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The Guardian's political editor, Heather Stewart, and deputy political editor, Jessica Elgot, are joined by commentators, experts and politicians to unpack the week's biggest stories in politics. In Politics Weekly Extra on Fridays, Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland invites guests to help analyse the latest in US politics
 
Join us as we discuss current events weekly focusing mostly on politics and our government but dealing with social issues as well. We blend humor and beer in with our discussions to try to keep things a little light-hearted. We'll have guests from time to time and will be sure to interact with our audience in order to get an idea of what issues you'd like us to tackle too!
 
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As Joe Biden marks his first year in the White House, Democrats will be reeling from their loss to Republicans in the Senate, after Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema chose to let an important voting rights bill fail over a technicality. The Freedom to Vote: John R Lewis Act would have helped bolster voting rights for many minorities who have felt dise…
 
SA’s constitution has recently been the subject of much public debate following a critical opinion piece penned by tourism minister Lindiwe Sisulu.In this episode of Sunday Times Politics Weekly, we invite one of the leaders who participated in the drafting and adoption of the constitution, struggle veteran, activist and former constitutional devel…
 
As Joe Biden marks his first year in the White House, Democrats will be reeling from their loss to Republicans in the Senate, after Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema chose to let an important voting rights bill fail over a technicality. The Freedom to Vote: John R Lewis Act would have helped bolster voting rights for many minorities who have felt dise…
 
After a chaotic prime minister’s questions on Wednesday, rumours circulated about which Tories were sending in letters of no confidence about Boris Johnson, and which were taking them back. Jessica Elgot and Polly Toynbee look at what lies ahead for the PM. Plus, Stewart Wood and Sonia Khan on the working culture in No 10 Downing Street. Help suppo…
 
After a chaotic prime minister’s questions on Wednesday, rumours circulated about which Tories were sending in letters of no confidence about Boris Johnson, and which were taking them back. Jessica Elgot and Polly Toynbee look at what lies ahead for the PM. Plus, Stewart Wood and Sonia Khan on the working culture in No 10 Downing Street. Help suppo…
 
Jonathan Freedland speaks to Barbara Walter, a former CIA adviser, about her new book about how civil wars start, and what politicians and the public should be doing to prevent another one in the US. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspodKirjoittanut Guardian
 
As the prime minister finally apologises (sort of) for a lockdown party at Downing Street, Heather Stewart and Gaby Hinsliff look what the future holds for Boris Johnson. Plus, Peter Walker, Larry Elliott and Miatta Fahnbulleh discuss the impending cost of living crisis.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod…
 
@nigeriasbest and @phoenix_agenda were joined by @ose_anenih and @lungudaboy. They discussed the following topics: 1. Buhari's Channels TV interview 2. Osinbajo's alleged interest in the 2023 Presidential race. 3. El rufai's call for the carpet bombing of Northern forests 4. Buhari's new Chief Economic Adviser…
 
Jonathan Freedland speaks to the House Representative from Maryland about last January’s Capitol riots, leading an impeachment trial against Trump, investigating colleagues and how his own grief influenced his work in 2021. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspodKirjoittanut The Guardian
 
Rowena Mason and Sonia Sodha look at the problems facing the NHS and schools, as the government lifts some restrictions. Plus, Peter Walker, Jon Henley and Severin Carrell look at how Westminster’s Covid-19 plan differs from the rest of the UK and Europe.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod…
 
Rowena Mason and Sonia Sodha look at the problems facing the NHS and schools, as the government lifts some restrictions. Plus, Peter Walker, Jon Henley and Severin Carrell look at how Westminster’s Covid-19 plan differs from the rest of the UK and Europe. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod…
 
@nigeriasbest and @phoenix_agenda were joined by @DavidHundeyin and @FrankkZephyr1 They discussed: 1. Buhari's vetoing of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2. Obasanjo's criticism of Buhari 3. The arrest of an Imo State gubernatorial candidate. 4. Buhari's claim that oil has been found in Northern Nigeria…
 
Scandals were rampant throughout the halls of parliament in 2021, with sleaze, affairs, party leadership tussles, and lockdown parties at No 10 Downing Street. So what should we expect from UK politics next year? Jessica Elgot, Heather Stewart and Rafael Behr make their predictions. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politic…
 
Scandals were rampant throughout the halls of parliament in 2021, with sleaze, affairs, party leadership tussles, and lockdown parties at No 10 Downing Street. So what should we expect from UK politics next year? Jessica Elgot, Heather Stewart and Rafael Behr make their predictions. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politic…
 
Rowena Mason and Peter Walker look at what’s behind the revolt within the prime minister’s own party and how damaging it could be to his leadership. Plus: Aubrey Allegretti and Patrick Wintour wonder if Liz Truss would be the one to succeed Johnson if there was a vacancy. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod…
 
Rowena Mason and Peter Walker look at what’s behind the revolt within the prime minister’s own party and how damaging it could be to his leadership. Plus: Aubrey Allegretti and Patrick Wintour wonder if Liz Truss would be the one to succeed Johnson if there was a vacancy. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod…
 
A week after Stacey Abrams announced she was running for Georgia governor again, Jonathan Freedland speaks to Oliver Laughland about why the southern state is shaping up to be one of the most interesting to pay attention to for the 2022 midterm elections. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod…
 
In this week’s episode of Sunday Times Politics Weekly, we look at President Cyril Ramaphosa's four-nation diplomatic excursion to West Africa. We discuss the significance of the visit, and whether it marks a change in SA’s relations with West Africa, as well as the rest of the continent and even the globe. We discover that the visit marked a chang…
 
Rowena Mason and Zoe Williams look at the potential consequences of the bombshell video that has thrown doubt on Boris Johnson’s repeated denials that there was a Christmas party at No 10 last year. Plus: Aubrey Allegretti, Peter Walker and Jessica Elgot look at what the byelections tell us about the need for a progressive alliance. Help support ou…
 
Rowena Mason and Zoe Williams look at the potential consequences of the bombshell video that has thrown doubt on Boris Johnson’s repeated denials that there was a Christmas party at No 10 last year. Plus: Aubrey Allegretti, Peter Walker and Jessica Elgot look at what the byelections tell us about the need for a progressive alliance. Help support ou…
 
Rep Lauren Boebert was recently filmed saying she experienced a ‘Jihad squad’ moment with the Muslim Rep Ilhan Omar. The party leadership hasn’t rebuked her, and some colleagues are defending her words. This week Jonathan Freedland speaks to Dr Abdul El-Sayed about Islamophobia in American politics. Help support our independent journalism at thegua…
 
Rep Lauren Boebert was recently filmed saying she experienced a ‘Jihad squad’ moment with the Muslim Rep Ilhan Omar. The party leadership hasn’t rebuked her, and some colleagues are defending her words. This week Jonathan Freedland speaks to Dr Abdul El-Sayed about Islamophobia in American politics. Help support our independent journalism at thegua…
 
As the PM contradicts his own scientists, Jessica Elgot and Gaby Hinsliff discuss the government’s response to the new Covid-19 Omicron variant. Plus: is Keir Starmer’s new shadow cabinet an election-winning Labour team? Starmer’s former director of communications Ben Nunn gives us his take in an exclusive first interview since he resigned last sum…
 
As the PM contradicts his own scientists, Jessica Elgot and Gaby Hinsliff discuss the government’s response to the new Omicron Covid variant. Plus: is Keir Starmer’s new shadow cabinet an election-winning Labour team? Starmer’s former director of communications Ben Nunn gives us his take in an exclusive first interview since he resigned last summer…
 
This month, 13 House Republicans crossed party lines and voted in favour of Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill. This prompted anger from colleagues, voters and the former president Donald Trump. And the Republican leadership was slow to jump to their defence. Jonathan Freedland and Tara Setmayer discuss what this says about the direction for the party…
 
Heather Stewart and Polly Toynbee discuss the government’s narrowly approved social care plan and Boris Johnson’s bizarre CBI speech. Plus: can Priti Patel solve the issue of Channel crossings? Rowena Mason is joined by Rajeev Syal and Sunder Katwala. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod…
 
Heather Stewart and Polly Toynbee discuss the government’s narrowly approved social care plan and Boris Johnson’s bizarre CBI speech. Plus: can Priti Patel solve the issue of Channel crossings? Rowena Mason is joined by Rajeev Syal and Sunder Katwala. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod…
 
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