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Unrivalled analysis of the latest in UK politics, with Anoosh Chakelian, Andrew Marr and the New Statesman politics team.
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Unrivalled analysis of the latest in UK politics, with Anoosh Chakelian, Andrew Marr and the New Statesman politics team.
New episodes Tuesday and Friday.
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    Emergency podcast: The last days of Boris Johnson?

    Emergency podcast: The last days of Boris Johnson?

    After a torrid 24 hours in Westminster for Boris Johnson, in which Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid both resigned, Anoosh Chakelian is joined by Harry Lambert, Ben Walker and Rachel Cunliffe to discuss whether this, finally, is a mess that the Prime Minister can't get out of. Is this the straw that broke the camel’s back? And what is going to happen next?
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    • 22 min
    Keir Starmer: Labour is “starting from scratch”

    Keir Starmer: Labour is “starting from scratch”

    This special episode was recorded live at the New Statesman’s Politics Live event. 
     
    Keir Starmer speaks to Rachel Wearmouth, currently the senior political correspondent at the Mirror, but soon to join the New Statesman as deputy political editor. They discuss the radical views of his youth, his promise for economic growth, and why he is scrapping the 2019 Labour Party manifesto.
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    • 37 min
    What is behind Nicola Sturgeon’s IndyRef2 gambit?

    What is behind Nicola Sturgeon’s IndyRef2 gambit?

    Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s First Minister and leader of the SNP, has announced that she wants to hold a second independence referendum on 19 October 2023. The constitutional debate was widely seen to be at a political deadlock, but now it enters a new phase.
    Anoosh Chakelian is joined by Chris Deerin, the New Statesman Scotland editor, to discuss the motivations behind this latest bid for independence and the means of securing it. They also touch on how Scots have said they would vote in recent polls, and whether plans to fight the next general election on this single issue could backfire, presenting an opportunity for Scottish Labour.
     
    Then in You Ask Us, Anoosh is joined by the New Statesman’s political reporter Freddie Hayward to answer a listener’s question on whether, by rejecting Corbynism, Keir Starmer has dropped the party’s most appealing policies.
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    • 33 min
    ​Will a summer of discontent hurt the Tories or Labour more?

    ​Will a summer of discontent hurt the Tories or Labour more?

    As the official measure of inflation in the UK hits 9.1 per cent, Anoosh Chakelian is joined by the New Statesman business team, Will Dunn and Emma Haslett, to discuss why inflation is hitting the country so badly.
    How much is Brexit making matters worse, and is inflation simply a worldwide problem? And what can the government do about it?
    Then in You Ask Us, the panel answer a listener’s question on Labour’s lack of a clear response to the rail strikes.
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    • 29 min
    By-election special: Is Boris Johnson doomed by the double defeat?

    By-election special: Is Boris Johnson doomed by the double defeat?

    In a major blow to Boris Johnson, the Conservatives have lost the seats of Tiverton and Honiton and Wakefield to the Liberal Democrats and Labour respectively, by double-digit margins. In the wake of the results, Oliver Dowden, the co-chairman of the Conservative Party, became the first cabinet minister to resign (if implicitly) over the PMs leadership.
    Anoosh Chakelian is joined by Harry Lambert and the New Statesman’s polling expert Ben Walker to discuss the crushing Tory defeat, the power of tactical voting, fatigue among Tory activists and Keir Starmer’s strategy, or lack thereof, as Labour leader.
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    • 28 min
    Will the Tories lose the true-blue constituency of Tiverton and Honiton?

    Will the Tories lose the true-blue constituency of Tiverton and Honiton?

     
    With just a few days until the Tiverton and Honiton by-election on 23 June, Anoosh Chakelian is joined by the New Statesman’s business editor and Devonian Will Dunn, who has returned from a reporting trip to the south-west constituency.
     
    They discuss how cost of living is the big issue on the doorstep, why the Lib Dems have a mountain to climb to win the seat, and why the Labour candidate feels a bit miffed about being ignored.
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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

Johnny in the Mass Hills ,

A good podcast now reaching new heights

Anoosh and Andrew provide wonderful analysis.

AldoBermondsey ,

Amazing podcast

Solid analysis, loved Marr’s analysis of the current crisis.

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I listen to it almost every week

Highly recommend

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