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Comedian, Broadcaster (and former political adviser) Matt Forde presents The Political Party, the show where renowned politicians and experts open up and give their most honest, revealing and often hilarious answers. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Nathaniel was propelled to the national media just over a week ago when he was Keir Starmer's warm-up act at the launch of his '6 steps'. His speech was all the more powerful because he's dying of bowel cancer. In this powerful interview Nathaniel tells the story of the delays to his treatment, his approach to life since his diagnosis and how he en…
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Forest-mad Nadia is on the left of the Labour Party, so as we approach the election what's her assessment of Keir Starmer as Leader? Find out in this wide-ranging interview with one of Britain's youngest MPs. As well as discussing issues including race, gender and class, Nadia also talks openly about having PTSD and why it was important for her to …
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How did Jon Cruddas help Barack Obama win the White House? It's all thanks to a wonderful chance taken by Matthew McGregor, now boss of 38 Degrees. This is an absolute blast and a real education about the power of online activism. Buy Tickets to see Matt's return to stand-up: https://sohotheatre.com/events/matt-forde-work-in-progress/#performances …
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One of the most entertaining guests in the history of the show returns, to tell the incredible story of his deportation from Djibouti. Tim is one of five MPs to be sanctioned by China, but never expected that to have an effect in Africa, He's standing down at the next election and gives his entertaining assessment of the issues facing the Conservat…
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Psephologist extraordinaire Greg Cook returns to analyse the election results and break down what they mean. Are Labour heading for a victory? If so, could they win a landslide? Does the Tories winning Tees Valley mean as much as they claim as does? Does this feel like 1995, heading into 1997? All the big questions answered! Buy Tickets to see Matt…
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Why has Humza resigned and what does it mean for Scotland and the SNP? This is an entertaining and comprehensive briefing on what's happening in Scottish politics with the engaging Euan McColm. Buy Tickets to see Matt's return to stand-up: https://sohotheatre.com/events/matt-forde-work-in-progress/#performances Follow @mattforde on Twitter for the …
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Liverpool's Metro Mayor is standing for a third term on 2 May. He's already led a fascinating life, starting out as a bricklayer, then being an MP and Jeremy Corbyn's PPS before becoming the Metro Mayor for the city he loves. Steve is a big personality and this goes way beyond the usual boundaries of politics. This is about how people feel about pl…
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This is a fascinating insight into life as a modern political editor, what the pressures are and how different outlets make themselves distinct from one another. Kevin has worked everywhere covering UK and Scottish politics. The Sun, The Herald, The Scotsman and now he's Political Editor of HuffPost UK. Does The Sun lead or follow its readers? What…
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This is so much fun, you won't want it to end. Gloria De Piero brings politics to life in a way very few people are able to. Totally honest about why she'd never want to be an MP again, what working at GB News is really like and why she's dedicated to Labour even when the party hasn't valued her. It's got everything: Lee Anderson, pina coladas and …
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As David Cameron strides the international stage, his former Deputy Chief of Staff reflects on his renaissance and the contrast between him and Rishi Sunak. Well, not just Rishi Sunak, but all of Cameron's successor's as Prime Minister. Kate has experienced politics at the highest level and now sits in the Lords. She's a member of the Joint Committ…
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Jonny Owen is the great storyteller of our age. His superb new series 'Strike' for BBC Sounds examines the impact of the 1984 Miner's Strike on South Wales and Britain more widely. In the making of it Jonny sat with the politicians who'd made the decisions, the people impacted by them and uncovered truths he was previously unaware of. He also has a…
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The author of 'Things Can Only Get Better' gives his take on modern politics, the state of the Labour Party and what it's like making comedy now compared to when he started. John is a successful author, west end playwright and satirist, working on shows like Spitting Image and Have I Got News For You. He also stood for Parliament twice. This is a g…
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This is a ray of sunshine for the ears. Siobhain isn't just positive, she is inspiringly pragmatic. A Labour MP since 1 May 1997 and a passionate Blairite, she stayed in the party during its darkest period and is now hopeful of a Labour victory at the next election. This is about more than politics. It's about life and what it's about. Siobhain's s…
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