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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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The year ahead in 49 minutes

For the final episode of the year, host Jack Blanchard looks ahead to the biggest political stories coming down the... more

23 Dec 2022 · 47 minutes
Who really cares what the pundits say?

Host Ailbhe Rea looks at the world of political punditry with the help of some of Westminster's best-known commentators and... more

16 Dec 2022 · 54 minutes
A very British energy crisis

Host Jack Blanchard speaks to former U.K. energy ministers and policy experts about the chequered history of British energy policy... more

09 Dec 2022 · 46 minutes
Life in the whips' office

Host Ailbhe Rea takes a closer look at the shadowy world of the whips — the sinister party enforcers whose... more

02 Dec 2022 · 50 minutes
A boozy dinner with Labour MP Wes Streeting

Host Jack Blanchard sits down with Wes Streeting, the shadow health secretary, to discuss life, politics and the Labour Party... more

25 Nov 2022 · 47 minutes
Did austerity work?

As U.K. Chancellor Jeremy Hunt unveils huge spending cuts and tax hikes in his Autumn Statement, host Ailbhe Rea looks... more

18 Nov 2022 · 39 minutes
Great political comebacks

Following Rishi Sunak's unprecedented 50-day turnaround from defeated leadership candidate to U.K. prime minister, Westminster Insider host Jack Blanchard looks... more

11 Nov 2022 · 47 minutes
Who is Rishi Sunak?

Host Ailbhe Rea profiles the U.K.'s new prime minister, with the help of those who know him best. From his... more

04 Nov 2022 · 49 minutes
SPONSORED CONTENT: Can Britain become an energy exporter?

As the world grapples with the energy crisis stemming from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, energy security has climbed to the... more

28 Oct 2022 · 18 minutes
Trussonomics and the 1972 ‘Dash for Growth’

As Liz Truss considers another humiliating budget U-turn, host Jack Blanchard looks back at the U.K.'s infamous 1972 'Dash for... more

14 Oct 2022 · 43 minutes
POLITICO's Westminster Insider
The year ahead in 49 minutes
POLITICO's Westminster Insider