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Bloomberg Westminster is your daily guide to British politics. In less than half an hour, we'll tell you what's happening and explain why it matters. Plus, interviews with MPs, policy experts, and Bloomberg's own team of political journalists. Presented by Caroline Hepker, Roger Hearing, and Sebastian Salek.

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Bloomberg Westminster is your daily guide to British politics. In less than half an hour, we'll tell you what's happening and explain why it matters. Plus, interviews with MPs, policy experts, and Bloomberg's own team of political journalists. Presented by Caroline Hepker, Roger Hearing, and Sebastian Salek.

    Huawei Calling (with Bim Afolami MP)

    Huawei Calling (with Bim Afolami MP)

    As the government gives Huawei the green light to help build the U.K.'s 5G network, Bim Afolami, Conservative MP for Hitchin and Harpenden, tells Bloomberg Westminster's Caroline Hepker and Sebastian Salek Britain can't turn its back on technology that can revolutionize the economy.

    Plus, Ben Jones, teaching fellow in European foreign policy at King's College London and former foreign affairs adviser to the Liberal Democrats gives Boris Johnson his advice for charting new relations with the U.S. and China after Brexit.

    • 24 min
    Death in the City

    Death in the City

    Britain's pollution problem is revealed by the Centre for Cities. Paul Swinney, director of policy and research, tells Bloomberg Westminster's Sebastian Salek and Caroline Hepker more than one in 19 deaths in UK towns and cities is linked to poor air quality. But before that, Boris Johnson has two key infrastructure decisions: Huawei and HS2. Bloomberg's Thomas Seal and Yuan Potts say these could determine the UK's path post-Brexit.

    • 24 min
    Signed, Sealed, Delivered (with Gordon Lyons MLA)

    Signed, Sealed, Delivered (with Gordon Lyons MLA)

    The Brexit deal gets the green light from Brussels. Next stop, the EU Parliament. Bloomberg's U.K. politics editor Stuart Biggs tells Bloomberg Westminster's Roger Hearing and Sebastian Salek the hard work is only just beginning.
    Plus, a special focus on Northern Ireland. Bloomberg's Peter Flanagan joins to discuss the resumption of the Stormont assembly and the impact of Brexit. And DUP assembly member Gordon Lyons explains why the party CAN work with Sinn Fein, and how they will hold Boris Johnson to account for his promises on the way Brexit will work in the province.

    • 22 min
    Did Javid Go Off-Piste at Davos?

    Did Javid Go Off-Piste at Davos?

    The Chancellor has said an EU trade deal takes priority over any agreement with the U.S. And now his proposed digital tax could prompt even frostier relations with Washington. Bloomberg's trade tsar Brendan Murray and Brexit editor Edward Evans joined Bloomberg Westminster's Caroline Hepker and Sebastian Salek to discuss Sajid Javid's motivations.

    • 12 min
    No Deal Is Still Real

    No Deal Is Still Real

    Could the U.K. still be heading for a no-deal Brexit at the end of the year? Therese Raphael, columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, tells Bloomberg Westminster's Roger Hearing and Sebastian Salek there's a real chance. Plus, Iain Anderson, Executive Chairman of Cicero/AMO joins from Dublin, where he says it could be curtains for Leo Varadkar in February's election. 

    • 24 min
    Will 'Tough on Terror' Backfire? (with (Florence Eshalomi MP)

    Will 'Tough on Terror' Backfire? (with (Florence Eshalomi MP)

    Newly-elected Labour MP Florence Eshalomi tells Bloomberg Westminster's Sebastian Salek and Caroline Hepker the Prime Minister's plan for tougher terrorism sentencing is a knee-jerk reaction that will land the government in trouble. She says the Labour leadership is about getting the most electable candidate - even if it's not a woman. But have the membership learnt their lesson? Tim Bale, Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University, shares his research on what qualities Labour members want in their new leader.

    • 24 min

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