Week In Westminster

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A look behind the scenes at Westminster with Matthew D'Ancona.

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A look behind the scenes at Westminster with Jackie Ashley.

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A look behind the scenes at Westminster with Steve Richards.

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A look behind the scenes at Westminster with Ben Brogan.

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Jackie Ashley of The Guardian looks behind the scenes in Westminster.

Jackie Ashley of The Guardian looks behind the scenes in Westminster.

20100710

Steve Richards of The Independent looks behind the scenes in Westminster.

Steve Richards of The Independent looks behind the scenes in Westminster.

20100724

This week Steve Richards from the Independent looks behind the big stories of the week at Westminster.

Nick Clegg deputised for David Cameron at Prime Ministers Questions on Wednesday, but with many Lib Dem backbenchers unhappy with coalition life, did his performance do anything to lift their spirits? Sitting Lib Dem MPs are unwilling to criticise the coalition overtly. But we hear the concerns of Sandra Gidley, who was unseated at the general election. She tells us the party needs to do a lot more to get its policies into the statute books. Newly elected Lib Dem MP Steve Gilbert is already a government whip, and makes the case for the coalition's record so far.

Mr Clegg's turn in the Parliamentary limelight was caused by David Cameron's trip to Washington. Former prime ministers, particularly Tony Blair, often found their relationship with the White House problematic. Did Mr Cameron pass his first big test on the world stage? We hear from Francis Elliott from the Times, who co-authored a biography of David Cameron, as well as John Rentoul from the Independent on Sunday, who is Tony Blair's biographer.

The government has spent much of the week pushing its Academies Bill through the Commons, which has given Ed Balls ample opportunity to attack the coalition, both in Parliament and in the media. It's all valuable exposure for the Shadow Secretary of State, who wants to be the next Labour leader. Some commentators believe the close ally of Gordon Brown has gained momentum in his leadership bid in recent weeks. We discuss Mr Balls' prospects with one of his supporters, the Labour MP Tom Watson, along with Denis MacShane, who has nominated David Miliband.

Steve Richards from the Independent looks behind the scenes at Westminster.

20100731

As Parliament breaks for the summer, Peter Riddell is joined by other top political commentators to assess the progress of the Tory/Lib Dem coalition government. He examines the coalition's future with Steve Richards of The Independent, Benedict Brogan of The Daily Telegraph and Ann Treneman of The Times. Is the government pushing reforms at too fast a pace? How far should David Cameron and Nick Clegg be concerned about dissent in their own parties ? And how important to the coalition's future is next May's referendum on the voting system?

Editor : Peter Mulligan.

Peter Riddell asseses the progress of the coalition government since the general election.

20100918

Jackie Ashley of The Guardian looks behind the scenes at Westminster.

Jackie Ashley of The Guardian looks behind the scenes at Westminster.

20100918

Jackie Ashley of The Guardian looks behind the scenes at Westminster.

The BBC has learned that ministers are considering delaying decisions about the renewal of Britain's nuclear deterrent, possibly until after the next general election. Former Conservative Defence Secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind and Defence Committee Labour MP Gisela Stuart discuss the potential ramfications of any deferred decision.

Harriet Harman took part in her last PMQs as acting Labour leader this week, and was praised for her stewardship of the party since Gordon Brown resigned. We speak to Ms. Harman about her time in the job and her expectations for British politics in the weeks to come.

Nick Clegg had to field hostile questions in the Commons this week over constitutional changes going through Parliament. Not only did Labour MPs give him a rough ride, Mr. Clegg also faced grillings from Conservatives on the Coalition benches. We ask Sir Menzies Campell about Lib Dem anxieties as they gather in Liverpool for their conference.

Whoever ends up leading Labour will have their work cut out from the start. The party has been through a long process to replace Gordon Brown and has large debts. We ask former Conservative Party leader Michael Howard about the crucial first few weeks after being chosen to lead a political party.

Editor: Chris Wimpress.

Jackie Ashley of The Guardian looks behind the scenes at Westminster.

20100918

Jackie Ashley of The Guardian looks behind the scenes at Westminster.

The BBC has learned that ministers are considering delaying decisions about the renewal of Britain's nuclear deterrent, possibly until after the next general election. Former Conservative Defence Secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind and Defence Committee Labour MP Gisela Stuart discuss the potential ramfications of any deferred decision.

Harriet Harman took part in her last PMQs as acting Labour leader this week, and was praised for her stewardship of the party since Gordon Brown resigned. We speak to Ms. Harman about her time in the job and her expectations for British politics in the weeks to come.

Nick Clegg had to field hostile questions in the Commons this week over constitutional changes going through Parliament. Not only did Labour MPs give him a rough ride, Mr. Clegg also faced grillings from Conservatives on the Coalition benches. We ask Sir Menzies Campell about Lib Dem anxieties as they gather in Liverpool for their conference.

Whoever ends up leading Labour will have their work cut out from the start. The party has been through a long process to replace Gordon Brown and has large debts. We ask former Conservative Party leader Michael Howard about the crucial first few weeks after being chosen to lead a political party.

Editor: Chris Wimpress.

20100918

Jackie Ashley of The Guardian looks behind the scenes at Westminster.

The BBC has learned that ministers are considering delaying decisions about the renewal of Britain's nuclear deterrent, possibly until after the next general election. Former Conservative Defence Secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind and Defence Committee Labour MP Gisela Stuart discuss the potential ramfications of any deferred decision.

Harriet Harman took part in her last PMQs as acting Labour leader this week, and was praised for her stewardship of the party since Gordon Brown resigned. We speak to Ms. Harman about her time in the job and her expectations for British politics in the weeks to come.

Nick Clegg had to field hostile questions in the Commons this week over constitutional changes going through Parliament. Not only did Labour MPs give him a rough ride, Mr. Clegg also faced grillings from Conservatives on the Coalition benches. We ask Sir Menzies Campell about Lib Dem anxieties as they gather in Liverpool for their conference.

Whoever ends up leading Labour will have their work cut out from the start. The party has been through a long process to replace Gordon Brown and has large debts. We ask former Conservative Party leader Michael Howard about the crucial first few weeks after being chosen to lead a political party.

Editor: Chris Wimpress.

20101016

Political analysis.

Political analysis.

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Political analysis.

Political analysis.

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A look behind the scenes at Westminster.

A look behind the scenes at Westminster.

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Peter Riddell looks behind the scenes at Westminster

Tensions within the Conservative Party are rising again over Europe. That's because David Cameron promised to fight for a freeze in the EU budget. But he was forced to agree to an increase of 2.9 per cent. Here, the former Cabinet minister, Stephen Dorrell discusses the party's approach to Europe with the Eurosceptic, Douglas Carswell.

The Liberal Democrats promised to scrap tuition fees before the general election. But the coalition government - which includes Lib Dem ministers - this week announced the fees are to triple. Susan Kramer, a former Lib Dem MP who is standing for the presidency of the party, debates the rise with the Conservative, Margot James.

The independent reviewer of terror legislation, Lord Carlile, is preparing to stand down from the job he's held for nine years. Here, he gives a warning against 'siren voices' arguing for control orders to be scrapped.

Finally, new laws to allow a referendum on changing the voting system, and to ensure an equal number of votes in each constituency, passed the Commons this week. But how will they fare in the House of Lords? The Lib Dem, Lord Tyler and the Conservative, Lord Norton make their predictions.

Peter Riddell looks behind the scenes at Westminster.

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A look behind the scenes at Westminster.

A look behind the scenes at Westminster.

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A look behind the scenes at Westminster.

A look behind the scenes at Westminster.

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A look behind the scenes at Westminster.

A look behind the scenes at Westminster.

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Elinor Goodman looks behind the scenes at Westminster.

Elinor Goodman looks behind the scenes at Westminster.

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George Parker of The Financial Times looks behind the scenes at Westminster.

George Parker of The Financial Times looks behind the scenes at Westminster.

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Peter Riddell takes an end of year look at the Westminster scene.

Peter Riddell takes an end of year look at the Westminster scene.

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A look behind the scenes at Westminster.

A look behind the scenes at Westminster.

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Sue Cameron of The Daily Telegraph asks if power is draining away from Westminster?

She consults Tony Travers of the LSE; former Tory chief of staff Michael Dobbs; the Labour MP Gisela Stuart who wanted to stand as Mayor in Birmingham; and the Tory MP on the public accounts committee, Richard Bacon.

How far is disaffection with politics driving voting in the French elections? A subject for the former foreign secretary, Sir Malcolm Rifkind and the French journalist Agnes Poirier.

Editor: Peter Mulligan.

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Steve Richards of The Independent looks behind the scenes at Westminster.

The editor is Marie Jessel.

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Andrew Pierce of The Daily Mail looks behind the scenes at Westminster.

The editor is Peter Mulligan.

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Anne McElvoy of The Economist looks behind the scenes at Westminster.

The Editor is Marie Jessel.

20170422

Steve Richards discusses Theresa May's surprise decision to call an election on June 8th.

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Steve Richards discusses Theresa May's surprise decision to call an election on June 8th.

Anushka Asthana of the Guardian looks behind the scenes at Westminster20170429

Anushka Asthana of the Guardian looks behind the scenes at Westminster.

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Donald Maclntyre of the Independent looks behind the scenes in Westminster.

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Simon Heffer of the Daily Mail looks behind the scenes at Westminster. Editor Jane Robins

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Michael White of the Guardian looks behind the scenes at Westminster. Editor Jane Robins

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Anne Applebaum of the Evening

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With Anne Applebaum of the Evening Standard. Editor Jane Robins

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Donald Macintyre of the Independent reviews a week in Parliament.

Editor Jane Robins

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With Peter Riddell of the Times. Editor Jane Robins

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With David Aaronovitch of The

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With Simon Hefferofthe Daily Mail. Editor Jane Robins

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With Donald Macintyre of the Independent.

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With Anne Applebaum of the Evening Standard. Editor Jane Robins

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With Donald Macintyre of the Independent.

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Steve Richards takes a look at the week's political events. Editor Marie Jessel

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