The past seven days have not been great for the prime minister nor the leader of the opposition. Rishi Sunak followed up his ill advised bet with Piers Morgan with a truly cringeworthy performance at PMQs
Here’s the latest politics podcast from Frank and Jim. Topics covered include Liz Truss’ political comeback, Labour’s business charm offensive a DIB parliamentary reception review and more.
As another MP announces that he is quitting parliament – this time due to death threats – Frank Mckenna says we need to start to value our parliamentarians once again.
This week Martin looks at the raft of economic data being shared about the US economy and wonders what it all means…
The Daily Telegraph is after him, Simon Clarke is after him, and now a former advisor to the PM is apparently part of a group of Tories who are after him too. Would the Conservatives really give us our fourth prime minister in two years?
How much trouble is Rishi Sunak in? Could the Tories really give us our fourth prime minister in two years?
Do people want tax cuts or better public services? That may be a big issue at the election, but perhaps not, as Jim explains in his blog. He also pays tribute to Tony Lloyd and reports on the choice of his successor in Rochdale.
In the first blog of 2024, Martin Liptrot looks at the year ahead in the US.
In the final Downtown Den Politics Podcast of 2023, Frank is joined by Downtown’s U.S. commentator Martin Liptrot.
In the final edition of the Downtown Den Politics Podcast Frank and Jim reflect on the year in politics and highlight their winners and losers over the past 12 months.
The government gains temporary approval with tax cuts, but faces criticism from New Conservatives after latest immigration figures, marking a controversial political issue ahead of GE.
The Chancellor is cherpy but is he entitled to be? Jim analyses the Autumn Statement and Labour’s pledge to back the tax cuts.