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02
FEB

Does Britain really regret Brexit? – Politics Weekly UK

It’s been three years since the UK officially left the EU. This week the IMF has predicted we will be the only major global economy to shrink this year. Plus opinion polls suggest people are regretting their vote. The Guardian’s John Harris is joined by columnist Rafael Behr, Brexit correspondent Lisa O’Carroll and economics editor Larry Elliott to look at what Brexit has delivered. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod
26
JAN

Why can’t Sunak clean up the Conservatives? – Politics Weekly UK

Rishi Sunak came into No 10 promising to earn our trust. But three months into the job he encounters an inquiry into his party chair, questions over Boris Johnson’s appointment for the BBC chair, and a police penalty for failing to wear his seatbelt. The Guardian’s John Harris is joined by columnists Gaby Hinsliff and Rafael Behr to discuss why the prime minister can’t seem to rid his party of sleaze allegations. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod
19
JAN

The power of the union? Politics Weekly UK

John Harris joins nurses striking on the picket line to find out what life is really like for them. He speaks to Christina McAnea, the head of the union Unison, to find out what it is like negotiating with Conservative ministers. Plus, John is joined by the Guardian’s political editor, Pippa Crerar, and Scotland correspondent, Libby Brooks, to run through the ramifications of the UK government blocking Scotland’s gender recognition bill. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod
12
JAN

Why has the NHS collapsed? – Politics Weekly UK podcast

Health officials are reporting that the NHS is on its knees. John Harris talks to the Guardian’s health policy editor, Denis Campbell, about what he has seen. Plus, Conservative peer Gavin Barwell and Gaby Hinsliff talk about why NHS reform is such a tricky conversation. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod
22
DEC
2022

How will 2022 be remembered? – Politics Weekly UK podcast

In a year that saw three prime ministers, two monarchs and a whole lot of political and social unrest, how will 2022 be remembered? The Guardian’s John Harris looks back on the last 12 months, and asks what might happen in the next, with columnist Gaby Hinsliff and political editor Pippa Crerar. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod
15
DEC
2022

How can Rishi Sunak hold the Tories together? – Politics Weekly UK

Faced with a country brought almost to a standstill by strikes, a cost of living crisis, and an increasingly desperate situation in the channel, just what should the Conservative Party be doing to get a grip on the situation? The Guardian’s John Harris is joined by the Conservative peer and former Downing Street chief of staff Gavin Barwell, and the political strategist Jo Tanner, to ask if, after 12 years in power, the Tories are running out of road.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod
08
DEC
2022

What would a Labour government feel like? – Politics Weekly UK

Twenty points ahead in the polls, the Labour party looks closer to power now than it has done for more than a decade. But what do we really know about Keir Starmer’s vision for government? And how much has the UK’s political landscape changed since the 1997 Labour landslide? The Guardian’s John Harris is joined by columnist Gaby Hinsliff and Stewart Wood, a Labour peer and former adviser to Ed Miliband and Gordon Brown, to discuss.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod
01
DEC
2022

Strikes hit ‘strongman’ Sunak – Politics Weekly UK

Nurses, rail staff and royal mail workers are expected to strike this winter. Will Rishi Sunak’s ‘Operation Get Tough’ have any impact? And as protests continue to rage in China, the PM used the lavish Lord Mayor’s Banquet earlier this week to announce the ‘golden era’ of relations with China is over. The Guardian’s John Harris is joined by Rafael Behr and Zoe Williams, and will be speaking on China to the Guardian’s former China correspondent Tania Branigan. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod
17
NOV
2022

The autumn statement – Politics Weekly UK

The chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, has given details in his autumn statement of how the government will try to help struggling households, businesses and public services. But after 12 years in power and with the UK now in recession, can the Conservatives convince people they are the right party to turn the economy around? John Harris is joined by the Guardian’s political editor, Pippa Crerar, and the columnist Rafael Behr to look at what the statement tells us about where we’re headed. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod
16
NOV
2022

Autumn statement 2022 trailer – Politics Weekly UK

The chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, is to deliver the autumn statement later on Thursday. The Guardian’s John Harris will be joined after by political editor Pippa Crerar and columnist Rafael Behr to unpick the government’s plan.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod
10
NOV
2022

Politicians or protesters: who can save the planet? – Politics Weekly UK

As global leaders are gathered in Sharm el-Sheikh for the Cop27 summit, the Guardian’s John Harris is joined by Labour’s minister for the climate and net zero, Ed Miliband, and columnist Gaby Hinsliff, to ask what will it take for politicians to finally take the climate emergency seriously? And, we hear from a Just Stop Oil activist on the action they’re taking. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

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