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POLITICO's Westminster Insider
POLITICO's Westminster Insider
POLITICO Europe

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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Episodes

Why we secretly love party conferences

It's time for the weirdest few weeks of the British political calendar: conference season.Host Ailbhe Rea takes us on a... more

23 Sep 2022 · 40 minutes
The Queen: The ultimate Westminster Insider

Behind the scenes, the late Queen Elizabeth II was the ultimate Westminster Insider. Host Ailbhe Rea and POLITICO's Annabelle Dickson uncover... more

16 Sep 2022 · 41 minutes
After Boris: What now for the Tories?

With days to go until Boris Johnson’s replacement is announced, host Ailbhe Rea considers whether the Conservatives are now on their way out of office — or whether this... more

02 Sep 2022 · 39 minutes
What's the point of Prime Minister's Questions?

As Boris Johnson prepares for his final session of Prime Minister's Questions, Ailbhe Rea takes a look inside the weekly... more

15 Jul 2022 · 43 minutes
Through the lens of Twitter: Watching a government collapse in real time

As the jaw-dropping downfall of Boris Johnson plays out on Twitter feeds across Westminster and far beyond, Jack Blanchard looks... more

08 Jul 2022 · 39 minutes
Labour's Tom Watson on political plots, weight loss and living with ADHD

Co-host Ailbhe Rea sits down with the Labour Party's charismatic former deputy leader Tom Watson to discuss his life in... more

01 Jul 2022 · 40 minutes
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
POLITICO's Westminster Insider
Why we secretly love party conferences
POLITICO's Westminster Insider