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20070106

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070107

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070113

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070114

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070120

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070121

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070127

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070128

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070203

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070204

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070210

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070211

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070217

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070218

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070224

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070225

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070303

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070304

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070310

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070311

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070317

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070318

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070324

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070325

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070331

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070401

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070407

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070408

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070414

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070415

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070421

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070422

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070428

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070429

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070505

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070506

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070512

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070513

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070519

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070520

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070526

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070527

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070602

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070603

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070609

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070610

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070616

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070617

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070623

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070624

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070630

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070701

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070707

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070708

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070714

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070715

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070721

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070722

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20070728

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070729

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070908

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20070909

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070915

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070916

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070922

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070923

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070929

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20070930

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20071006

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20071007

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20071013

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20071014

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20071020

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20071027

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20071028

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20071103

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20071104

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20071110

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20071111

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20071117

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20071118

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20071124

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20071125

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20071201

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20071202

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20071208

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20071209

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20071215

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20071216

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20071222

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20071223

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20071229

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20071230

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20080105

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20080113

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20080119

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20080127

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20080202

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20080203

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20080209

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20080210

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20080216

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20080217

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20080223

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20080224

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20080301

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20080302

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20080308

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20080309

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20080315

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20080316

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20080322

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20080323

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20080329

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20080330

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20080405

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20080406

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20080412

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20080413

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20080419

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20080420

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20080426

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20080427

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20080503

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20080504

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20080510

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20080511

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20080518

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20080524

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20080525

An in-depth look at current political issues.

20080531

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20080601

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20080607

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20080608

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20080614

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20080615

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20080621

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20080622

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20080628

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20080629

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20080706

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20080712

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20080713

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20080719

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20080720

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20080726

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20080727

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20080906

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20080907

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20080920

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20080921

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20080927

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20080928

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20081004

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20081005

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20081011

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20081012

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20081018

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20081019

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20081025

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20081026

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20081101

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20081102

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20081108

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20081109

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20081115

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20081116

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20081122

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20081122

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20081123

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20081129

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20081213
20081220

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20081227

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20090110

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20090117

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20090124
20090131
20090207

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20090214

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20090221

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20090228

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20090307

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20090314

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20090321

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20090328

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

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A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20091106

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20091113

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20091120

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20091127

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20091204

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20091211

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20091218

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20091225

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20100101

Does religion have a place in politics? Or should legislators be driven by secular ethics?

20100108

A Special look at the first Asian MPs to be elected in Britain, more than a century ago.

20100115

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20100122
20100122

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20100122

Is Britain’s Foreign Office ready for the challenges of a fast-changing world?

20100129

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20100205

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20100212

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20100219

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20100226

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20100305

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

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20100312

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20100319

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20100326

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20100402

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20100409

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20100416

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20100423

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20100430

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

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A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20100521

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20100528

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20100604

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20100611

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20100618

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20100625

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20100709

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20100716

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20100730

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20100910

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20100917

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20100924

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20100924

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20100924

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20100924

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20101008

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20101022

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20101022

20101029

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

When the going gets tough, the tough get going: David Cameron tells Britain's entrepreneurs this is their moment to get the economy growing in the difficult times ahead. But have they got what it takes to beat the competition from the Far East? And, a word of advice to Downing Street, from the man who eliminated Canada's fiscal deficit. Why growth and prosperity don't necessarily make us happy. And, why in times of stress, Britain's Deputy Prime Minister reaches for a cigarette. All that in Politics UK with Edward Stourton.

Cuts to an economy usually mean one thing - job losses, which usually results in the person who makes those cuts being rather unpopular. But how, as a political figure, do you survive the resulting political firestorm? Well after speaking at the annual conference of the empolyers organisation (the CBI), we spoke to the famously tough former Finance Minster and then Prime Minister of Canada Paul Martin, who eliminated the country's deficit in just four years. He had a few bits of advice for David Cameron from the lessons he had learnt.

"To create and innovate, to invest and grow" - that is what we heard David Cameron asking industry to do when he addressed the CBI. Help was at hand through the investment bank Goldman Sachs, who have announced a scheme that will be putting 25 Yorkshire entrepreneurs through business school to give them the skills they need as they prepare to expand. If successful, the scheme will be extended throughout the Country. But will the scheme work or are UK entrepreneurs already to far behind other worldwide business innovators? We speak to Lord Graham Kirkham, founder of furniture giant DFS, a supporter of the scheme and a Goldman Sachs client and Alex Pratt, and entrepreneur who recently published a book called 'Austerity business' in which he argues tough times offer the best business opportunities.

While Mr. Cameron was trying to cheer the country up with his vision of a growing economy, a London think tank published a survey based on the premis that growth may be the wrong priority. It appear's that Britain is a long way down the world rankings when it comes to optimism about jobs and future economic performance. So is it possible to plot the relationship between happiness and economic growth? We speak to philosopher Julian Baggini.

And even when you are calling the shots, life can be uncomfortable. Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has seemed uneasy recently with the price you have to pay to hold power. Appearing on BBC Radio he talked about the moral agonising he's been through over the spending cuts the government announced. Andrew Grimson, the Daily Telegraph's parliamentary sketch writer, discusses the Deputy Prime Minister's rather eventful week in the commons.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20101112

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20101119

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20101126

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20101210

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20101217

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20110107

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20110121

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20110204

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20110211

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20110218

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20110225

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20110304

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20110318

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20110325

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

01/01/201020100102

Does religion have a place in politics? Or should legislators be driven by secular ethics?

02/04/201020100403

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

02/04/2010 | Cutting the debt | Life after Westminster20100403

How to cut Britain's debt, and is there Life After Westminster for MPs leaving parliament?

02/05/200920090503

Is Prime Minister Gordon Brown's authority ebbing away?

02/07/2010 UK Foreign Policy | Limiting immigration | Britain's relations with the Vatican20100703

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC with Edward Stourton.

On Politics UK this week, with Edward Stourton:

Rewriting Britain's foreign policy: is it managed decline, or twittering towards a more interconnected future? Or could it be that Britain, as Professor Kishore Mahbubani of the School of Public Policy in Singapore observes, has missed the boat? In the first of four speeches, Foreign Secretary William Hague this week argued that Britain is especially well-placed to take the opportunties offered by what he called a "networked world" because of its language, its economic vigour, and its role in Europe and the Commonwealth. William Hague also has a reputation as a Euro-sceptic, but the Conservatives' approach to Europe is tempered by the realities of coalition politics; their Liberal Democrat partners are altogether more enthusiastic about the European project. The Foreign Secretary accused the last government shirking its European duty. We talk to former Foreign Secretary David Owen.

Pulling up the drawbridge on mass immigration: the public are keen, but it's not quite as easy as it seems. This week the government announced a temporary cap on the number of immigrants who will be allowed into Britain - the cap of course applies only to countries outside the European Union and it will last until April next year when the government plans to announce a long-term annual limit on immigration. The issue of immigration was a very sensitive one during the recent General Election; it was Gordon Brown's exchange with a voter on the subject that led the then Prime Minister to condemn her as "bigoted", forgetting as he did so that the comment would be caught on a radio-mic he was wearing. The Conservative campaign promise was to reduced the level of immigration to "tens of thousands". We discuss this week's announcement with Philippe Legrain, a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics' European Institute, and with Douglas Murray from the Centre for Social Cohesion think tank.

One of the items demanding attention in Foreign Secretary William Hague's in-tray is the appointment of a new ambassador to the Holy See. He will be making the appointment at a sensitive time; Pope Benedict is due to pay the first ever state visit to Britain by a pope in September. Britain's current Vatican ambassador, Francis Campbell, is the first Catholic who has ever held the post, and there is speculation that his succesor will be another Catholic with a very high profile indeed; Anne Widdecombe recently retired from Parliament after more than two decades as a Conservative MP and we talk to her about Britain's relations with the Vatican.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC with Edward Stourton.

03/10/200920091004

Can the new social media undermine repressive regimes, or are the regimes using them?

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

03/12/10 | Wikileaks | Immigration | Margaret Hodge vs the BNP20101203

Wikileaks, immigration, Margaret Hodge.

Spilling the beans by Wikileaks has caused red faces in high places. But is that all? Does revealing secrets damage trust between the nations and make governing impossible? Politicians out of touch? One MP talks of the lessons she learned when faced with a serious challenge from the British National Party in her constituency. And the dangers of the growing gulf between the political classes and disaffected voters is revealed in new research which shows that five million Britons wouldn't vote for any of the main parties. Find out more in Politics UK with Edward Stourton.

David Hencke, former Guardian investigative reporter, describes his feelings about the Wikileaks material.

Different views on the leaks come from Jonathan Powell, formerly Tony Blair's chief of staff and Chris Mullin, diarist and former minister.

Magaret Hodge, MP for Barking, talks about how she beat the BNP at the recent General Election and why they were such a threat in her constituency.

James Bethell, director of "nothing British about the BNP" and Julian Astle, Director of the the liberal think tank CentreForum, explain their findings in their paper identifying a group they call "the ANTIS", which it defines as those who are politically angry, economically neglected, socially conservative and focussed on immigration.

Wikileaks, immigration, Margaret Hodge.

03/12/10 | Wikileaks | Immigration | Margaret Hodge vs the BNP20101204

Wikileaks, immigration, Margaret Hodge.

04/02/201120110205

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

04/03/201120110305

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

04/04/200920090405
04/06/201020100605

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

04/06/2010 | The Euro crisis | Austerity in Britain20100605

Is the Eurozone bust, austerity in Britain and the Labour leadership contest.

04/12/200920091205

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

05/02/201020100206
05/03/201020100306

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

05/09/200920090906
05/11/2010 Europe | Defence | Control orders | Genes20101105

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC with Dennis Sewell.

Pragmatism is the name of the game at Westminster: how much are Prime Minister David Cameron's foreign policy options defined by deficit reduction and working with his coalition partners? There is a new entente cordiale between Britain and France on defence, but does a step closer to Europe mean a step further away from America? We speak to Euro-sceptic Conservative back-bench MP John Redwood and Syed Kamall, a Conservative member of the European Parliament about the mood among David Cameron's party; to examine the defence implications of the deal, we hear from the Labour peer Lord Anderson and Daniel Korski of the European Council on Foreign Relations.

Civil Liberties in the balance: who loses if the Government scraps control orders for suspected terrorists? We hear from Isabella Sankey of the human rights watchdog Liberty, and from Robin Simcox of the Centre for Social Cohesion who supports the retention of control orders.

And is our politics is in our genes? Professor James Fowler of the University of California San Diego believes we may have a genetic predisposition that can affect our political leanings.

Find out more in Politics UK with Dennis Sewell.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC with Dennis Sewell.

05/11/2010 Europe | Defence | Control orders | Genes20101106

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC with Dennis Sewell.

06/06/200920090607

The weekly programme that covers political and policy issues in the UK.

06/11/200920091107

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

07/01/201120110108

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

07/02/200920090208

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

07/03/200920090308

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

07/05/201020100508

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

08/01/201020100109

A Special look at the first Asian MPs to be elected in Britain, more than a century ago.

08/10/2010

08/10/201020101009

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

09/04/201020100410

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

09/04/2010 |Election called| Immigration20100410

Britain goes to the polls on May 6th, this week Politics UK looks at immigration

09/05/200920090510
09/07/201020100710

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

09/07/2010 Electoral reform | Prisons | Labour's future20100710

Electoral reform, Prisons and the future of the Labour party.

Electoral reform is the price of the Liberal Democrats coalition deal, but will it lead to the Balkanisation of British politics? Prison works or does it? Questions about crime and punishment and the record numbers in Britain's jails, lead to a re-think at the top. What's Left? With the Coalition safely in power, what has Labour got to offer? Is it the end of the Party? All that in Politics UK with Dennis Sewell.

Electoral reform, Prisons and the future of the Labour party.

10/01/200920090111

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

10/09/201020100911

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

10/09/2010 | Coalition | Tax | Retired leaders | Pope's UK visit

10/10/200920091011

How useful will social media be during elections for politicians journalists and voters?

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

10/12/201020101211

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

11/02/201120110212

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

11/03/2011 Taming the Banks | Intervening in Libya | The Royal Family20110311

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC with Edward Stourton.

The city of London and the Governor of the Bank of England battle it out over reforming the banks. Was Mervyn King right to take a swipe at the banking industry? To intervene in Libya or not to, that is the question for David Cameron's coalition. Or does the legacy of Iraq coupled with defence cuts settle the question? And how Britain's trade envoy stole the headlines from the Queen. All that in Politics UK presented by Edward Stourton.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC with Edward Stourton.

11/03/2011 Taming the Banks | Intervening in Libya | The Royal Family20110312

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC with Edward Stourton.

11/06/201020100612

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

11/06/2010 | ID Cards | Cuts | Margaret Thatcher20100612

David Blunkett on ID cards and why Thatcher still captures the political imagination

11/07/200920090712

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

11/12/200920091212

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

12/02/201020100213

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

12/09/200920090913

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

12/11/201020101113

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

13/06/200920090614
13/11/200920091114

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

13/12/200820081214

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

14/02/200920090215

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

14/03/200920090315

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

14/05/201020100515

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

14/05/2010 | New Politics | Coalitions20100515

Britain has a new Prime Minister - and a new kind of politics.

15/01/201020100116

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

16/04/201020100417

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

16/04/2010 | Election Debates | Marriage and Taxation20100417

Britain's first ever election debate plus marriage and taxation

16/05/200920090517

The weekly programme that covers political and policy issues in the UK.

16/07/201020100717

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

17/01/200920090118

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

17/09/201020100918

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

17/09/2010 | Public spending cuts | Defence review | EU Arrest Warrant

17/09/2010 | Public spending cuts | Defence review | EU Arrest Warrant20100918

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC with Dennis Sewell.

This week on Politics UK with Dennis Sewell:

Britain's trade unions are promising a winter of discontent if the Government doesn't change track over cuts to public spending. We ask Jack Dromey MP, formerly a senior figure in the trade union Unite, if the threat could rebound on the opposition Labour party, as it did thirty years ago?

Britain's future place in the world: modest, largely disarmed second-rater - or a nation with a place at the international high table? We speak to Professor Michael Clarke, director of the Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies, Sir Malcolm Rifkind MP, a former Foreign Secretary and Defence Secretary and Julian Lindley-French, Professor of Defence Strategy at the Netherlands Defence Academy.

And British citizens snatched from their homes and transported to foreign jails without court scrutiny - have ancient liberties been bartered away in the name of European co-operation? We speak to Nick de Bois MP and Alex Deane, a barrister and director of the civil liberties campaigning group, Big Brother Watch.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC with Dennis Sewell.

17/09/2010 | Public Spending Cuts | Defence Review | Eu Arrest Warrant20100918

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC with Dennis Sewell.

17/09/2010 | Public Spending Cuts | Defence Review | Eu Arrest Warrant20100918

This week on Politics UK with Dennis Sewell:

Britain's trade unions are promising a winter of discontent if the Government doesn't change track over cuts to public spending. We ask Jack Dromey MP, formerly a senior figure in the trade union Unite, if the threat could rebound on the opposition Labour party, as it did thirty years ago?

Britain's future place in the world: modest, largely disarmed second-rater - or a nation with a place at the international high table? We speak to Professor Michael Clarke, director of the Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies, Sir Malcolm Rifkind MP, a former Foreign Secretary and Defence Secretary and Julian Lindley-French, Professor of Defence Strategy at the Netherlands Defence Academy.

And British citizens snatched from their homes and transported to foreign jails without court scrutiny - have ancient liberties been bartered away in the name of European co-operation? We speak to Nick de Bois MP and Alex Deane, a barrister and director of the civil liberties campaigning group, Big Brother Watch.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC with Dennis Sewell.

17/09/2010 | Public Spending Cuts | Defence Review | Eu Arrest Warrant20100918

This week on Politics UK with Dennis Sewell:

Britain's trade unions are promising a winter of discontent if the Government doesn't change track over cuts to public spending. We ask Jack Dromey MP, formerly a senior figure in the trade union Unite, if the threat could rebound on the opposition Labour party, as it did thirty years ago?

Britain's future place in the world: modest, largely disarmed second-rater - or a nation with a place at the international high table? We speak to Professor Michael Clarke, director of the Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies, Sir Malcolm Rifkind MP, a former Foreign Secretary and Defence Secretary and Julian Lindley-French, Professor of Defence Strategy at the Netherlands Defence Academy.

And British citizens snatched from their homes and transported to foreign jails without court scrutiny - have ancient liberties been bartered away in the name of European co-operation? We speak to Nick de Bois MP and Alex Deane, a barrister and director of the civil liberties campaigning group, Big Brother Watch.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC with Dennis Sewell.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC with Dennis Sewell.

17/10/200920091018

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

17/12/201020101218

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

18/02/201120110219

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

18/03/201120110319

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

18/04/200920090419

A special edition asks how history will judge the outcome of the war in Iraq.

18/06/201020100619

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

18/06/2010 | BP Disaster | Bloody Sunday20100619

Can Britain's reputation be saved after the BP disaster?

18/07/200920090719

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

18/12/200920091219

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

19/02/201020100220
19/09/200920090920

Brown has finally admitted the need for spending cuts so where will they come and when?

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

19/11/201020101120

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20/06/200920090621
20/11/200920091121

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

20/12/200820081221

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

21/01/201120110122

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

21/02/200920090222

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

21/03/200920090322

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

21/05/201020100522

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

21/05/2010 Coalition Government | Labour Renewal20100522

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

22/01/201020100123
22/01/201020100123

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

22/10/2010

22/10/201020101023

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

22/10/201020101023

22/11/200820081123

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

23/04/201020100424

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

23/04/2010 | Prime Ministerial Debate | Britain in the World20100424

The second Prime Ministerial TV Debate and Britain's role in the world.

23/05/200920090524

The weekly programme that covers political and policy issues in the UK.

The Speaker of the House of Commons is forced out, can Parliament retrieve its reputation?

23/07/2010 | US-UK relations | Afghanistan | Banning the veil20100724

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC with Edward Stourton.

This week's look inside British politics is presented by Edward Stourton.

How special is the relationship between the UK and the US? Diplomatic strains over BP and the release of Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi and a President looking further West certainly signal change. We speak to Sir David Manning, British ambassador to Washington in the later years of Tony Blair's government.

We ask Professor Malcolm Chalmers of the Royal United Services Institute why the British Government finds it so hard to explain its policy in Afghanistan.

Banning the veil: why is it un-British but a la mode across the Channel? We speak to Dominique Moisi of the French Institute for International Relations; we also discuss the burqa with the Muslim columnist and author Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and Sahida Saleem who hit the headlines in Britain when she refused to go through an airport security full body-scanner.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC with Edward Stourton.

24/01/200920090125

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

24/09/2010

24/09/201020100925

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

24/09/201020100925

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

24/09/201020100925

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

24/09/2010 | Liberal Democrat conference

24/09/2010 | Liberal Democrat conference20100925

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC with Susan Hulme.

Politics has turned its attention to Liverpool this week for the Liberal Democrat annual party conference. With lots of media speculation about splits within the party and how best to present themselves in a coalition, was it going to live up to the hype?

Former Liberal Democrat activist Lord Tony Greaves, says the party should put some space between themselves and the Conservatives, much like parties in coalition governments do abroad.

Brian Paddick, who once ran for London Mayor, tries to calm fellow Lib Dem Linda Jack’s fears of possible damage to the Liberal Democrat’s image whilst in a coalition government.

The BBC’s polling expert David Cowling discusses the Liberal Democrats’ sudden decline in the opinion polls with Julian Astle of the Liberal Democrat think tank Centre Forum.

And the trouble with Vince Cable: he was hugely popular at the conference, but have his remarks upset the business community? The former head of the Confederation of British Industry, Lord Digby Jones gives us his view, as does Fraser Nelson, editor of the Spectator Magazine.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC with Susan Hulme.

24/10/200920091025

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

24/12/2010 Prisons Special20101224

A special Politics UK programme about crime, punishment and forgiveness.

Fitting the punishment to the crime is long disputed territory in British politics. From prison works to prisons as academies of crime, as Dr Johnson called them, politicians have struggled to deal with lawlessness and its consequences. In this Christmas edition of Politics UK we'll be examining the work of The Forgiveness Project which aims to get criminals to confront the effect of their actions by meeting their victims. But can it really change the lives of career criminals? Find out in Politics UK from High Down Prison, presented by Susan Hulme.

A special Politics UK programme about crime, punishment and forgiveness.

24/12/2010 Prisons Special20101225

A special Politics UK programme about crime, punishment and forgiveness.

25/02/201120110226

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

25/03/201120110326

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

25/04/200920090426

The weekly programme that covers political and policy issues in the UK.

25/06/201020100626

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

25/07/200920090726

Can the lawmakers of today measure up to the politicians of the past?

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

25/12/200920091226

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

26/02/201020100227

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC, presented by Susan Hulme.

26/09/200920090927

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

A special panel discuss whether social media is good for politics and democracy

26/11/201020101127

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

27/06/200920090628
27/11/200920091128

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

28/02/200920090301

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

28/03/200920090329

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

28/05/201020100529

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

28/05/2010 | New MPs | Labour Leadership | Free Schools20100529

The UK’s new politics collided with ancient pomp and ceremony this week.

29/01/201020100130

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

29/10/201020101030

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

29/11/200820081130

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

30/04/201020100501

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

30/04/2010 | Prime Ministerial Debate | Britain's Debt20100501

The last election debate. Dealing with Britain's debt and changing the voting system

30/05/200920090531
30/07/10 | The New Politics. Is it working?20100731

An end-of-term look inside British politics with Shaun Ley.

"Now is the summer of our discontent"? With the Prime Minister and much of his cabinet on the other side of the world, back home there are grumblings of discontent from MPs in both of the governing coalition's parties. So three months into what David Cameron has called the New Politics, we'll be taking its temperature. The General Election returned a record 232 new MPs to Parliament, with 143 women now making up the full house of 650 members. We'll be talking to three of the new girls. Do they feel they've revolutionised Politics UK?

Presented by Shaun Ley.

An end-of-term look inside British politics with Shaun Ley.

30/07/201020100731

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

30/10/200920091031

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

31/01/200920090201

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC.

31/12/2010 | King James Bible Special20101231

A Politics UK special looks at the importance of the King James Bible.

2011 marks the 400th anniversary of a book once declared, by American President Teddy Roosevelt as "a Magna Carta for the poor and oppressed: the most democratic book in the world." It is a book that helped found the idea of Britain, and some argue that it encapsulates Britain's national identity and values, yet it is read across the world. The King James Bible, translated by a committee of scholars into the accidental poetry which has resonated throughout the English speaking world for centuries is celebrated in this special edition of Politics UK presented by Dennis Sewell.

A Politics UK special looks at the importance of the King James Bible.

31/12/2010 | King James Bible Special20110101

A Politics UK special looks at the importance of the King James Bible.

Cameron on Fairness|Raising university fees|Increasing the French retirement age

Cameron on Fairness|Raising university fees|Increasing the French retirement age20101015

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC with Dennis Sewell.

Fighting for fairness: David Cameron says it is time for Britain to have a new conversation about fairness. As the main parties lay claim to the idea, just what is fair and will it help the Government if the public think that painful cuts in public spending are applied fairly? University students will have to pay more to go to university: do their higher earnings in the job market make the bargain fair? And why French students have joined the fray to protest at the unfairness of asking them to work until they're sixty two. All that in Politics UK with Dennis Sewell.

Politics in the future in the UK is going to be about resolving the opposing parties’ conflicting ideas of what fairness – as opposed to equality - is. Equality may be measurable; fairness means different things to different people and at different times.

We examine the salience of fairness with Guardian columnist Julian Glover.

As a result of the economic situation, the governing coalition is making cuts in public spending which it feels are fair, and Prime Minister David Cameron recently said would really only result in spending being at 2006 levels, as high as during most of the opposition Labour Party’s recent government.

So are these cuts merely ideological?

Dennis discusses the announcements with James Forsyth of the Spectator and James Forsyth of the Independent.

Fairness will also be an issue if university tuition fees are raised as recommended in a recent report for The Government by Lord Browne. Should society pay through taxes since it benefits from a better educated workforce? Or, since graduates will earn more, shouldn’t fees be looked upon by students as an investment? Richer families may be able to pay, poorer ones may not.

Dennis Speaks to Education Minister David Willetts his “idea of a University”

And are the French Government’s attempts to increase their retirement age from 60 to 62 fair? There have been demonstrations in France against the proposals.

We speak to French journalist Franck Guillory about whether his countrymen consider themselves lucky when the UK retirement age may rise from 65 to 68.

All in Politics UK with Dennis Sewell.

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC with Dennis Sewell.

Cameron on Fairness|Raising university fees|Increasing the French retirement age20101016

A weekly look inside British politics from the BBC with Dennis Sewell.

Cameron on Fairness|Raising university fees|Increasing the French retirement age20101016

James Bulger, public sector workers, hung parliament and election night20100313
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Politics UK on the recession: if printing money fails is doing nothing an option?

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Are economic hard times revealing the strains of recent immigration?

Politics UK 1/10/10 | The new Labour Leader - and his brother

Politics UK 1/10/10 | The new Labour Leader - and his brother20101001

The battle to lead the Labour Party and its effect on the relationship between brothers.

The battle between two brothers for the leadership of the Labour Party ends with victory for the younger man. He's been labelled Red Ed. But has Labour really lurched to the left? And what will the unions expect in return for their support? When kid brother becomes king of the castle, what is the right course for big brother? Presented by Susan Hulme.

The battle to lead the Labour Party and its effect on the relationship between brothers.

Politics UK 1/10/10 | The new Labour Leader - and his brother20101002

The battle to lead the Labour Party and its effect on the relationship between brothers.

The Budget | Lobbyists | Britain & Israel | Asian Vote20100327
Unions and Labour - Who are the Tories? - Political Wives20100320
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