5 episodes

Radio 4's weekly assessment of developments at Westminster

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Radio 4's weekly assessment of developments at Westminster

    15/02/2020

    15/02/2020

    Radio 4's assessment of the Cabinet reshuffle and its implications for the direction of the government, social media regulation, the future of the BBC and the art of making a maiden speech with Anne McElvoy of the Economist. Also with David Gauke, former cabinet minister, Baroness Cavendish, former head of policy at Number 10, Lord Young of Cookham, former cabinet minister and chief whip, Julian Knight, chair-elect of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Miriam Cates MP, Conservative and Zarah Sultana MP, Labour.

    The editor is Peter Snowdon.

    • 27 min
    08/02/2020

    08/02/2020

    Radio 4's assessment of developments at Westminster with Tom Newton Dunn of The Sun. This weekend we will be discussing Trade deals with Lord Gavin Barwell, Conservative, Food standards with Danny Kruger MP, Conservative and Kerry McCarthy MP, Labour, COP and Green Targets with Paul Johnson, Director of the Institute For Fiscal Studies and Caroline Lucas MP, Green Party and Image Management for a PM, with Sir Craig Oliver, former Director of Politics and Comms for former PM David Cameron and Stefan Rousseau, Chief Political Photographer, The Press Association.

    • 27 min
    01/02/2020

    01/02/2020

    George Parker of the Financial Times looks behind the scenes at Westminster.
    The UK has left the EU so what happens next? What is the negotiating strength of the UK and what can we expect from the hard bargaining ahead?
    The editor is Marie Jessel

    • 28 min
    25/01/2020

    25/01/2020

    Presented by Paul Waugh, Huffington Post UK. This weekend, we'll be discussing Labour leadership and unions, with: Lord McNicol, Labour; WAB passes into UK law, with Jill Rutter, Institute for Government, and Bill Cash MP, chair of the European Scrutiny Committee; HS2 with Lord Adonis, Labour; and press lobby and Downing Street, with Paul Harrison, former press secretary to former PM Theresa May, and Lance Price, writer & commentator.

    • 27 min
    18/01/2020

    18/01/2020

    Anne McElvoy of the Economist looks behind the scenes at Westminster. Will government education policy make significant changes, what will proposals for re-invigorating the civil service actually mean, and what to expect from a cabinet reshuffle when it comes.
    The Editor is Marie Jessel.

    • 27 min

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