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Guardian political columnist John Harris hosts a cast of voices from up and down the country as well as across the political spectrum to analyse the week’s political news. For US Politics with Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland, make sure to search 'Politics Weekly America' wherever you get your podcasts

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    • 4.0 • 39 Ratings

Guardian political columnist John Harris hosts a cast of voices from up and down the country as well as across the political spectrum to analyse the week’s political news. For US Politics with Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland, make sure to search 'Politics Weekly America' wherever you get your podcasts

    Kwasi Kwarteng’s budget gamble – Politics Weekly UK

    Kwasi Kwarteng’s budget gamble – Politics Weekly UK

    The mini-budget has landed and there was nothing mini about it. Big tax announcements such as abolishing the 45% additional rate of income tax as well as plans for growth were included. The Guardian’s John Harris is joined by Resolution Foundation chief executive Torsten Bell to talk through the details. John also speaks to columnists Gaby Hinsliff and Rafael Behr about how big a gamble the announcements are. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 36 min
    Liz Truss: making the rich richer? Politics Weekly UK

    Liz Truss: making the rich richer? Politics Weekly UK

    Scrapping the bankers’ bonus cap, slashing taxes and lifting the moratorium on fracking. Liz Truss says she is prepared to be ‘unpopular’ to boost the UK economy, but who really benefits? The Guardian’s John Harris is joined by David Gauke, a former Conservative chief secretary to the Treasury, and Miatta Fahnbulleh, CEO of the New Economics Foundation, to discuss Truss’s vision for the country. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 34 min
    Pomp, protest and a closed down country – Politics Weekly UK podcast

    Pomp, protest and a closed down country – Politics Weekly UK podcast

    It’s been a week of wall-to-wall coverage of the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Meanwhile anti-monarchy protesters have been arrested, food banks closed and hospital appointments cancelled in her honour. The Guardian’s John Harris is joined by the Observer’s Sonia Sodha and Guardian columnist Rafael Behr to look at what this all tells us about the UK’s media, the monarchy and democracy.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 34 min
    The political legacy of Queen Elizabeth II – Politics Weekly UK

    The political legacy of Queen Elizabeth II – Politics Weekly UK

    As Prince Charles becomes king, the Guardian’s John Harris is joined by the columnist Gaby Hinsliff and Gavin Barwell, an adviser to the former prime minister Theresa May and member of the privy council, to discuss the political legacy of the Queen. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 35 min
    From Today in Focus: the life and death of Queen Elizabeth II

    From Today in Focus: the life and death of Queen Elizabeth II

    The Queen has died aged 96 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. In this episode of Today in Focus, Polly Toynbee joins Nosheen Iqbal to look back on her life. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 31 min
    Truss’s first week - Politics Weekly UK

    Truss’s first week - Politics Weekly UK

    The wait is over: Liz Truss is our fourth Conservative prime minister in six years. And after appointing what some people have called one of the most right-wing cabinets of the last 100 years, John Harris is joined by the Guardian’s political editor Pippa Crerar and columnist Gaby Hinsliff to find out what is in store for the country. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Yonnykins ,

Voice quality of the presenter ?

Really enjoy this podcast, but do have an issue with the presenter’s style who speaks too quickly and seems to swallow her words and drops the end of every sentence. Voice clarity is everything in radio.... maybe a bit of vocal coaching ?

k111123 ,

Turn up the sound please

Could you turn up the sound on the audio - it’s extremely low
Very good podcast though I don’t listen to it at the library

GemLaurenF ,

A thank you from a tired student.

I’ve listened to Politics Weekly for a number of years now, it has accompanied me on my commute to university throughout my undergraduate degree which is sadly coming to an end this May. Even though my commute was ended last year due to the pandemic, this podcast remained a constant in my life.
The episodes with Jonathan Freedland looking at this remarkable time in US politics I have found more enjoyable I can say. His addition to the podcast has brought it to a new level, and I now wait in expectation for it every week.
So thank you all, and as I progress into my Masters I can only hope this podcast will continue to accompany me!

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