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Join leading political journalists Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea every Tuesday and Friday for an in-depth discussion on the latest in UK politics. Send your questions at youaskus.co.uk.

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Join leading political journalists Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea every Tuesday and Friday for an in-depth discussion on the latest in UK politics. Send your questions at youaskus.co.uk.

    Election 2021: known unknowns

    Election 2021: known unknowns

    As the UK heads to the polls on 'Super Thursday', Anoosh, Stephen and Ailbhe discuss the things they are most interested to learn from this wide-ranging vote.


    Then, in You Ask Us, they take your questions on whether Labour are setting out a positive view of their plans for the UK.


    If you'd like to submit a question for You Ask Us, please email podcasts@newstatesman.co.uk


    You can follow Stephen Bush on twitter @stephenkb. Anoosh Chakelian is @Anoosh_C and Ailbhe Rea is @PronouncedAlva.


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    • 40 min
    Nicola Sturgeon: 'Boris Johnson is in deep, deep doo-doo' | Scottish Election special

    Nicola Sturgeon: 'Boris Johnson is in deep, deep doo-doo' | Scottish Election special

    Chris Deerin hosts the fourth and final special Scottish Election episode of the New Statesman podcast, featuring an interview with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and analysis from Ben Walker, Dani Garavelli and the Spectator's Alex Massie.


    Read Chris Deerin's full interview with Nicola Sturgeon on NewStatesman.com


    Watch the full conversation with Nicola Sturgeon
     
    See the latest polling data in the New Statesman's Scottish independence poll tracker


    Stephen, Anoosh and Ailbhe will return in Thursday's episode of the New Statesman podcast. To submit a question for 'You Ask Us' please email podcasts@newstatesman.co.uk.


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    Clips courtesy of the BBC
    Watch the full BBC Leaders' debate
    Watch interviews with smaller party leaders in The Campaign


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    Chris Deerin is on Twitter at @ChrisDeerin
    Ben Walker is on Twitter at @Bnhw


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    • 39 min
    The Stolen Years

    The Stolen Years

    Anoosh, Stephen and Ailbhe are joined by data journalist Ben Van De Merwe to discuss the New Statesman's exclusive research showing how many years of life the UK has lost to Covid-19.


    Ailbhe is in Hartlepool where she's been following candidates on the campaign trail in a decidedly 'un-electiony' election.


    And You Ask Us, who will replace Arlene Foster as leader of the Democratic Unionist Party?


    If you'd like to submit a question for You Ask Us, please email podcasts@newstatesman.co.uk.


    Subscribing to the New Statesman helps us keep producing this podcast. You can now subscribe for 12 weeks for just £12. Visit newstatesman.com/subscribe12.


    You can follow Stephen Bush on twitter @stephenkb. Anoosh Chakelian is @Anoosh_C and Ailbhe Rea is @PronouncedAlva.


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    • 31 min
    Scottish Election Special: Balancing the books

    Scottish Election Special: Balancing the books

    Chris Deerin's guest this week is Kate Forbes, SNP Cabinet Secretary for Finance and young star of the independence movement.


    She responds to the Institute of Fiscal Studies report which claims the manifestos for the May 6th Scottish Parliamentary elections are united by a "lack of credibility".


    Also, New Statesman polling analyst Ben Walker joins the podcast to discuss the latest developments in the campaign.


    See the latest polling data in the New Statesman's Scottish Election poll tracker: https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/scotland/2021/04/scottish-independence-poll-tracker-will-scotland-vote-leave-uk


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    Watch the IFS presentation with the University of Glasgow here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2TvXc8LSjo&t=181s
    See Anas Sarwar dance to Uptown Funk here: https://twitter.com/GordonMcKee_/status/1385935122038415360?s=20
    Douglas Ross' rendition of Atomic Kitten's 'Whole Again' courtesy of @STVnews: https://twitter.com/STVNews/status/1386701339225378817
    Clips from the #NextLeaderofScotland debate courtesy of Channel 4. Watch the full debate online here: https://www.channel4.com/news/nextleaderofscotland-debate-scotlands-5-main-party-leaders


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    We'd love to hear from you.
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    Chris Deerin is on Twitter at @ChrisDeerin
    Ben Walker is on Twitter at @Bnhw


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    • 34 min
    'Bodies pile high': Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings' war of words

    'Bodies pile high': Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings' war of words

    Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea address the ongoing public war of words between Boris Johnson and former advisor Dominic Cummings.


    They discuss allegations (which Number 10 have denied) that the Prime Minister said he'd rather let "bodies pile high in their thousands" than go into a third national lockdown - and why questions over who paid for Downing Street's refurbishment could prove more damaging than anything else.


    Then, in You Ask Us, the team take your questions on why protests over the Super League weren't policed as agressively as the Sarah Everard vigil.


    If you'd like to submit a question for You Ask Us, please email podcasts@newstatesman.co.uk


    Subscribing to the New Statesman helps us keep producing this podcast. You can now subscribe for 12 weeks for just £12. Visit newstatesman.com/subscribe12.


    You can follow Stephen Bush on twitter @stephenkb. Anoosh Chakelian is @Anoosh_C and Ailbhe Rea is @PronouncedAlva.


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    • 28 min
    Boris Johnson's texts

    Boris Johnson's texts

    Can Labour make lasting political capital from Boris Johnson's texts with James Dyson?


    Stephen Bush and Ailbhe Rea discuss the fallout of leaked texts from the Prime Minister's phone, and whether it is an effective opposition attack line.


    Then, in You Ask Us, they take your questions on whether we're heading for a poll on a united Ireland.


    To submit a question for You Ask Us, please email podcasts@newstatesman.co.uk


    Subscribing to the New Statesman helps us keep producing this podcast. You can now subscribe for 12 weeks for just £12. Visit newstatesman.com/subscribe12.


    You can follow Stephen Bush on twitter @stephenkb. Anoosh Chakelian is @Anoosh_C and Ailbhe Rea is @PronouncedAlva.


    More audio from the New Statesman: listen to our weekly global affairs show World Review
    If you are a New Statesman digital subscriber you can get ad-free access to this podcast by visiting newstatesman.com/nssubscribers. 
     
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    • 41 min

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47 Ratings

47 Ratings

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It’s a million times better now that horrible posh TERF Helen Lewis is gone.

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