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Nick Robinson has a conversation with, not an interrogation of, the people who shape our political thinking about what shaped theirs.

Political Thinking with Nick Robinson BBC Radio 4

    • Government
    • 4.5 • 23 Ratings

Nick Robinson has a conversation with, not an interrogation of, the people who shape our political thinking about what shaped theirs.

    The Tony Danker One

    The Tony Danker One

    Nick Robinson talks to the director general of the Confederation of British Industry, Tony Danker. They discuss what it was like to grow up in a Jewish family in Belfast during 'The Troubles', why he chose to join the Treasury three weeks after Lehman Brothers collapsed in 2008 and how his calls for post-Brexit Britain's economy to grow more led to ministers accusing him of talking the country down.

    • 35 min
    The Sharon Graham One

    The Sharon Graham One

    The leader of the Unite union gives a frank and engaging interview to Nick Robinson. She defends the new wave of strikes by ambulance workers, sets out how under her leadership Unite is 'following the money' to target bad employers and explains why Keir Starmer's Labour party is a 'bad tribute act' to Tony Blair and reveals she was threatened by former colleagues when she began an investigation into 'potential criminality' within the union. She tells stories from her early life, including how she led a walkout of silver service restaurant staff aged just 17 in a protest over pay.

    • 39 min
    The Liz Truss's Big Gamble One

    The Liz Truss's Big Gamble One

    A bonus episode, as Nick tells the extraordinary inside story of how Liz Truss gambled her premiership on a dramatic challenge to decades of orthodoxy.

    • 59 min
    The Bridget Phillipson One

    The Bridget Phillipson One

    Nick Robinson talks to Labour's shadow education secretary, Bridget Phillipson, about her mum standing up to the people that burgled their house, her grandad's love of books sparking her passion for education and how she ended up as an extra on Byker Grove.

    • 36 min
    The Clare Moriarty One

    The Clare Moriarty One

    Nick Robinson talks to the chief executive of Citizens Advice, Clare Moriarty, about her and her family's long history with the civil service, how she coped with having cancer while running the Brexit department and what more the government needs to do to help people suffering in the cost of living crisis.

    • 49 min
    The Carla Denyer One

    The Carla Denyer One

    Nick Robinson talks to the Green Party's co-leader, Carla Denyer, about discovering grassroots campaigns at sixth form, declaring Europe's first climate emergency and why she chooses to wear both a red and white poppy.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

duster_Phil ,

The anti twitter version of politics.

Interviews with some depth and even a little self deprecating humour. Look forward to the podcast on Sat. morning with coffee and the papers.

foxrock baggie ,

Best political podcast with excellent guests

Thoughtful and provoking - just what a political podcast should be!

ian.K ,

All rounder

Good all round politics podcast

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