The PoliticsHome Podcast
Our informal look back on the week in politics, including the key developments, some insightful analysis to help work out what it all means, and the odd bad joke. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.
Episode 34 (24 November 2017) The one with the long economicky words - As the season's set piece, PolHome this week chews over the details from Spreadsheet Phil's budget. With more cash set for the NHS, more houses to live in and an extra £3bn to help cope with the small matter of Brexit, there's plenty to talk about. We'll also look at the row over whether animals have feelings and how Kezia Dugdale is getting on in the celebrity jungle.
Episode 33 (17 November 2017) Theresa May takes Teenage Kicks while she's down - The Tories descended into open warfare this week over the Government’s crucial Brexit legislation – and that was just on the date of withdrawal. We explain what the row was all about. PLUS - If you get your Teenage Kicks from political podcasts, you'll love this: An exclusive interview with Undertones frontman Feargal Sharkey. He tells us why he thinks Brexit will lead to a united Ireland and a possible break-up of the UK, and he claims victory in an obscure but important campaign about grime venues. If all that wasn’t enough, you’ll hear Boris Johnson say something you’ve probably never heard him say, and we chat about the PolHome deep dive into Alex Salmond's Russia Today show.
Episode 32 (10 November 2017) A Priti Fine Mess - It's been another tumultuous week in Westminster, with another Cabinet minister departing, Boris Johnson fouling up in a big way and yet more allegations of sexual harassment at Westminster. Our editor Kevin Schofield is joined by Dods parliamentary engagement manager Anastasia Zawierucha to chew over another extraordinary dollop of political news.
Episode 31 (02 November 2017) Fallon on his sword - In a week where allegations of sexual misconduct have rocked Westminster, we talk over the big revelations, whether it's likely that more will unfold and an insider's view on how parliament needs to change. With that we’ll also look back on a week of MPs' denials and a high-profile resignation. Elsewhere, we’ll take a glance at the latest Brexit goings-on, which included a vote inspired by Victorian times, and we’ve an expert view on the current Stormont stalemate.