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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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Meet Mayor Sadiq Khan: Boxing, knives and curryhouses on the streets of south London

This week Jack Blanchard ventures out of the studio to meet Mayor Sadiq Khan on the streets of south London.Khan... more

03 Dec 2021 · 45 minutes
The next pandemic

Westminster — like much of the world — was caught napping by the deadly new coronavirus which emerged from China... more

26 Nov 2021 · 52 minutes
How British towns got left behind

This week Jack explores whether Britain's provincial towns — like the town he grew up in and many places he... more

19 Nov 2021 · 45 minutes
The government vs the BBC: A Hundred Year War

This week Jack picks through the long and turbulent relationship between the government and the BBC, and asks why these... more

12 Nov 2021 · 48 minutes
The history of climate change — from the Great Ice Age to COP26 and beyond

As the COP26 summit continues in Glasgow, Jack Blanchard looks back at the history of climate change, from the dramatic... more

05 Nov 2021 · 48 minutes
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 · 47 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 · 45 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
POLITICO's Westminster Insider
Meet Mayor Sadiq Khan: Boxing, knives and curryhouses on the streets of south London
POLITICO's Westminster Insider
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