Commons People podcast

Commons People

HuffPost UK

Each week, the HuffPost UK Politics team unpack the biggest stories from Westminster and beyond.

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    Baroness Angela Smith...On Tory Tax Bombshells And Labour's Future

    34:13

    Boris Johnson has taken the biggest gamble of his premiership with a National Insurance hike to fund the NHS and social care.Labour's leader in the Lords Angela Smith joins Ned Simons, Sophia Sleigh and Paul Waugh to chat through Tory tax rises and where Labour's at ahead of its party conference See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    Yvette Cooper On The Art Of Govt And Opposition

    34:50

    As MPs head off to their constituencies, rising Covid cases and Channel crossings of asylum seekers are ensuring Boris Johnson cannot put his feet up.Home Affairs Committee chair Yvette Cooper joins Ned Simons and Paul Waugh to chat through her joust with the Priti Patel this week, as well as the wider problems facing both the government and Labour this summer. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    Sunak's Overseas Aid Ambush: With Andrew Mitchell

    29:50

    The chancellor's late, late move to outflank Tory rebels on international aid cuts won the day, despite MPs voting against the three line whip. But is the rebellion over and will Rishi Sunak and his party rue the damage caused to their brand?Ned Simons and Paul Waugh are joined by former international development secretary (and former chief whip) Andrew Mitchell.Make sense of politics. Sign up to the Waugh Zone and get the political day in a nutshell every weekday evening. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    Trading places: Will Liz Truss’s ‘Donut’ Strategy Leave Us With Brexit Indigestion?

    41:19

    Football may or may not be coming home, but Boris Johnson and Liz Truss want British firms to export more abroad. Can the UK’s tricky relations with China help or hinder that post-Brexit ambition?Shadow international trade secretary Emily Thornberry joins Ned Simons and Paul Waugh to chat through trade, as well as the next steps for Keir Starmer’s Labour after its ‘Batley bounce’.Make sense of politics. Sign up to the Waugh Zone and get the political day in a nutshell every weekday evening. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    Return Of The Saj

    33:04

    Sajid Javid made a phoenix-like return to the Cabinet this week, replacing Matt Hancock after the former health secretary was sensationally caught on camera breaking Covid rules by kissing an aide in his office.Senior Tory and Commons education committee chair Rob Halfon joins Arj Singh and Paul Waugh to discuss a rocky week for the government, and the Covid crisis that’s creeping up in English schools.Make sense of politics. Sign up to the Waugh Zone and get the political day in a nutshell every weekday evening.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    Brexit Birthday Special

    39:58

    It’s the fifth anniversary of the vote to leave the EU and Brexit is still having a profound impact on British politics.Tory former spad Salma Shah and the UK In A Changing Europe’s Anand Menon join Arj Singh and Paul Waugh to unpack the successes and failures of the last five years, and discuss what Brexit means for politics in 2021 and beyond.Make sense of politics. Sign up to the Waugh Zone and get the political day in a nutshell every weekday evening. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    Is The Tory Culture War Backfiring In Its Traditional Heartlands?

    34:02

    Boris Johnson this week delayed so-called “freedom day” from Covid restrictions in a bid to get more vaccines into more arms and protect the NHS.But the prime minister has angered many Tory MPs, who simply do not believe he will stick to the new “terminus” of July 19th.Lib Dem health spokesperson Munira Wilson joins Arj Singh and Paul Waugh to discuss why her party abstained on extending restrictions, and also why the Tories’ so-called culture war was losing them votes in their traditional southern seats.Make sense of politics. Sign up to the Waugh Zone and get the political day in a nutshell every weekday evening.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    Joe Biden Jets In Amid An Almighty Brexit ‘Mess’

    37:11

    It’s a huge week for Boris Johnson as Joe Biden and leaders of some of the world’s wealthiest countries arrive in Cornwall for the G7 summit.But the prime minister has embroiled himself in a row with the EU over the terms of his own Brexit deal, which has angeried the US president and is threatening to overshadow the event.Labour’s shadow foreign secretary Lisa Nandy joins Arj Singh and Ned Simons to discuss how Johnson can reset and repair relations with Biden, and discuss what Labour can learn from the US Democrats in the face of the UK’s own culture war.Make sense of politics. Sign up to the Waugh Zone and get the political day in a nutshell every weekday evening.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    Why Cummings Showed The UK Must Ditch ‘Glorious Amateurism’

    35:29

    Dominic Cummings took no prisoners this week when laying out claims of a series of “disastrous” government failures that meant tens of thousands of people died of Covid unnecessarily.Conservative MP Bob Seely joins Arj Singh, Paul Waugh and Rachel Wearmouth to talk about the former No.10 aide's explosive select committee appearance, why the government needs to be better prepared for “black swan” moments, and the electoral risk facing the Tories if Boris Johnson proceeds with controversial planning reforms.Make sense of politics. Sign up to the Waugh Zone and get the political day in a nutshell every weekday evening. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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    Why Labour Should Be Braver To Win Back The Red Wall

    44:04

    Weeks of optimism and cheer as Covid restrictions were eased gave way to another bout of nationwide nervousness amid localised spikes in infections attributed to the variant of the virus first detected in India, prompting debates about how to contain the variant and whether the June 21 unlocking needs to be delayed.Labour MP and Keir Starmer’s new parliamentary private secretary Sharon Hodgson joins Arj Singh, Paul Waugh and Rachel Wearmouth to chat through Covid, winning voters in red wall seats like hers, and being braver on Brexit.Make sense of politics. Sign up to the Waugh Zone and get the political day in a nutshell every weekday evening.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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