Some good podcasts last week include:
18.09 – Westminster Hour: A discussion of the diplomatic impacts of the Queen’s funeral but also a consideration of when and how Politics will return to normal, including an interview with Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle. At the end of the Podcast is an interesting discussion regarding the civil service following the sacking of Tom Scholar.
15.09 – World Review by the New Statesman: A discussion of whether the Ukraine can win the war and an attempt to put the issue in the long-term Russian strategic context. There is also a discussion of the developing relationship between President Xi and President Putin. A discussion also takes place on the increasing knowledge of the Russian situation in Russia.
(Meant to put this on last week!)
19.09 – Global Dispatches: A discussion of what the key issues that may define the upcoming UNGA might be. Also, a consideration of how the war in Ukraine will influence the participation of delegates and why the Secretary-General has focused on Education at the start of the meeting.
20.09 – Rock N Roll Politics: Steve Richards discusses with Nick Symond-Thomas the premiership of Harold Wilson and how, despite winning four elections, he has been ‘airbrushed out of history’. A discussion of the enormous policy portfolio carried out and consideration of Wilsonism is not considered alongside Thatcherism of Blairism.
22.09 – The Rest is Politics: Rory Stewart answer listeners’ questions including on the special relationship and the relationships between Tony Blair and Gordon Brown
23.09 – Westminster Insider: An interesting Podcast about the party conference season which is currently ongoing. It hears from politicians, journalists, lobbyists and special advisors.