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Two men who’ve been at the heart of the political world - former Downing Street Director of Communications and Strategy Alastair Campbell and cabinet minister Rory Stewart - join forces from across the political divide. The Rest Is Politics lifts the lid on the secrets of Westminster, offering an insider’s view on politics at home and abroad, while bringing back the lost art of disagreeing agreeably.


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Two men who’ve been at the heart of the political world - former Downing Street Director of Communications and Strategy Alastair Campbell and cabinet minister Rory Stewart - join forces from across the political divide. The Rest Is Politics lifts the lid on the secrets of Westminster, offering an insider’s view on politics at home and abroad, while bringing back the lost art of disagreeing agreeably.


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    Question Time: Biden, barristers and the Black Watch

    Question Time: Biden, barristers and the Black Watch

    How do Alastair and Rory maintain a work/life balance? How dangerous are AI deepfakes for politics? Does Rory regret not pursuing a military career? Rory and Alastair answer these questions and many more in this week's Question Time episode. Plus they discuss Biden's popularity, the protests in Iran, barrister strikes and the relevance of think tanks.
    Blackpool live show tickets:
    Saturday 8th October: wintergardensblackpool.co.uk/events/the-rest-is-politics-live/
    Instagram:
    @restispolitics
    Twitter:
    @RestIsPolitics
    Email:
    restispolitics@gmail.com

    Producer: Dom Johnson + Nicole Maslen
    Exec Producer: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport

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    • 25 min
    U-turns, Ukraine and election season

    U-turns, Ukraine and election season

    Will Truss and Kwarteng survive a week of U-turns? Have worldwide elections followed the populist trends set by Sweden and Italy? Plus news on the conflicts in Ukraine and Yemen, Rory's admiration for David Miliband, and a critique of Singapore-on-Thames.
    Become a member of The Rest Is Politics Plus to support the podcast, enjoy ad-free listening, and receive early access to live show tickets and Question Time episodes. Just head to therestispolitics.com to sign up.
    Blackpool live show tickets:
    Saturday 8th October: wintergardensblackpool.co.uk/events/the-rest-is-politics-live/
    Instagram:
    @restispolitics
    Twitter:
    @RestIsPolitics
    Email:
    restispolitics@gmail.com

    Producers: Dom Johnson + Theo Young-Smith
    Exec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport

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    • 50 min
    The Week Everything Changed

    The Week Everything Changed

    In a special bonus episode Rory and Alastair discuss whether the writing is already on the wall for Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng, how Starmer found his voice and revived Labour, and what the future holds for the UK economy...
    Become a member of The Rest Is Politics Plus to support the podcast, enjoy ad-free listening, and receive early access to live show tickets and Question Time episodes. Just head to therestispolitics.com to sign up.
    Blackpool live show tickets:
    Saturday 8th October: wintergardensblackpool.co.uk/events/the-rest-is-politics-live/
    Instagram:
    @restispolitics
    Twitter:
    @RestIsPolitics
    Email:
    restispolitics@gmail.com
    Producer: Dom Johnson
    Exec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport

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    • 39 min
    Question Time: Prison reform, lobbying, and Alastair on Strictly

    Question Time: Prison reform, lobbying, and Alastair on Strictly

    Should MPs be drug tested? Does the UK have a corruption problem? How could we radically reform prisons? Alastair and Rory join each other in person this week to answer these questions and many more. Plus, they discuss if they've ever been offered to participate in a reality show, and if they would ever consider doing Strictly Come Dancing...
    Become a member of The Rest Is Politics Plus to support the podcast, enjoy ad-free listening, and receive early access to live show tickets and Question Time episodes. Just head to therestispolitics.com to sign up.
    Blackpool live show tickets:
    Saturday 8th October: wintergardensblackpool.co.uk/events/the-rest-is-politics-live/
    Instagram:
    @restispolitics
    Twitter:
    @RestIsPolitics
    Email:
    restispolitics@gmail.com
    Producer: Nicole Maslen
    Exec Producer: Tony Pastor


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    • 24 min
    The Kamikwaze budget, Iranian protests, and Italian 'post-fascists'

    The Kamikwaze budget, Iranian protests, and Italian 'post-fascists'

    It's been a quiet week in UK politics...
    On today's (in person) episode Rory and Alastair discuss Kwasi Kwarteng's mini-budget, Liz Truss and her quest for growth, the protests in Iran and the far right's election victory in Italy.
    Become a member of The Rest Is Politics Plus to support the podcast, enjoy ad-free listening, and receive early access to live show tickets and Question Time episodes. Just head to therestispolitics.com to sign up.
    Blackpool live show tickets:
    Saturday 8th October: wintergardensblackpool.co.uk/events/the-rest-is-politics-live/
    Instagram:
    @restispolitics
    Twitter:
    @RestIsPolitics
    Email:
    restispolitics@gmail.com
    Producer: Dom Johnson
    Exec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 46 min
    Albanian PM Edi Rama on Putin, Macron, and combating corruption

    Albanian PM Edi Rama on Putin, Macron, and combating corruption

    Alastair and Rory are joined by Edi Rama, the Prime Minister of Albania, to talk Putin, Merkel, Macron, the European Union, small boats, cyber attacks from Iran, and much, much more. Tune in to hear how the 'third way' inspired Edi's journey from life as an artist in Paris to a three-time election-winning prime minister.
    Become a member of The Rest Is Politics Plus to support the podcast, enjoy ad-free listening, and receive early access to live show tickets and Question Time episodes. Just head to therestispolitics.com to sign up.
    Blackpool live show tickets:
    Saturday 8th October: wintergardensblackpool.co.uk/events/the-rest-is-politics-live/
    Instagram:
    @restispolitics
    Twitter:
    @RestIsPolitics
    Email:
    restispolitics@gmail.com
    Producer: Dom Johnson
    Exec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 53 min

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