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

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    • 4.3, 99 Ratings

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

    Leicester lockdown puts government on notice: Politics Weekly podcast

    Leicester lockdown puts government on notice: Politics Weekly podcast

    Jonathan Freedland and Sonia Sodha break down a chock-a-block week for the government and opposition. Patrick Wintour explains the latest spat in the Commonwealth, and local councillors David Williams and James Lewis discuss council finance pressures post-Covid-19. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 41 min
    England's independence day from lockdown: Politics Weekly podcast

    England's independence day from lockdown: Politics Weekly podcast

    Jonathan Freedland and Kate Proctor discuss Westminster’s easing of lockdown, Peter Walker updates us on housing minister Robert Jenrick’s troubles, and Miatta Fahnbulleh and Anoosh Chakelian discuss what’s next for the UK economy after furlough. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 42 min
    A car crash week for Boris Johnson: Politics Weekly podcast

    A car crash week for Boris Johnson: Politics Weekly podcast

    Jonathan Freedland and Frances Perraudin dissect the latest from Westminster. Lisa O’Carroll updates us on the Brexit talks, and the shadow health and social care secretary, Jonathan Ashworth, talks about the Labour party’s role in changing society. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 37 min
    Politicians grapple with racism in the UK: Politics Weekly podcast

    Politicians grapple with racism in the UK: Politics Weekly podcast

    Jonathan Freedland and Heather Stewart discuss the latest from Westminster, and Patrick Wintour explains why the UK might regret its position on Hong Kong. Plus Joseph Harker and Haroon Siddique discuss why MPs on both sides of the political divide struggle to address racism. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 36 min
    PM accused of 'winging' the Covid-19 response: Politics Weekly podcast

    PM accused of 'winging' the Covid-19 response: Politics Weekly podcast

    Sonia Sodha chats to Michael Savage about the latest in Westminster. Peter Walker talks to the Lib Dem leadership candidate Layla Moran, and Rajeev Syal reports on the latest restoration plans for the Palace of Westminster. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 39 min
    Johnson faces public and Tory revolt over Cummings: Politics Weekly podcast

    Johnson faces public and Tory revolt over Cummings: Politics Weekly podcast

    Jonathan Freedland and Rowena Mason discuss developments in the Dominic Cummings scandal, and Robert Colvile examines the pandemic’s impact on UK-EU Brexit negotiations. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
99 Ratings

99 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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