Political Thinking With Nick Robinson

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20170513
20170520Discussing Theresa May's challenge to the Labour Party on the working class vote.

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

20170527Nick Robinson talks to the former home secretary Jacqui Smith.

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

20170603Nick 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.

20170603Nick Robinson assesses developments in the UK's 2017 general election campaign.

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

20180608Nick 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.

20180608Nick 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.

20190515Nick Robinson interviews home secretary Sajid Javid about his political roots.

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

2019051520190518 (R4)Nick Robinson interviews home secretary Sajid Javid about his political roots.

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

2019051520190518 (R4)Nick Robinson talks about what's really going on in British politics.

Nick Robinson interviews home secretary Sajid Javid about his political roots.

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

Nick Robinson interviews home secretary Sajid Javid about his political roots.

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

20190522Nick Robinson talks to Labour MP Stella Creasy about her campaigning record.

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

2019052220190525 (R4)Nick Robinson talks to Labour MP Stella Creasy about her campaigning record.

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

2019052220190525 (R4)Nick Robinson talks to Labour MP Stella Creasy about her campaigning record.

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

Nick Robinson talks to Labour MP Stella Creasy about her campaigning record.

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

2019052920190601 (R4)Nick Robinson talks about what's really going on in British politics.

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

20190529Nick Robinson talks about what\u2019s really going on in British politics.

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

2019052920190601 (R4)Nick Robinson talks about what\u2019s really going on in British politics.

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

2019060520190608 (R4)Nick Robinson talks about what's really going on in British politics.
2019060520190608 (R4)Nick Robinson talks to the foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt.

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

20190605Nick Robinson talks to the foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt.

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

20190605Nick Robinson talks to the foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt.

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

2019060520190608 (R4)Nick Robinson talks to the foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt.

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

20190612
2019061220190615 (R4)Nick Robinson talks to former prime minister of Denmark Helle Thorning-Schmidt.

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

2019061220190615 (R4)Nick Robinson talks to former prime minister of Denmark Helle Thorning-Schmidt.

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

20190612Nick Robinson talks to former prime minister of Denmark Helle Thorning-Schmidt.

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

20190612Nick Robinson talks to former prime minister of Denmark Helle Thorning-Schmidt.

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

2019061220190615 (R4)Nick Robinson talks to former prime minister of Denmark Helle Thorning-Schmidt.

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

2019061920190622 (R4)Nick Robinson talks about what's really going on in British politics.
20190619Nick Robinson talks to the deputy prime minister, David Lidington

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

2019061920190622 (R4)Nick Robinson talks to the deputy prime minister, David Lidington

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

20190619Nick Robinson talks to the deputy prime minister, David Lidington

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

2019061920190622 (R4)Nick Robinson talks to the deputy prime minister, David Lidington

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

20190626
2019062620190629 (R4)Nick Robinson talks about what's really going on in British politics.
20190626Nick Robinson talks to the Brexit secretary, Steve Barclay.

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

2019062620190629 (R4)Nick Robinson talks to the Brexit secretary, Steve Barclay.

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

20190626Nick Robinson talks to the Brexit secretary, Steve Barclay.

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

2019062620190629 (R4)Nick Robinson talks to the Brexit secretary, Steve Barclay.

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

2019070320190706 (R4)Nick Robinson talks about what\u2019s really going on in British politics.

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

20190703Nick Robinson talks about what\u2019s really going on in British politics.

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

2019070320190706 (R4)Nick Robinson talks about what\u2019s really going on in British politics.

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

20190703Nick Robinson talks about what\u2019s really going on in British politics.

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

2019070320190706 (R4)Nick Robinson talks about what\u2019s really going on in British politics.

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

2019092020190921 (R4)Nick Robinson talks to Labour MP Stephen Kinnock about his background and beliefs.

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

2019092020190921 (R4)Nick Robinson talks to Labour MP Stephen Kinnock about his background and beliefs.

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

20200405
20200405Nick Robinson presents an interview with the new Labour party leader, Keir Starmer.

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

20200405Nick Robinson presents an interview with the new Labour party leader, Keir Starmer.

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

Nick Robinson gets beneath the surface in a personal and political interview

20200530
20200530Nick Robinson talks to the former Supreme Court justice, Lord Sumption.

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

20200530Nick Robinson talks to the former Supreme Court justice, Lord Sumption.

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

Nick Robinson gets beneath the surface in a personal and political interview

20200606
20200606Nick Robinson gets beneath the surface in a personal and political interview with Northern Ireland's First Minister, Arlene Foster. She talks about what happened to her and her family during the Troubles, discusses her relationship with the UK government, and reveals what she most misses during lockdown.

Producers: Peter Snowdon and Martin Rosenbaum

Nick Robinson talks to Northern Ireland's First Minister, Arlene Foster.

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

20200606Nick Robinson talks to Northern Ireland's First Minister, Arlene Foster.

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

20200613
20200613Nick Robinson gets beneath the surface in a personal and political interview

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

20200613Nick Robinson discusses racism, politics and rugby with Maro Itoje.

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

20200620Nick Robinson gets beneath the surface in a personal and political interview with the Justice Secretary, Robert Buckland - from why he doesn't mind being politically isolated, through why he likes wigs, to how he learnt there is no such thing as 'normal'.

Producers: Peter Snowdon and Martin Rosenbaum

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

20200620Nick Robinson gets beneath the surface in a personal and political interview with the Justice Secretary, Robert Buckland - from why he doesn't mind being politically isolated, through why he likes wigs, to how he learnt there is no such thing as 'normal'.

Producers: Peter Snowdon and Martin Rosenbaum

Nick Robinson talks to justice secretary Robert Buckland about personality and politics.

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

20200620Nick Robinson gets beneath the surface in a personal and political interview

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

20200620Nick Robinson talks to justice secretary Robert Buckland about personality and politics.

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

20200627
20200627Nick Robinson gets beneath the surface in a personal and political interview with the leading epidemiologist, Prof Neil Ferguson. His discusses how science and politics can best work together, his feelings on being forced to resign from a government committee for breaking lockdown rules, and why he doesn't like his media nickname of 'Professor Lockdown'.

Producers: Peter Snowdon and Martin Rosenbaum

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

20200627Nick Robinson gets beneath the surface in a personal and political interview with the leading epidemiologist, Prof Neil Ferguson. His discusses how science and politics can best work together, his feelings on being forced to resign from a government committee for breaking lockdown rules, and why he doesn't like his media nickname of 'Professor Lockdown'.

Producers: Peter Snowdon and Martin Rosenbaum

Nick Robinson talks to the epidemiologist Neil Ferguson about the politics of science.

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

20200627Nick Robinson talks to the epidemiologist Neil Ferguson about the politics of science.

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

20200704Nick Robinson gets beneath the surface in a personal and political interview

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

20200704Nick Robinson interviews the outgoing Israeli ambassador to the UK, Mark Regev.

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

20200711
20200711Nick Robinson talks to the shadow Home Secretary, Nick Thomas-Symonds.

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

20200718Nick Robinson interviews the Work and Pensions Secretary, Th\u00e9r\u00e8se Coffey.

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

20200725
20200725Nick Robinson gets beneath the surface in a personal and political interview

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

20200725Nick Robinson talks to LibDem leadership contender Layla Moran.

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

20200905Nick Robinson talks politics and personality with the Scottish Tory leader, Douglas Ross.

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

20200912Nick Robinson gets beneath the surface in a personal and political interview.

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

20200912Nick Robinson talks politics and personality with the Shadow Chancellor, Anneliese Dodds.

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

20200919Nick Robinson talks politics and personal roots with Environment Secretary George Eustice.

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

20200926Nick Robinson gets beneath the surface in a personal and political interview

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

20200926Nick Robinson talks politics and personal roots with the Irish Foreign Minister.

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

20201003Nick Robinson gets beneath the surface in a personal and political interview

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

20201003Nick Robinson talks politics and personal roots with Green co-leader Si\u00e2n Berry.

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

20201128Nick Robinson talks to Kemi Badenoch in a personal and political interview.

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

Nick Robinson gets beneath the surface in a personal and political interview

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

20201205Nick Robinson talks to Steve Rotheram in a personal and political interview.

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

Nick Robinson gets beneath the surface in a personal and political interview.

20201212Nick Robinson talks to Kate Green in a personal and political interview.

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

20201212Nick Robinson talks to Kate Green in a personal and political interview.

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

Nick Robinson talks to Kate Green in a personal and political interview.

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

Nick Robinson gets beneath the surface in a personal and political interview

20201219
20201219Nick Robinson talks to Conservative MP Jake Berry in a personal and political interview.

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

20201219Nick Robinson talks to Conservative MP Jake Berry in a personal and political interview.

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

Nick Robinson talks to Conservative MP Jake Berry in a personal and political interview.

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

20210109Nick Robinson talks to Kate Bingham in a personal and political interview.

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

Nick Robinson gets beneath the surface in a personal and political interview

20210116Nick Robinson talks to Lord Sedwill in a personal and political interview.

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

20210123Nick Robinson talks to Sinn Fein's Michelle O'Neill in a personal and political interview.

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

20210130Nick Robinson interviews new business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng.

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

Nick Robinson gets beneath the surface in a personal and political interview.

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

20210403Nick Robinson talks to the vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi.

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

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

20210410Nick Robinson talks to the Scottish health secretary, Jeane Freeman, in a personal and political interview, about her journey from communism via Labour to the SNP, why she thinks Alex Salmond is not fit to hold office, and what went wrong over covid in Scotland's care homes.

Producer: Martin Rosenbaum

Nick Robinson talks to the Scottish health secretary, Jeane Freeman.

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

20210417Nick Robinson talks about what's really going on in British politics.
20210417Nick Robinson with a personal and political interview with LibDem MP Alistair Carmichael.

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

20210424The Archbishop of Canterbury explains why he feels the need to get involved in politics.

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

20210501Nick Robinson talks about what's really going on in British politics.
20210501Nick Robinson talks to Jonathan Reynolds in a personal and political interview.

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

20210508Nick Robinson talks about what's really going on in British politics.
20210515Nick Robinson talks about what's really going on in British politics.
20210522Nick Robinson talks about what's really going on in British politics.
06/05/201720170506Nick 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 talks about what's really going on in British politics.

13/05/201720170513Nick 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.

16/05/20202020040520200516 (R4)Nick Robinson gets beneath the surface in a personal and political interview with the First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford - from the satisfaction of digging on his allotment, through why he's always rejected nationalism as a right-wing creed, to the current issues in working with Boris Johnson on tackling the coronavirus pandemic across the UK.

Producer: Peter Snowdon.

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

16/05/20202020040520200516 (R4)Nick Robinson gets beneath the surface in a personal and political interview with the First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford - from the satisfaction of digging on his allotment, through why he's always rejected nationalism as a right-wing creed, to the current issues in working with Boris Johnson on tackling the coronavirus pandemic across the UK.

Producer: Peter Snowdon.

Nick Robinson talks in depth to the Welsh First Minister, Mark Drakeford

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

16/05/20202020040520200516 (R4)Nick Robinson gets beneath the surface in a personal and political interview

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

16/05/20202020040520200516 (R4)Nick Robinson talks in depth to the Welsh First Minister, Mark Drakeford

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

20/05/201720170520Nick 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.

23/05/20202020041120200523 (R4)Nick Robinson gets beneath the surface in a personal and political interview

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

23/05/20202020041120200523 (R4)Nick Robinson talks to the former Conservative cabinet minister, Jeremy Hunt.

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

27/05/201720170527Nick 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.

Angela Rayner20180607Nick 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.

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.

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-mogg20180605Nick 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.

Jacob Rees-mogg20180605Nick 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.

Nick Robinson talks to Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg.

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

Keir Starmer20180604Nick 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 Labour's shadow Brexit secretary, Keir Starmer.

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

Keir Starmer20180604Nick 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 Lees20180606Nick 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.

Nick Robinson talks to transgender rights campaigner Paris Lees.

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

Paris Lees20180606Nick 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 One20181101The Leader of the House of Commons on dealing with postnatal depression, stimulating brain development in babies and overcoming parliamentary hurdles on Brexit.

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 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04z203l/episodes/player

Producer: Peter Snowdon

Nick Robinson talks to Commons leader Andrea Leadsom.

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

Nick Robinson talks to Commons leader Andrea Leadsom.

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

The Leader of the House of Commons on dealing with postnatal depression, stimulating brain development in babies and overcoming parliamentary hurdles on Brexit.

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 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04z203l/episodes/player

Producer: Peter Snowdon

The Dan Hannan One20180306Nick 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.

Producer: Faizal Farook.

Producer: Faizal Farook and 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 & Peter Snowdon.

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 Diane Abbott One20190322Nick Robinson talks to Labour's shadow home secretary, Diane Abbott.

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

The Emily Thornberry One20180305Nick 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.

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.

Nick Robinson speaks to shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry.

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

The Ian Hislop One20180307In 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.

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 One20180307Nick 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 One20180309In 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.

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 One20180309Nick 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 One20181030The Unite leader on why he wouldn't weep if Tony Blair left the Labour Party, the dangers of the gig economy and his enduring love of poetry.

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 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04z203l/episodes/player

Producer: Peter Snowdon

Nick Robinson talks to Unite general secretary Len McCluskey.

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

Nick Robinson talks to Unite general secretary Len McCluskey.

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

The Unite leader on why he wouldn't weep if Tony Blair left the Labour Party, the dangers of the gig economy and his enduring love of poetry.

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 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04z203l/episodes/player

Producer: Peter Snowdon

The Liz Truss One20181031The Chief Secretary to the Treasury on why she's a 'freedom fighter', why any deal on Brexit 'doesn't bind future parliaments' and her penchant for British cheese.

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 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04z203l/episodes/player

Producer: Peter Snowdon

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

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

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

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

The Chief Secretary to the Treasury on why she's a 'freedom fighter', why any deal on Brexit 'doesn't bind future parliaments' and her penchant for British cheese.

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 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04z203l/episodes/player

Producer: Peter Snowdon

The Nick Boles One20190321Nick Robinson talks to the Conservative backbench MP, Nick Boles.

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

The Rob Halfon One20180308In 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.

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 One20180308Nick 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.

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

The Tom Watson One20181029Labour's Deputy Leader on how losing weight has lifted his 'brain fog', his fears when confronting Rupert Murdoch, and how he could now be 'taken out' by a former friend.

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 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04z203l/episodes/player

Producer: Peter Snowdon

Nick Robinson talks to Labour deputy leader Tom Watson.

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

Nick Robinson talks to Labour deputy leader Tom Watson.

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

Labour's Deputy Leader on how losing weight has lifted his 'brain fog', his fears when confronting Rupert Murdoch, and how he could now be 'taken out' by a former friend.

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 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04z203l/episodes/player

Producer: Peter Snowdon

The Tony Blair One20181102Tony Blair on why the moderates have 'lost' the Labour Party and how he thinks Brexit could be stopped.

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 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04z203l/episodes/player

Producer: Peter Snowdon

Nick Robinson talks to former prime minister Tony Blair.

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

Nick Robinson talks to former prime minister Tony Blair.

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

Tony Blair on why the moderates have 'lost' the Labour Party and how he thinks Brexit could be stopped.

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 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04z203l/episodes/player

Producer: Peter Snowdon