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Guardian political columnist John Harris hosts a cast of voices from up and down the country as well as across the political spectrum to analyse the week’s political news. For US Politics with Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland, make sure to search 'Politics Weekly America' wherever you get your podcasts

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Guardian political columnist John Harris hosts a cast of voices from up and down the country as well as across the political spectrum to analyse the week’s political news. For US Politics with Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland, make sure to search 'Politics Weekly America' wherever you get your podcasts

    Does Britain really regret Brexit? – Politics Weekly UK

    Does Britain really regret Brexit? – Politics Weekly UK

    It’s been three years since the UK officially left the EU. This week the IMF has predicted we will be the only major global economy to shrink this year. Plus opinion polls suggest people are regretting their vote. The Guardian’s John Harris is joined by columnist Rafael Behr, Brexit correspondent Lisa O’Carroll and economics editor Larry Elliott to look at what Brexit has delivered. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 38 min
    Why can’t Sunak clean up the Conservatives? – Politics Weekly UK

    Why can’t Sunak clean up the Conservatives? – Politics Weekly UK

    Rishi Sunak came into No 10 promising to earn our trust. But three months into the job he encounters an inquiry into his party chair, questions over Boris Johnson’s appointment for the BBC chair, and a police penalty for failing to wear his seatbelt. The Guardian’s John Harris is joined by columnists Gaby Hinsliff and Rafael Behr to discuss why the prime minister can’t seem to rid his party of sleaze allegations. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 35 min
    The power of the union? Politics Weekly UK

    The power of the union? Politics Weekly UK

    John Harris joins nurses striking on the picket line to find out what life is really like for them. He speaks to Christina McAnea, the head of the union Unison, to find out what it is like negotiating with Conservative ministers. Plus, John is joined by the Guardian’s political editor, Pippa Crerar, and Scotland correspondent, Libby Brooks, to run through the ramifications of the UK government blocking Scotland’s gender recognition bill. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 45 min
    Why has the NHS collapsed? – Politics Weekly UK podcast

    Why has the NHS collapsed? – Politics Weekly UK podcast

    Health officials are reporting that the NHS is on its knees. John Harris talks to the Guardian’s health policy editor, Denis Campbell, about what he has seen. Plus, Conservative peer Gavin Barwell and Gaby Hinsliff talk about why NHS reform is such a tricky conversation. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 35 min
    How will 2022 be remembered? – Politics Weekly UK podcast

    How will 2022 be remembered? – Politics Weekly UK podcast

    In a year that saw three prime ministers, two monarchs and a whole lot of political and social unrest, how will 2022 be remembered? The Guardian’s John Harris looks back on the last 12 months, and asks what might happen in the next, with columnist Gaby Hinsliff and political editor Pippa Crerar. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 47 min
    How can Rishi Sunak hold the Tories together? – Politics Weekly UK

    How can Rishi Sunak hold the Tories together? – Politics Weekly UK

    Faced with a country brought almost to a standstill by strikes, a cost of living crisis, and an increasingly desperate situation in the channel, just what should the Conservative Party be doing to get a grip on the situation? The Guardian’s John Harris is joined by the Conservative peer and former Downing Street chief of staff Gavin Barwell, and the political strategist Jo Tanner, to ask if, after 12 years in power, the Tories are running out of road.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 34 min

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