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    Today we look at the first report released by the Covid Inquiry.

    Focusing on pandemic preparations, it said the governments of the UK and devolved nations had ‘failed its citizens’ by planning for the wrong pandemic. The report lays out the failures, including ‘groupthink’ mentality and ‘labyrinthine’ systems.

    Adam is joined by health reporter Jim Reed and Catherine Haddon from the Institute for Government.

    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 Chris Flynn with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producers were Hannah Montgomery and Gareth Jones. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.

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    Covid Inquiry: UK 'Failed Citizens'

    Covid Inquiry: UK 'Failed Citizens'

    Today we look at the first report released by the Covid Inquiry.

    Focusing on pandemic preparations, it said the governments of the UK and devolved nations had ‘failed its citizens’ by planning for the wrong pandemic. The report lays out the failures, including ‘groupthink’ mentality and ‘labyrinthine’ systems.

    Adam is joined by health reporter Jim Reed and Catherine Haddon from the Institute for Government.

    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 Chris Flynn with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producers were Hannah Montgomery and Gareth Jones. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.

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    enJuly 18, 2024

    King’s Speech: Starmer Pushes the Bill Button

    King’s Speech: Starmer Pushes the Bill Button

    Today, we look at what was in Labour’s first King’s Speech.

    Chris joins Adam after King Charles III set out the government's proposed laws at the State Opening of Parliament. They included plans for growth, the nationalisation of railways, and planning reform. We also look at what wasn’t included.

    Adam also speaks to Labour’s Lucy Powell, now Leader of the House of Commons, whose job it is to make sure the plans become law.

    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 Chris Flynn with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.

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    enJuly 17, 2024

    Gething Resigns As Welsh First Minister

    Gething Resigns As Welsh First Minister

    Today, we look at the resignation of Welsh First Minister, Vaughan Gething.

    Just four months into the job, Vaughan Gething has quit his position as First Minister after four members of his cabinet resigned, calling for him to go.

    Since taking over in March, the FM has faced criticism for accepting a campaign donation from a businessman convicted of environmental offences. He denies any wrongdoing, and says ‘my integrity matters, I have not compromised it.’ Adam and Chris discuss whether this is part of a wider pattern on instability in UK politics. 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 Michael Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.

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    enJuly 16, 2024

    Breaking Newscast: Southgate Resigns

    Breaking Newscast: Southgate Resigns

    Today, we look at the reaction to Gareth Southgate’s decision to resign as England manager. After almost eight years and 102 games in charge of the Three Lions, Southgate announced his decision to step down two days on from England’s 2-1 loss to Spain in the final of the Euro 2024. But what will be Southgate’s legacy? Adam is joined by BBC 5 Live commentator John Murray and Chief Political Correspondent Henry Zeffman to discuss his impact on and off the pitch. 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 Sam Mclaren and Elliot Ryder. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham

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    enJuly 16, 2024

    Trump: "I'm Supposed to be Dead"

    Trump: "I'm Supposed to be Dead"

    Today, we look at the aftermath of the attempted assassination of Donald Trump.

    After surviving an attempt on his life, the former president says he will "bring the country together”, while President Joe Biden calls for the "temperature of politics" to be lowered. What will happen next in US politics? Adam is joined by Justin Webb, Americast presenter, and Sumi Somaskanda, Chief Anchor BBC World News who is in Milwaukee.

    And, the foreign secretary David Lammy has been in Israel calling for an immediate ceasefire in the Israel-Gaza war. Adam speaks to BBC diplomatic correspondent James Landale about Labour’s approach to the conflict. 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 producers were Jonny Hall and Mike Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.

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    enJuly 15, 2024

    The Attempted Assassination of Donald Trump

    The Attempted Assassination of Donald Trump

    Laura and Paddy react to the news overnight that Donald Trump was the subject of a failed assassination attempt. We hear from our North America Correspondent Gary O’Donoghue who was at the scene when it happened.

    And also from Labour MP Kim Leadbeater, whose sister Jo Cox was murdered in 2016 when she was a sitting member of parliament.

    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 and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Purvee Pattni with Josh Jenkins. The technical producer was Antonio Fernandes. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.

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    enJuly 14, 2024

    Starmer’s First Week in Charge!

    Starmer’s First Week in Charge!

    Today, we look at an eventful first week in charge for Keir Starmer, and tension already surfacing in the Tory leadership contest.

    The prime minister has faced questions over the U.S. president’s health at a Nato summit, committed to releasing prisoners early and is facing pressure over defence spending promises.

    Laura, Paddy and Adam also give us their take on the latest in the Tory leadership race, and how Suella v Kemi has shaped up this 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 Laura Kuenssberg, Paddy O’Connell and Adam Fleming. It was made by Purvee Pattni with Teodora Agarici . The technical producer was Ben Andrews. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.

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    enJuly 13, 2024

    Electioncast: The GE 2024 Binder

    Electioncast: The GE 2024 Binder

    Today, we go through everything you need to know about the 2024 general election, and more!

    Now that the dust has settled, Newscast does a deep dive into the results. Did Labour lose votes from younger people? What impact did religion have? What connects a chain of posh bakeries to the Lib Dems? Adam is joined by:

    - Scarlett Maguire, director at the pollster JL Partners - Rob Ford Professor of Political Science at the University of Manchester - John Burn-Murdoch, Columnist and Chief Data reporter for the FT 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 Michael Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.

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    enJuly 12, 2024

    Starmer Gives Biden Boost

    Starmer Gives Biden Boost

    Today, we look at Chris Mason’s interview with prime minister Sir Keir Starmer, plus we discuss why more prisoners could be released early from UK prisons. Adam chats to Chris about his interview with the prime minister in Washington at the Nato summit. Keir Starmer said that Joe Biden was 'on really good form' and doubled down on the government’s commitment to increase defence spending to 2.5%. And the government is planning to release non-violent criminals early to free up space in prisons. Starmer’s emergency measures are expected to buy the government 18 months extra time, but what are the long-term solutions? Adam is joined by Lord Ken Macdonald, former Director of Public Prosecutions and co-host of Double Jeopardy, the Law and Politics Podcast.

    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 Mike Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.

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    enJuly 11, 2024

    Starmers and Stripes

    Starmers and Stripes

    Today we look at the meeting of world leaders including Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer at the NATO summit in Washington.

    Adam is joined by Chris from Washington and Americast host Justin Webb to talk about the prime minister’s first day at the gathering. Meanwhile, President Joe Biden is coming under pressure to stand down as the Democratic presidential candidate in the 2024 US election.

    And the former head of the Diplomatic Service, Sir Simon Fraser, talks about how Sir Keir Starmer will have been preparing for his first international meeting as prime minister.

    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 Sam McLaren, Gemma Roper and Elliot Ryder. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The series producer is Tim Walklate. The editor is Sam Bonham.

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    enJuly 10, 2024

    Starmer, Sunak and Swearing In

    Starmer, Sunak and Swearing In

    Today, we recap the first meeting of the new parliament and the latest roll call of government appointments, as well as the new chair of the Conservative’s 1922 committee.

    Adam is joined by Vicki Young to explain the day’s ceremonies, the latest government appointments, and the first House of Commons speeches by Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer and leader of the opposition Rishi Sunak.

    And health secretary Wes Streeting met with the British Medical Association (BMA) to discuss junior doctor strikes. Adam is joined by Health Editor Hugh Pym to discuss the significance of the meeting - and what the new health secretary would have to do to bring an end to industrial action.

    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 Sam McLaren and Gemma Roper. The assistant editor is Ben Mundy. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The editor is Sam Bonham.

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    enJuly 09, 2024

    Homes Under The Starmer?

    Homes Under The Starmer?

    Today, we hear who’s in - and who’s out - of the new Labour government and unpack Chancellor Rachel Reeves’ first speech from the Treasury.

    As MP’s arrive for their first day in office, Adam and Chris talk about Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer's visit to the four nations plus the latest list of Labour’s ministerial appointments.

    And Faisal has been at the Treasury listening to Chancellor Rachel Reeves lay out her plan for economic growth.

    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 Sam McLaren and Gemma Roper. The assistant editor is Ben Mundy. The technical producer was Jonny Hall. The editor is Sam Bonham.

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    enJuly 08, 2024

    The Sir Keir Starmer Profile (Replay)

    The Sir Keir Starmer Profile (Replay)

    A replay of our profile of the leader of the Labour Party, Sir Keir Starmer - now Prime Minister.

    Adam is joined by Ailbhe Rea, associate editor at Bloomberg UK, and Tom Baldwin, author of Keir Starmer: The Biography, to chronicle Keir Starmer’s early life and political career. They discuss his family life, his legal career and how he rose to become leader of the Labour Party including behind-the-scenes details from those who know and work with him.

    This episode is part of a series where Newscast profiles each of the leaders of major political parties.

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    enJuly 08, 2024

    Electioncast: How did social media shape the election?

    Electioncast: How did social media shape the election?

    All the things we learnt from the undercover voters in the election.

    On this episode of Newscast, Disinformation and Social Media Correspondent Marianna Spring joins Adam to explain what we learnt from the undercover voters over the past few weeks.

    Using data from the National Centre for Social Research, Marianna set up fictional social media profiles for twenty four undercover voters based in eight constituencies around the UK, and gained an insight into voters' digital worlds during the election.

    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 is Hannah Montgomery. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.

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    enJuly 07, 2024

    Electioncast Results: What's in Labour’s In Tray?

    Electioncast Results: What's in Labour’s In Tray?

    Today, now that the election dust has settled, what challenges do the new Labour government face in their first few days?

    One issue that is already demanding Labour’s attention is the Tata Steelworks in Port Talbot in South Wales, with thousands of jobs currently at risk.

    And, the Conservatives are in search of a new leader. Potential contenders, Victoria Atkins and Robert Jenrick spoke to Laura this morning. Are they putting their names in the hat? And who is being touted as a potential caretaker leader?

    Plus, Henry channels his inner Steve Rosenberg by sharing his ability on the piano! 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 Josh Jenkins. The technical producer was Riccardo McCarthy . The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.

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    enJuly 07, 2024

    Electioncast: Starmer Inside Number 10

    Electioncast: Starmer Inside Number 10

    Today, Sir Keir Starmer holds cabinet meeting on his first full day as the UK’s new prime minister.

    In this podcast recorded live for Radio 4, Adam, Laura and Paddy discuss Labour’s preparations for government, whether the Tory leadership race has already begun and which figure from Labour’s past could be making a return.

    Plus, Laura reveals one of the more unusual forms of preparation that has taken place in the Treasury for the UK's first female chancellor.

    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 Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Bella Saltiel. The assistant editor is Ben Mundy. The technical producer was Riccard McCarthy. The editor is Sam Bonham.

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    enJuly 06, 2024

    Electioncast: Starmer Inside Number 10

    Electioncast: Starmer Inside Number 10

    Today, Sir Keir Starmer holds cabinet meeting on his first full day as the UK’s new prime minister.

    In this podcast recorded live for Radio 4, Adam, Laura and Paddy discuss Labour’s preparations for government, whether the Tory leadership race has already begun and which figure from Labour’s past could be making a return.

    Plus, Laura reveals one of the more unusual forms of preparation that has taken place in the Treasury for the UK's first female chancellor.

    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 Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Bella Saltiel. The assistant editor is Ben Mundy. The technical producer was Ricardo McCarthy. The editor is Sam Bonham.

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    enJuly 06, 2024

    Electioncast Results: A New Labour Government

    Electioncast Results: A New Labour Government

    Today we look at the new members of the Labour government.

    Adam, Chris and Paddy look at Sir Keir Starmer’s cabinet appointments including the unexpected addition of James Timpson and Sir Patrick Vallance.

    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, Chris Mason and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Miranda Slade with Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham

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    enJuly 05, 2024

    Electioncast Results: Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer

    Electioncast Results: Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer

    Today, Sir Keir Starmer became prime minister after visiting the King in Buckingham Palace.

    Adam and Alex discuss his first speech in Downing Street. Earlier on Friday, Rishi Sunak made a final speech as prime minister, apologising to the nation and announcing he would be stepping down as party leader in due course.

    And we look at the results that have come in on Friday morning including former prime minister Liz Truss losing her seat.

    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. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.

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    enJuly 05, 2024

    Electioncast Results: Labour Wins General Election

    Electioncast Results: Labour Wins General Election

    The ballots are still being counted, but Labour are set to win a landslide victory in the 2024 General Election, making Sir Keir Starmer the new Prime Minister.

    Meanwhile the Conservatives are on track for a crushing defeat with several cabinet ministers losing their seats. The Lib Dems look set to return to levels not seen since before the coalition. And Nigel Farage has become an MP at the 8th time of asking.

    Adam and Chris react to the results from the Newscast Election All-Nighter. 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 Sam Mclaren. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham

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    enJuly 05, 2024

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