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Radio 4's weekly assessment of developments at Westminster

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Radio 4's weekly assessment of developments at Westminster

    21/11/2020

    21/11/2020

    Steve Richards looks back at the political week in which Boris Johnson's government was hoping to launch a 'reset'.

    Producer: Marie Jessel

    • 28 min
    14/11/2020

    14/11/2020

    Anne McElvoy of The Economist looks back at the political week. What is the impact of Dominic Cummings's dramatic departure from Downing Street? Can Boris Johnson unite his fractious party? As Brexit negotiations enter the end stages, what hopes are there of a deal and how might it be achieved? Are private sector companies delivering value for money on Covid-19 contracts? How should scientists and government counter the 'anti-vax' lobby? And are journalists justified in writing about the wardrobe and style of high profile women in public life?
    Editor: Leala Padmanabhan

    • 28 min
    07/11/2020

    07/11/2020

    Iain Martin of the Times and guests look back at a dramatic week in UK and world politics with the coronavirus second wave and the US presidential election dominating debate. MPs voted to approve a second national lockdown in England - but with a significant Conservative rebellion. We speak to Hugh Merriman, an MP who opposed his government's new measures, and MP Layla Moran of the Liberal Democrats. We explore the economic fallout of the Covid crisis with the former Conservative chancellor, Ken Clarke and Bloomberg's senior executive editor Stephanie Flanders. And what political lessons can the UK learn from the unexpectedly close, gladiatorial contest between Donald Trump and Joe Biden? We ask Matthew McGregor, a former aide to Barack Obama, and Tim Stanley of The Telegraph.

    Editor: Leala Padmanabhan

    • 28 min

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