Political Takeout is a funny but informed review of the week’s news and politics. Presented by Bobby Friedman and Rupert Myers, it takes a wry look at events in Westminster and beyond
18 December 2013 04:49 PM
This week we were joined by Daniel Knowles from the Economist, the interviewer Matthew Stadlen and the New Statesman and Independent blogger Mark Thompson. We review 2013, talk about right to die, and weigh up politicians’ Christmas Cards.
Political Takeout: What does Mandela's death say about British politics? And was 2013 a bad year for feminism?
11 December 2013 09:55 AM
This week we discussed the rise in pay for members of parliament, what the coverage of Nelson Mandela’s death says about British politics, and asked whether 2013 was a bad year for feminism. We were joined by UKIP’s Alexandra Swann, the Guardian’s Alex von Tunzelmann, and the Telegraph’s Willard Foxton and Caroline Kent.
03 December 2013 02:53 PM
This week we discussed Cameron’s visit to China with Bill Oddie and Sunny Hundal, prison with Vicky Pryce, and Buzzfeed with Luke Lewis and Jim Waterson. We were joined in the studio by Rich Peppiatt and the Independent’s own Felicity Morse.
Political Takeout Podcast: Tory modernisation, the Guardian versus the NSA, and Ed Miliband's pub problem
27 November 2013 10:45 AM
This week we discussed Tory modernisation, asked if the Guardian should face prosecution over the Snowden leaks, and wondered whether it matters if Ed Miliband doesn’t go to the pub. We were joined in the studio by broadcaster Sam Delaney, Ruth Porter of the IEA, and down the line by former MP Louise Mensch, Index on Censorship’s Michael Harris, and Bloomberg’s Rob Hutton.
19 November 2013 12:53 PM
Political Takeout is a funny but informed review of the week’s news and politics
12 November 2013 02:39 PM
Welcome to the return of Political Takeout! This week's episode guest stars Jonathan Aitken, Rowenna Davis, and Susie Boniface aka Fleet Street Fox. We're discussing whether Wonga should be banned from advertising to children, and whether 'Marine A' convicted of murder on the field of battle deserves compassion. Enjoy!
In defence of liberal democracy
General Election 2015: Post-election 'shambles' looms as 70 per cent of voters say SNP 'should not be able to veto UK government policies'
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
- 1 Boston Marathon runner's search for mystery man she kissed ends with letter from his wife
- 2 Top Gear: Jodie Kidd, Philip Glenister and Guy Martin 'in advanced talks' to replace Jeremy Clarkson and co
- 3 Frankie Boyle on Scottish independence: 'In the Interests of Unity, F**k Off'
- 4 How to gain confidence and maximise your sexual potential
- 5 Chinese theme park sets up 'death simulator' where volunteers can experience being cremated