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Two men who’ve been at the heart of the political world - former Downing Street Director of Communications and Strategy Alastair Campbell and cabinet minister Rory Stewart - join forces from across the political divide. The Rest Is Politics lifts the lid on the secrets of Westminster, offering an insider’s view on politics at home and abroad, while bringing back the lost art of disagreeing agreeably.

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The Rest Is Politics The Rest Is Politics

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Two men who’ve been at the heart of the political world - former Downing Street Director of Communications and Strategy Alastair Campbell and cabinet minister Rory Stewart - join forces from across the political divide. The Rest Is Politics lifts the lid on the secrets of Westminster, offering an insider’s view on politics at home and abroad, while bringing back the lost art of disagreeing agreeably.

October Election Tour - buy tickets:
www.aegpresents.co.uk/event/the-rest-is-politics

Twitter:
@RestIsPolitics

Instagram:
@restispolitics

Email:
restispolitics@gmail.com

Listen on Apple Podcasts
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    Biden’s Last Stand

    Biden’s Last Stand

    Who are the Democrats speaking out against Joe Biden? What happens to NATO if Donald Trump gets elected? Could next week be the president’s crunch point?

    Join Katty Kay and Anthony Scaramucci as they answer all these questions and more on The Rest Is Politics US.

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    Video Editor: Teo Ayodeji-Ansell
    Social Producer: Jess Kidson
    Assistant Producer: Fiona Douglas
    Producer: Nicole Maslen
    Senior Producer: Dom Johnson
    Head of Content: Tom Whiter
    Exec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport
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    • 45 min
    Did Reform UK create a fake general election candidate?

    Did Reform UK create a fake general election candidate?

    Does the Prime Minister hold constituency surgeries? Did Ed Davey's campaign tactics work? How has the South African election results affected the country?

    Rory and Alastair answer all these questions and more in this week's Question Time.

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    Podcast Editor: James Hodgson
    Video Editor: Teo Ayodeji-Ansell
    Social Producer: Jess Kidson
    Assistant Producer: Fiona Douglas
    Producer: Nicole Maslen
    Senior Producer: Dom Johnson
    Head of Content: Tom Whiter
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    • 38 min
    Starmer’s first week, Le Pen’s loss in France, and Iran’s new president

    Starmer’s first week, Le Pen’s loss in France, and Iran’s new president

    What has Keir Starmer’s new cabinet promised so far? What’s next for France after voters mobilised to stop Marine Le Pen’s far-right party from gaining power? Who is Iran’s new President, Masoud Pezeshkian?

    Join Rory Stewart and Alastair Campbell for the latest episode of The Rest Is Politics, where they answer all these questions and more.

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    • 1 hr
    How one night transformed British politics

    How one night transformed British politics

    What happens now? How radical will Starmer’s Labour be in government? Would a change of the voting system only further strengthen the far right?

    In the first episode of Keir Starmer’s premiership, Rory and Alastair answer all these questions and more.

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    • 28 min
    Starmer’s Labour Landslide - 3:30am update

    Starmer’s Labour Landslide - 3:30am update

    What should we make of Labour’s landslide election win? How big a force can Reform UK become in UK politics? Where next for the Tory Party?

    Join Rory and Alastair as they answer all this and more in a 3am edition of The Rest Is Politics.

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    • 24 min
    The Day Britain Decides

    The Day Britain Decides

    What do politicians actually do on polling day? How does it feel to hear you’re the next prime minister? Should we care that The Sun has backed Labour?

    In the final episode of The Rest Is Politics before polling day, Rory and Alastair answer all these questions and more.

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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
391 Ratings

391 Ratings

TTTSDoc ,

The US version brings the brand down

KK has no real independent political credibility. As a journalist she listens and reports, but her analysis will always be as an inside-outsider (Brit inside the beltway) so not very profound. I like Mooch but he is a clown and his political opinions are unworthy of more than the occasional wry grin. I would suggest you find US commentators of similar gravitas and conviviality as yourselves. There are many many out there and more by the day as senators and others bow out of our toxic politics.

JGLevi ,

Stop it with Katty and Mooch UPDATED

This was a five-star podcast until you added this duo. I’m a regular listener from the U.S. and too familiar with both Katty K and Mooch to listen to them, but made the mistake of listening to the episode on Trump’s conviction. Katty K. does nothing but parrot the DC Beltway savvy consensus that too often borders on nihilism. Mooch is a joke, a second-rate New York money man who aspired to be a Trump and decided to change his tune to be acceptable to mainstream Manhattanites. People who listen to your politics are tired of the nihilism and the flash. Bring on Americans of substance.

Update: and the latest is that Biden must step down. I’m done. What a complete lack of understanding of America, which is not defined by the New York Times editorial page. No more listens.

UlpianFulwell ,

Scaramucci needs a fact checker

Anthony Scaramucci has to stop saying that the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is an amendment to the Constitution. **It is not.**

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