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Sebastian Payne takes you into the corridors of power to unwrap, analyse and debate British politics with a regular lineup of expert Financial Times correspondents and informed commentators. New episodes available every Saturday morning.

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Sebastian Payne takes you into the corridors of power to unwrap, analyse and debate British politics with a regular lineup of expert Financial Times correspondents and informed commentators. New episodes available every Saturday morning.

    Tragedy in the English Channel

    Tragedy in the English Channel

    Twenty-seven asylum seekers drowned trying to reach Britain, highlighting the growing crisis of small boats. How can the issue be resolved and what does it say about Anglo-French relations? Plus, we discuss another chaotic week for Boris Johnson and whether a new operation at No 10 would improve the prime minister’s standing. 
     
    Presented by Sebastian Payne, with the FT’s Laura Hughes, Anna Gross, Robert Shrimsley and special guest Paul Goodman of Conservative Home. Produced by Anna Dedhar and Howie Shannon. The sound engineers were Breen Turner and Sean McGarrity, 


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    • 35 min
    Is Boris Johnson on the right track?

    Is Boris Johnson on the right track?

    This week we delve into the plan for reshaping the UK’s railways. Is £100bn of investment the biggest change in a generation, or will it prove to be a massive disappointment? Chief political correspondent Jim Pickard discusses this with a special guest: George Osborne, the former chancellor and chair of the Northern Powerhouse Project.
    Plus, it’s been a torrid week for Boris Johnson but does any of it matter? The Tories may be behind in the opinion polls but is the party hanging with him and for how long? Political editor George Parker analyses the situation with FT contributing editor Camilla Cavendish.


    Audio source: BBC / Sky / ITV


    Produced by Howie Shannon. The sound engineers were Breen Turner and Sean McGarrity.


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    • 39 min
    ‘I genuinely believe that the UK is not remotely a corrupt country’

    ‘I genuinely believe that the UK is not remotely a corrupt country’

    This week we examine the row about outside interests for British MPs. Is it acceptable to be earning hundreds of thousands of pounds a year on top of their parliamentary work? And do voters care? Chief political commentator Robert Shrimsley will analyse the situation with political correspondent Laura Hughes.
    Plus, we look at the very odd case of the 92 hereditary peers in the House of Lords - the last vestiges of aristocracy in our politics. How do they still exist and will their time ever come to an end? Political editor George Parker will take us into this slightly mad world - along with special guest Catherine Haddon from the Institute for Government think tank.


    Audio source: BBC


    Produced by Howie Shannon. The sound engineers were Breen Turner and Sean McGarrity.


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    • 33 min
    MPs distraught at being asked to offer support for change

    MPs distraught at being asked to offer support for change

    This week we discuss the chaotic events surrounding the botched reform of the parliamentary standards committee. We look at why No 10 was so eager to save disgraced MP Owen Paterson and where the row goes next. 
    Political editor George Parker, political commentator Robert Shrimsley and political correspondent Laura Hughes will explain all.
    And we look back at the first week of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, where more than 120 world leaders gathered to make headway on climate change. Breakthroughs were made on cash and deforestation, but there was scant progress on coal. 
    Our environment correspondent Leslie Hook and chief political correspondent Jim Pickard take us behind the scenes.


    Audio source: Sky News


    Produced by Howie Shannon. The sound engineers were Breen Turner and Sean McGarrity.


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    • 38 min
    Delivering the autumn Budget

    Delivering the autumn Budget

    This week we examine the philosophy behind this year’s Budget and whether this is a marked change in how the Conservatives look at the economy. Political editor George Parker and chief political commentator Robert Shrimsley discuss.
    And we look ahead to the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, where world leaders will, or won’t, step up on tackling climate change. Will Boris Johnson’s bold ambitions be met? Or will it turn out to be another missed opportunity? Climate reporter Camilla Hodgson and columnist Pilitia Clarke will explain.
    Audio source: BBC
    Produced by Howie Shannon. The sound engineers were Breen Turner and Sean McGarrity.
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    • 33 min
    Budget day special

    Budget day special

    Rishi Sunak delivered his 2021 Budget that pledged to increase spending, cut taxes and burrow away money for saving too. Is it all things to all people and will it help with the cost of living crisis? Political editor George Parker and economics editor Chris Giles will dissect. 


    Presented by Sebastian Payne. Produced by Breen Turner.


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    • 15 min

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