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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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A year of lockdowns — How the pandemic changed Westminster

Jack Blanchard heads back to Westminster on the anniversary of the first coronavirus lockdown to hear how the pandemic has... more

18 Mar 2021 · 38 minutes
Meet: Chancellor Rishi Sunak — beyond the Budget

Jack Blanchard sits down with Rishi Sunak to discuss his whirlwind first year as U.K. Chancellor, and hear more about... more

12 Mar 2021 · 37 minutes
Cabinet secretaries ... and why Sir Humphrey always wins

As Britain's most powerful civil servant, Simon Case, marks his six-month anniversary in the job, Jack Blanchard takes a closer... more

04 Mar 2021 · 38 minutes
When Budgets go wrong

As Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer, finalizes his speech ahead of next week's Budget, Jack Blanchard looks back at... more

25 Feb 2021 · 38 minutes
MPs’ postbags: The hidden costs of lockdown

Jack Blanchard abandons Westminster for a week and explores the hidden costs of lockdown, by delving into the postbags of... more

18 Feb 2021 · 37 minutes
Meet: Prof Neil Ferguson — life after the coronavirus pandemic

Jack sits down with Britain's top epidemiologist, Professor Neil Ferguson, to discuss how the next few months of the coronavirus... more

12 Feb 2021 · 38 minutes
How to charm a US president

As Boris Johnson ponders how to woo the newly-elected President Joe Biden, Jack Blanchard looks back at how past prime... more

04 Feb 2021 · 39 minutes
Westminster's morning newsletter revolution

To kick off Season 1, Jack Blanchard takes a deep dive into a subject close to his heart — the... more

28 Jan 2021 · 36 minutes
Pilot: The history of pandemics — and how politicians always react the same way

In our pilot episode, Jack Blanchard explores how Western leaders struggling with the coronavirus pandemic are merely repeating the same... more

08 Jan 2021 · 38 minutes
Westminster Insider Trailer

Welcome to Westminster Insider: Jack Blanchard's brand new weekly podcast on how Westminster really works. Subscribe now and never miss... more

15 Dec 2020 · 2 minutes
POLITICO's Westminster Insider
A year of lockdowns — How the pandemic changed Westminster
POLITICO's Westminster Insider