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Bloomberg's Caroline Hepker, Stephen Carroll, Yuan Potts and Lizzy Burden have your daily guide to British politics. We'll tell you what's happening and explain why it matters.

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Bloomberg's Caroline Hepker, Stephen Carroll, Yuan Potts and Lizzy Burden have your daily guide to British politics. We'll tell you what's happening and explain why it matters.

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Bonus Episode: Do The Party Manifestos Mean Business?

6/14/2024
It's three weeks to go until the general election, and this week we got a closer look at the major parties' plans for government. Will their ideas make any waves in the worlds of business, technology and industry? We put the question to three Bloomberg editors, City Editor Katherine Griffiths, Senior Executive Editor for Energy and Commodities Will Kennedy and our London Technology Editor Amy Thomson. Together they dig into the details behind the headlines. Hosted by Caroline Hepker and Lizzy Burden. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:18:53

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Manifesto Reaction: Our Election Panel at the Campaign Halfway Point

6/13/2024
Our weekly election panel weigh in on major parties' manifestos for the General Election campaign. Plus we can't let them get away without asking about debates and D-Day. We're joined by Alice Perry, former chair of Labour's National Executive Committee, Luisa Porritt, former Liberal Democrat member of the European Parliament and Chris Wilkins, former speechwriter to Theresa May. Hosted by Caroline Hepker and James Woolcock. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:14:14

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Chipping In: Can AI Fix the UK's Public Finances?

6/12/2024
The next UK government can help turn around the dire state of the national finances by harnessing artificial intelligence to boost public services, according to think tanks. As Labour launches its AI strategy, we talk to the director of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change Jeegar Kakkas and Institute for Public Policy Research Senior Economist Carsten Jung about the role the state should play in the potential AI industrial revolution, what regulation the new technology needs, and if it really could create £70 billion extra for the next government to spend as some politicians promise. Hosted by Caroline Hepker. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:17:35

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The Women Shaping UK Politics: Penny Mordaunt

6/11/2024
This week in our series on the women on the frontline of Westminster politics, we look at Leader of the House of Commons Penny Mordaunt. She has been an MP for 14 years, served as Defence minister and is considered one of the Conservatives' best communicators, standing in for the Prime Minister at the general election leaders' debate. But she has also tried and failed to win the leadership of the Conservative party before and some question whether she will be able to shape either the party or Britain beyond this general election. Hosted by Caroline Hepker and Ailbhe Rea. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:14:58

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Voting Blocs: Can the EU Election Change Britain's Relationship with Europe?

6/10/2024
Rishi Sunak's being shown he's not the only leader who can call a snap summer election, France's Emmanuel Macron can too! Stephen Carroll's in Brussels to explain if elections in the rest of the Europe have any parallels to Britain's one. Plus, with the Liberal Democrats unveiling their manifesto to include a promise to rejoin the single market, we ask our Europe Correspondent-at-large Alberto Nardelli what, if anything, might change in UK-EU relations in the next government. Hosted by Caroline Hepker and Stephen Carroll. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:13:20

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Campaign Kicks Into Gear: Our Election Panel Reacts

6/6/2024
A TV debate, a tax row and a new candidate called Nigel Farage. Our weekly election panel weigh in on an eventful week in the General Election campaign. We're joined by Alice Perry, former chair of Labour's National Executive Committee, Luisa Porritt, former Liberal Democrat member of the European Parliament and Chris Wilkins, former speechwriter to Theresa May. Hosted by Caroline Hepker and Yuan Potts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:14:59

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Going Full Geek: Why Some Polls Will Get it Wrong

6/5/2024
Pollsters are divided over who won the first TV debate of the election campaign. While some think Sunak scraped in ahead, JL Partners have a survey suggesting Starmer won hands down. Co-founder Tom Lubbock explains why the industry's numbers vary so much. Also in this episode, we go full geek on the polling. Tom tells us, "we're living in a golden age of knowing what the public think and at the moment what they're thinking is Keir Starmer is going to be prime minister in about four weeks". Hosted by Yuan Potts and Caroline Hepker. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:17:05

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The Women Shaping UK Politics: Rachel Reeves

6/4/2024
Women hold many of the key jobs in Westminster and will help shape Britain beyond this general election, even if there is only one female party leader on the ballot. We profile these key frontline female politicians starting with the Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves, the chess-loving economist from Lewisham who's determined to stick to her steady policies. Hosted by Caroline Hepker and Ailbhe Rea. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:15:42

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Debt Dread: Harsh Budget Realities Loom Over Economic Pledges

6/3/2024
Both Labour and the Conservative parties are attempting to make this the economic election, but how much fiscal freedom will the next government have? The size of the UK's national debt, and how much it costs to service it every year, will have a bearing on whoever wins on the 4th of July. Our senior economics reporter Philip Aldrick joins us with the facts and figures. Hosted by Lizzy Burden and Stephen Carroll. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:12:22

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A Week Is A Long Time: Introducing Our Election Panel

5/30/2024
One week down, five to go. It's seven full days since Rishi Sunak stood in the pouring rain and called a summer election. Has the Conservative leader managed to shift the polls since? We explore how the campaigns are playing out with Chris Wilkins, former chief speechwriter to Theresa May, Alice Perry, former chair of Labour's National Executive Committee, and Luisa Porritt, former Liberal Democrat member of the European Parliament. Hosted by Yuan Potts and James Woolcock. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:12:59

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Do Views Mean Votes? Political Parties Get Creative On TikTok

5/29/2024
The election has pushed the main political parties to join TikTok, but they're taking different strategies in their videos for the platform. We discuss how and why they're doing it with digital media expert Tim Gatt of Tiga Consultancy. Hosted by Stephen Carroll and James Woolcock. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:20:21

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Back In Business: Labour and the Conservatives Compete For Economic Appeal

5/28/2024
Both the Conservatives and Labour are trying to make the case that they are the party of business; and that the other side can't be trusted on the economy. Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves is putting her business endorsements centre stage whilst Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is emphasising the need to 'stick to the plan', and touting his party's track record reigning in inflation. We assess both their current policy stances with Bloomberg's Senior Economics Reporter Phil Aldrick. Hosted by Lizzy Burden and James Woolcock. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:11:46

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The Countdown Begins: Election Campaign Kicks Off With Focus on Economy

5/23/2024
Rishi Sunak has set a date with the British electorate - the 4th of July. Now the dust has settled on the Prime Minister's announcement, we're taking a look at the central issue of the economy in this campaign. Bloomberg's Head of Economics and Government Stephanie Flanders and our Associate Editor Ailbhe Rea join us to discuss how the data and the politics are shaping up. Hosted by Caroline Hepker and Stephen Carroll. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:13:40

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Down But Not Out: Who Gets Credit For Inflation Falling?

5/22/2024
UK inflation is down to 2.3%, with Tory and Labour frontbenchers scrambling to grab the narrative. And while the Conservatives may be down, they're hoping the economy will mean they're not out. We talk prices, interest rates and the jobs market with Bloomberg Economics' Chief UK Economist Dan Hanson and whether the data can move the dial. Hosted by Yuan Potts and James Woolcock. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:14:06

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Infected Blood: Lessons From The Treatment Scandal

5/21/2024
A seven-year inquiry into the infected blood scandal says the deaths of more than 30,000 people infected with viruses whilst receiving NHS care were preventable. But how did it happen and what can those in charge do to stop something similar happening again? Bloomberg's James Woolcock and Cara McGoogan, author of a book on the disaster, join the podcast to discuss. Hosted by Lizzy Burden and Yuan Potts See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:13:19

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Understanding Iran: What Westminster Should Watch After President's Death

5/20/2024
Iran's President and Foreign Minister were among nine officials killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday in the country's northwest. Foul play isn't suspected, but it will now mean a change in Iran's top leadership at a fractious time in the Middle East. Our EMEA News Director Rosalind Mathieson and Head of Bloomberg's Iran coverage Golnar Motevalli explain what that might mean for Iran, and for those watching developments in the UK. Hosted by Stephen Carroll and Yuan Potts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:13:18

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Pledges Polished: Labour Makes Its Pre-Election Pitch

5/16/2024
Labour leader Keir Starmer set out six 'first steps for change' in a speech in Essex today, kicking off his bid to lead the country. We get the details from Bloomberg's Associate Editor Ailbhe Rea. Plus, political marketing expert Benedict Pringle shares his thoughts on how the campaign is cutting through. Hosted by Caroline Hepker and Yuan Potts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:17:25

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Equality in Westminster: Is the Government Taking Sexism Seriously?

5/15/2024
The government has rejected some of the key recommendation of a Treasury committee report into sexism and misogyny in the financial services industry. Our equality reporter Olivia Konotey-Ahulu brings us details of the government's response. It comes after MPs narrowly passed a bill which could see lawmakers arrested for violent or sexual assault banned from the parliamentary estate. We discuss what it means for attitudes towards issues of violence against women and broader equality with Sophia Moreau, deputy leader of the Women's Equality Party. Hosted by Tiwa Adebayo and Stephen Carroll. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:12:23

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Rights & Riyals: Is Saudi Arabia A UK Trade Success Story?

5/14/2024
The UK government wants to tell a positive economic story about trade. The problem is Saudi Arabia, a country investing billions in Britain, has been given a "deplorable human rights record" by groups like Human Rights Watch. Our Saudi Arabia bureau chief Christine Burke explains how Riyadh has emerged as a global player, why five UK ministers are currently there with the largest business delegation in a decade, and what both nations are trying to achieve by their improving relations. Hosted by Caroline Hepker and Lizzy Burden See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:13:10

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Doubling Down on Danger: Can Sunak Win Back Voters With Security Pitch?

5/13/2024
After suffering heavy losses in the local elections, the Prime Minister is attempting to reset his party's agenda with a speech focusing on national security and defence. Is Sunak right to warn the UK is facing some of the most dangerous years in its history? We discuss with Samir Puri, Associate Fellow at Chatham House. Hosted by Lizzy Burden and Stephen Carroll. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:13:16