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Commons People

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The Huffington Post UK Politics team take a look at the week in Westminster and the repercussions of the motions, personality clashes and party spin.

Episodes

It's all about asking the right questions  

The HuffPost UK Politics team tackle the week in Westminster. This week, Jeremy Corbyn started to land some punches on the PM. Sadiq Khan pulls ahead in the London Mayor race, which causes consternation on Conservative benches and the House of Lords continues to tear at the Housing Bill like some sort of rampant mutt.

I'll stand with you but not beside you  

The HuffPost UK Politics team are back in podcast action, just in time to see that the Leave EU campaign continues to resemble an alliance from Games of Thrones, that David Cameron is rich (but legally so) and Jeremy Corbyn applies his "on my terms" to Brexit.

Steel searching options  

The HuffPost UK Politics team take a look at the week in Westminster, which was dominated by Tata Steel announcing their decision to leave the UK steel industry. The government response has been verging on incoherent, while Labour find themselves in the unusual position of doing well out of their opponents distress.

Why fight each other when we can fight ourselves?  

The HuffPost UK Politics team cast an eye over the week's events in Westminster, which was dominated by Iain Duncan-Smith's resignation. Just when it seems Labour can't fail to capitalise they manage to self-sabotage, with a hit list of those following and those not following the beloved leader. Meanwhile, UKIP have their own internal battles.

The Sweet talk of George Osborne  

The HuffPost UK Politics team take a look at the week in Westminster, which this week was dominated by George Osborne's budget. He may have announced the sugar tax to sweeten the deal, but did it work? And how much was left unsaid by it dominating the news cycle?

Follow the leader  

The HuffPost UK politics team take a look at the week within Westminster. This week could be the start of the "Oust Jeremy" campaign within his own party. Do they have the momentum though? On the other side of the House, David Cameron accepted defeat over Sunday trading laws. No one it seems, wants to toe the line.

Problems beginning with P  

The HuffPost UK politics team take a look at the week in Westminster. Jeremy Corbyn snubbed his Labour's PLP this week to take a seat in a TV studio, causing a lot of problems for his loyal fans in the shadow cabinet. Prostitution gained a voice in a select committee hearing, as current laws were reviewed to see if they can solve problems with the world's oldest profession and all the while the government tried to pass on the news that we'll have to work "until we're dead". If that doesn't cheer you up, the quiz of the week will.

EU Focus: Pick your side  

In a new weekly special, the HuffPost UK Politics team discuss the week's movement in the in and out campaigns as Britain chooses whether to remain an EU country. This week, the date of June 23rd was confirmed by PM David Cameron, who lost two big names to the out campaign.

The Boundaries of Plausability  

The HuffPost UK politics team look at the week in Westminster that wasn't dominated by EU talk. This week, boundary changes threaten the existence of parliamentary seats, which would suit one party, while an e-petition is used for good for once. Meanwhile, our US cousins push the limits of legitimate candidates.

The continuing adventures of Dave in Europe  

Europe is on the minds of Parliament as we approach the start of the start of the real campaigning for Britain's future with the EU. The HuffPost UK politics team take a look at the week's maneuvres from Cameron et al and Boris Johnson's continued game of poker.

On the hunt for the right prescription  

The HuffPost UK politics are back to full strength and looking to determine the right prescription for Westminster this week. Jeremy Hunt takes on the Junior Doctors while Labour look to figure out the course of action on Trident and pretty much everyone tries to figure out whether In or Out is the right medication for Britain's European rash.

EU in or out?  

The week of Westminster dissected by the HuffPost UK politics team. This week, EU negotiations dominated the political news, with David Cameron trumpeting his wins. But were they substantial enough? Meanwhile, back in the House, male politicians were carrying on as usual against the rise of the WASPs.

Burying bad news with bad news  

The Huff Post UK politics team take a look at the week's news in Westminster, which saw a lot of bad news coming on top of bad news. George Osborne tweeted of his conquest late Friday night, which didn't look so good in the morning light. We've all been there, right? Iain Duncan-Smith continues to take the hits with a smile and whisper and David Cameron made a remark that deflected attention. Or was it honest?

Vive le Croissant munchers  

The HuffPost UK politics team take a look at the week in Westminster, which had one foot in the future and one foot in the past. Trident has given Jeremy Corbyn trouble and the Conservatives a chance to attack while a range of reports looking into the 2015 election explained the obvious. That's was before the MPs started talking drugs.

You wait for one rebellion and three come along at once  

The HuffPost UK politics team take on another week in Westminster, this time without Owen Bennett but instead joined by Lucy Sherriff. This week, rebellion is in the air as some Conservative MPs head for Brexit, Labour risk a Corbyn missile crisis and Junior Doctors put down the stethoscopes for the first strike in over 40 years.

Shuffling through the shadows  

The Huff Post UK Politics team charge into the New Year, yawning their way through a shadow cabinet reshuffle and non-excuses from government over flood defenses. It's good to see 2016 hasn't brought change to Westminster.

An agreeable climate  

The Huff Post UK politics team take a swipe at the week's news, which this week included an historic agreement on climate change. Will David Cameron's attempts at EU change be as successful? And who was the winner and loser of 2015?

If you're old enough for a sunbed, you're old enough to vote  

The Huff Post UK politics team take a look at the week in Westminster, which this week saw potential leaders stand in at PMQs, while the voting age for the EU referendum was debated in both chambers of Parliament.

A war on many fronts  

The Huff Post UK Politics team take a look at the week in Westminster, which was dominated by the 10hr debate on Wednesday about whether UK air strikes should extend from Iraq into Syria to wipe ISIS out. The debate stirred strong emotions and has led the Labour party to once again look rudderless and divided, which is just what you need before a by-election.

The Conservatives are for turning  

The Huff Post UK politics team take a look at the week in Westminster, which was dominated by George Osborne and his autumn statement. In a much-welcomed U-turn he ditched tax credits, but continued to play his game of brinksmanship with the opposition benches on what they should and shouldn't say. John McDonnell did something he definitely, probably, shouldn't have done. Meanwhile, support for bombing Syria and ISIL is growing on both sides of the Commons.

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