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FT Politics

A News and Politics podcast
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Discussion and analysis of UK politics from the Financial Times' political commentators and correspondents. Presented by Sebastian Payne.


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Prime Minister Jeremy Corbyn's caretaker government?
The Labour leader announced plans this week to form a temporary government to avoid a no-deal Brexit, appealing to other opposition MPs to back his efforts. But he was soon rebuffed by the Liberal Democrats and independents who don't trust him in office. Does this plan to stop a no deal have any chance of success? Presented by Sebastian Payne, with Robert Shrimsley, Miranda Green and guest Maddy Thimont Jack of the Institute for Government think-tank. Produced by Anna Dedhar and Salome Pkhaladze.   For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Will Boris Johnson's no-deal Brexit plan work, and is Labour backing the end of the UK?
The prime minister and his aides have made it known they’re ready to force through leaving the EU with or without a deal, even if MPs collapse his government. Is this a bluff, and will it work? Plus, we discuss Labour’s position on forming a caretaker government and whether it is now aligned with the Scottish nationalists. Presented by Sebastian Payne, with Miranda Green, Robert Shrimsley and Mure Dickie. Produced by Anna Dedhar and Salome Pkhaladze. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
The Boris bounce: the polls look good for PM Johnson, but what about the pound, the threat to the Union and defeat in Brecon?
We look back at a mixed first full week in the job for Boris Johnson, as he toured Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland against a backdrop of a slump in sterling and Bank of England warnings about economic trouble ahead. In Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast, the self-styled "Minister for the Union" was warned he could break up the country if he presses ahead with a no deal Brexit. Opinion polls look good for the new PM, but in the real world the Tories lost the Brecon by-election. Presented by George Parker, with Miranda Green, William Wallace, Mure Dickie and Vincent Boland. Produced by Caroline Grady and Salome Pkhaladze. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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Dec 4th, 2014
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Aug 10th, 2019
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