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Daniel Hewitt and Shehab Khan from the ITV News politics team chew through the week's big UK political stories and give Political Editor Robert Peston a call from wherever he is to get his take on it all. We'll also be talking to special guests from the world of politics and beyond - and hear from ITV's political correspondents based around the country to find out what's happening beyond the Westminster bubble.

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Daniel Hewitt and Shehab Khan from the ITV News politics team chew through the week's big UK political stories and give Political Editor Robert Peston a call from wherever he is to get his take on it all. We'll also be talking to special guests from the world of politics and beyond - and hear from ITV's political correspondents based around the country to find out what's happening beyond the Westminster bubble.

    Passport to the pub? And why's the UK compromising in EU vaccine dispute?

    Passport to the pub? And why's the UK compromising in EU vaccine dispute?

    Will you really need a passport to go to the pub? And why is the UK compromising in the EU vaccine dispute?

    
The ITV News Politics Podcast discuss all the key vaccine developments and call Robert to
    get his take on Boris Johnson's latest strategy, plus - away from the pandemic - why Home Secretary Priti Patel's plans to deal with migrants appear to raise more questions than they answer.

    Meanwhile, Shehab is humbled by Daniel's jaw-dropping reporting on atrocious housing, the team react to Robert's all-singing-all-dancing TV turn (as Daniel shares the moment he and Robert united over Meatloaf) and everyone offers poor silent producer Lewis their remedies for coping with a nasty cold.

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    • 25 min
    Is vaccine rollout still on track? Plus Alan Johnson special guest

    Is vaccine rollout still on track? Plus Alan Johnson special guest

    Former home secretary Alan Johnson is our special guest this week.

    We also discuss vaccine nationalism and whether other countries can impact the UK's jab rollout.

    In a deep dive interview, former Labour minister Alan Johnson talks about everything from switching politics for writing, his sympathy for ministers during the pandemic and thoughts on whether Labour can win the next election.

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    • 50 min
    Jess Phillips on reading the killed women list - plus, how Meghan interview impacts No10

    Jess Phillips on reading the killed women list - plus, how Meghan interview impacts No10

    Jess Phillips on violence against women - plus, how Meghan interview impacts No10

    Special guest Labour's Jess Phillips, takes us through how we can tackle violence against women, following the killing of Sarah Everard.

    Plus, Robert Peston explains what impact the bombshell Harry and Meghan interview has had on Downing Street.

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    • 32 min
    Budget special: How Sunak plans to spend now and take later

    Budget special: How Sunak plans to spend now and take later

    Listen to our Budget special for all you need to know about Chancellor Rishi Sunak's plan for the economy in 2021 and beyond.

    Expert insight from Politics Editor Robert Peston, plus correspondents Shehab Khan and Daniel Hewitt.

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    • 31 min
    Salmond, Sturgeon and the fight for Scottish independence

    Salmond, Sturgeon and the fight for Scottish independence

    Salmond, Sturgeon and the fight for Scottish independence

    We explore the fascinating row between Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and her predecessor Alex Salmond - and whether it will impact their fight for independence from the UK.

    ITV News Presenter Julie Etchingham is our special guest this week. She's filmed a documentary on the issue of Scottish independence and tells us all about it.

    We also have Robert Peston looking ahead to next week's Budget.

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    • 49 min
    Roadmap special: Are the dates realistic and will we need a jab to go to the pub?

    Roadmap special: Are the dates realistic and will we need a jab to go to the pub?

    Everything you need to know about the roadmap out of lockdown is in this special episode of Calling Peston.

    How realistic is it that nightclubs could open in June? Will we need to prove we've had a Covid-19 vaccine to get inside? Plus, how much financial support will Rishi Sunak provide in his Budget next week?

    There'll be another episode of the podcast released later this week.

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    • 28 min

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