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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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    • 4.8 • 173 Ratings

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.
Twitter:
@RestIsPolitics
Instagram:
@restispolitics
Email:
restispolitics@gmail.com

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    Nigel Farage, proportional representation, and mandatory ID cards

    Nigel Farage, proportional representation, and mandatory ID cards

    Who would Rory elect as the next Prime Minister? If Rishi Sunak had not kept Jeremy Hunt on, what would the budget look like? And how come both Rory and Alastair have lost followers on twitter? Listen to this week's Question Time to hear Rory and Alastair answer these questions and many more. 
    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.
    Instagram:
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    Twitter:
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    Email:
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    Producers: Dom Johnson + Nicole Maslen
    Exec Producer: Jack Davenport

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    • 22 min
    Qatar, the World Cup, and Sunak vs. Starmer

    Qatar, the World Cup, and Sunak vs. Starmer

    Join Alastair and Rory as they discuss the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, what's meant by a 'Swiss-style' Brexit, 'flying kites', Twitter, Trump, COP, and more.
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    Instagram:
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    Producers: Dom Johnson + Nicole Maslen
    Exec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport

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    • 46 min
    Food banks, ageing populations, and 'virtue signalling'

    Food banks, ageing populations, and 'virtue signalling'

    Can cabinet ministers be charged for economic mismanagement? How will low birth rate affect the economy? Do Rory and Alastair really travel for weeks at a time with just hand luggage? Join us for this week's Question Time episode where Rory and Alastair answer all these questions and more.
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    Instagram:
    @restispolitics
    Twitter:
    @RestIsPolitics
    Email:
    restispolitics@gmail.com
    Producers: Dom Johnson + Nicole Maslen
    Exec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport

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    • 30 min
    Trump vs. DeSantis, Sunak on the world stage, and Iran

    Trump vs. DeSantis, Sunak on the world stage, and Iran

    Join Rory and Alastair as they discuss the midterm results from the US, Rupert Murdoch's apparent pivot from Donald Trump to Ron DeSantis, Joe Biden and Xi Jinping's meeting, Rishi Sunak's performance on the world stage, Thursday's Autumn Statement, problems with the NHS, the situation in Iran, David Nott, and much, much more.
    TRIP Christmas Live Show - Royal Albert Hall - Tuesday 13th December - Ticket Information:
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    General sale - Friday 18th November 9am - the ticket link will be tweeted from @RestIsPolitics at 9am on Friday.
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    Producers: Dom Johnson + Nicole Maslen
    Exec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport

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    • 44 min
    Women in politics, AI advancements, and airports

    Women in politics, AI advancements, and airports

    Join Rory and Alastair for this week's Question Time episode where they discuss everything from the growth of artificial intelligence in professional life to their airport travel tips. Plus culture and arts in Britain, women in politics and Rory and Alastair's favourite novels.
    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.

    Instagram:
    @restispolitics
    Twitter:
    @RestIsPolitics
    Email:
    restispolitics@gmail.com
    Producers: Dom Johnson + Nicole Maslen
    Exec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport

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    • 32 min
    COP, Gavin Williamson, and US midterms

    COP, Gavin Williamson, and US midterms

    Join Alastair and Rory as they discuss Gavin Williamson, COP, Johnson's resignation honours list, Scholz in China, the latest from the war in Ukraine, and much, much more.
    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.
    Instagram:
    @restispolitics
    Twitter:
    @RestIsPolitics
    Email:
    restispolitics@gmail.com
    Producers: Dom Johnson + Nicole Maslen
    Exec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport

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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
173 Ratings

173 Ratings

Hey_linder ,

So good!

I can’t believe how much I look forward to this pod. Of course, the play by play with the current political situation is riveting!
I enjoy the broader conversations and the dynamic between these guys.

Constant Reader Jr. ,

Breaking point

Rory’s genuinely idiotic tweet about Trevor Noah - reflexive, mindless, deliberately misunderstanding - was the breaking point for me. The basic premise of the pod is that the hosts basically agree, but have different party loyalties. But your enjoyment of the show depends on believing in Stewart’s sincerity, and his tweet revealed the mindless, reflexively dishonest cultural warrior behind the thin humanitarian facade.

theguywhohasagoodopinion ,

Consistently excellent

As always thoughtful and insightful. So rare in political discourse. And a mention for my team, Celtic, too!

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