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Instant political analysis from the Spectator's top team of writers, including Fraser Nelson, James Forsyth, Isabel Hardman, Katy Balls and many others.

    Can Starmer capitalise on Boris's lockdown woes?

    Can Starmer capitalise on Boris's lockdown woes?

    Keir Starmer seemed unable to land a definitive blow on Boris Johnson in PMQs this afternoon, after the government imposed a tier three lockdown in Manchester. Will the Labour leader be able to capitalise on their lockdown woes? John Connolly speaks to James Forsyth and Katy Balls.

    • 10 min
    Will coronavirus overwhelm Manchester's hospitals?

    Will coronavirus overwhelm Manchester's hospitals?

    While the government has failed to strike a deal with Greater Manchester authorities to put the region into tier three, the Prime Minister is expected to announce an imposition of the restrictions in a press conference later today. But will coronavirus overwhelm Manchester's hospitals? Katy Balls speaks to Fraser Nelson and James Forsyth.

    • 12 min
    What will break the Manchester deadlock?

    What will break the Manchester deadlock?

    The government is today expected to announce whether Greater Manchester will be placed into a tier three lockdown after negotiations with Andy Burnham continued over the weekend. Why have the talks been so protracted? Does the Mayor disagree with lockdown, or simply want more financial support? Cindy Yu speaks to James Forsyth and Katy Balls. 

    • 13 min
    Isabel Hardman's Sunday Interviews Roundup - 18/10/20

    Isabel Hardman's Sunday Interviews Roundup - 18/10/20

    Isabel Hardman hosts the highlights from Sunday's political shows, with clips from Andy Burnham, Michael Gove, Rachel Reeves, Kate Green and Jeremy Farrar. 

    • 11 min
    Kate Andrews: Why I switched to Biden

    Kate Andrews: Why I switched to Biden

    The Spectator's economics correspondent Kate Andrews talks to Freddy Gray about why she is voting for the Democrats with a heavy heart.

    • 17 min
    Are we heading for no-deal again?

    Are we heading for no-deal again?

    Boris Johnson today told Brits to prepare for a no-deal Brexit, saying the European Union were 'not willing' to offer a Canada-style trade agreement. Is this really the end of the talks, or is progress being made behind the scenes? Katy Balls speaks to Fraser Nelson and James Forsyth. 

    • 11 min

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