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Our weekly podcast discussing all the ups and downs at Westminster. Please subscribe and share - and keep up with all the latest news on PoliticsHome.com. Got a question for the team? news@politicshome.com.

    Decoding the ‘Russia Report’

    Decoding the ‘Russia Report’

    The long-awaited ‘Russia report’ has finally landed — but after all the hype is it a damp squib? Why did the Intelligence and Security Committee’s inquiry take so long to make its way into the public domain? What, if anything, does it tell us about the 2016 Brexit vote and 2014’s Scottish referendum? Do the UK’s intelligence agencies need to up their game to combat the threat from Moscow? And is the Government taking any of it on board?

    PolHome’s Matt Honeycombe-Foster talks to our chief reporter Alain Tolhurst and The House magazine’s policy editor Georgina Bailey about the probe — and digest its findings so you don’t have to.

    • 22 min
    Policy focus: Immigration minister Kevin Foster on the UK’s post-Brexit shake-up

    Policy focus: Immigration minister Kevin Foster on the UK’s post-Brexit shake-up

    In this one-off policy special, we speak to Home Office minister Kevin Foster about the UK’s big post-Brexit immigration shake-up. It’s the biggest change to the system in a generation — but what will it mean for the UK’s social care workforce, and will the new set-up be ready in time? || This episode is supported by Leidos, and we speak to Leidos UK’s chief technology officer Simon Daykin about the practical challenges of new technology at the border. https://www.politicshome.com/members/profile/leidos

    • 25 min
    Mini-pod: Treasury minister Steve Barclay quizzed on Rishi Sunak’s coronavirus jobs plan

    Mini-pod: Treasury minister Steve Barclay quizzed on Rishi Sunak’s coronavirus jobs plan

    In a mini-podcast on the back of the Summer Economic Statement, PolHome chief reporter Alain Tolhurst grabs some time with Chief Secretary to the Treasury Steve Barclay. He asks what message Chancellor Rishi Sunak wants to send to Brits, whether there’s more help to come — and how the government plans to pay for it all.

    • 11 min
    BORIS’S WHITEHALL REVOLUTION - with Cath Haddon, Dave Penman and Richard Johnstone

    BORIS’S WHITEHALL REVOLUTION - with Cath Haddon, Dave Penman and Richard Johnstone

    Dominic Cummings has promised that a “hard rain” is about to fall on the civil service in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. But what exactly does Number 10 have planned for Whitehall? PolHome’s Matt Honeycombe-Foster speaks to three people who know their stuff: Cath Haddon of the Institute for Government, Richard Johnstone of Civil Service World and Dave Penman, boss of the FDA trade union. Find out what all the fuss is about as Cabinet Secretary Mark Sedwill calls it quits — and what the appointment of Brexit negotiator David Frost to a top national security job really means.

    • 30 min
    CUMMINGS & GOINGS - WITH WES STREETING, ED DAVEY AND TIM MONTGOMERIE

    CUMMINGS & GOINGS - WITH WES STREETING, ED DAVEY AND TIM MONTGOMERIE

    Boris Johnson’s top adviser Dominic Cummings finds himself at the centre of another political storm - and our reporter John Johnston is on hand for snap analysis of his emotional Rose Garden statement on that controversial lockdown journey to Durham with his family. Then Matt talks to Labour shadow minister Wes Streeting, Lib Dem leader Sir Ed Davey - and conservative commentator Tim Montgomerie to weigh up the political impact of Johnson’s decision to stand by his man.

    • 40 min
    LOCKDOWN POD#3 - Boris’s big speech, Baroness Smith, Ipsos MORI’s Ben Page

    LOCKDOWN POD#3 - Boris’s big speech, Baroness Smith, Ipsos MORI’s Ben Page

    On this week’s PolHome podcast, chief reporter Alain Tolhurst gives us his snap verdict on Boris Johnson’s big lockdown speech; Georgina Bailey of the House magazine chats to Baroness Angela Smith about the new virtual upper chamber and Keir Starmer’s performance in the top job; PLUS PolHome acting editor Matt Honeycombe-Foster talks to Ben Page, chief executive of IPSOS to find out what the public really thinks about the Government’s handling of the crisis. If you’ve got a question for our next episode, you can send us a voicemail at this link: https://anchor.fm/polhome/message

    • 31 min

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