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Discussion and analysis of UK politics from the Financial Times' political commentators and correspondents. Presented by Sebastian Payne.

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Discussion and analysis of UK politics from the Financial Times' political commentators and correspondents. Presented by Sebastian Payne.

    Coronavirus latest: Struggles with testing, the blame game begins and Labour’s new leader

    Coronavirus latest: Struggles with testing, the blame game begins and Labour’s new leader

    The coronavirus crisis deepened this week as Boris Johnson’s government battled to increase the levels of testing, or explain why the UK is having such problems Who is to blame? We also discuss why chancellor Rishi Sunak is having to provide extra help to small businesses and what Keir Starmer will do if he is elected Labour leader today. Presented by Sebastian Payne, with George Parker, Laura Hughes and Jim Pickard. Produced by Anna Dedhar. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 24 min
    Coronavirus: Britain in lockdown, Johnson tests positive, Sunak's help for self-employed

    Coronavirus: Britain in lockdown, Johnson tests positive, Sunak's help for self-employed

    The prime minister addressed the nation and put Britain in lockdown at the beginning of the week after persuasion alone proved failed to keep people apart. By the end of the week Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock, health secretary, tested positive themselves. Can he run the country from isolation? Plus, we discuss concerns over the shortage of testing kits and PPE for NHS staff. Presented by Sebastian Payne, with George Parker, Clive Cookson and Laura Hughes. Produced by Anna Dedhar.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 29 min
    Coronavirus latest: Johnson’s U-turn, Sunak’s fiscal stimulus and a London lockdown

    Coronavirus latest: Johnson’s U-turn, Sunak’s fiscal stimulus and a London lockdown

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson significantly upped the UK’s action to tackle coronavirus this week with stringent new social distancing measures, while the chancellor unveiled a huge economic stimulus to keep the economy going. We also discuss the prospect of a London shutdown, how the NHS is coping and how Mr Johnson is coping with the crisis. Presented by Sebastian Payne, with George Parker, Sarah Neville and Robert Shrimsley. Produced by Anna Dedhar For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 31 min
    Rishi Sunak’s debut Budget as coronavirus ramps up

    Rishi Sunak’s debut Budget as coronavirus ramps up

    The new chancellor delivered his first Budget this week and pulled off a complicated, uncertain fiscal event. Has he defined what Johnsonism is? How does the Conservative party feel about the big spending increases? And how will it all be paid for? Plus we discuss Boris Johnson's decision to increase the UK's efforts to combat coronavirus, why No10 is relying on behavioural scientists and taking a different approach to the virus from other countries. Presented by Sebastian Payne, with George Parker, Chris GIles, Laura Hughes and Sarah Neville. Produced by Anna Dedhar. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 39 min
    Dealing with coronavirus, the collapse of Flybe and Priti Patel v the civil service

    Dealing with coronavirus, the collapse of Flybe and Priti Patel v the civil service

    The rapid spread of coronavirus has dominated this week's political agenda, as Boris Johnson tried to grapple with the crisis. Has the government shifted out of campaigning mode and into governing? We also discuss the collapse of Flybe and what it means for the government's levelling-up agenda. Plus, we discuss the resignation of senior civil servant Philip Rutnam and what is to blame for his clashes with home secretary Priti Patel. Presented by Sebastian Payne, with Jim Pickard, Laura Hughes, Miranda Green and special guest Jill Rutter. Produced by Anna Dedhar and Jack Denton For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 37 min
    Q&A on Scotland, Ireland, Boris Johnson, on business and more

    Q&A on Scotland, Ireland, Boris Johnson, on business and more

    The second part of our first live podcast from Bracken House. Our panel answers questions from listeners on whether we’re heading for a united Ireland, what will happen in the next Scottish elections, whether politics is becoming too cultish, what Bernie Sanders would do for a UK-US trade deal and much more. Presented by Sebastian Payne, with George Parker, Robert Shrimsley, Miranda Green and Jim Pickard. Produced by Anna Dedhar and Jack Denton For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 36 min

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