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How Westminster Works: Everything that's ever been said in Parliament
📖 PoliticsHome explores how everything politicians say in Parliament is recorded for posterity in something known as Hansard.
✍ We ask historians, MPs and Hansard staff what it's like live transcribing history.
How Westminster Works is a new series from PoliticsHome that takes a deep dive into the history, quirks and peculiar practices of UK politics.
Presented by Alain Tolhurst, produced by Nick Hilton for Podot, edited by Laura Silver
Energy crisis reckoning awaits new prime minister
Supporters of the two Tory party leadership contenders, MPs Richard Holden and Alec Shelbrooke, join Alain Tolhurst and Caitlin Doherty from PoliticsHome to talk about radical energy plans, blue-on-blue attacks and the upcoming hustings facing Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss.
Final two to replace Boris Johnson are clashing already
As the Tory party leadership contest comes down to the final two candidates Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss, supporters of the rivals Simon Hart and Greg Smith join Alain Tolhurst and Eleanor Langford from PoliticsHome to look ahead to where the second stage of the race to replace Boris Johnson will be won and lost, as the pair set out their competing views on taxation in an attempt to win over Tory party members.
The Rundown is presented by Alain Tolhurst and Eleanor Langford. The editor is Laura Silver. Produced by Nick Hilton for Podot.
Rehman Chishti has no regrets about failed Tory leadership bid
Conservative Party leadership underdog Rehman Chishti joins PoliticsHome's Alain Tolhurst and Adam Payne to explain why has no regrets about launching his short-lived bid to be the next Prime Minister and hopes his campaign will be remembered for self-belief and conviction above all else. We also discuss the volatile first week of the Tory leadership race, and how it looks to shape up as it enters crunch stage for the remaining contenders next week.
The Rundown is presented by Alain Tolhurst and Adam Payne. The editor is Laura Silver. Produced by Ewan Cameron and Nick Hilton for Podot.
Boris Johnson is stepping down, what now?
In a special emergency episode of the podcast PoliticsHome reporters Eleanor Langford, Adam Payne and Alain Tolhurst discuss the dramatic resignation of Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The team have been at the heart of the action in Westminster, and give firsthand accounts of the mood inside SWI in what has been a historic week in British politics. And, with Johnson on his way out, they ask: what's next? Can government function without ministers still in place? How long will Johnson be allowed to remain in position? And, who are all the latest runners and riders for the leadership?
The Rundown is presented by Alain Tolhurst. The editor is Laura Silver. Produced by Ewan Cameron and Nick Hilton for Podot.
Roe Vs Wade exposes UK abortion law's fragility
BPAS' Katherine O'Brien and Baroness Hayter join PoliticsHome's Alain Tolhurst and Adam Payne to discuss the reverberations of the US Supreme Court's overturning of Roe Vs Wade, meaning abortion is now banned or severely restricted in a number of American states. The historic roll-back of women's rights exposes the fragility of UK abortion law, and the long term campaign by MPs to rewrite the law in order to decriminalise the procedure.
The Rundown is presented by Alain Tolhurst and Adam Payne. The editor is Laura Silver.
Produced and edited by Nick Hilton for Podot.
Good podcast that covers latest news. Informative and instructive.