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Hannah Barnes, Andrew Marr and the New Statesman politics team discuss the latest in UK politics, global affairs and the ideas that shape the world.
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    How long is Starmer's "honeymoon" period?

    How long is Starmer's "honeymoon" period?

    The new PM has been in office a couple of weeks, but you've already asked how long he's got.
    In our weekly "You Ask Us" episode, Hannah Barnes and Rachel Cunliffe answer listener questions on how long Keir Starmer has before the Conservatives can form a coherent opposition, how a Labour government will approach China, and the things that have surprised them about the new parliament so far.
    Submit a question for the New Statesman team to answer at www.newstatesman.com/youaskus, or if you're listening on Spotify scroll down and leave a reply on the episode page.
    Articles mentioned in this episode:
    David Muir: Taiwan at the edge of chaos
    https://www.newstatesman.com/culture/books/2024/07/taiwan-at-the-edge-of-chaos

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    • 13 min
    Will Labour's "Great British Energy" deliver?

    Will Labour's "Great British Energy" deliver?

    Clean energy by 2023? We're "pretty far off".
    Ed Miliband today made his first parliamentary speech as the new Energy Secretary, hailing the Labour government's progress on their energy plans. Central to their goal to reach clean energy by 2023 is their proposal for a new publicly owned energy firm, Great British Energy.
    Sustainability correspondent Megan Kenyon joins Hannah Barnes and Rachel Cunliffe on the New Statesman podcast to unpick Labour's energy plans and discuss whether or not GB Energy will actually be able to deliver.
    Read more: Britain will never be an energy superpower, by Helen Thompson
    https://www.newstatesman.com/ideas/2024/07/britain-will-never-be-an-energy-superpower

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    • 21 min
    King's speech reveals Starmer's uncommon ambition

    King's speech reveals Starmer's uncommon ambition

    "It's been a long time since we've had a government with this level of ambition" - George Eaton
    Black Rod has been summoned and the weighty wooden doors swung open on a new parliamentary year. At the State Opening of Parliament, Keir Starmer's government unveiled their ambitious legislative agenda through the King's speech, which introduced a bumper 39 bills.
    George Eaton and Rachel Cunliffe join Hannah Barnes on the New Statesman podcast to unpick the policy announcements and explore the opportunities and potential pitfalls Labour may face over the coming months.
    Read more: The King’s Speech is our first chance to inspect the moral code behind “Starmerism”
    https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk-politics/2024/07/does-the-labour-government-believe-in-anything

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    • 29 min
    ADHD in the criminal justice system | Sponsored

    ADHD in the criminal justice system | Sponsored

    This episode was initiated and funded by Takeda UK Ltd.
    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects millions worldwide, yet its presence within the criminal justice system is often misunderstood or overlooked. 
    In this podcast we navigate the complex landscape where ADHD and the criminal justice system intercept; shedding light on the unique challenges and misconceptions faced by people with ADHD in prisons and the opportunities for improved care and support. 
    From late diagnosis to repeated prison sentences, the impact of ADHD can shape outcomes in profound and often unrecognised ways. 
    Host Emma Haslett is joined by Dr Tony Lloyd, the CEO of the ADHD Foundation; Sir Robert Buckland, the former Secretary of State for Justice and MP; Daley Jones, trustee at ADHD Liberty; and Sarah Templeton, an ADHD author and therapist, to explore the stories of those living at this intersection.
    This podcast was recorded and produced before the 2024 General Election was announced.


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    • 12 min
    Andrew Marr: What if the Trump assassination attempt had succeeded?

    Andrew Marr: What if the Trump assassination attempt had succeeded?

    Donald Trump has been greeted like a messiah at the Republican National Convention. But what if that bullet had been an inch to the right?
    Just over 48 hours after narrowly escaping death from a gunman’s bullet, Trump has been confirmed as the Republican Party’s candidate for president in the upcoming election. He has named critic-turned-loyalist JD Vance as his running mate. 
    Andrew Marr joins Hannah Barnes on the New Statesman podcast to discuss how the attempt on Trump's life has impacted his standing among Republicans - and why political assassinations "never work".
    They also discuss the implosion of the Welsh Labour government, and the King's Speech will reveal about the core beliefs of the Labour government.
    Read more:
    JD Vance - the new face of the Republican party, by Sohrab Ahmari
    https://www.newstatesman.com/international-content/2024/07/jd-vance-vice-president-donald-trump-republican-ticket
    Will Keir Starmer drop the two-child benefit cap?
    https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/labour/2024/07/will-keir-starmer-scrap-the-two-child-benefit-cap




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    • 24 min
    Trump shooting: what the Democrats must do now

    Trump shooting: what the Democrats must do now

    Trump loyalists are blaming Democrats for inciting the assassination attempt on the former President. How should Dems respond?
    Republicans and Democrats alike have rightly condemned the shocking attack on former US President Donald Trump which left a bystander dead, two more injured and the presumptive Republican candidate bloodied but defiant.
    However Trump supporters have been quick to point to Democrats' use of language - describing Trump as a "threat to American democracy", for example - as inciteful of violence.
    On this episode, Hannah Barnes is joined by the journalist and lawyer Jill Filipovic, global affairs editor Katie Stallard and author and documentarian Phil Tinline to discuss how Democrats should respond to this accusation - which, as Jill says, is "not just hypocritical, it's like a through-the-looking-glass made up universe".
    Read more:
    The attempted assassination of Donald Trump, by Katie Stallard
    https://www.newstatesman.com/world/americas/north-america/2024/07/attempted-assassination-donald-trump


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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

Johnny in the Mass Hills ,

A bit uneven on the Rochdale outcome

Regular longtime listener. Always appreciate your analysis, though this episode betrayed the over reliance on “Westminster Bubble” armchair chat.

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Generally good

But whenever the subject of the Cass report comes up, the New Statesman fails to include any trans voices or perspectives. The recent interview with Cass and its writeup by Hannah Barnes fawn over her and the report uncritically rather than making any attempt to challenge the report’s many and numerous shortcomings — well documented by other journalists like Owen Jones and Freddy McConnell. Serious, evidence-based criticisms are swatted away without engagement. The New Statesman advances harmful transphobia guised as medical science, and in spite of its otherwise-interesting political coverage, I can’t support it anymore.

All the good names are taken:( ,

way too much sponsored content

the introduction of podcasts paid for by large corporations where the vested interests are obvious (on smoking, by philip morris, on pharmaceuticals, by daiichi sankyo, on trade unions, by uber) is a very strange decision. a shadow of what it was under stephen bush, used to be one of the most incisive and insightful political podcasts in britain

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