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Radio 4's weekly assessment of developments at Westminster

From The Week in Westminster on June 22, 2019, 11:29 a.m.

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Peter Oborne of The Daily Mail looks behind the scenes at Westminster. The Editor is Jonathan Brunert.

From The Week in Westminster on June 15, 2019, 11:30 a.m.

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Emma Saunders and guests with build up to Netherlands v Cameroon in the Women's World Cup, plus updates from Sri Lanka v Australia and South Africa v Afghanistan in the Cricket World Cup and the US Open golf. Also a boxing preview ahead of the Tyson Fury v Tom Schwarz fight in Las Vegas.

From The Week in Westminster on June 8, 2019, 11:30 a.m.

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Radio 4's assessment of developments at Westminster

From The Week in Westminster on May 25, 2019, 11:29 a.m.

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George Parker, Political Editor of the Financial Times, presents Radio 4's weekly assessment of developments at Westminster.

From The Week in Westminster on May 18, 2019, 11:29 a.m.

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Matt Chorley of The Times Red Box looks behind the scenes at Westminster. The next stage of the The Withdrawal Agreement BIll, the race to be the next Tory leader and the art of the political rally. The editor is Marie Jessel.

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

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Tom Newton Dunn of The Sun looks behind the scenes at Westminster. What chance do MPs give for a deal to be done between Labour and Conservative leaders on Brexit? And how do you tell a Prime Minister to their face that their time is up? The editor is Jonathan Brunert.

From The Week in Westminster on May 4, 2019, 11:29 a.m.

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Sam Coates of The Times looks behind the scenes at Westminster. Local election results - what impact will they have on a Brexit deal? Climate change - are we moving towards a consensus in parliament on the way forward? The editor is Marie Jessel.

From The Week in Westminster on April 27, 2019, 11:30 a.m.

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Helen Lewis of the New Statesman looks behind the scenes at Westminster. Political divisions in Westminster and Stormont but when it comes to the environmental agenda is there a consensus emerging? The Editor is Marie Jessel

From The Week in Westminster on April 13, 2019, 11:29 a.m.

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George Parker of the Financial Times looks behind the scenes at Westminster. How might some smaller parties fare in the Euro Elections if they take place? Plus unprecedented levels of exhaustion among MPs, and the Government White Paper on "online harms". The Editor is Marie Jessel.

From The Week in Westminster on April 6, 2019, 11:29 a.m.

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Paul Waugh of HuffPost UK reviews the political week. The PM talks to Labour about the Brexit deal. Is it a good idea? What will come of it? The editor is Marie Jessel

From The Week in Westminster on March 30, 2019, 11:25 a.m.

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Top commentators review the political week.

From The Week in Westminster on March 23, 2019, 11:29 a.m.

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George Parker of The Financial Times reviews a political week in which the Commons Speaker made waves and Theresa May went to Brussels. The editor is Mandy Baker.

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

16/03/2019 (p073q2jh.mp3)

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.

09/03/2019 (p07307fh.mp3)

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.

22/12/2018 (p06wbftf.mp3)

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.