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Politics Weekly

Podcast Series Politics Weekly

The Guardian's political editor, Heather Stewart, and deputy political editor, Jessica Elgot, are joined by commentators, experts and politicians to unpack the week's biggest stories in politics. In Politics Weekly Extra on Fridays, Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland invites guests to help analyse the latest in US politics

Series Episodes

Westminster mourns the death of David Amess: Politics Weekly podcast

Westminster mourns the death of David Amess: Politics Weekly podcast

Following the death of the MP for Southend West, the second killing of an MP in five years, Jessica Elgot and Dan Sabbagh look at the security measures in place for public figures and what more could be done to keep them safe. Plus, Rupa Huq MP tells Aubrey Allegretti about the value, and risks, of constituency surgeries. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

22 mins

20 October Finished

Why Virginia holds the key to the 2022 US midterms: Politics Weekly Extra podcast

Why Virginia holds the key to the 2022 US midterms: Politics Weekly Extra podcast

This week Jonathan Freedland speaks to Jessica Taylor, of the Cook Political Report with Amy Walter. The pair discuss what the off-year gubernatorial elections coming up in a few weeks might tell us about Democrat and Republican chances in next year’s midterm elections. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

21 mins

15 October Finished

Crises continue as Johnson holidays in Spain: Politics Weekly podcast

Crises continue as Johnson holidays in Spain: Politics Weekly podcast

Heather Stewart and Gaby Hinsliff dissect a cross-party report that found the government’s response to Covid-19 contributed to ‘one of the UK’s worst ever public health failures’. Plus, as the UK and EU enter the latest negotiations over the Northern Ireland protocol, Lisa O’Carroll tells Rowena Mason why the UK could be heading for a trade war. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

24 mins

13 October Finished

McConnell hands Democrats surprising win: US Politics Weekly Extra

McConnell hands Democrats surprising win: US Politics Weekly Extra

The US Senate has reached a deal to extend the debt ceiling until early December, which narrowly averted an ‘economic catastrophe’. But is this the end? Or will the crisis just re-emerge a few weeks from now? And can the Democrats finally agree on two separate major spending bills? Jonathan Freedland discusses this with Joan E Greve. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

23 mins

8 October Finished

Johnson full of poems, puns, but not policy: Politics Weekly podcast

Johnson full of poems, puns, but not policy: Politics Weekly podcast

Rowena Mason and Heather Stewart dissect the prime minister’s speech at the Conservative party conference. Plus, Aubrey Allegretti looks at why some Tory MPs are warning the party over its plans to level up the country. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

23 mins

6 October Finished

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