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The Guardian's political editor, Heather Stewart, and deputy political editor, Jessica Elgot, are joined by commentators, experts and politicians to unpack the week's biggest stories in politics

Politics Weekl‪y‬ The Guardian

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    • 4.2 • 114 Ratings

The Guardian's political editor, Heather Stewart, and deputy political editor, Jessica Elgot, are joined by commentators, experts and politicians to unpack the week's biggest stories in politics

    The hypocrisy of the Christian right: Politics Weekly Extra

    The hypocrisy of the Christian right: Politics Weekly Extra

    Amidst allegations central to the Matt Gaetz scandal, Jonathan Freedland speaks to Peter Wehner of the Ethics and Public Policy Center. They discuss the decades-old pattern of prominent Christian political leaders and commentators, who forgive allies for the same transgressions for which they harshly judge their opponents. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 26 min
    Labour’s reckoning at the ballot box: Politics Weekly podcast

    Labour’s reckoning at the ballot box: Politics Weekly podcast

    It has been a year since Keir Starmer took over as Labour leader. Rafael Behr and Gaby Hinsliff look at how he should push the party forward after a frustrating year in opposition. Lisa O’Carroll speaks to the EU ambassador to the UK about violence in Northern Ireland and vaccine wars. Plus, Peter Walker looks at the Green party’s local campaign in the north of England. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 38 min
    The battle for DC statehood: Politics Weekly Extra

    The battle for DC statehood: Politics Weekly Extra

    The Guardian’s Washington bureau chief, David Smith, speaks to the campaign director for 51 for 51, Stasha Rhodes, who is advocating for the US capital to become a state, giving more than 700,000 residents equal representation in Congress. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 21 min
    A sleazy week for Westminster: Politics Weekly podcast

    A sleazy week for Westminster: Politics Weekly podcast

    Heather Stewart and Peter Walker look at the latest news from Westminster. Libby Brooks reports on the current state of Scottish politics. Plus, Katie Perrior and Paul Harrison dissect No 10’s communications strategy, including a new press briefing room. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 37 min
    The Republican party's problem with race: Politics Weekly Extra

    The Republican party's problem with race: Politics Weekly Extra

    This week, Jonathan Freedland speaks to Michael Steele, a former chair of the Republican national committee. The pair discuss why he chose to campaign for a Joe Biden victory, and how the Republicans are getting it wrong when it comes to Black and minority voters. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 27 min
    Regrets, Johnson has a few: Politics Weekly podcast

    Regrets, Johnson has a few: Politics Weekly podcast

    Jessica Elgot and Rafael Behr discuss calls for a public inquiry into the UK government’s handling of coronavirus, as well as the ongoing vaccine battle with the EU. Plus, Jessica speaks to several key political figures in Westminster and beyond about their memories of when the prime minister announced the first national lockdown. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
114 Ratings

114 Ratings

rm9897 ,

Quality of contributors is too mixed

Generally a good weekly analysis of what is going on, though the contributors vary widely in terms of quality. Polly Toynbee is the worst. Full of opinions presented as facts combined with shallow analysis e.g. ERG = crazy fanatics. Owen Jones and Will Tanner much higher quality.

legaleagle22 ,

Mediocre

A more civil version of pundits yelling at each other on TV. Most of the guests are partisans blatantly trying to spin rather than analyze, which isn’t really my cup of tea. Tends to run long for the amount of content as well; there are a lot of empty calories here.

arron2234324 ,

Great selection

Great show

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