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20181202

Anne McElvoy, Senior Editor at the Economist, previews a big week in politics with guests, the Shadow Attorney General Shami Chakrabarti; Conservative former Cabinet minister Stephen Crabb and the leading Liberal Democrat Layla Moran. They're also joined by the Sun on Sunday's political editor David Wooding, to discuss the looming parliamentary debate and vote on the government's Brexit deal. And the programme includes an interview with the Tory backbencher and chair of the Commons Procedure Committee, Charles Walker - who candidly describes his own dilemma as the meaningful vote approaches.

Anne McElvoy, senior editor at the Economist, previews a big week in politics

Radio 4's Sunday night political discussion programme

20181209

Where next for the Prime Minister's Brexit deal? Carolyn Quinn discusses that with her panel: Conservative Johnny Mercer; Labour's housing spokeswoman, Sarah Jones; Theresa May's former Director of Strategy, Chris Wilkins; and the FT political editor George Jones. The programme includes a plea for Tory unity from the respected backbencher Sir Nicholas Soames. And former minister Tracey Crouch - who resigned recently over gambling policy - talks about her support for the campaign for Compassion in Politics.

Where next for the Prime Minister's Brexit deal? Carolyn Quinn and guests discuss.

Radio 4's Sunday night political discussion programme

20181216

Carolyn Quinn is joined by the Solicitor General Robert Buckland; Labour's leader in the Lords, Angela Smith; the broadcaster and commentator Iain Dale; and Matt Chorley - editor of The Times Red Box website. They discuss the prospects for the Brexit process and the divisions within both the Conservative and Labour parties. Pollster Joe Twyman assesses public attitudes to a possible second referendum. There's also includes a discussion between political journalists Isabel Hardman and Rob Hutton, on how they write books in their spare time, to escape the pressures of their day jobs. And the programme ends on a festive note, as reporter John Beesley and the Capital Chorus barbershop choir perform "We Wish You a Merry Christmas".

Preview of the week's politics with politicians, pundits and experts.

Radio 4's Sunday night political discussion programme

20190106

Preview of the week's politics with politicians, pundits and experts.

Radio 4's Sunday night political discussion programme

20190113

Carolyn Quinn previews the big Brexit vote with Defence minister Tobias Ellwood, Labour frontbencher Anneliese Dodds and chair of the Vote Leave campaign, Gisela Stuart. The New Statesman's Anoosh Chakelian provides an expert guide to the week ahead, and the Conservative backbencher Nick Boles explains his plan for a Norway-style relationship between the UK and the EU. Finally, Keith Macdougall examines the political significance of bridges.

Carolyn Quinn previews a historic week at Westminster with politicians and pundits.

Radio 4's Sunday night political discussion programme

20190120

Preview of the week's politics with politicians, pundits and experts.

Radio 4's Sunday night political discussion programme

20190127

Preview of the week's politics with politicians, pundits and experts.

Radio 4's Sunday night political discussion programme

20190203

Preview of the week's politics with politicians, pundits and experts.

Radio 4's Sunday night political discussion programme