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Political analysis from the Guardian and Observer's top journalists and commentators


Labour's Ukip problem – Politics Weekly podcast  

Heather Stewart hears from Labour’s shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer on protecting the rights of EU nationals in Britain. Plus Robert Ford on the new Ukip leader Paul Nuttall, Jessica Elgot in Richmond Park and Stephanie Kirchgaessner on Italy’s referendum. With James Morris, Rafael Behr and Anne Perkins

The Brexit black hole – Politics Weekly podcast  

Anushka Asthana in Westminster picks through Philip Hammond’s first Autumn Statement with Heather Stewart, James Plunkett and Andrew Gimson. Plus Rachel Reeves and Alison McGovern vow to continue the work of their friend and colleague Jo Cox , whose murderer was jailed for life this week

Prosecco, Brexit and the Trump transition – Politics Weekly podcast  

Heather Stewart is joined by Ian Dunt, Rowena Mason and Matthew D’Ancona to discuss the government’s tight-lipped approach to Brexit

America elects Donald Trump - Politics Weekly podcast  

Anushka Asthana is joined by Gary Younge, Randeep Ramesh, Hannah Peaker and Mona Chalabi to discuss the election of Donald Trump as 45th president of the United States. As reaction pours in from around the world, we look at what powers he’ll have and why the polls got it so wrong Become a Guardian supporter or make a contribution

US election and Brexit's article 50 court case – Politics Weekly podcast  

Heather Stewart is joined by Jonathan Freedland, Hadley Freeman and Martin Kettle to discuss the US presidential election and the high court’s ruling against the government that parliament must be involved in the article 50 process of leaving the EU High court says parliament must vote on triggering article 50 – Politics live

Heathrow third runway and Calais camp demolition – Politics Weekly podcast  

Rowena Mason is joined by Esther Addley, Julian Glover and Gwyn Topham to discuss the government’s decision to approve a new runway at Heathrow airport. It’s led to cabinet splits and the resignation of a Tory MP, but will it actually happen? Plus Angelique Chrisafis on the dismantling of the refugee camp in Calais

Brussels talks Brexit (briefly) – Politics Weekly podcast  

Anushka Asthana is in Brussels this week where Theresa May marks her 100th day in office at an EU summit. As Brexit looms over her whole premiership, we hear from Tory MEP Syed Kamall on how the prime minister should engage with the EU institutions. Plus: Jennifer Rankin, John Stevens and Florence Autret discuss the summit and Paul Lewis in Nevada reviews the final US presidential debate

Brexit fears send pound tumbling – Politics Weekly podcast  

Heather Stewart hears from Vince Cable, Larry Elliott, Catherine Colebrook and Rafael Behr on Brexit and the tumbling value of the pound. Plus Ed Miliband on parliament’s role in Brexit and Labour MP Chi Onwurah on the party’s reshuffle

Brexit Britain: Theresa May's plan – Politics Weekly podcast  

Anushka Asthana is joined by Rowena Mason, Andrew Gimson, John Crace and Deborah Mattinson at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham. The new prime minister set out her timetable for Brexit and set out her vision for Britain that ‘works for everyone’

Corbyn's relaunch and Labour's conference – Politics Weekly podcast  

Heather Stewart hears from MPs and delegates at Labour’s annual conference as the party renewed its leader Jeremy Corbyn’s mandate. In a week of heated debate on the future of the party, we hear from Emily Thornberry, shadow foreign secretary, who has responsibility for Labour’s stance on Brexit

Can Labour reunite? – Politics Weekly podcast  

Anushka Asthana follows the Labour leadership contest into its final week after a gruelling summer of hustings, roadshows and rallies. With Jeremy Corbyn on course for victory, he tells us he’s ready to reunite the party

Grammar schools and boundary reform – Politics Weekly podcast  

Heather Stewart is joined by Sonia Sodha, Randeep Ramesh and Ryan Shorthouse to discuss Theresa May’s plan to lift the ban on new grammar schools and we hear from Labour’s shadow education secretary Angela Rayner. Plus: are the plans to redraw the constituencies on Britain’s political map fair?

Ed Balls on Strictly versus politics, plus the true meaning of Brexit – Politics Weekly podcast  

Anushka Asthana and Heather Stewart return for a new parliamentary term as ministers, pressure groups and backbenchers begin to grapple with the meaning of Brexit – and how it can be implemented. Plus we hear from Ed Balls on his post-politics career, a new book and his debut on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing

Labour's abuse problem and the Ukip leadership race - Politics Weekly podcast  

Rachel Shabi, Beth Foster-Ogg, Benjamin Butterworth and Sam Stopp join Anushka Asthana to discuss the allegations of abuse and intimidation swirling around the Labour party

Brexit and the left – Politics Weekly podcast  

Green party MP Caroline Lucas, Sunder Katwala and Owen Jones join Heather Stewart to discuss how those on the left of politics should engage with the Brexit process

Theresa May's new government - Politics Weekly podcast  

Anushka Asthana is joined by Heather Stewart, Toby Helm and Rajeev Syal on a momentous week in British politics. We hear from the MPs closest to Theresa May on what her government will look like. Stewart Wood describes what it’s like to be inside Number 10 on the last day of an administration. Plus as Labour embarks on a new leadership contest, we hear from the two challengers: Owen Smith and Angela Eagle

Iraq, Blair and Chilcot – Politics Weekly podcast  

Martin Kettle, Polly Toynbee and Rafael Behr join Tom Clark to discuss the Chilcot report on the Iraq war and the Conservative leadership race. Plus Steven Thrasher on how Brexit looks from the US

Crisis? Which crisis? – Politics Weekly podcast  

The first week following Britain’s vote to exit the EU has seen crises on several fronts. Joining Tom Clark to bring order to the chaos are Jonathan Freedland, Nick Cohen, Ewen MacAskill, Libby Brooks, Jill Treanor and Philip Oltermann

Britain votes for Brexit – Politics Weekly podcast  

Tom Clark is joined by Heather Stewart, Matthew D’Ancona, Hugh Muir and Jennifer Rankin to discuss a momentous day in British politics in which voters opted to leave the European Union and David Cameron announced he would be resigning as prime minister

EU referendum: Britain decides – Politics Weekly podcast  

Tom Clark heads out on the streets of Reading, one of multicultural Britain’s economic success stories, to hear how voters are approaching this week’s referendum. Plus we hear from both sides of Labour’s EU debate with MPs Alan Johnson and Graham Stringer; and Alan Renwick from the UCL’s Constitution Unit explains what a vote for Brexit would actually mean

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