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Radio 4's weekly assessment of developments at Westminster

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Radio 4's weekly assessment of developments at Westminster

    04/12/2021

    04/12/2021

    BBC Political Correspondent Ben Wright discusses the government's response to Omicron with Conservative MP Steve Brine and SNP MP Philippa Whitford, Anglo-French relations with former UK Ambassador to France Lord Ricketts, the role of Twitter in politics with Conservative MP Flick Drummond and the Chairman of the Committee on Standards, Chris Bryant MP, and music streaming and copyright with Labour MP Kevin Brennan.

    • 27 min
    27/11/2021

    27/11/2021

    Pippa Crerar, political editor of the Daily Mirror, presents, with discussions on migrants, with Baroness Kate Hoey, non-affiliated peer, and Nando Sigona, professor of International Migration and Forced Displacement, University of Birmingham.

    The role of the Treasury, with David Gauke, former Cabinet minister, and Angela Eagle MP, former Treasury minister.

    Boris Johnson's fortunes, with Lord Robert Hayward, Conservative peer and political analyst, and Paula Surridge, senior lecturer in political sociology, University of Bristol.

    Also, we have an interview with environment minister Lord Zac Goldsmith.

    • 28 min
    20/11/2021

    20/11/2021

    The Spectator's Isabel Hardman looks back over a turbulent week in politics - including more developments in the row over parliamentary standards, and a big announcement on rail. And with calls for the Prime Minister to apologise for his handling of the Owen Paterson affair, she discusses whether politicians should ever say sorry.

    • 28 min
    13/11/2021

    13/11/2021

    Steve Richards discusses the controversy over parliamentary standards and MPs' outside interests with a panel of seasoned political journalists: Jack Blanchard, UK Politics Editor of Politico; Pippa Crerar - political editor of the Daily Mirror; and Ben Riley-Smith - political editor of the Daily Telegraph.

    • 27 min
    06/11/2021

    06/11/2021

    Presented by Paul Waugh of iNews. This weekend we discuss: Standards, with Robert Buckland MP, former justice secretary, and Kezia Dugdale, director of Glasgow University's John Smith Centre for Positive Politics and former leader of the Scottish Labour Party, An Interview with Tammy Banks, a lay member on the Commons Committee on Standards on what the role involves, COP26, with: Baroness Natalie Bennett, former Green Party leader and Baroness Brown, crossbench peer and chair of the Adaptation Committee at the Climate Change Committee, What Summits of World Leaders are Really Like, with: Tom Fletcher, a former diplomat and No. 10 foreign policy adviser under Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and David Cameron, and Katie Perrior, director of communications to Theresa May at No. 10 and former aide to Boris Johnson when he was mayor of London.

    • 28 min

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