With just four days to go before we brace the cold weather and take to the polls, we ask if in this election, politics has lost respect for the truth. Joining John Pienaar on the programme today are the Conservative party chairman James Cleverly, Labour’s shadow business secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey, the leader of the DUP Arlene Foster, and the SNP Deputy first minister John Swinney. Our pundits are Pippa Crerar from the Daily Mirror, Sebastian Payne of the Financial Times, and former SNP adviser Geoff Aberdein.
London Bridge: The Blame Game begins
Following the terror attack on London Bridge, Deputy Political Editor John Pienaar asks the Security Minister Brandon Lewis if different sentencing could have really stopped the perpetrator. Also joining John are Jo Swinson, the Liberal Democrat leader, the Shadow Transport Secretary Andy McDonald, and the leader of Sinn Fein, Mary Lou McDonald. Our pundits this week are Laura Hughes from the Financial Times, and the comedian Grainne Maguire.
Election 2019: Every 1's a Winner
When it comes to the parties’ manifesto pledges, is everyone a winner? John Pienaar asks Chancellor Sajid Javid, ahead of the Conservative manifesto launch later today, and Labour’s Employment Rights Secretary Laura Pidcock. John also hears from the Brexit Party Chairman Richard Tice, and Plaid Cymru’s leader Adam Price. Our pundits this week are the New Statesman’s Stephen Bush, and former Conservative special adviser Salma Shah. Listen back now on BBC Sounds-- you can’t lose.
Election 2019: Policies, Pacts and Peerages
Twenty-five days to go until the General Election, Deputy Political Editor John Pienaar chats policies, pacts and peerages with the Unite Union’s leader Len McCluskey, the Government’s Security Minister Brandon Lewis, Christine Jardine of the Lib Dems and Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage. Also joining us throughout the programme are the Spectator’s Deputy Political Editor Katy Balls, and Dawn Foster of Jacobin and the Guardian.
Election 2019: Do the numbers add up?
Deputy Political Editor John Pienaar quizzes Grant Shapps, the Transport Secretary, and Labour's Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth on whether their funding plans – and their claims about their opponents’ plans – add up. We also hear from Jonathan Bartley, the Green Party co-leader, on their plans for a cleaner, greener UK. Our pundits this week are Polly Mackenzie, Jo Tanner and Chloe Green.