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From The Week in Westminster on March 16, 2019, 11:29 a.m.

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Steve Richards and guests weigh the chances of Theresa May, even now, winning the backing of MPs for her controversial Brexit deal with the EU. The editor is Peter Mulligan.

From The Week in Westminster on March 9, 2019, 11:30 a.m.

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Sam Coates of The Times reviews the political week Predicting the vote on Mrs May's Brexit deal, tackling knife crime and giving Britain's forgotten towns a much needed boost. Plus will the Chancellor's spring next week give any clues about more funding in both these areas. The Editor is Marie Jessel.

From The Week in Westminster on March 2, 2019, 11:29 a.m.

02/03/2019 (p072cgbz.mp3)

Paul Waugh of HuffPost asks why the Prime Minister has conceded that Brexit could come later than March. Why is Labour backing a fresh referendum? And what does a new party need? Editor: Peter Mulligan

From The Week in Westminster on Feb. 23, 2019, 11:30 a.m.

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Tom Newton Dunn of the Sun reviews the political week. Why has the new Independent Group of MPs been formed, and what are its chances of success? Can the government possibly get all its Brexit legislation through parliament in time? And should the crime of treason be updated? The Editor is Marie Jessel

From The Week in Westminster on Feb. 16, 2019, 11:30 a.m.

16/02/2019 (p0710y3l.mp3)

George Parker of the Financial Times talks to a government minister threatening to resign if there's a 'no deal' Brexit. What's the economic impact of leaving the EU? And are we sending mixed messages to China? The editor is Peter Mulligan

From The Week in Westminster on Feb. 9, 2019, 11:30 a.m.

09/02/2019 (p070cnn4.mp3)

Anne McElvoy of the Economist looks behind the scenes at Westminster. Teresa May went to Brussels and Dublin in pursuit of her Brexit deal while in London Jeremy Corbyn produced his Brexit plan. Is there common ground? Lord Bew a former adviser to Lord Trimble on the Good Friday Agreement, says the current proposed backstop arrangement challenges the legality of that agreement. Plus how memes have become the new political satire. The Editor is Marie Jessel.

From The Week in Westminster on Feb. 2, 2019, 11:29 a.m.

02/02/2019 (p06zr0dh.mp3)

Isabel Hardman of the Spectator asks if Theresa May really can renegotiate a Brexit deal with Brussels. And MPs tell her they are increasingly subject to threats and abuse. But why? Editor: Peter Mulligan

From The Week in Westminster on Jan. 26, 2019, 11:29 a.m.

26/01/2019 (p06z4hrw.mp3)

Anushka Asthana of The Guardian looks behind the scenes at Westminster. Which Brexit proposal is likely to get the most support in parliament? What kind of person is the Speaker, John Bercow? And MPs with causes that stem from personal experience - can they change policy? The editor is Marie Jessel.

From The Week in Westminster on Jan. 19, 2019, 11:30 a.m.

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Tom Newton Dunn of The Sun asks what now for Brexit after the Prime Minister's deal is thrown out by MPs. He talks to three senior backbenchers and a former Clerk of the Commons. Can Parliament find a way forward? Editor: Peter Mulligan

From The Week in Westminster on Jan. 12, 2019, 11:29 a.m.

12/01/2019 (p06xw42f.mp3)

Sam Coates of The Times looks behind the scenes at Westminster this week. What is the range of opinion in the House of Commons on Mrs May's Brexit deal? Are there any alternatives? Is anyone changing their mind? The Editor is Marie Jessel.

From The Week in Westminster on Dec. 22, 2018, 11:29 a.m.

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Steve Richards reviews the political year with George Parker of the Financial Times, Helen Lewis of the New Statesman and James Forsyth of The Spectator. Editor: Peter Mulligan

From The Week in Westminster on Dec. 15, 2018, 11:30 a.m.

15/12/2018 (p06vmzlb.mp3)

Paul Waugh of HuffPost looks behind the scenes at Westminster. The Editor is Peter Mulligan.

From The Week in Westminster on Dec. 8, 2018, 11:30 a.m.

08/12/2018 (p06tz63k.mp3)

Peter Oborne of the Daily Mail reports on a political week when MPs shook the government over Brexit. How will they vote next week on Theresa May's withdrawal agreement with the EU ? The Editor is Peter Mulligan

From The Week in Westminster on Dec. 1, 2018, 11:29 a.m.

01/12/2018 (p06tbg1c.mp3)

George Parker, Political Editor of the Financial Times, looks behind the scenes at Westminster. If the Prime Minister's Brexit plan doesn't get through Parliament, are we heading for no deal? How is Theresa May bearing up? And we eavesdrop as MPs let their hair down. The Editor is Mandy Baker.