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Guardian political columnist John Harris hosts a cast of voices from up and down the country as well as across the political spectrum to analyse the week’s political news. For US Politics with Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland, make sure to search 'Politics Weekly America' wherever you get your podcasts
 
Every Friday, Guardian columnist and former Washington correspondent, Jonathan Freedland, invites experts to help analyse the latest in American politics. From politicians to journalists covering the White House and beyond, Jonathan and his guests give listeners behind the scenes access to how the American political machine works.
 
Usually weekly podcast from Chris Stephens, Member of Parliament for Glasgow South West. News from Westminster, Glasgow South West & Scotland. Local community projects, help and assistance for constituents and the Nerd Spot with other random nuggets from time to time. Sometimes there will be special guests! Occasionally serious, sometimes funny commentary on the week as seen through the eyes of a politician and his staff. We welcome any questions which we will try and answer for you!
 
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@nigeriasbest and @phoenix_agenda were joined by @Dontee___ and @BulusBarnabas2 They discussed the following news stories: Bola Tinubu publishes the names of the members of his Campaign Council. Nyesom Wike criticises the PDP. Governor Akeredolu alleges that the Federal Government is treating Amotekun unfairly.…
 
The mini-budget has landed and there was nothing mini about it. Big tax announcements such as abolishing the 45% additional rate of income tax as well as plans for growth were included. The Guardian’s John Harris is joined by Resolution Foundation chief executive Torsten Bell to talk through the details. John also speaks to columnists Gaby Hinsliff…
 
Poppy Noor has been looking into how the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade back in June might influence midterm elections this November. She tells Jonathan Freedland that after Kansas voters chose to keep abortion legal in their state in a surprise result last month, she spoke to three people in Michigan about why they’re canvassin…
 
By all indications, the ANC’s leadership succession race well underway. This week on the Sunday Times Politics Weekly, we assess the likely effectiveness of the party’s new campaign rules, which, on the surface, seek to improve the quality of its leadership. We will also look at the leadership candidates that have emerged so far, and what these rul…
 
Chris Stephens MP for Glasgow South West takes on Thérèse Coffey in her former role of Secretary of State for Work and Pensions at the DWP Select Committee. From February 2022, originally posted to Twitter and viewed over 500,000 times. Republished following Thérèse Coffey being appointed as Deputy PM and Secretary of State for Health and Social Ca…
 
Politics Weekly is a non partisan podcast featuring some of the biggest names in politics, and portraying the biggest political stories of the week through both left and right leaning lenses. Hosted by award winning journalist Nolan Cleary, the former Editor-in-Chief of the Hudsonian newspaper, Politics Weekly has been listened to by over 15,000 pe…
 
The mini-budget has landed and there was nothing mini about it. Big tax announcements such as abolishing the 45% additional rate of income tax as well as plans for growth were included. The Guardian’s John Harris is joined by Resolution Foundation chief executive Torsten Bell to talk through the details. John also speaks to columnists Gaby Hinsliff…
 
Scrapping the bankers’ bonus cap, slashing taxes and lifting the moratorium on fracking. Liz Truss says she is prepared to be ‘unpopular’ to boost the UK economy, but who really benefits? The Guardian’s John Harris is joined by David Gauke, a former Conservative chief secretary to the Treasury, and Miatta Fahnbulleh, CEO of the New Economics Founda…
 
Scrapping the bankers’ bonus cap, slashing taxes and lifting the moratorium on fracking. Liz Truss says she is prepared to be ‘unpopular’ to boost the UK economy, but who really benefits? The Guardian’s John Harris is joined by David Gauke, a former Conservative chief secretary to the Treasury, and Miatta Fahnbulleh, CEO of the New Economics Founda…
 
1. APC Vice Presidential Candidate Shettima's claim that Nigeria needs Abacha’s hospitality and Tinubu has these qualities. 2. The reports that the number of out of school kids is significantly high. 3. News reports of Lagos State Government auctioning off vehicles for traffic violations. 4. Peter Obi's recent interview with CNN.…
 
After Joe Biden delivered a landmark speech a couple of weeks ago warning that the extremism of Donald Trump’s Republican supporters now threatened the country’s democratic foundations, Jonathan Freedland speaks to the journalist Luke Mogelson, who has written a book chronicling the transformation of America in the run-up to January 6…
 
It’s been a week of wall-to-wall coverage of the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Meanwhile anti-monarchy protesters have been arrested, food banks closed and hospital appointments cancelled in her honour. The Guardian’s John Harris is joined by the Observer’s Sonia Sodha and Guardian columnist Rafael Behr to look at what this all tells us about the UK…
 
It’s been a week of wall-to-wall coverage of the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Meanwhile anti-monarchy protesters have been arrested, food banks closed and hospital appointments cancelled in her honour. The Guardian’s John Harris is joined by the Observer’s Sonia Sodha and Guardian columnist Rafael Behr to look at what this all tells us about the UK…
 
Jonathan Freedland speaks to the former senior adviser to both Bill and Hillary Clinton, Sidney Blumenthal, about some of Queen Elizabeth II’s most poignant encounters with the 13 US presidents she met during her reign, and why King Charles III needs to keep that ‘special relationship’ intact Death of the Queen and King Charles’s accession - latest…
 
As Prince Charles becomes king, the Guardian’s John Harris is joined by the columnist Gaby Hinsliff and Gavin Barwell, an adviser to the former prime minister Theresa May and member of the privy council, to discuss the political legacy of the Queen. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod…
 
As Prince Charles becomes king, the Guardian’s John Harris is joined by the columnist Gaby Hinsliff and Gavin Barwell, an adviser to the former prime minister Theresa May and member of the privy council, to discuss the political legacy of the Queen. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod…
 
The wait is over: Liz Truss is our fourth Conservative prime minister in six years. And after appointing what some people have called one of the most right-wing cabinets of the last 100 years, John Harris is joined by the Guardian’s political editor Pippa Crerar and columnist Gaby Hinsliff to find out what is in store for the country. Help support …
 
The wait is over: Liz Truss is our fourth Conservative prime minister in six years. And after appointing what some people have called one of the most right-wing cabinets of the last 100 years, John Harris is joined by the Guardian’s political editor Pippa Crerar and columnist Gaby Hinsliff to find out what is in store for the country. Help support …
 
@nigeriasbest and @phoenix_agenda were joined by @lloydatiku and @SNakande We discussed the following news stories: 1. Nigerian Government's revelation that its debts will reach N50 trillion and that the 2023 budget will have a deficit of N11.3 trillion. 2. President Buhari's decision to appoint First Lady, Aisha Buhari’s Brother as Managing Direct…
 
A year ago, American troops withdrew from Afghanistan after a 20-year war. The Taliban quickly returned to power and the country has since experienced famine, economic collapse and a widespread erosion of women’s rights. This week, Jonathan Freedland speaks to the former US defense secretary Leon Panetta, who was at the heart of the Obama administr…
 
He left office more than four years ago but former president Jacob Zuma has remained a feature in SA's political and public life.This week the Pietermaritzburg high court gave VBS Mutual Bank permission to seize Zuma’s assets to repay a loan of nearly R7m relating to the refurbishment of his Nkandla homestead.This follows his pending corruption tri…
 
Britain will have a new prime minister on Monday. While Rishi Sunak’s chances seem to have faded away, it looks like Liz Truss will have the task of dealing with rising inflation, soaring energy bills, a probable recession and the real possibility of two-thirds of all UK households facing fuel poverty in January. Last week, the Guardian’s John Harr…
 
Britain will have a new prime minister on Monday. While Rishi Sunak’s chances seem to have faded away, it looks like Liz Truss will have the task of dealing with rising inflation, soaring energy bills, a probable recession and the real possibility of two-thirds of all UK households facing fuel poverty in January. Last week, the Guardian’s John Harr…
 
At last! ChrisCast has come to a proper Podcasting Platform! In this episode Chris Stephens MP talks about the Cost of Living Crisis, we have the regular Nerd Spot, what Chris is up to in the Glasgow South West Constituency, Community Shoutouts and Surgery Times for the coming weekend.Kirjoittanut Chris Stephens MP for Glasgow South West
 
In this episode, @nigeriasbest and @phoenix_agenda were joined by @I_Am_Ilemona and @AminuEcon They discussed: 1. Governor Nyesom Wike's negotiations with Atiku Abubakar, Peter Obi and Bola Tinubu. 2. The Presidential Candidates appear at the NBA conference. 3. Emirates Airlines decision to cancel flights from Nigeria.…
 
At the end of July, it was reported that Fox News and other publications owned by Rupert Murdoch were starting to abandon their extensive coverage of Donald Trump. However, after the FBI launched an unprecedented raid on his Mar-a-Lago home as part of an investigation into Trump’s potentially unlawful removal of White House records when he left off…
 
With Liz Truss likely to be the next prime minister, former government advisers Sam Freedman and Salma Shah join the Guardian’s Gaby Hinsliff to discuss what Truss’ premiership might actually do. And, after two years of disrupted GCSEs, what will Thursday’s results tell us about the impact of the pandemic on students?. Help support our independent …
 
With Liz Truss likely to be the next prime minister, former government advisers Sam Freedman and Salma Shah join the Guardian’s Gaby Hinsliff to discuss what Truss’ premiership might actually do. And, after two years of disrupted GCSEs, what will Thursday’s results tell us about the impact of the pandemic on students?. Help support our independent …
 
Annnnnndddd… we’re back. Politics Weekly is back with for our 100th episode. The hit podcast resumes regular broadcast once again. To celebrate this occasion, we talked to some of the biggest names in politics, like former Vermont Governor Jim Douglas, YouTuber Red Eagle Politics, and former Minnesota Congressman Collin Petersen--- Send in a voice …
 
Last week one of the more influential countries in East Africa, Kenya went to the polls to choose a new president. And, not for the first time, the outcome sparked controversy as current vice-president William Ruto narrowly defeated long-time campaigner Raila Odinga.Odinga, who lost the August 9 presidential elections by a tiny margin, rejected the…
 
While politics might not be taking a summer holiday this year, Politics Weekly UK is snatching a quick break. So this week, the Guardian’s John Harris brings you his summer reading list: five books that shine a light on where the UK has ended up and the absurdity of everyday politics. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/polit…
 
While politics might not be taking a summer holiday this year, Politics Weekly UK is snatching a quick break. So this week, the Guardian’s John Harris brings you his summer reading list: five books that shine a light on where the UK has ended up and the absurdity of everyday politics. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/polit…
 
@nigeriasbest and @phoenix_agenda were joined by @JudgeIyke They discussed the following topics: 1. The reported feud between Governor Nyesom Wike and Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. 2. Buhari’s contradictory statements on Seplat’s acquisition of Exxon Mobil’s assets. 3. Governor El rufai's memo to President Buhari about insecurity in his sta…
 
In March this year President Cyril Ramaphosa legally recognised Prince Misuzulu ka Zwelithini as the king-elect of the Zulu people, following the death last year of long-reigning King Goodwill Zwelithini ka Bhekuzulu. But subsequent events around the Zulu royal household suggest that the president’s decision does not enjoy universal support.The Zul…
 
As the Inflation Reduction Act heads to the House floor, many Democrats are hoping the landmark legislation to tackle the climate crisis, which passed in the Senate last week, will result in more votes in the November midterm elections. Some experts aren’t convinced the bill goes far enough. Joan E Greve speaks to Leah Stokes, of the University of …
 
The Bank of England has predicted the country will hit a recession by the end of the year. To make matters worse, energy bills are soaring and parts of the country could be brought to a standstill over the next few weeks due to strikes. The Guardian’s John Harris is joined by RMT general secretary Mick Lynch and Miatta Fahnbulleh, the chief executi…
 
The Bank of England has predicted the country will hit a recession by the end of the year. To make matters worse, energy bills are soaring and parts of the country could be brought to a standstill over the next few weeks due to strikes. The Guardian’s John Harris is joined by RMT general secretary Mick Lynch and Miatta Fahnbulleh, the chief executi…
 
Chris Stephens MP for Glasgow South West in conversation about his role as an MP in Westminster and around the constituency. Originally released via YouTube now with audio remastered.Kirjoittanut Chris Stephens MP for Glasgow South West (SNP) & Al Shaw
 
This week on Sunday Times Politics Weekly we look at the strained relationship between SA and its neighbours due to an influx of foreigners accused of crime.Recent cases include the gang rape of eight women in Krugersdorp, which has been blamed on illegal foreign miners, and Eswatini spokesperson Alpheous Nxumalo's comment that “South Africa is inf…
 
The Conservative leadership race has been derailed by U-turns, highlighting the weaknesses of the candidates. But with Keir Starmer also seemingly unable to decide if Labour frontbenchers should or shouldn’t join picket lines, the Guardian’s John Harris is joined by our chief political correspondent, Jessica Elgot, and Gavin Barwell the former chie…
 
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