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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.

    Does Labour really need Tony Blair's 'total change'?

    Does Labour really need Tony Blair's 'total change'?

    Reunited in the studio for the first time in over a year, Anoosh, Stephen and Ailbhe discuss Tony Blair's dramatic Labour Party intervention in which he claims that 'without total change, Labour will die'. 


    In You Ask Us, the team take your questions on whether the Greens can become the third party in UK politics.


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


    Further reading:
    New Statesman editor Jason Cowley: does Tony Blair really believe he can lead the change Labour needs?
    Stephen Bush: Who can supply the direction Keir Starmer lacks?


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


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    • 34 min
    Election results part 2: Scotland's future

    Election results part 2: Scotland's future

    In the second of two episodes looking at the results of the May 6 elections, Stephen, Anoosh and Ailbhe are joined by Chris Deerin to dissect the consequences of the results in Scotland. 


    In You Ask Us, they're joined by polling expert Ben Walker to discuss the wider picture of the local votes around the UK.


    In the first part of this double episode, the team talk about the fallout of the elections for Labour, and what the reshuffle means for Starmer's leadership. 


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    • 20 min
    Election results part 1: Labour's big reshuffle

    Election results part 1: Labour's big reshuffle

    As the dust settles on Keir Starmer's mystifying reshuffle of the Labour party following the local elections, Stephen, Anoosh and Ailbhe discuss what it all means.


    In an extended 'You Ask Us' they take on as many listener questions as possible from the deluge the New Statesman received in the wake of the election results.


    This is part one of a two-part special. In part two, the team talk to Chris Deerin about the Scottish results, and Ben Walker about local elections across the UK.


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    • 54 min
    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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    Chris Deerin is on Twitter at @ChrisDeerin
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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.


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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
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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