Matt Chorley speaks to former Ambassador to the US Kim Darroch, Times Diplomatic Editor Roger Boyes, and former senior civil servants Jill Rutter and Simon Fraser about the issues facing the Foreign Office, and what it can do to get back on top.
The Times Libby Purves and the Mirror's Susie Boniface talk party-gate and living forever.
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The NHS is Killing People
40:24Matt Chorley speaks to Jeremy Hunt about his new book 'Zero' where it explains how the NHS is causing 150 preventable deaths each week. They explore how culture within the organisation and leadership from the top can be changed to prevent the preventable deaths.PLUS Melanie Reid and James Forsyth discuss the housing crisis and the Bayeux Tapestry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Focus Group: Tiverton and Honiton 12-05-22
50:47Matt Chorley is joined by James Johnson from Kekst CNC who has convened the latest Times Radio Focus Group of 2019 Conservative voters in the constituency of Neil Parish, who recently resigned, triggering a by-election. Will they stick with the Tories? PLUS: India Knight and James Marriott on bad people, food banks and eating in the bath See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Queen's Speech 1952 Unpacked
36:32Matt Chorley and Patrick Maguire unpack Queen Elizabeth's first ever state opening of parliament, 70 years ago in 1952 to explain what has and hasn't changed in British politics during the reign of the Queen. Featuring Deadringers impressionist Jan Ravens as the voice of the Queen.PLUS. David Aaronovitch and Danny Finkelstein on the point of the Queen's Speech and Beergate. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Conserving the Union
39:42Following last week's election results, which saw success for the nationalists in Northern Ireland and Scotland, Matt Chorley speaks to a panel of politicians and commentators to ask whether the Conservative and Unionist Party has what it takes to keep the Union together.PLUS: Libby Purves and Rachel Sylvester discuss what may and may not be in the Queen's Speech and making fun of millennials. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In Conversation With Andrew Neil
36:04After our special documentary series, the Sunday Shows at 50, charting the rise and fall of Sunday political shows, Matt Chorley interviews broadcast legend Andrew Neil ahead of the launch of a new political TV show this weekend, discussing his plans to reinvent the format and his view of today's politicians. PLUS COLUMNISTS: James Forsyth and Rachel Cunliffe break down the election results as they unfolded. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Big Ben Back Again
41:50After almost five years near total silence, Big Ben is ready to bong again. Matt Chorley got exclusive access to the Elizabeth Tower to see how the restoration is going. He speaks to Keith Scobie-Youngs, from the Cumbria Clock Company who have helped to fix the clock and Matthew Hamlyn, chair of the Elizabeth Tower project board.COLUMNISTS Knight at the Marriott, The Times' India Knight and James Marriott, on the life of a celebrity, shorthand and whether politicians and business should pay to be on social media.If you want to see Matt Chorley going up the Elizabeth Tower, check out the Times Red Box YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtrKDjMo42k See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Disunited Kingdom 04-05-22
42:49Matt Chorley convenes the Disunited Kingdom panel to preview the local elections from the four corners of the UK.PLUS: Alice Thomson and Patrick Kidd discuss what voters in the South West really think, and French MP expenses.BONUS: MPs and Times Radio listeners tell tales from the doorstep, telling their experiences canvassing for elections. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Northern Ireland Elections Unpacked
46:58Matt Chorley dives into this potentially historic Northern Ireland Assembly election including interviews with U105's News Editor Grainne McKinney, Bill White from the polling company LucidTalk, Dr Clare Rice and Lord Peter Hain who is a former Northern Ireland Secretary.PLUS FINKELVITCH: Danny Finkelstein and David Aaronovitch on all women shortlists, beergate and Roe vs Wade. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.