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Guardian political columnist John Harris hosts a cast of voices from up and down the country as well as across the political spectrum to analyse the week’s political news. For US Politics with Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland, make sure to search 'Politics Weekly America' wherever you get your podcasts
 
Every Friday, Guardian columnist and former Washington correspondent, Jonathan Freedland, invites experts to help analyse the latest in American politics. From politicians to journalists covering the White House and beyond, Jonathan and his guests give listeners behind the scenes access to how the American political machine works.
 
Join us as we discuss current events weekly focusing mostly on politics and our government but dealing with social issues as well. We blend humor and beer in with our discussions to try to keep things a little light-hearted. We'll have guests from time to time and will be sure to interact with our audience in order to get an idea of what issues you'd like us to tackle too!
 
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In today’s instalment of the Sunday Times Politics Weekly, we look at President Cyril Ramaphosa’s predicament, in the wake of the scandal over a burglary on his Phala Phala farm two years ago. The scandal was set off by the laying of charges including bribery, kidnapping and money laundering, among others. The controversy which has been dubbed 'Far…
 
There are two important byelections this week: one in Tiverton and Honiton, the other in Wakefield. The Guardian’s John Harris has been to both places, speaking to people about how they will vote and getting a sense of whether the Conservative government is in line for a shocking defeat. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/po…
 
@nigeriasbest and @phoenix_agenda were joined by @lloydatiku , @SNakande and @Dontee___ They discussed: 1. Governor Ifeanyi Okowa's seletion as Atiku's running mate. 2. Godwin Emiefele's illegal lending of N15.5 trillion to Buhari's government. 3. Peter Obi's trip to Egypt.
 
There are two important byelections this week: one in Tiverton and Honiton, the other in Wakefield. The Guardian’s John Harris has been to both places, speaking to people about how they will vote and getting a sense of whether the Conservative government is in line for a shocking defeat. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/po…
 
50 years ago, police in Washington DC arrested five men for breaking into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee. What followed was the unravelling of a web of scandals that ultimately ended Richard Nixon’s presidency. What can today’s January 6 hearings learn from Watergate? And had it happened in today’s political climate, would it…
 
The government’s latest refugee policy collided with reality this week as the first deportation flight to Rwanda was halted at the last minute after a ruling by the European court of human rights. Meanwhile, the UK continued to pick a fight with the EU over the Northern Ireland protocol. Guardian journalist John Harris is joined by the columnist Ra…
 
The government’s latest refugee policy collided with reality this week as the first deportation flight to Rwanda was halted at the last minute after a ruling by the European court of human rights. Meanwhile, the UK continued to pick a fight with the EU over the Northern Ireland protocol. Guardian journalist John Harris is joined by the columnist Ra…
 
Dr Mehmet Öz is the Republican nominee for the Pennsylvania Senate race, which will take place in November. Up against him is another interesting character in John Fetterman. Both see themselves as political outsiders, but who will win this important swing state in the midterms? Jonathan Freedland puts this to politics reporter for the Philadelphia…
 
This week the country was abuzz with the news that the villains of the state capture story in SA, the Gupta brothers, had been arrested in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), pending extradition to SA.In this weeks episode of the Sunday Times Politics Weekly, we ask how soon they might be brought back to SA – and whether the country is ripe to be captu…
 
Boris Johnson has survived a vote of no confidence this week and wants to draw a line under the rebellion. But what does he really have to offer instead? Reviving Margaret Thatcher’s right to buy? Tax cuts? Ripping up the Brexit agreement? Guardian journalist John Harris is joined by former Conservative cabinet minister David Gauke and the Guardian…
 
Boris Johnson has survived a vote of no confidence this week and wants to draw a line under the rebellion. But what does he really have to offer instead? Reviving Margaret Thatcher’s right to buy? Tax cuts? Ripping up the Brexit agreement? Guardian journalist John Harris is joined by former Conservative cabinet minister David Gauke and the Guardian…
 
This week, Joe Biden confirmed he will send more advanced rocket systems to Kyiv. As Russian troops continue their assault on the Donbas region in the east of the country, Joan E Greve talks to Susan Glasser of the New Yorker about what the future holds for US support to Ukraine.저자 The Guardian
 
This week the former head of the State Security Agency Arthur Fraser dropped what looked like a political bombshell – laying criminal charges against President Cyril Ramaphosa. According to a statement released by Fraser, he has pressed criminal charges against President Ramaphosa which include defeating the ends of justice, torture, kidnapping and…
 
The drip drip of letters to the 1922 Committee has now become a steady stream. Could Boris Johnson be facing a vote of no confidence as soon as next week? Gaby Hinsliff is joined by Guardian political reporter Peter Walker and Gavin Barwell, the former Conservative MP and chief of staff to Theresa May, to figure out if the Tory party has any policy…
 
The drip drip of letters to the 1922 Committee has now become a steady stream. Could Boris Johnson be facing a vote of no confidence as soon as next week? Gaby Hinsliff is joined by Guardian political reporter Peter Walker and Gavin Barwell, the former Conservative MP and chief of staff to Theresa May, to figure out if the Tory party has any policy…
 
@nigeriasbest and @phoenix_agenda were joined by @AfroVII, @SNakande and @ose_anenih They discussed the following news stories: 1. Atiku Abubakar's victory at the PDP's presidential primaries. 2. Peter Obi's departure from PDP to the Labour Party. 3. INEC's decision to extend the election timetable.
 
The killing of at least 19 schoolchildren and two teachers in the town of Uvalde on Tuesday has reignited the gun control debate in the US. Jonathan Freedland speaks to the chief correspondent for the Washington Post, Dan Balz, about why, after yet another tragedy involving firearms, the Republican party is still unwilling to talk gun reform…
 
Embattled former health minister Zweli Mkhize used his son’s wedding, over the weekend, as a mini rally to launch his bid to unseat President Cyril Ramaphosa at the ANC’s national conference in December this year.A group of Zulu regiments, along with controversial former Ukhozi FM presenter Ngizwe Mchunu, took turns to endorse his campaign at his h…
 
The Sue Gray report has finally been published. Boris Johnson made a statement to parliament and took questions at a press conference. He said he was ‘humbled’ by what was in the report, but is that enough? John Harris is joined by Guardian columnist Rafael Behr and the Observer’s Sonia Sodha to discuss what the report said and Johnson’s future. He…
 
The Sue Gray report has finally been published. Boris Johnson made a statement to parliament and took questions at a press conference. He said he was ‘humbled’ by what was in the report, but is that enough? John Harris is joined by Guardian columnist Rafael Behr and the Observer’s Sonia Sodha to discuss what the report said and Johnson’s future. He…
 
@nigeriasbest and @phoenix_agenda were joined by @cremechic11 , @E__onuh2 and @I_Am_Ilemona. They discussed: 1. The "one million march" in support of presidential candidate Peter Obi. 2. The beheading of a legislator in Anambra State. 3. The upcoming PDP presidential primaries.
 
In a week when a teenager shot dead 10 Black people in Buffalo New York, apparently motivated by the ‘great replacement’ theory, Jonathan Freedland speaks to Michael Harriot and Anne Applebaum about why this racist ideology has become mainstream in rightwing circles in the US, and why we shouldn’t be surprised…
 
Despite the end of apartheid 28 years ago, racial incidents continue to be reported in SA's schools with increased regularity, according to South African Human Rights Commission's (SAHRC) Commissioner Andre Gaum.In this episode of the Politics Weekly, we ask what sustains racism in our society, and how we can fight it more effectively. Joining our …
 
Inflation has jumped to 9% putting renewed pressure on the government to take action on the cost of living crisis. John Harris is joined by Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff and the Guardian political correspondent Peter Walker to talk about what the government might do, finally. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod…
 
Inflation has jumped to 9% putting renewed pressure on the government to take action on the cost of living crisis. John Harris is joined by Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff and the Guardian political correspondent Peter Walker to talk about what the government might do, finally. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod…
 
This week Jonathan Freedland speaks to Jonathan Martin of the New York Times after the publication of his new book This Will Not Pass and what he and his co-author Alexander Burns unearthed about events behind the scenes in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election, why all is not well for the Biden administration, and what all of this says for …
 
Rafael Behr stands in for John Harris this week and is joined by Gavin Barwell, the former Conservative MP and chief of staff to Theresa May, and Miatta Fahnbulleh, the chief executive of the New Economics Foundation. With tensions resurfacing over the Brexit arrangements across the Northern Ireland border, is the UK government capable of finding a…
 
Rafael Behr stands in for John Harris this week and is joined by Gavin Barwell, the former Conservative MP and chief of staff to Theresa May, and Miatta Fahnbulleh, the chief executive of the New Economics Foundation. With tensions resurfacing over the Brexit arrangements across the Northern Ireland border, is the UK government capable of finding a…
 
Last week the Commission into State Capture, led by chief justice Raymond Zondo delivered its fourth report into state capture. So, in this episode of the Sunday Times Politics Weekly we reflect on the outcomes of the commission’s work, and whether SA is a better place after its revelations.저자 TimesLIVE Podcasts
 
According to a draft majority opinion published by Politico this week, the US supreme court has voted to overturn Roe v Wade in the clearest sign yet that the constitutional right to abortion will probably be taken away from millions of Americans very soon. This week, Jonathan Freedland speaks to Moira Donegan about what it will take to stop the ma…
 
It’s been a tough week for Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer as the public vote in local elections on Thursday. With the cloud of beergate hanging over Starmer, and sex scandals and the cost of living crisis affecting Johnson, John Harris is joined by Guardian columnist Rafael Behr and the Observer’s Sonia Sodha to talk about how this all creates deep…
 
It’s been a tough week for Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer as the public vote in local elections on Thursday. With the cloud of beergate hanging over Starmer, and sex scandals and the cost of living crisis affecting Johnson, John Harris is joined by Guardian columnist Rafael Behr and the Observer’s Sonia Sodha to talk about how this all creates deep…
 
A couple of weeks ago, the far-right website InfoWars filed for bankruptcy. Its founder, Alex Jones, is facing multiple compensation claims brought by parents of victims of the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting, an event Jones previously told his followers was a hoax.Documentary maker Jon Ronson has followed Jones’ career from the very beginnin…
 
With a week to go until the local elections, John Harris goes to Britain’s self-styled Ocean City, which is politically split 50:50 and voted for Brexit. How angry are people about Partygate? How bad is the cost of living crisis? And as the Tories flounder, are voters interested in what Labour has to offer?. Help support our independent journalism …
 
With a week to go until the local elections, John Harris goes to Britain’s self-styled Ocean City, which is politically split 50:50 and voted for Brexit. How angry are people about Partygate? How bad is the cost of living crisis? And as the Tories flounder, are voters interested in what Labour has to offer?. Help support our independent journalism …
 
@nigeriasbest and @phoenix_agenda were joined by @JudgeIyke and @OmasanHarriman They discussed: 1. Bishop Kukah's claim that President Buhari "has ruined Nigeria's unity". 2. The statement by the National Security Adviser that Governor Elrufai talks too much. 3. Former President Jonathan's hint that he might enter the 2023 race.…
 
Last year, President Biden signed the anti-Asian hate crimes bill into law. Jonathan Freedland speaks to Prof Claire Kim of UCI about what’s behind the recent rise in anti-Asian hate in America, why this is an issue both sides of Congress can actually agree on, and what influence Asian-American voters could have in the midterms and in 2024…
 
This week Boris Johnson has apologised again for breaking his own Covid lockdown rules while his home secretary, Priti Patel, has been heavily criticised over the legality of her plans to send asylum seekers to Rwanda. Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff stands in for John Harris, and asks what happens when ministers no longer seem afraid to push the …
 
This week Boris Johnson has apologised again for breaking his own Covid lockdown rules while his home secretary, Priti Patel, has been heavily criticised over the legality of her plans to send asylum seekers to Rwanda. Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff stands in for John Harris, and asks what happens when ministers no longer seem afraid to push the …
 
@nigeriasbest and @phoenix_agenda were joined by @ose_anenih and @SNakande They discussed the following topics: 1. Vice President Osinbajo's Presidential declaration. 2. Presidential pardons granted to former Governors Dariye and Nyame. 3. The National Assembly approval of N4tn to fund the petrol subsidy.…
 
Racial politics and the rise of ethnic pride, are on the agenda for the Sunday Times Politics Weekly, this week. Recently, a new organisation, purportedly standing for the rights of coloured people, or the 'brown people', as it put it, was announced. It was met with skepticism from many quarters. We looks at the question of group identity, specific…
 
On Tuesday Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak were fined by the Metropolitan police for breaching lockdown rules. But neither have resigned. John Harris is joined by the Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff and the former special adviser Salma Shah to talk about how damaging this is for the PM, his party and the country. Help support our independent journal…
 
On Tuesday Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak were fined by the Metropolitan police for breaching lockdown rules. But neither have resigned. John Harris is joined by the Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff and the former special adviser Salma Shah to talk about how damaging this is for the PM, his party and the country. Help support our independent journal…
 
@nigeriasbest and @phoenix_agenda were joined by @BulusBarnabas2 and @MatthewTPage They discussed the following news stories: 1. Minister for Transport Rotimi Amaechi's presidential declaration. 2. The Peoples Democratic Party's decision to reject zoning. 3. The decision by the Courts in kano State to sentence Mubarak Bala, an Atheist, to 24 years …
 
President Cyril Ramaphosa has campaigned on a policy of clean governance, but when it comes to cleaning up the ANC he seems to be all bark and no bite. This week on the Sunday Times Politics Weekly, our panel looks at the question of ethics in political and other leadership in society.Why? Because, as you may know, the ANC in Mpumalanga has elected…
 
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