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ITV News UK Editor Paul Brand offers the hypothetical keys to Number 10 to a guest and asks them: What would you do now?

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ITV News UK Editor Paul Brand offers the hypothetical keys to Number 10 to a guest and asks them: What would you do now?

    MP Tracey Crouch on battling cancer during Covid pandemic and why she’s coming off Twitter

    MP Tracey Crouch on battling cancer during Covid pandemic and why she’s coming off Twitter

    Former minister Tracey Crouch opens up to the Acting Prime Minister podcast about what it's been like having cancer treatment during the coronavirus pandemic.

    She also chats to podcast host Paul Brand about why elite sports should be allowed during lockdown, why she's coming off Twitter and much more.

    You can listen to, and watch, new episodes of the Acting Prime Minister podcast each week - find us on all podcast platforms.

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    • 28 min
    Lisa Nandy on Brexit regrets and Labour’s red wall woes

    Lisa Nandy on Brexit regrets and Labour’s red wall woes

    Labour's shadow foreign secretary is the latest guest on Acting Prime Minister.

    The former leadership contender talks to us about Jeremy Corbyn, Keir Starmer, Brexit and what went wrong at the 2019 general election.

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    • 35 min
    Scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross on keeping Scotland in the UK and his love for Atomic Kitten

    Scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross on keeping Scotland in the UK and his love for Atomic Kitten

    Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross on keeping Scotland in the UK and his love for Atomic Kitten.

    Acting Prime Minster this week is Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross.

    He chats to us about why positivity is key for uniting the union, how judging cattle helps him keep in touch with his farming background and why he loves Atomic Kitten.

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    • 28 min
    Rory Stewart: 'Covid could spell the end of Boris Johnson's premiership'

    Rory Stewart: 'Covid could spell the end of Boris Johnson's premiership'

    Former prime ministerial candidate Rory Stewart has said the coronavirus pandemic could cost Boris Johnson his premiership, because grasping detail is his "greatest weakness".

    He also chats to podcast host about uniting the UK, cutting the foreign aid budget, and reveals whether he would return to British politics.

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    • 36 min
    Louise Haigh on Jeremy Corbyn’s 'appalling' behaviour and uniting the union

    Louise Haigh on Jeremy Corbyn’s 'appalling' behaviour and uniting the union

    Louise Haigh on Jeremy Corbyn’s 'appalling' behaviour and uniting the union

    Acting Prime Minister this week is Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary Louise Haigh.

    She chats to us about her regret over nominating Jeremy Corbyn to be leader, how he compares with Keir Starmer and how she would ensure the United Kingdom stays together.

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    • 31 min
    Laurence Fox has started a political party - here's what he'd do if he became PM

    Laurence Fox has started a political party - here's what he'd do if he became PM

    Actor Laurence Fox is launching his own political movement - the Reclaim Party - so what would he do if he was actually in power?

    He tells the ITV News podcast Acting Prime Minister why he's launched the party and what he wants to achieve.

    The actor-turned-politician, who has sparked controversy with some of his comments, talks to ITV News Political Correspondent Paul Brand through his journey from school, to starring in TV drama series Lewis, to his infamous Question Time appearance and becoming a free-speech advocate.

    He's asked whether he'd congratulate Joe Biden on winning the US election, what he'd do to save the UK economy from coronavirus - and whether he'd be prepared to press the nuclear button.

    • 29 min

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