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The Power Test
The Power Test

Ayesha Hazarika and Sam Freedman present The Power Test, the weekly political podcast asking whether Labour can really change Britain for the... more

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The Immigration Conundrum: does Labour have a positive solution for the UK's borders?

As the issue drives Nigel Farage’s return and the Conservatives seek to sharpen attacks on Labour in a last ditch... more

21 Jun 2024 · 46 minutes
Manifesto Destiny: will Keir Starmer's 'Change' manifesto live up to its name?

On this special manifesto episode of The Power Test, Ayesha Hazarika and Sam Freedman are joined by two special guests:... more

14 Jun 2024 · 49 minutes
Paying for Crime: can Labour reignite the "respect agenda"?

The academic who inspired Blair’s “respect agenda" on tackling crime and anti-social behaviour urges Labour to ensure that there is... more

07 Jun 2024 · 39 minutes
From Pledges to Prevention: can Labour fix the NHS?

Sam Freedman and Ayesha Hazarika sit down with the Chief Executives of the The King's Fund and NHS Confederation, Sarah... more

31 May 2024 · 46 minutes
Getting Schooled: Can Labour reform our schools?

Schools expert, and Teacher Tapp co-founder, Laura McInerney, joins Sam Freedman and Ayesha Hazarika to speak about Labour’s commitment to... more

24 May 2024 · 43 minutes
The State of the Unions

With Labour under pressure from trade unions to remain committed to its 'New Deal for Working People', this week Ayesha... more

17 May 2024 · 41 minutes
Squeezed Middle: detangling the local elections

In the aftermath of last week's local elections, Sam Freedman and Ayesha Hazarika, together with author and Political Science Professor... more

10 May 2024 · 39 minutes
A Very Scottish Drama

In a week of drama in Scottish politics, Ayesha Hazarika and Sam Freedman are joined for this week’s episode of... more

03 May 2024 · 38 minutes
The Case for Defence

This week, Ayesha Hazarika and Sam Freedman are joined by none other than Sam’s dad, Sir Lawrence Freedman, to discuss... more

26 Apr 2024 · 35 minutes
Power behind the scenes

Is Labour capable of reversing the curse facing centre-left governments around the world? Josh Simons, Director of the highly influential... more

19 Apr 2024 · 37 minutes
The Power Test
The Immigration Conundrum: does Labour have a positive solution for the UK's borders?
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