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Westminster Insider


POLITICO’s weekly political series lifts the curtain on how Westminster really works, offering in-depth insight into the political issues which typically only get broad-brush treatment in the wider media. more

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Latest Episodes

Host Sascha O'Sullivan delves into the secrets of the polling industry and asks — if the polls were wrong before, could they be wrong again? more

24 days ago

This week, Aggie Chambre looks at the art of the leak and asks — why do people do it, and what happens when your political secrets are exposed? more

a month ago

New host Sascha O'Sullivan explores Westminster's obsession with all things Australia — and considers the lessons British politics might learn from down under. more

a month ago

By now, surely everyone in Westminster knows how to get ready for government — but have enough considered how to prepare for opposition? more

a month ago


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4.7 out of 5 stars from 623 ratings
  • Very good journalism

    I was sad when Ailbhe left but the show has continued from strength to strength, love the focus on the lives and views of ordinary people across the UK. Most other shows are recorded in ivory towers. Highly recommend.

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    Australia2 months ago
  • Thank you

    I enjoy this podcast

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    United Kingdom2 months ago
  • Prisons

    Fabulous review by Aggie. Thank you. If ever there was a case for joined up thinking this is it. Everyone seems to agree the goal of “reduce crime, safer aspirational society and positive cost benefit position”. So it shouldn’t even be a political question. How about Labour doing something really radical and keep a Tory minister in charge, for continuity, even when Labour take charge. That might focus minds and make sure it’s all in place. more

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    Sweden4 months ago
  • Interesting but not entirely representative

    Thought the focus group episode “revenge of the blob” was interesting and did represent a lot of what I’ve experienced in the civil service. However some of the comments (never seen anyone sacked, there’s a specific knack to succeeding in interviews) are equally applicable to large organisations in the private sector. That’s just symptomatic of large organisations that require governance. It also felt like a lot of those people in the focus group worked in roles very close to the politicians, an... more

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    United Kingdom5 months ago
  • Extremely Interesting Topics

    Wonderful podcast. Fascinating topics and well researched and conducted more

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom5 months ago

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