Nick Robinson talks about what’s really going on in British politics.
The Rachel de Souza One
The Children’s Commissioner on tackling failing schools, online safety and knowing your Aristotle
The Len McCluskey Election Special One
The Unite General Secretary on Labour’s electoral woes, Starmer’s ‘failure’ and the politics of football
The Jonathan Reynolds One
The Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary on Labour’s ‘vast’ challenge, having an autistic child and why he would like to run Sunderland FC
The Justin Welby One
The Archbishop of Canterbury on being involved in politics, how leaders today are more moral than their predecessors, the need for reconciliation, and why he likes The West Wing
The Alistair Carmichael One
The longest-serving LibDem MP on the benefits of island life, why beef farming in Shetland shouldn’t be stopped by fears over global warming, working with Tories, and the perils of nationalism
The Jeane Freeman One
Scotland’s Health Secretary on her journey from communism via Labour to the SNP; why she says Alex Salmond is not fit to hold office; and what went wrong in Scotland’s care homes over covid
Nick Robinson gives a great weekly take on the behind the scenes manoeuvrings at Westminster while also doing a good job of teasing out the more human side of his guests.
Great to hear thoughtful, calm political discourse without the usual descent into soundbites. Interesting guests and informed thinking.
Away from the screech.
Always interesting. And it is a welcome break from frantic attempts at point scoring against a politician parking the bus which is the norm for broadcast political interviews.