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Join leading political journalists Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea every Tuesday and Friday for an in-depth discussion on the latest in UK politics. Send your questions at youaskus.co.uk.

    Building Better – how our infrastructure needs to change | Climate Politics

    Building Better – how our infrastructure needs to change | Climate Politics

    In this special episode of the New Statesman podcast, in association with Smart Energy GB, Anoosh Chakelian and guest co-host Philippa Nuttall discuss how we can improve our homes and workplaces to reduce our dependence on energy
     
    They are joined by Adrian Joyce, from EuroACE – the Architects Council for Europe and the Renovate Europe campaign and Iagan MacNeil, from Smart Energy GB, to talk about the challenges of upgrading old stock, how to deal with the private rental sector, and how to find the right incentives and funding to make change happen.
     
    Smart Energy GB is the not-for-profit, government-backed campaign helping everyone in Britain understand the importance of smart meters and their benefits to people and the environment. Their national campaign is reaching homes and small businesses across England, Scotland and Wales.
     
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    Is Boris Johnson facing a crisis at Christmas?

    Is Boris Johnson facing a crisis at Christmas?

    Multiple crises are putting unprecedented pressure on the economy and state institutions, and look set to last for months. As winter approaches, could this spell disaster for the government?
     
    In this episode of the New Statesman Podcast, Anoosh Chakelian is joined by the New Statesman’s executive editor of politics Tim Ross to discuss the latest negotiations over the Northern Ireland protocol and whether, despite Boris Johnson’s assurances, Britain is on the brink.
     
    Then in You Ask Us, Stephen Bush joins the podcast to answer a listener’s question: How legitimate are Corbynite grievances with Keir Starmer?


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    Changing behaviour in a changing climate | Climate Politics

    Changing behaviour in a changing climate | Climate Politics

    In this special episode of the New Statesman podcast, in association with Smart Energy GB, Stephen Bush and guest co-host Philippa Nuttall discuss how to convince people to change their behaviour to reduce emissions.


    They are joined by Ruth Mourik, the founder of Research for Benefit organisation Duneworks, and Rob Cheesewright, from Smart Energy GB, to talk about the challenges of getting people on board, which countries are doing it well and why we need to stop talking about carbon.


    Smart Energy GB is the not-for-profit, government-backed campaign helping everyone in Britain understand the importance of smart meters and their benefits to people and the environment. Their national campaign is reaching homes and small businesses across England, Scotland and Wales.
     
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    Have we hit peak Boris Johnson?

    Have we hit peak Boris Johnson?

    Anoosh Chakelian, Ailbhe Rea and Stephen Bush reflect on Boris Johnson’s conference speech. They discuss whether Tory members love Johnson - but not Johnsonism, the spontaneous applause for the argument capitalism was responsible for the success of the vaccine programme and Johnson’s many omissions.


    In part two, we have special correspondent at the New Statesman, Sophie McBain, on the show to discuss her long read on rape culture and the crisis in British schools.


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    Is Boris Johnson doing enough to tackle climate change? | Climate Politics

    Is Boris Johnson doing enough to tackle climate change? | Climate Politics

    In the first of a special series of episodes in the run up to the global climate conference COP 26, Anoosh Chakelian interviews our guest co-host Philippa Nuttall, The New Statesman’s environment and Sustainability Editor, about how the Government is facing up to climate change and what to expect from Glasgow’s environmental summit. 


    They talk about how much lives need to change, who the onus for change needs to be on and how the UK compares to other countries in their approach to cutting emissions and tackling the climate crisis.


    Throughout the series Philippa and the NS Podcast team will speak to experts and leaders on the environmental issues facing the UK and the world. 


    Episodes will be published every week, with the normal New Statesman Podcast published on Fridays as usual.


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    • 18 min
    Was Keir Starmer's big speech a success?

    Was Keir Starmer's big speech a success?

    Anoosh Chakelian, Ailbhe Rea and Stephen Bush give their verdict on Labour leader Keir Starmer’s big conference speech. They discussed the heckling, how it went down in the hall and whether we learned anything about Labour’s big idea for government.


    Then in You Ask Us, they answer a listener’s question on whether the Conservative party really is less divided than the other major parties.


    If you have a question for You Ask Us, email podcasts@newstatesman.co.uk


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