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POLITICO's Westminster Insider
POLITICO's Westminster Insider
Jack Blanchard

POLITICO’s weekly political series hosted by Jack Blanchard lifts the curtain on how Westminster really works, offering in-depth insight into the political... more

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How do you write a great political speech?

As Britain's political parties finish their annual conferences, Jack Blanchard invites a selection of top speechwriters from both sides of... more

08 Oct 2021 · 46 minutes
Meet Lee Cain: Three chaotic years as Boris Johnson's closest aide

This week Jack Blanchard sits down with Lee Cain, who spent three years at Boris Johnson's side as his spin... more

01 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
From Bismarck to Merkel: Why German chancellors always matter more than we expect

As Germany goes to the polls for an historic election this weekend, Jack Blanchard looks back at some of the... more

24 Sep 2021 · 46 minutes
Why doesn't Britain ever build enough homes?

As Michael Gove is appointed Britain's new housing secretary, Jack Blanchard investigates the crisis gripping the sector and asks why... more

17 Sep 2021 · 44 minutes
'Every phone started ringing' — Remembering 9/11

In a special edition to mark the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, Jack Blanchard asks the most senior... more

10 Sep 2021 · 54 minutes
Why do politicians tell so many lies?

Jack Blanchard explores the thorny topic of political lying, and considers whether dishonesty is really getting worse in the so-called... more

03 Sep 2021 · 39 minutes
MPs' postbags: How we're failing the kids who need us most

Jack abandons Westminster politics for a week to hear about the struggles families in Sheffield face to get the support... more

27 Aug 2021 · 35 minutes
Postcards from Afghanistan

As the chaos unfolds in Afghanistan, Jack Blanchard speaks to three politicians who devoted many months of their lives to... more

20 Aug 2021 · 39 minutes
How to spin a referendum: The inside story of the Brexit campaign

In a special episode marking the fifth anniversary of the Brexit referendum, Jack Blanchard interviews the two men behind the... more

18 Jun 2021 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
What's the point of the G7 summit?

As the G7 summit gets underway in Cornwall, Jack Blanchard speaks to Tony Blair and a host of former senior... more

11 Jun 2021 · 38 minutes
POLITICO's Westminster Insider
How do you write a great political speech?
POLITICO's Westminster Insider