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Join Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea for the weekly New Statesman podcast, covering Boris Johnson, Donald Trump and everything in between. New episodes every Tuesday and Friday.

    Broken Britain

    Broken Britain

    As Britain's hospitals face crisis, Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea discuss what it really means for the NHS to be overwhelmed. Then, in You Ask Us, they take your questions on the food parcel scandal and the most effective routes to tackling poverty.


    We'd love to hear from you! Send us your You Ask Us questions at youaskus.co.uk. You can follow Stephen Bush on twitter @stephenkb. Anoosh Chakelian is @Anoosh_C and Ailbhe Rea is @PronouncedAlva.


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    • 35 min
    Keir On Present Dangers

    Keir On Present Dangers

    On Monday, Keir Starmer made his first big speech of the year, which was widely reported as an excoriating attack on the Prime Minister's flawed response to the Covid crisis. Beyond his comments on the pandemic, though, Starmer was also making a streetwise move to set his party up for strong case in future elections. In this episode of the New Statesman podcast, Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea discuss what Keir Starmer was actually trying to say. Then, in You Ask Us, they take your questions on whether lockdown restrictions need tightening - are the British public really to blame for rising cases, as the Government claims?


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    Topics discussed in this episode
    Sir Keir Starmer speech
    Labour party
    Coronavirus / Covid 19
    Covid vaccine
    Furlough
    Lockdown
    Family
    Council tax
    Benefits
    Business
    UK lockdown restrictions
    Hospitals


    People mentioned in this episode
    Sir Keir Starmer
    Boris Johnson
     
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    • 34 min
    Capitol Crimes

    Capitol Crimes

    Stephen Bush and Ailbhe Rea discuss the aftermath of the shocking scenes from Washington as a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol building, and what those events mean for changing international norms around politics and the media. Then, in You Ask Us, they look at what impact lockdown scepticism has actually had on UK Government policy.


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    Topics in this podcast:
    US politics
    US election
    Protest
    Capitol Hill
    Pro-Trump riots
    Media
    CNN
    Fox News
    BBC
    UK politics
    UK Government
    Conservative Party
    Coronavirus
    Covid-19
    Lockdown


    People discussed in this podcast:
    Donald Trump
    Joe Biden
    Nancy Pelosi
    Protestors
    Boris Johnson
     
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    • 31 min
    Welcome to 2021

    Welcome to 2021

    Stephen Bush and Ailbhe Rea sit down for the first time in 2021 to discuss the government's response to the new Covid variation, the inevitability of a new national lockdown, and the political fallout for Boris Johnson. They also take your questions on Labour's uncertain stance on school closures.


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    Topics in this podcast:
    UK Coronavirus
    Covid 19
    The NHS
    National lockdown restrictions
    School closures
    Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
    Devolved administrations
    Political impact of the crisis for Boris Johnson
    Labour
    Conservatives
    Liberal Democrats


    People mentioned this podcast:
    Boris Johnson
    Nicola Sturgeon
    Keir Starmer
    Ed Davey
     
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    • 34 min
    Christmissing Out

    Christmissing Out

    On today's New Statesman Podcast – the last of 2020 – Stephen Bush and Anoosh Chakelian sort through the mess that it is our Christmas plans, and then give you their bespoke guide to dealing the the Yuletide gloom (also featuring a lament for conference seasons of yore).


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    • 31 min
    2020 Revision

    2020 Revision

    On today's New Statesman Podcast, Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea sit down as a trio for the last time this year and go over their moments that defined 2020 – from distant murmurings about a far-flung flu to lockdown in London – and dive into the mailbag for a bumper You Ask Us.


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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

JRG61 ,

Very enjoyable

I’ve enjoyed the NS podcasts this year. They provide a counterbalance to those from The Spectator. Stephen is very knowledgeable and an excellent analyst.

richter mutt ,

Adjust the volume, increase interest.

Cannot hear a word anyone is saying, volume extremely low, limited and filtered signal, flat and dull delivery

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