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INSIDE BRIEFING with Institute for Government

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These are tumultuous times in UK politics. Government is under strain, the civil service is under pressure, and ministers are grappling with the fallout of Covid, the impact of Brexit and an unprecedented cost-of-living crisis. So where is government working well and what is it doing badly? What can be done to make No10, the Treasury and the rest of government function more effectively? And as a g... more

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4.7 out of 5 stars from 357 ratings
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    Enjoyed your most recent episode on budget and prisons.

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    Simply the best podcast on the internet. Fascinating, in-depth, politically impartial discussions around the mechanics of government from listenable, extremely well-informed presenters, all tied together by the brilliant Hannah White. Can’t recommend highly enough.

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    Very useful to hear the non-partisan analysis of the election debate. Glad to hear the lie about tax raises so vigorously disputed. Excellent podcast.

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    This programme would be so much better if impartial, balanced presenters delivered the debates.

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