Pienaar's Politics

Pienaar's Politics

United Kingdom

John Pienaar shares his keen political observations, with news and interviews from key political figures in Westminster


Live from Latitude Festival  

Pienaar's Politics come live from Latitude festival with the director, Ken Loach, the actress, Jane Horrocks and US band, The National. He's also joined by the comedian, Marcus Brigstocke, the political journalist, Kate McCann and Tory MP, Dan Poulter.

Theresa May Profile  

Deputy political editor John Pienaar presents a special programme profiling Theresa May.

Labour and Tory Leadership Battles  

John Pienaar talks to Angela Eagle abour her challenge to Jeremy Corbyn for the Labour leadership. The Conservative MPs, Iain Duncan Smith and David Davis, discuss the Tory leadership race. The BBC's political correspondent, Ben Wright, also joins John to talk about his book on boozing in politics.


John discusses the Tory leadership race with three ministers supporting Theresa May, Michael Gove and Andrea Leadsom... and is Jeremy Corbyn's position as Labour leader safe? John asks Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell and Unite leader, Len McCluskey.

Brexit: What Happens Now?  

John speaks to the Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell, about challenges to Jeremy Corbyn's leadership. He also speaks to the senior Tory, Liam Fox, about his leadership ambitions. We have an exclusive interview with Matty Healy from The 1975 and we ask TV presenter, Rick Edwards, what happened to the youth vote in the EU referendum.

EU Referendum Special  

John Pienaar presents a special EU referendum edition of Pienaar's Politics. He speaks to politicians and pundits on boths sides of the debate, including David Miliband, Nigel Farage, Boris Johnson, Roland Rudd, Chris Grayling and Alan Johnson. He's also joined by Times columnist Jenni Russell and Tim Montgomerie and Kate McCann from the Daily Telegraph.


John Pienaar is joined by the employment minister, Priti Patel and Labour's deputy Leader Tom Watson. He also speaks to Sir John Major backing a 'remain vote in the EU referendum and UKIP's largest donor and 'leave' campaigner, Arron Banks.

Nick Clegg and Young Voters  

John Pienaar is joined by the pro-EU former Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg and the pro-Brexit energy minister, Andrea Leadsom. He also speaks to a panel of young voters about why their generation are the least likely to vote in the EU referendum. The SNP MP, Stephen Gethins goes under the grill in Backbencher's Questions.

Jeremy Corbyn and Ed Miliband  

John speaks to the leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, former leader, Ed Miliband and the Conservative MP, Andrew Bridgen who claims that there is serious unrest in his party's ranks. He's also joined by the poet and actor, Benjamin Zephaniah to discuss Europe, poetry and veganism.

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