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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.
 
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
 
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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Two weeks ago, the congresswoman Katie Porter announced she was running to be one of California’s two senators, despite the fact that the incumbent, Dianne Feinstein, has yet to say she is retiring. After the presidential primary, California is expected to be the most interesting race in 2024. Jonathan Freedland and Tal Kopan of the Boston Globe di…
 
As power generation crumbles around our ears, experts are calling to have politicians ousted from Eskom's decision-making processes. South Africa in the throes of the worst power crisis in history and the government has again promised it has a plan to end load-shedding. But given previous empty promises, what is the country to make of government pr…
 
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…
 
@nigeriasbest and @phoenix_agenda were joined by @lloydatiku They discussed the following news stories: 1. Atiku's statement that only those that deliver their polling units will get contracts & political appointments. 2. The Nigerian Finance ministers trip to Davos & Central Bank Governor Emiefele's return to Nigeria. 3. The BBC’s report on Nigeri…
 
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…
 
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…
 
Last week, the US attorney general, Merrick Garland, appointed a special counsel to investigate how several batches of classified documents were reportedly found at locations linked to President Biden. This week, Jonathan Freedland speaks to Ankush Khardori, who worked in the US Department of Justice from 2016 to 2020, about what the outcome to thi…
 
One of the biggest problems in our country is the failure of the state to provide quality services to us, the citizens – such as public health services, transport and education. This week Sunday Times columnist Prof William Gumede wrote that the solution lies in forcing political leaders to use public services in order to improve them. In this podc…
 
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 …
 
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 …
 
Last week, the much-talked-about George Santos, of Long Island, New York, was sworn into office. The Democrats and even some Republicans think he should have resigned after he admitted to lying about a lot of things during his campaign. So who is the real George Santos? How likely is it that he’ll see out his full term in office? And does his succe…
 
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…
 
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…
 
Everyone knew that this week was going to be tough for Kevin McCarthy, but not even Democrats could have hoped for such a humiliating few days for the Republican nominee to be speaker of the House of Representatives. Jonathan Freedland and Lauren Gambino discuss what unfolded on Capitol HillOleh The Guardian
 
@nigeriasbest and @phoenix_agenda were joined by @Eloka51 They discussed the following news stories: 1. The reports that the Nigerian Security Service is seeking the arrest of Central Bank Governor Emiefele. 2. The criminal conviction of Peter Obi's campaign Director General. 3. Atiku Abubakar's comments on the principle of a rotational presidency.…
 
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 theguardia…
 
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 theguardia…
 
On Monday, the House January 6 select committee held its final meeting, voting to formally adopt the report it had been working on for the last 18 months, referring the former president and some of his top advisers to the justice department for efforts to overturn the 2020 election. Jonathan Freedland speaks to Hugo Lowell about what the committee …
 
@nigeriasbest and @phoenix_agenda were joined by @JudgeIyke and @ChinoOnuh They discussed the following political developments: 1. The SBM 2023 election projections 2. Bola Tinubu's media war with Thisday Newspapers 3. The petition to sanction pro-Biafra activist, Simon Ekpa for inciting violence in SE…
 
As 2022 draws to a close, Jonathan Freedland speaks to Simon Rosenberg and Sarah Longwell about their predictions for how US politics will shake out in 2023. Can the Democrats capitalise on a weary electorate, can the Republicans finally get rid of the spectre of Donald Trump, and who will announce their intention to run in 2024?…
 
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 th…
 
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 th…
 
On Sunday Times Politics Weekly, Zweli Mkhize chats about what he will do if he is elected ANC president at the party's elective conference this weekend, Digital Vibes corruption allegations and the growing support he has received since being nominated. The former health minister received 916 nominations for the position, while his rival, President…
 
This week Chris and Al talk about the Supreme Court ruling and it's implications. We talk about the Belfast Agreement and the Smith Commission and despite repeated insistance that the UK Union is volutary, the Tories refuse to reveal how Scotland can leave the union voluntarily. More chat about the cost of living, the UK's multimillionaire Prime Mi…
 
@nigeriasbest and @phoenix_agenda were joined by @SNakande and @lloydatiku They discussed the following news stories: 1. Bola Tinubu's speech at Chatham House 2. The Central Bank's new cash withdrawal rules. 3. Reports that the Nigerian Army engaged in an illegal abortion programme.
 
Raphael Warnock was re-elected to represent Georgia in the US Senate for the next six years. Jonathan Freedland speaks to Molly Reynolds of the Brookings Institution about the significance for Democrats of having an absolute majority in the upper chamber of Congress, rather than a 50/50 splitOleh The Guardian
 
The much-anticipated ANC national conference takes place next week at Nasrec in Johannesburg. Apart from providing policy direction for the organisation, one of the key tasks of the conference will be to choose a new party leadership. But unfortunately for the party, none of its nominated leaders join the fray without the lingering stink of scandal…
 
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 Stewar…
 
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 Stewar…
 
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…
 
@nigeriasbest and @phoenix_agenda were joined by @BulusBarnabas2 , @chuvanze and @JudgeIyke They discussed the following topics: 1. The launch of Peter Obi's manifesto. 2. The claims by the Central Bank that the NNPC has stopped remitting dollars to it. 3. The unlawful arrest of a Nigerian citizen by Aisha Buhari.…
 
On 14 December it will be 10 years since the Sandy Hook elementary school mass shooting, when a 20-year-old killed 20 children aged six and seven, as well as six adults. The Guardian’s Joan E Greve travelled to Newtown, Connecticut to speak with Nicole Hockley and Mark Barden of Sandy Hook Promise, the parents of Dylan and Daniel, who were killed t…
 
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 …
 
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 …
 
Pule Mabe joins Sunday Times Politics Weekly to reflect on his tenure as ANC spokesperson, speaks about contesting for a top 6 position, competition, dubious cadres and party electoral decline. Mabe is running for the position of treasurer-general alongside presidency special adviser Benjamin Chauke, who received 552 nominations, and recently resig…
 
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…
 
There was no red wave, but come January next year, the Republicans will officially be in control of the House of Representatives. What will they do? Who will be in charge? Will they hold together or fall apart? Jonathan Freedland puts these questions and more to Marianna Sotomayor of The Washington Post. The pair also discuss the legacy of the outg…
 
Public enterprises deputy minister Phumulo Masualle, chatting to Sunday Times Politics Weekly, says some candidates for the ANC top six don’t deserve support. He motivates why President Cyril Ramaphosa's time in office has expired and rallies behind former health minister Zweli Mkhize. Ramaphosa and Mkhize are the only candidates running for presid…
 
ANC “top six” contender Mdumiseni Ntuli spoke to Sunday Times Politics Weekly. He assesses the governing party and speaks about “lies” he found himself embroiled in with former KwaZulu-Natal premier Sihle Zikalala, including plotting to have former president Jacob Zuma incarcerated. Ntuli is running for the secretary-general position. He is confide…
 
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 Gua…
 
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 Gua…
 
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/politicspodOleh The Guardian
 
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