's Roger Hearing and Sebastian Salek whether Parliament should be shut down.

    • 24 min
    Is it Time to Crack the Whip? (with Chris Clarkson MP)

    Is it Time to Crack the Whip? (with Chris Clarkson MP)

    Boris Johnson has warned of "tougher measures" if people keep ignoring government advice to stay at home. Chris Clarkson, Conservative MP for Heywood & Middleton, tells Bloomberg Westminster's Roger Hearing and Sebastian Salek that a full lockdown may have to be considered.
    He also calls for more support for self-employed people. So is the government going far enough? Dan Tomlinson from the Resolution Foundation joins to discuss the latest measures, and how to strike a balance between addressing the health and economic emergencies.

    • 24 min
    Lockdown Nation (with Colum Eastwood MP)

    Lockdown Nation (with Colum Eastwood MP)

    The UK has been late to dealing with the coronavirus outbreak, SDLP leader Colum Eastwood MP tells Bloomberg Westminster's Sebastian Salek and Roger Hearing. He says the restrictions people have to follow in Northern Ireland as the province deals with the crisis are causing real hardship.
    Bloomberg's EMEA news director Stuart Wallace and our health reporter John Lauerman joins to discuss the possibility of a full London lockdown and the moves towards finding drugs to counter the virus.

    • 24 min

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