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Sebastian Payne takes you into the corridors of power to unwrap, analyse and debate British politics with a regular lineup of expert Financial Times correspondents and informed commentators. New episodes available every Saturday morning.
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Sebastian Payne takes you into the corridors of power to unwrap, analyse and debate British politics with a regular lineup of expert Financial Times correspondents and informed commentators. New episodes available every Saturday morning.
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    Kwasi Kwarteng’s market meltdown

    Kwasi Kwarteng’s market meltdown

    Markets showed their dismay and the pound crashed to its lowest levels ever as Prime Minister Liz Truss and chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng struggled to defend their economic strategy. Where does the crisis go next? Political editor George Parker and economics editor Chris Giles make sense of it all. We also look back on the Labour party conference in Liverpool and discuss whether Sir Keir Starmer’s party is preparing to return to power. Chief political correspondent Jim Pickard and northern correspondent Jennifer Williams take us into the corridors of the convention centre.
    Presented by Sebastian Payne. Produced by Anna Dedhar and Howie Shannon
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    Audio: BBC
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    • 39 min
    The gamble for growth

    The gamble for growth

    Kwasi Kwarteng delivered his first Budget in all but name this week, with the biggest overhaul in taxes in half a century. We unpack all the major tax cuts and examine whether the Truss government's huge bet on growth will pay off, and what happens if it doesn't. 
    Plus, we look at the ABCD plan to see the health service through the winter and whether the UK is losing its focus on science. 
    Presented by Sebastian Payne, with George Parker, Chris Giles, Sarah Neville and Clive Cookson. Produced by Howie Shannon. 
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    • 37 min
    King Charles III begins his reign

    King Charles III begins his reign

    The UK has experienced an unprecedented week of constitutional upheaval with new national and political leadership. 
    We discuss the death and mourning of Queen Elizabeth II, the arrival of King Charles III and what it all means for the new prime minister Liz Truss. 
    Presented by Sebastian Payne, with Peter Foster, George Parker, Robert Shrimsley and special guest Hannah White. 
    Produced by Howie Shannon. The sound engineers were Breen Turner and Jan Sigsworth.
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    • 37 min
    In memory of Queen Elizabeth II

    In memory of Queen Elizabeth II

    Following the sad news of the death of Queen Elizabeth II - who died on September 8 2022 at the age of 96 - we are in tribute republishing this platinum jubilee episode, in which we looked back on Her Majesty's 70 years on the throne.
    Presented by Sebastian Payne, with George Parker, Chris Giles and Sarah O'Connor. Produced by Anna Dedhar and Howie Shannon. The sound engineers were Breen Turner and Jan Sigsworth.
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    • 29 min
    Truss’s glide path to Number 10

    Truss’s glide path to Number 10

    The Tory leadership race finished this week, with foreign secretary Liz Truss widely expected to triumph. We discuss the final campaign developments, Truss’ pledges on tax, and what Boris Johnson might do next. 
    Presented by Sebastian Payne, with George Parker, Robert Shrimsley and Jasmine Cameron-Chileshe. 
    Produced by Anna Dedhar and Howie Shannon. The sound engineers were Breen Turner and Jan Sigsworth. 
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    • 26 min
    Struggling with the energy crisis

    Struggling with the energy crisis

    With energy bills set to soar from October, Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak faced mounting questions about how they would help struggling families, yet neither of the candidates to be the new prime minister has set out detailed plans. We examine the foreign secretary's tax proposals, whether they will address the economic turbulence ahead and if Whitehall needs a new ethics adviser.
    Presented by Sebastian Payne, with chief political correspondent Jim Pickard, political correspondent Jasmine Cameron-Chileshe and special guest economist Gerard Lyons.
    Produced by Anna Dedhar and Howie Shannon. The sound engineers were Breen Turner and Carlos San Juan. 
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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

Stauffhb ,

More diversity please!

Love the insight provided, would love more diverse guests (not just better gender balance, but more commentors from different cultural backgrounds). The host and weekly commentators are almost always middle class white people, and normally at least 75% male. Surely the FT has a deeper and more diverse bench of talent to pull from?

100West ,

Episode: Sir Malcom Rifkind

Among all the sensationalistic analysis done by most of the media outlets, today’s podcast did a great favor to all of us, brought a non passionate interview, explanation and analysis of what I feel it is the truth about the failures if exiting Afghanistan and the misunderstanding notions of the whys we got to this situation. History will do the rest of the judgement. For now, let’s leave Afghanistan. It is what it is.

Old Jint Fan ,

Great show

I listen to the show religiously every week because it gives me an insightful update into the goings-on in UK politics. For me it’s a must listen, and I recommended unreservedly to all my friends. We need more shows like this!

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