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  • 29 minutes 38 seconds
    King's speech reveals Starmer's uncommon ambition

    "It's been a long time since we've had a government with this level of ambition" - George Eaton


    Black Rod has been summoned and the weighty wooden doors swung open on a new parliamentary year. At the State Opening of Parliament, Keir Starmer's government unveiled their ambitious legislative agenda through the King's speech, which introduced a bumper 39 bills.


    George Eaton and Rachel Cunliffe join Hannah Barnes on the New Statesman podcast to unpick the policy announcements and explore the opportunities and potential pitfalls Labour may face over the coming months.


    Read more: The King’s Speech is our first chance to inspect the moral code behind “Starmerism”

    https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk-politics/2024/07/does-the-labour-government-believe-in-anything


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    17 July 2024, 5:31 pm
  • 12 minutes 16 seconds
    ADHD in the criminal justice system | Sponsored

    This episode was initiated and funded by Takeda UK Ltd.


    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects millions worldwide, yet its presence within the criminal justice system is often misunderstood or overlooked. 

    In this podcast we navigate the complex landscape where ADHD and the criminal justice system intercept; shedding light on the unique challenges and misconceptions faced by people with ADHD in prisons and the opportunities for improved care and support. 


    From late diagnosis to repeated prison sentences, the impact of ADHD can shape outcomes in profound and often unrecognised ways. 


    Host Emma Haslett is joined by Dr Tony Lloyd, the CEO of the ADHD Foundation; Sir Robert Buckland, the former Secretary of State for Justice and MP; Daley Jones, trustee at ADHD Liberty; and Sarah Templeton, an ADHD author and therapist, to explore the stories of those living at this intersection.


    This podcast was recorded and produced before the 2024 General Election was announced.



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    17 July 2024, 5:00 am
  • 24 minutes 6 seconds
    Andrew Marr: What if the Trump assassination attempt had succeeded?

    Donald Trump has been greeted like a messiah at the Republican National Convention. But what if that bullet had been an inch to the right?


    Just over 48 hours after narrowly escaping death from a gunman’s bullet, Trump has been confirmed as the Republican Party’s candidate for president in the upcoming election. He has named critic-turned-loyalist JD Vance as his running mate. 


    Andrew Marr joins Hannah Barnes on the New Statesman podcast to discuss how the attempt on Trump's life has impacted his standing among Republicans - and why political assassinations "never work".


    They also discuss the implosion of the Welsh Labour government, and the King's Speech will reveal about the core beliefs of the Labour government.


    Read more:


    JD Vance - the new face of the Republican party, by Sohrab Ahmari

    https://www.newstatesman.com/international-content/2024/07/jd-vance-vice-president-donald-trump-republican-ticket


    Will Keir Starmer drop the two-child benefit cap?

    https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/labour/2024/07/will-keir-starmer-scrap-the-two-child-benefit-cap







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    16 July 2024, 3:29 pm
  • 32 minutes 39 seconds
    Trump shooting: what the Democrats must do now

    Trump loyalists are blaming Democrats for inciting the assassination attempt on the former President. How should Dems respond?


    Republicans and Democrats alike have rightly condemned the shocking attack on former US President Donald Trump which left a bystander dead, two more injured and the presumptive Republican candidate bloodied but defiant.


    However Trump supporters have been quick to point to Democrats' use of language - describing Trump as a "threat to American democracy", for example - as inciteful of violence.


    On this episode, Hannah Barnes is joined by the journalist and lawyer Jill Filipovic, global affairs editor Katie Stallard and author and documentarian Phil Tinline to discuss how Democrats should respond to this accusation - which, as Jill says, is "not just hypocritical, it's like a through-the-looking-glass made up universe".


    Read more:

    The attempted assassination of Donald Trump, by Katie Stallard

    https://www.newstatesman.com/world/americas/north-america/2024/07/attempted-assassination-donald-trump



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    15 July 2024, 5:00 pm
  • 15 minutes 6 seconds
    What does Labour's "growth worth having" actually mean?

    Labour want to distinguish themselves from Boris Johnson's "levelling up". What are they planning instead?


    Hannah Barnes, Rachel Cunliffe and Freddie Hayward answer listener questions on Labour's growth strategy, and whether the new government's plans will impact individuals' personal finances.


    They also discuss the new "rising star" Labour MPs to look out for, and whether polling during election campaigns impacts the final result.


    Articles mentioned in this episode:

    Labour's next generation: the new MPs to watch

    https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2024/06/labours-next-generation-election-2024-new-labour-mps


    George Eaton interviews Torsten Bell

    https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/politics-interview/2024/06/torsten-bell-social-democrats-need-to-become-insurgents


    New Labour MP Yuan Yang on the deep class anxiety in China

    https://www.newstatesman.com/encounter/2024/05/labours-yuan-yang-there-is-deep-class-anxiety-in-china


    Yuan Yang: Democracy begins with us

    https://www.newstatesman.com/ideas/2024/07/democracy-begins-with-us-yuan-yang


    Labour MP Sarah Sackman on the tensions between her Labour values and her Jewish identity

    https://www.newstatesman.com/encounter/2024/06/sarah-sackman-my-labour-values-my-jewish-identity-tension




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    12 July 2024, 3:34 pm
  • 20 minutes 17 seconds
    The Conservative party's very public nervous breakdown

    The Conservative party are scrapping it out to have their visions of the future of the party heard and things are getting messy.


    Hannah Barnes, associate editor, is joined by Rachel Cunliffe, associate political editor, and Freddie Hayward, political correspondent.


    Read: Kemi Badenoch is the early front-runner for the Tory leadership


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    11 July 2024, 3:24 pm
  • 24 minutes 10 seconds
    How will global affairs define the Starmer era?

    Today is the day we see our Labour government on the world stage for the first time. Starmer is in Washington today for the 75th summit of the Nato defence alliance. Ahead of the summit Starmer has met with President Joe Biden and praised the UK-US special relationship. Starmer has also told reporters that his plan to raise defence spending to 2.5% was “cast iron” - but has not committed to a timeline.


    In an increasingly volatile world, how will global affairs define the Starmer era?


    Read: Why foreign affairs will define the Starmer era


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    10 July 2024, 4:24 pm
  • 22 minutes 27 seconds
    Andrew Marr: "The smell in Whitehall? An invigorating reek of change."

    A record number of new MPs are flooding through Westminster, Starmer has been on a tour of the UK, and this morning the metro mayors gathered in Downing Street.


    What is the new reality for the UK? Do we need to think seriously about electoral reform? And how is Macron going to get out of his political deadlock?


    Hannah Barnes, associate editor, is joined by Andrew Marr, political editor; and Freddie Hayward, political correspondent.


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    9 July 2024, 12:06 pm
  • 26 minutes 38 seconds
    What can we learn from Labour's first days in power?

    Since forming a new government on Friday, Keir Starmer's cabinet has been hard at work across the weekend to prove to the nation that they are a government of service.


    Hannah Barnes, associate editor, is joined by Rachel Cunliffe, associate political editor, and Freddie Hayward, political correspondent, to discuss surprise appointments, early policy announcements, and the results of France's shock election this weekend.


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    8 July 2024, 3:53 pm
  • 39 minutes 56 seconds
    Election results: Welcome to Labour Britain

    The UK has just voted in its 7th ever Labour prime minister, Keir Starmer. As the results from yesterday’s general election trickled in overnight it became clear that this was not so much a story of Labour victory, as it was of Tory defeat. The last 14 years of conservative rule has dismantled both the country and much of the party’s once loyal supporters. ‘The work of change begins immediately’ said Keir Starmer this afternoon upon arrival at Downing Street straight after accepting the King’s invitation to form a new government.


    Hannah Barnes, associate editor, is joined by Rachel Cunliffe, associate political editor, and Freddie Hayward, political correspondent.


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    5 July 2024, 5:13 pm
  • 24 minutes 40 seconds
    What to expect when you're expecting ... a new government

    Today the country heads to the polls to decide who will be in government for the next five years.


    Hannah Barnes, associate editor, is joined by Rachel Cunliffe, associate political editor, and senior data journalist to go through the key timings and processes of the day, what we know so far and what to look out for.


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    4 July 2024, 2:49 pm
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