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Politics without the boring bits: Matt Chorley presents the best interviews, analysis and panel discussions from his Times Radio show. Listen to Times Radio live on DAB, smart speaker or app 10am-1pm Monday to Friday. If you like what you hear, then read more at http://www.thetimes.co.uk/
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Politics without the boring bits: Matt Chorley presents the best interviews, analysis and panel discussions from his Times Radio show. Listen to Times Radio live on DAB, smart speaker or app 10am-1pm Monday to Friday. If you like what you hear, then read more at http://www.thetimes.co.uk/
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    PMQs Unpacked: Get Out of Westminster

    PMQs Unpacked: Get Out of Westminster

    Matt is joined by Patrick Maguire and Lara Spirit to pause and unpack the exchanges at Prime Minister's Questions. Rishi Sunak claims Labour is 'soft on crime, soft on criminals', while Keir Starmer says the prime minister is out of touch and needs 'to get out of Westminster'.
    Plus: Columnists Alice Thomson and Robert Crampton discuss when you should get the state pension, whether Louise Casey should run the Metropolitan Police, and Boris Johnson's grilling over 'partygate'.

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    • 54 min
    Food Fight

    Food Fight

    Matt speaks to Leon co-founder Henry Dimbleby, who has just resigned as the government's 'food tsar'. He explains why he's quit, what's wrong with our supply chains and why it's so difficult to persuade the Government to change Britain's diet.Plus columnists Daniel Finkelstein and Henry Zeffman on Boris Johnson's Partygate defence, and whether Nicola Sturgeon's social media warning echoes Tony Blair's 'feral beasts' speech.
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    • 43 min
    D-Day for Boris Johnson

    D-Day for Boris Johnson

    Will the inquiry into whether Boris Johnson misled Parliament over Partygate finish his political career - or open the door for his return?
    Matt is joined by Times Political Editor Steve Swinford to bring you the definitive guide to the Committee, the key evidence for the prosecution and defence, and what it all means for Johnson's future.
    Plus: Columnists Rachel Sylvester and Libby Purves discuss cropped photos of Suella Braverman in Rwanda, paying to see a GP in Ireland, and whether the John Lewis model can survive.

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    • 42 min
    David Owen: Labour, Limehouse and “hubris syndrome”

    David Owen: Labour, Limehouse and “hubris syndrome”

    David Owen became foreign secretary aged just 38, before going on to break away from Labour as one of the ‘Gang of Four’ and lead the SDP.
    He talks to Matt about this defining moment in British political history, the legacy of the party today and whether prime ministers suffer from 'hubris syndrome'.
    Plus columnists India Knight and James Marriott rate MPs on their TikTok skills and discuss politicians doing silly things for charity.

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Get Off The Golf Course

    Get Off The Golf Course

    Matt looks at the government's new plan to get seven million adults back into a job. He speaks to Work and Pensions Secretary Mel Stride, who says he's not trying to stop people playing golf, while listeners share their reasons for leaving the employment market.
    Plus: Columnists Manveen Rana and Matt Charlton discuss the death of the midlife crisis, when Britpop turned on Tony Blair, and Jeremy Hunt's Brexit pubs guarantee.

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    • 44 min
    We're Going On A Jeremy Hunt

    We're Going On A Jeremy Hunt

    It's Budget day, and we've been on a Jeremy Hunt - talking to people around the country called Jeremy who all look after the finances of a local club, society or association.
    Matt is joined by Patrick Maguire for PMQs Unpacked, pausing and unpacking the action from the Commons chamber as Keir Starmer accuses Rishi Sunak of stoking a culture war.
    Plus: Columnists Alice Thomson and Robert Crampton talk about bunking off school, when interviews go wrong, and how Robert was transformed into Harry Styles.

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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

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Best daily summary of British politics

Matt is outstanding and so are his columnists and guests. I love PMQs in particular. Keen listener from Uruguay

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British politics explained

Love the show especially the guest columnists. After Brexit I became obsessed with British politics and this show is a gem.

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First on the Kwasi sack!

Nuff said. Also, “ Yorkshire tea!”

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