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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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    • 4.7 • 178 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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    Ex-New Zealand PM Helen Clark on monarchy, extreme poverty, and Jacinda Ardern

    Ex-New Zealand PM Helen Clark on monarchy, extreme poverty, and Jacinda Ardern

    Alastair and Rory are joined by former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark to discuss democracy, the rise of populism, the Monarchy, the importance of arts and culture, the United Nations development programmes and much, much more.
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    Instagram:
    @restispolitics
    Twitter:
    @RestIsPolitics
    Email:
    restispolitics@gmail.com
    Producers: Dom Johnson + Nicole Maslen + Theo Young-Smith
    Exec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport

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    • 57 min
    How to become an MP, the art of whipping, and NIMBYs

    How to become an MP, the art of whipping, and NIMBYs

    Join Rory and Alastair for the latest episode of Question Time, where they discuss Labour's Brexit position, NIMBYs, the housing crisis, how to become an MP, whips, the favourites for the World Cup, and 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 Producer: Jack Davenport

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    • 28 min
    Protests in China, UK strikes, and crypto bros

    Protests in China, UK strikes, and crypto bros

    Today, join Alastair and Rory as they investigate the current protests in China and their causes, dissect the recent election in Malaysia, discuss the recent Supreme Court ruling on Scottish independence and much, much more.
    Plus, they take a look at the importance of technology within politics, the mistakes of past Prime Ministers and the impact of strikes in Britain today.
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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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    • 46 min
    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:
    @restispolitics
    Twitter:
    @RestIsPolitics
    Email:
    restispolitics@gmail.com
    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.
    TRIP Plus:
    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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    • 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.
    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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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
178 Ratings

178 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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