Political Thinking With Nick Robinson

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20170506

Nick Robinson assesses developments in the UK's 2017 general election campaign.

Nick Robinson reflects on the election campaign this week. He discusses the connections between British and European political manoeuvres with the former EU commissioner Jonathan Hill, asks if Theresa May's secret fear is that some of her candidates will be prosecuted over election spending, and considers where party strategies will go from here with the help of insiders from the 2015 campaign.

Editor: Martin Rosenbaum.

Nick Robinson assesses developments in the UK's 2017 general election campaign.

Nick Robinson reflects on the election campaign this week. He discusses the connections between British and European political manoeuvres with the former EU commissioner Jonathan Hill, asks if Theresa May's secret fear is that some of her candidates will be prosecuted over election spending, and considers where party strategies will go from here with the help of insiders from the 2015 campaign.

Editor: Martin Rosenbaum.

Nick Robinson assesses developments in the UK's 2017 general election campaign.

Nick Robinson reflects on the election campaign this week. He discusses the connections between British and European political manoeuvres with the former EU commissioner Jonathan Hill, asks if Theresa May's secret fear is that some of her candidates will be prosecuted over election spending, and considers where party strategies will go from here with the help of insiders from the 2015 campaign.

Editor: Martin Rosenbaum.

20170513

Nick Robinson assesses developments in the UK's 2017 general election campaign.

Nick Robinson discusses what makes a good party election manifesto, and what pledges can cause problems later, with the former cabinet ministers David Willetts and Alan Johnson. He talks to the American pollster Frank Luntz for an international perspective, and to the former Conservative press officer Gabby Bertin about what can go wrong in a campaign and how to stop it from happening. And he reflects on some of the week's statements that he finds particularly striking.

Editor: Martin Rosenbaum.

Nick Robinson assesses developments in the UK's 2017 general election campaign.

Nick Robinson discusses what makes a good party election manifesto, and what pledges can cause problems later, with the former cabinet ministers David Willetts and Alan Johnson. He talks to the American pollster Frank Luntz for an international perspective, and to the former Conservative press officer Gabby Bertin about what can go wrong in a campaign and how to stop it from happening. And he reflects on some of the week's statements that he finds particularly striking.

Editor: Martin Rosenbaum.

20170520

Nick Robinson assesses developments in the UK's 2017 general election campaign.

At the end of the week when the main party manifestos were launched, Nick Robinson discusses how much Theresa May's pitch to working class voters represents a fundamental challenge to the Labour party.

He also explores the problems with costing party promises and identifying who really ends up paying the bills. And he asks how difficult is it for party pledges to be turned into clear and effective laws.

Editor: Martin Rosenbaum.

Nick Robinson assesses developments in the UK's 2017 general election campaign.

At the end of the week when the main party manifestos were launched, Nick Robinson discusses how much Theresa May's pitch to working class voters represents a fundamental challenge to the Labour party.

He also explores the problems with costing party promises and identifying who really ends up paying the bills. And he asks how difficult is it for party pledges to be turned into clear and effective laws.

Editor: Martin Rosenbaum.

20170527

Nick Robinson assesses developments in the UK's 2017 general election campaign.

Nick Robinson assesses developments in the UK's 2017 general election campaign.

Nick Robinson hears from the former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith about politicians and decision-making on security; discusses the political power of the press with the editor of the London Evening Standard, George Osborne; and talks to Mark Damazer (former Radio 4 Controller) and Stewart Wood (former adviser to Ed Miliband) about the week's big campaign interviews.

Editor: Martin Rosenbaum.

Nick Robinson assesses developments in the UK's 2017 general election campaign.

Nick Robinson hears from the former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith about politicians and decision-making on security; discusses the political power of the press with the editor of the London Evening Standard, George Osborne; and talks to Mark Damazer (former Radio 4 Controller) and Stewart Wood (former adviser to Ed Miliband) about the week's big campaign interviews.

Editor: Martin Rosenbaum.

20170603

Nick Robinson assesses developments in the UK's 2017 general election campaign.

Nick Robinson assesses developments in the election campaign:
Professor Will Jennings of Southampton University evaluates recent election polls, James Frayne of Public First looks at the explosion of political advertising on social media, and Lucy Kehoe and Emma Lee Lawford discuss getting out the youth vote Plus former MPs Sir Eric Pickles and Douglas Alexander reflect on managing General Election campaigns.
The Editor is Peter Mulligan.

Nick Robinson assesses developments in the UK's 2017 general election campaign.

Nick Robinson assesses developments in the election campaign:
Professor Will Jennings of Southampton University evaluates recent election polls, James Frayne of Public First looks at the explosion of political advertising on social media, and Lucy Kehoe and Emma Lee Lawford discuss getting out the youth vote Plus former MPs Sir Eric Pickles and Douglas Alexander reflect on managing General Election campaigns.
The Editor is Peter Mulligan.

20180608

Nick Robinson talks to a leading political figure about the roots of their beliefs.

Nick Robinson talks about what's really going on in British politics.

Angela Rayner20180607

Nick Robinson talks to Labour's shadow education secretary, Angela Rayner.

Nick Robinson talks about what's really going on in British politics.

Nick Robinson talks to Labour's shadow education secretary, Angela Rayner, about class politics, how her upbringing forged her character and whether it constrains her leadership ambitions.

This is an edited version of a conversation recorded earlier this year for the Radio 4 podcast, Political Thinking with Nick Robinson. Episodes of the podcast can be downloaded from the BBC website or any podcast provider - see https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04z203l/episodes/player.

Jacob Rees-mogg20180605

Nick Robinson talks to Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg.

Nick Robinson talks about what's really going on in British politics.

Nick Robinson talks to the Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg about being different, understanding others, moral values and pinstripe suits.

This is an edited version of a conversation recorded earlier this year for the Radio 4 podcast, Political Thinking with Nick Robinson. Episodes of the podcast can be downloaded from the BBC website or any podcast provider - see https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04z203l/episodes/player.

Keir Starmer20180604

Nick Robinson talks to Labour's shadow Brexit secretary, Keir Starmer.

Nick Robinson talks about what's really going on in British politics.

Nick Robinson talks to Labour's shadow Brexit secretary, Keir Starmer, about his political development, from his youthful attacks on 'reformist passivity' to why he respects Theresa May's work at the Home Office.

This is an edited version of a conversation recorded earlier this year for the Radio 4 podcast, Political Thinking with Nick Robinson. Episodes of the podcast can be downloaded from the BBC website or any podcast provider - see https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04z203l/episodes/player.

Nick Robinson talks to a leading political figure about the roots of their beliefs.

Paris Lees20180606

Nick Robinson talks to transgender rights campaigner Paris Lees.

Nick Robinson talks about what's really going on in British politics.

Nick Robinson talks to the transgender rights campaigner, Paris Lees (and she explains why she doesn't like his line of questioning).

This is an edited version of a conversation recorded earlier this year for the Radio 4 podcast, Political Thinking with Nick Robinson. Episodes of the podcast can be downloaded from the BBC website or any podcast provider - see https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04z203l/episodes/player.

The Andrea Leadsom One20181101

Nick Robinson talks to Commons leader Andrea Leadsom.

Nick Robinson talks about what's really going on in British politics.

The Dan Hannan One20180306

In this series based on his popular podcast, Nick Robinson sits down for a chat with some of today's agenda setting politicians to get to know the person behind the public figure and find out what really makes them tick.

In this episode Nick meets Conservative MEP Dan Hannan - the politician who some credit as the man behind Brexit. He explains why it wasn't about immigration, how the British sometimes fail to appreciate what they have and why the UK should look to Switzerland as inspiration.

To hear the full episode search BBC iPlayer or your podcast provider for 'Political Thinking with Nick Robinson'.

Producer: Faizal Farook & Peter Snowdon.

In this series based on his popular podcast, Nick Robinson sits down for a chat with some of today's agenda setting politicians to get to know the person behind the public figure and find out what really makes them tick.

In this episode Nick meets Conservative MEP Dan Hannan - the politician who some credit as the man behind Brexit. He explains why it wasn't about immigration, how the British sometimes fail to appreciate what they have and why the UK should look to Switzerland as inspiration.

To hear the full episode search BBC iPlayer or your podcast provider for 'Political Thinking with Nick Robinson'.

Producer: Faizal Farook.

The Dan Hannan One20180306

Nick Robinson speaks to the man behind Brexit, Conservative MEP Dan Hannan.

Nick Robinson talks about what's really going on in British politics.

The Dan Hannan One20180306

Nick Robinson speaks to the man behind Brexit, Conservative MEP Dan Hannan.

Nick Robinson talks about what's really going on in British politics.

In this series based on his popular podcast, Nick Robinson sits down for a chat with some of today's agenda setting politicians to get to know the person behind the public figure and find out what really makes them tick.

In this episode Nick meets Conservative MEP Dan Hannan - the politician who some credit as the man behind Brexit. He explains why it wasn't about immigration, how the British sometimes fail to appreciate what they have and why the UK should look to Switzerland as inspiration.

To hear the full episode search BBC iPlayer or your podcast provider for 'Political Thinking with Nick Robinson'.

Producer: Faizal Farook & Peter Snowdon.

The Emily Thornberry One20180305

Nick Robinson speaks to shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry.

Nick Robinson talks about what's really going on in British politics.

In a new series based on his popular podcast, Nick Robinson sits down for a chat with some of today's agenda setting politicians to get to know the person behind the public figure and find out what really makes them tick.

In this first episode, Nick meets Labour's Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry. She describes her journey from schoolgirl ragamuffin to being the 'queen of sass', explains how life's challenges have made her the person she is and discusses the benefits of singing.

To hear the full episode search BBC iPlayer or your podcast provider for 'Political Thinking with Nick Robinson'.

Producer: Faizal Farook.

The Ian Hislop One20180307

In this series based on his popular podcast, Nick Robinson sits down for a chat with some of the people setting the agenda in politics today to get to know the person behind the public figure and find out what really makes them tick.

In this episode Nick meets the Private Eye editor and Have I Got News For You stalwart Ian Hislop. Ian explains why he is a sceptic but not a cynic, discusses his admiration for the Victorians' political energy and makes the case for why the Eye's satirical journalism matters.

To hear the full episode search BBC iPlayer or your podcast provider for 'Political Thinking with Nick Robinson'.

Producer: Faizal Farook.

The Ian Hislop One20180307

Nick Robinson chats to Private Eye editor and Have I Got News For You captain Ian Hislop.

Nick Robinson talks about what's really going on in British politics.

The Ian Hislop One20180307

Nick Robinson chats to Private Eye editor and Have I Got News For You captain Ian Hislop.

Nick Robinson talks about what's really going on in British politics.

In this series based on his popular podcast, Nick Robinson sits down for a chat with some of the people setting the agenda in politics today to get to know the person behind the public figure and find out what really makes them tick.

In this episode Nick meets the Private Eye editor and Have I Got News For You stalwart Ian Hislop. Ian explains why he is a sceptic but not a cynic, discusses his admiration for the Victorians' political energy and makes the case for why the Eye's satirical journalism matters.

To hear the full episode search BBC iPlayer or your podcast provider for 'Political Thinking with Nick Robinson'.

Producer: Faizal Farook.

The Jess Phillips One20180309

In this series based on his popular podcast, Nick Robinson sits down for a chat with some of today's agenda setting politicians to get to know the person behind the public figure and find out what really makes them tick.

In the final programme in this series, the straight-talking Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley, Jess Phillips, talks to Nick about feminism, why pragmatism trumps principle and her unlikely friendship with Jacob Rees-Mogg.

To hear the full episode search BBC iPlayer or your podcast provider for 'Political Thinking with Nick Robinson'.

Producer: Peter Snowdon.

The Jess Phillips One20180309

Nick Robinson chats to Labour MP Jess Phillips about feminism and political pragmatism.

Nick Robinson talks about what's really going on in British politics.

The Jess Phillips One20180309

Nick Robinson chats to Labour MP Jess Phillips about feminism and political pragmatism.

Nick Robinson talks about what's really going on in British politics.

In this series based on his popular podcast, Nick Robinson sits down for a chat with some of today's agenda setting politicians to get to know the person behind the public figure and find out what really makes them tick.

In the final programme in this series, the straight-talking Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley, Jess Phillips, talks to Nick about feminism, why pragmatism trumps principle and her unlikely friendship with Jacob Rees-Mogg.

To hear the full episode search BBC iPlayer or your podcast provider for 'Political Thinking with Nick Robinson'.

Producer: Peter Snowdon.

The Len McCluskey One20181030

Nick Robinson talks to Unite general secretary Len McCluskey.

Nick Robinson talks about what's really going on in British politics.

The Liz Truss One20181031

Nick Robinson talks to chief secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss.

Nick Robinson talks about what's really going on in British politics.

The Rob Halfon One20180308

In this series based on his popular podcast, Nick Robinson sits down for a chat with some of today's agenda setting politicians to get to know the person behind the public figure and find out what really makes them tick.

In this programme Nick meets Education Select Committee chair Rob Halfon MP. The President of the Conservative Workers and Trade Unionists explains why his party urgently needs to take radical action to reconnect with the people and what he really thought about Nick the first time they met.

To hear the full episode search BBC iPlayer or your podcast provider for 'Political Thinking with Nick Robinson'.

Producer: Faizal Farook.

The Rob Halfon One20180308

Nick Robinson chats with Rob Halfon MP, the chair of the education select committee.

Nick Robinson talks about what's really going on in British politics.

The Rob Halfon One20180308

Nick Robinson chats with Rob Halfon MP, the chair of the education select committee.

Nick Robinson talks about what's really going on in British politics.

In this series based on his popular podcast, Nick Robinson sits down for a chat with some of today's agenda setting politicians to get to know the person behind the public figure and find out what really makes them tick.

In this programme Nick meets Education Select Committee chair Rob Halfon MP. The President of the Conservative Workers and Trade Unionists explains why his party urgently needs to take radical action to reconnect with the people and what he really thought about Nick the first time they met.

To hear the full episode search BBC iPlayer or your podcast provider for 'Political Thinking with Nick Robinson'.

Producer: Faizal Farook.

The Tom Watson One20181029

Nick Robinson talks to Labour deputy leader Tom Watson.

Nick Robinson talks about what's really going on in British politics.

The Tony Blair One20181102

Nick Robinson talks to former prime minister Tony Blair.

Nick Robinson talks about what's really going on in British politics.