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The UK’s flagship daily news podcast from the BBC, Newscast dives into the day’s big stories so you’re never out of your depth. Newscast picks the brains of BBC News experts so you’re ready if someone picks yours, covering the latest developments in politics in Westminster and beyond, what the cost of living means for the money in your pocket and the impact of climate change. Can Rishi Sunak turn the Conservatives fortunes around? Will Sir Keir Starmer and the Labour Party win the next general election? Newscast will give you all the best insights from BBC News so you’re across all the day’s top stories. Newscast is hosted by trusted journalists including Adam Fleming, BBC Political Editor Chris Mason, Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. Joined by special guests, including Lyse Doucet, Katya Adler, Marianna Spring, John Simpson and Victoria Derbyshire among others.In this election year, Newscast will track all the developments from Westminster - as well as following all the big developments around the world, from the race to the White House, to the war in Ukraine.Catch Newscast seven-days a week and watch on BBC One at 23:40 on Thursday night or later on BBC iPlayer GET IN TOUCH: You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Send us a message or voicenote via WhatsApp to 03301239480 Email [email protected] Or us #NewscastNewscast is part of the BBC News Podcasts family of podcasts. The team that makes Newscast also makes lots of other podcasts, including The Global Story, The Today Podcast, and of course Americast and Ukrainecast. If you enjoy Newscast (and if you’re reading this then you hopefully do), then we think that you will enjoy some of our other pods too. See links below.The Global Story: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/w13xtvsd The Today Podcast: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/p0gg4k6r Americast: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/p07h19zz Ukrainecast: https://ww

  • 44 minutes 41 seconds
    Electioncast: The Labour Manifesto

    Today we look at the Labour Party Manifesto launch and get an update into what the Undercover Voters have been seeing on their social media feeds.

    Adam speaks to Laura Kuenssberg and Jo Coburn about Labour’s manifesto after it was launched today in Manchester by Keir Starmer. The manifesto promises ‘stability over chaos’ and economic growth - but how do they plan to deliver on those commitments?

    Adam is also joined by BBC Wales Political reporter Teleri Glyn Jones to talk about the Plaid Cymru manifesto.

    And Marianna Spring has been investigating the accounts accused of being Vote Reform Bots.

    You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere

    Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Miranda Slade with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.

    13 June 2024, 7:19 pm
  • 47 minutes 23 seconds
    Electioncast: Sunak v Starmer (Part 2)

    Today, we look at the Sky News leaders’ event where the two main party leaders were quizzed on their plans for government.

    Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer were interviewed by Beth Rigby before facing questions from the studio audience. The Labour leader was grilled on tax rises whilst the prime minister faced tough questions on the NHS and immigration.

    Adam is joined by former Conservative adviser Jo Tanner and former Labour adviser Tom Hamilton.

    And the Green Party launched their manifesto with a focus on taxing the wealthy to pay for the NHS and housing. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.

    12 June 2024, 10:19 pm
  • 31 minutes 4 seconds
    Electioncast: The Conservative Manifesto

    Today, we look at the Conservative manifesto launch as Rishi Suank promises a further cut in National Insurance. Unveiling the party’s plans from Silverstone race track, the PM said he would "scrap entirely the main rate of self-employed National Insurance” and that the Conservatives would "keep cutting taxes in the coming years”. Does this all add up? Adam and Chris are joined by BBC Economics Editor Faisal Islam and Newsnight Political Editor Nick Watt. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Elliot Ryder and Sam Mclaren. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.

    11 June 2024, 7:12 pm
  • 31 minutes 53 seconds
    Electioncast: The Lib Dem Manifesto

    Today, we look at the Liberal Democrat manifesto launch, and the first of a series of BBC leadership interviews - starting with Rishi Sunak.

    Speaking at a launch in London Lib Dem leader, Ed Davey, called it a “manifesto to save the NHS” and pledged an £8bn package for health and care services in England. Davey also faced questions on the party’s stance on Europe.

    Plus, in the first of a series of interviews with party leaders, Nick Robinson speaks to Rishi Sunak. To discuss it all Adam and Chris are joined by Vicki Young, deputy political editor.

    You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Elliot Ryder and Sam Mclaren. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham

    10 June 2024, 7:38 pm
  • 35 minutes 16 seconds
    Electioncast: Manifesting Manifestos

    ​​Today, Laura is joined by Faisal Islam and James Cook to talk about what we can expect in manifestos this week, and how parties say they’ll pay for policies. ​​ ​​They chat about the Conservatives’ announcement on welfare spending, Labour’s plans to build more prisons and Nigel Farage’s response to Rishi Sunak’s D-Day blunder. ​​ ​​And we ask why the SNP didn’t mention Scottish independence on Friday’s debate. ​​ ​​You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere ​​ ​​Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Laura Kuenssberg, Faisal Islam and James Cook. It was made by Chris Flynn with Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.

    9 June 2024, 1:08 pm
  • 30 minutes 10 seconds
    Electioncast: How Did Sunak's D-Day Blunder Happen?

    Today Adam, Laura and Henry talk Sunak’s D-Day blunder, and the 7-way TV debate that followed it.

    Henry also talks about receiving a letter from the chief Treasury civil servant disputing the Conservatives’ £2000 tax claim.

    And we lookahead to manifesto launches next week.

    You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere

    Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming, Laura Kuenssberg, and Henry Zeffman. It was made by Chris Flynn with Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham

    8 June 2024, 10:59 am
  • 30 minutes 21 seconds
    Electioncast: The Big BBC Debate (Analysis!)

    Today, we look at the first BBC election debate, where leading figures from the seven main parties take part. Presented by Mishal Husain the representatives of the parties take questions from the studio audience, and challenge each other over the course of 90 minutes. The line-up in full;

    Conservative Party: Penny Mordaunt

    Labour Party: Angela Rayner

    Scottish National Party: Stephen Flynn

    Liberal Democrats: Daisy Cooper

    Green Party: Carla Denyer

    Reform Party: Nigel Farage

    Plaid Cymru: Rhun ap Iorwerth You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren. The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham

    7 June 2024, 8:58 pm
  • 1 hour 29 minutes
    Electioncast: The Big BBC Debate (In Full!)

    Presented by Mishal Husain the representatives of the parties take questions from the studio audience, and challenge each other over the course of 90 minutes.  The line-up in full;

    Conservative Party: Penny Mordaunt

    Labour Party: Angela Rayner

    Scottish National Party: Stephen Flynn

    Liberal Democrats: Daisy Cooper

    Green Party: Carla Denyer

    Reform Party: Nigel Farage

    Plaid Cymru: Rhun ap Iorwerth   You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere

    7 June 2024, 8:19 pm
  • 30 minutes 59 seconds
    Electioncast: Sunak’s D-Day Apology & TV Debates

    The BBC election debate is tonight so Adam invited host Mishal Husain into the Newscast studio to hear how the preparations are going.

    And Disinformation & Social Media Correspondent Marianna Spring is back with her latest findings from the UK Undercover Voters.

    Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Miranda Slade with Gemma Roper. George Dabby and Cordelia Hemming are the Undercover Voter producers. The technical producer was Philip Bull. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham

    7 June 2024, 11:31 am
  • 31 minutes 4 seconds
    Electioncast: Argy Bargy in Basildon and Billericay

    Today, the election campaign quietened down as political figures took part in D-Day commemoration events.

    Adam, Chris and Laura discuss Lord Cameron’s visit to Normandy, how candidate selection works - and the rush to find candidates in some areas, as well as the Green Party’s NHS policy.

    A full list of candidates will be available on the BBC website when they are published.

    You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere

    Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Miranda Slade with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.

    6 June 2024, 8:10 pm
  • 34 minutes 32 seconds
    Electioncast: Starmer Uses the L Word

    Today, we look at Starmer accusing Sunak of lying in last night’s debate, and the vote of no confidence in Vaughan Gething, the first minister of Wales.

    As the dust settles from last night’s debate, Adam, Chris and Alex focus on Rishi Sunak’s claim that Labour plans would mean a £2,000 tax rise for voters. And, we look at the caring plan revealed by the Liberal Democrats.

    Plus, after a dramatic day in the Senedd, Adam is joined by Gareth Lewis, political editor of BBC Wales You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper and Sam Mclaren. The technical producer was Philip Bull. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.

    5 June 2024, 6:40 pm
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