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    Hannah Barnes, Andrew Marr and the New Statesman politics team discuss the latest in UK politics, global affairs and the ideas that shape the world.

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    Andrew Marr: Kamala Harris is "empowered and freed"

    Andrew Marr: Kamala Harris is "empowered and freed"

    In a surprise social media post this weekend, Joe Biden stood down from his re-election campaign and endorsed VP Kamala Harris. Significant support has mounted in the past 48 hours for Harris, but how does this change the presidential race?


    Hannah Barnes, associate editor at the New Statesman, is joined by political editor Andrew Marr to discuss the developments in the US as well as Labour's imminent challenges this summer as parliament heads for recess.



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    How long is Starmer's "honeymoon" period?

    How long is Starmer's "honeymoon" period?

    The new PM has been in office a couple of weeks, but you've already asked how long he's got.


    In our weekly "You Ask Us" episode, Hannah Barnes and Rachel Cunliffe answer listener questions on how long Keir Starmer has before the Conservatives can form a coherent opposition, how a Labour government will approach China, and the things that have surprised them about the new parliament so far.


    Submit a question for the New Statesman team to answer at www.newstatesman.com/youaskus, or if you're listening on Spotify scroll down and leave a reply on the episode page.


    Articles mentioned in this episode:

    David Muir: Taiwan at the edge of chaos

    https://www.newstatesman.com/culture/books/2024/07/taiwan-at-the-edge-of-chaos



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    Will Labour's "Great British Energy" deliver?

    Will Labour's "Great British Energy" deliver?

    Clean energy by 2023? We're "pretty far off".


    Ed Miliband today made his first parliamentary speech as the new Energy Secretary, hailing the Labour government's progress on their energy plans. Central to their goal to reach clean energy by 2023 is their proposal for a new publicly owned energy firm, Great British Energy.


    Sustainability correspondent Megan Kenyon joins Hannah Barnes and Rachel Cunliffe on the New Statesman podcast to unpick Labour's energy plans and discuss whether or not GB Energy will actually be able to deliver.


    Read more: Britain will never be an energy superpower, by Helen Thompson

    https://www.newstatesman.com/ideas/2024/07/britain-will-never-be-an-energy-superpower



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    King's speech reveals Starmer's uncommon ambition

    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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    ADHD in the criminal justice system | Sponsored

    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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    Andrew Marr: What if the Trump assassination attempt had succeeded?

    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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    Trump shooting: what the Democrats must do now

    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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    What does Labour's "growth worth having" actually mean?

    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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    The Conservative party's very public nervous breakdown

    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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    How will global affairs define the Starmer era?

    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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    Andrew Marr: "The smell in Whitehall? An invigorating reek of change."

    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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    What can we learn from Labour's first days in power?

    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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    Election results: Welcome to Labour Britain

    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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    What to expect when you're expecting ... a new government

    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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    The penultimate day of Tory Rome

    The penultimate day of Tory Rome

    In a final poll published before the election things have never looked worse for the Conservatives, Rishi Sunak has expressed fear that he might lose his seat, and Boris Johnson has been wheeled out at the 11th hour. How long will it take for the Tories to come back from this and where will they begin?

     

    Hannah Barnes, associate editor, is joined by the New Statesman’s senior editor George Eaton and David Gauke, former Conservative MP and New Statesman columnist.

     

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    How many hours a week should a prime minster be working?

    How many hours a week should a prime minster be working?

    Another Reform UK candidate has stepped down to back the Tories as the “vast majority” of her fellow candidates are “racist, misogynistic and bigoted”, the Conservatives have launched an attack campaign on Keir Starmer, claiming he is work-shy, and the Tory leadership contest may or may not be underway.


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


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    Andrew Marr: To succeed, Starmer must upset a lot of people

    Andrew Marr: To succeed, Starmer must upset a lot of people

    In order to succeed in a first term in government, to deliver for working people, Keir Starmer will need to enforce some quietly radical change. And doing so will upset quite a lot of people ...


    It's the last week of the campaign and Hannah Barnes, associate editor, is joined by political editor Andrew Marr, and political correspondent Freddie Hayward.


    As well as looking at what's happening on our own shores, the team also discuss the election prospects across the channel with the success of the right yesterday in France, and across the pond with the widespread trepidation around Biden's future in US government.


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    The race to cervical cancer elimination | Sponsored

    The race to cervical cancer elimination | Sponsored

    Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women globally. It causes more than 800 deaths in the UK each year.

     

    Yet 99.8% of cervical cancer cases are entirely preventable. Regular screening and the introduction of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination are helping to reduce the number of deaths. With smart policy and public health interventions NHS England have set 2040 as the target date for total elimination of cervical cancer.

     

    If that goal is to be met the issue of health inequality needs to be addressed; currently screening and vaccination rates vary between different regions, communities and socio-economic groups.

     

    So what needs to be done to share best practice and narrow these inequalities?

     

    In this episode of Spotlight on Policy, host Zoe Grunwald is joined by Emma Cerrone, Business Unit Director for Public Health & Vaccines at MSD; Dr Adeola Olaitan, Honorary Associate Professor at University College London and Honorary Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist at UCLH; and Gayathri Kumar, Senior Economist at OHE, the Office for Health Economics.

     

    This episode has been fully funded by MSD who, as sponsors, have reviewed and inputted to the final content. The report referenced by Office for Health Economics throughout this episode was fully funded by MSD. Ultimate editorial control for this episode and the OHE report rests solely with the New Statesman and the Office for Health Economics, respectively. MSD is one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies active in several key areas of global health, including immunisation and oncology.



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    What's happening in Northern Ireland? and should polling be banned?

    What's happening in Northern Ireland? and should polling be banned?

    It's listener question time! Freddie Hayward, political correspondent, is joined by Finn McRedmond, junior commissioning editor and writer, to answer questions on Northern Ireland, personal approval ratings, presidential debates, and polling influence.


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    On the road with Corbyn, Farage, and Lammy

    On the road with Corbyn, Farage, and Lammy

    Today New Statesman is publishing an election special issue of the magazine which includes our election endorsement as well as in-depth political interviews with Jeremy Corbyn, Nigel Farage, and David Lammy.


    Rachel Cunliffe, associate political editor, is joined in the studio by George Eaton, senior editor, and editor-in-chief Jason Cowley.


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