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Each week, the HuffPost UK Politics team unpack the biggest stories from Westminster and beyond.

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Each week, the HuffPost UK Politics team unpack the biggest stories from Westminster and beyond.

    Has The King Of The North Stolen Boris Johnson’s Crown?

    Has The King Of The North Stolen Boris Johnson’s Crown?

    Jennifer Williams of the Manchester Evening News and Manchester university politics professor Rob Ford join Arj Singh and Paul Waugh to unpack a week in which the PM also decided to pick a fight with England forward Marcus Rashford, and hold a somewhat phoney war with the EU.

    • 45 min
    Is A Circuit Breaker Coronavirus Lockdown Inevitable?

    Is A Circuit Breaker Coronavirus Lockdown Inevitable?

    Joining Arj Singh, Paul Waugh and Rachel Wearmouth, former cabinet minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan discusses the plans, how to get people to keep complying with Covid rules, and whether Brexit needs more attention as Boris Johnson’s October deadline for a deal passes.

    • 47 min
    Lockdown Brass, With John McDonnell MP

    Lockdown Brass, With John McDonnell MP

    Former shadow chancellor John McDonnell joins Arj Singh, Paul Waugh and Rachel Wearmouth to discuss the rebellions brewing in Westminster as efforts to tackle the coronavirus pandemic by the government lurch from crisis to crisis. Is the time of constructive opposition from Keir Starmer’s Labour over? And is it time to impose a national lockdown?

    • 51 min
    Priti Patel’s Wave Machine

    Priti Patel’s Wave Machine

    Boris Johnson can’t remember his own coronavirus rules, Priti Patel considered deterring asylum seekers with a wave machine, and the EU is taking the UK  to court - it’s been another one of those weeks. 

    Joining Arj Singh and Rachel Wearmouth, Tory former special adviser Salma Shah and Labour ex-adviser Matthew McGregor try to pick their way through the headlines and consider why the PM is faring so badly, and whether government asylum plans could pose a threat to Labour  .

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    • 45 min
    Is Now The Winter Of Our Discontent? With Steve Reed MP

    Is Now The Winter Of Our Discontent? With Steve Reed MP

    As curfews and other restrictions are brought in to try and stem the rise in coronavirus infections, Rishi Sunak took to the dispatch box with another rescue plan for the economy. But does his winter emergency plan go far enough?

    • 45 min
    Do Voters Still Want To Push Cummings Off A Cliff? With Tory MP Paul Howell

    Do Voters Still Want To Push Cummings Off A Cliff? With Tory MP Paul Howell

    Boris Johnson’s ‘moonshot’ coronavirus ambition began to look divorced from the reality of worrying testing shortages as more areas were put into local lockdowns. The prime minister also had to contend with a Tory Brexit rebellion and more resignations from his government. Is Johnson losing control of the two biggest issues of our times?

    Tory MP Paul Howell joined Arj Singh, Paul Waugh and Rachel Wearmouth to make sense of the week in Westminster, and look ahead to the imminent Budget and what it could mean for left behind communities. 

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    • 26 min

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