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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

Sep 10 • 34:13

Yvette Cooper On The Art Of Govt And Opposition

Jul 23 • 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....

Sunak's Overseas Aid Ambush: With Andrew Mitchell

Jul 16 • 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?...

Trading places: Will Liz Truss’s ‘Donut’ Strategy Leave Us With Brexit Indigestion?

Jul 9 • 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?...

Return Of The Saj

Jul 1 • 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....

Brexit Birthday Special

Jun 24 • 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....

Is The Tory Culture War Backfiring In Its Traditional Heartlands?

Jun 17 • 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....

Joe Biden Jets In Amid An Almighty Brexit ‘Mess’

Jun 10 • 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....

Why Cummings Showed The UK Must Ditch ‘Glorious Amateurism’

May 28 • 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....

Why Labour Should Be Braver To Win Back The Red Wall

May 20 • 44:01

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....

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