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POLITICO's Westminster Insider
POLITICO's Westminster Insider

POLITICO’s weekly political series lifts the curtain on how Westminster really works, offering in-depth insight into the political issues which typically only... more

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Why Britain always hates its leaders in the end

In the wake of Thursday's crunch by-election results, Jack Blanchard considers why Britain always seems to turn against even its... more

24 Jun 2022 · 44 minutes
A boozy dinner with David Davis MP

This week Jack Blanchard sits down for dinner with former Brexit Secretary David Davis to discuss his 35-year career in... more

17 Jun 2022 · 37 minutes
Casinos, coups and life on the breadline with Labour’s Jon Ashworth

Co-host Jack Blanchard speaks to Jon Ashworth, Labour’s pugnacious shadow work and pensions secretary about his extraordinary childhood and his... more

10 Jun 2022 · 32 minutes
Victims of The Troubles: A year of turmoil in Northern Ireland

Host Ailbhe Rea takes us on her year-long journey covering the British government’s contentious efforts to find peace and reconciliation... more

03 Jun 2022 · 38 minutes
Inside the Lobby: Westminster's political journalists

New host Ailbhe Rea explores the quirks and the controversies of the pack of journalists who inhabit Westminster, known universally... more

27 May 2022 · 40 minutes
Westminster Insider Trailer

POLITICO’s weekly narrated story, hosted by Ailbhe Rea, lifts the curtain on how Westminster really works, and looks in-depth at political issues which... more

21 May 2022 ·
Coming soon: Westminster Insider returns

Westminster Insider is back ... with a twist. In this sneak preview, Jack Blanchard meets the new voice of Westminster... more

20 May 2022 · 4 minutes
The road to Brexit — 30 years since the Maastricht Treaty

Jack Blanchard speaks to some of the key U.K. players involved in the passage of the Maastricht Treaty and ponders... more

18 Mar 2022 · 51 minutes
How to avoid a nuclear war

As Russia's illegal invasion of Ukraine continues, Jack Blanchard speaks to diplomats, nuclear experts and historians about how we can... more

11 Mar 2022 · 59 minutes
Bar room talk with Labour’s Andy Burnham

This week Jack Blanchard heads north to Manchester to talk music, football, history and politics with Mayor Andy Burnham. In... more

04 Mar 2022 · 40 minutes
POLITICO's Westminster Insider
Why Britain always hates its leaders in the end
POLITICO's Westminster Insider