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Unrivalled analysis of the latest in UK politics, with Anoosh Chakelian, Andrew Marr and the New Statesman politics team.
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Unrivalled analysis of the latest in UK politics, with Anoosh Chakelian, Andrew Marr and the New Statesman politics team.
New episodes Tuesday and Friday.
Send us a question on anything related to UK politics, in Westminster and beyond, by emailing podcasts@newstatesman.co.uk

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    Is Labour too divided to win?

    Is Labour too divided to win?

    After more factional strife within Labour, the academic and former Downing Street staffer Patrick Diamond speaks to Anoosh Chakelian about his new book: Labour's Civil War: How infighting has kept the left from power (and what can be done about it).
     
    They discuss the party’s history of fighting itself, what lessons can be learned from its time in government, and what Keir Starmer needs to do to end the conflict.
    If you have a question for You Ask Us, email: podcasts@newstatesman.co.uk
     
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    • 20 min
    SPONSORED: How can we ensure our pension funds make a difference?

    SPONSORED: How can we ensure our pension funds make a difference?

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    As the world faces a climate emergency, what power do ordinary people have to try and shape the way big companies behave. One of the biggest areas of investment is our pension funds – but do we have the information or ability to shape how companies invest our money?
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    • 15 min
    How workers‘ pay tripped up Liz Truss and Keir Starmer

    How workers‘ pay tripped up Liz Truss and Keir Starmer

    The Bank of England has raised interest rates by 0.5 per cent to 1.75 per cent, the highest increase in 27 years, and predicts that the UK will enter a deep recession within months. As the cost-of-living crisis worsens and with strikes planned throughout the summer, Labour remains split over frontbenchers joining picketing workers.
     
    Anoosh Chakelian, Rachel Wearmouth, Freddie Hayward and Rachel Cunliffe discuss Labour leader Keir Starmer’s softening stance on picketing – after shadow levelling up secretary Lisa Nandy joined striking telecoms workers and union leaders claimed that Labour was “irrelevant” to working people – and ask whether the party’s ambiguity can be sustained through a summer of strikes.
     
    Then In You Ask Us, a listener enquires about the communication issues and presentation style of Liz Truss’s Conservative leadership campaign.
    If you have a question for You Ask Us, email podcasts@newstatesman.co.uk
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    • 30 min
    Sunak, Truss and Starmer’s visions for the economy

    Sunak, Truss and Starmer’s visions for the economy

    With the Conservative leadership hopefuls offering competing promises of tax cuts, the New Statesman podcast looks at whether either has anything to say about Britain’s cost-of-living crisis.
    Anoosh Chakelian is joined by Rachel Wearmouth, deputy political editor, and Emma Haslett from the New Statesman’s business desk to pick through the promises, and ask whether Rishi Sunak’s campaign is looking more and more desperate.
    Then in You Ask Us, a listener asks if the shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves’s stance against nationalising utilities could put Labour’s plans for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions at risk.
    If you have a question for You Ask Us, email podcasts@newstatesman.co.uk

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    • 25 min
    From the Forde report to strikes, is Labour still divided?

    From the Forde report to strikes, is Labour still divided?

    Two years after it was commissioned, the Forde report into infighting in the Labour Party during the years of Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership has finally been published. Such tensions have never fully gone away. Keir Starmer sacked Sam Tarry, a shadow transport minister, on July 27 after he joined a rail picket line against the leadership’s instructions.
    Anoosh Chakelian, Rachel Wearmouth and Freddie Hayward discuss what led to the Forde inquiry, its key findings and why this is unlikely to spell the end of the party's deep factionalism.
    Then in You Ask Us, a listener asks what the point of the Labour Party is when they don’t support organised labour.
    If you have a question for You Ask Us, email: podcasts@newstatesman.co.uk
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    • 24 min
    Are conspiracy theories getting worse, with Jonn Elledge

    Are conspiracy theories getting worse, with Jonn Elledge

     
    After Boris Johnson talked of a "deep state" undermining his ability to govern, have we entered an era of conspiracy theories? Jonn Elledge, one of the authors of a new book, Conspiracy: A History of Boll*cks Theories and How Not To Fall For Them, talks to Rachel Cunliffe about how conspiracy theories are nothing new.
     
    They discuss QAnon, whether a few hundred years of European history were just made up – and why Britney Spears shows that sometimes obscure internet theories can be true.
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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 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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