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Down Under Take Over
Whether it's a love of Kylie, cricket or beer, Australia and Britain have plenty in common when it comes to popular culture - and politics, with a new wave of strategists from down under stirring things up in Westminster.Patrick Maguire in for Matt Chorley speaks to Senator James McGrath, who worked on Boris Johnson's mayoral campaign, John McTernan, who worked for Labor Prime Minister Julia Gillard, and Kathy Lette, Australian-British author and comedy writer.Plus: Columnists Manveen Rana and Matthew Parris discuss Boris Johnson's WhatsApps, a campaign against the 'death tax', free speech tsars and why Spain doesn't want to go to the polls in the middle of the summer. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Running The Numbers For Thatcher
It was the leadership contest that finally ended Margaret Thatcher's premiership - even though she won in the first round. The year was 1990, when the veteran prime minister took on her challenger Michael Heseltine but failed to deliver the knockout blow.Patrick Maguire in for Matt Chorley speaks to Conservative peer and pollster Lord Hayward, who marked the books for the first ballot and knew how widespread disenchantment with the Iron Lady had become.Plus: Columnists Alice Thomson and Robert Crampton discuss a warning from one of the "godfathers" of AI, whether police should attend mental health cases, and why khaki is the new black - and what it's got to do with President Zelensky. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Should Johnson's WhatsApps Stay Secret?
While Matt is away, Patrick Maguire is joined by columnists Daniel Finkelstein and Miranda Green to discuss whether the government should hand Boris Johnson's private messages to the Covid inquiry, whether the PM's country house Chequers could be turned into Camp David, and whether Labour can sell plans to borrow billions to the voters at the next election.Plus: Patrick's been to meet Great British Bake Off star Dame Prue Leith to discuss her campaign to legalise assisted dying following the death of her brother. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
How Call of Duty Became Britain's Post-Brexit Battleground
Matt is away for the bank holiday, but in the meantime we have another guest episode from the team at Stories of Our Times - one remarkable story, told in depth, each day.Microsoft has found itself in a bitter war of words with both its gaming rival Sony and the UK authorities over a multi-billion dollar takeover bid of games developer Activision Blizzard. After the UK’s competition watchdog blocked the deal, what does it say for Britain’s post-Brexit business strategy?Jenny Kleeman speaks to Times Technology Business Editor Katie Prescott. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Sex, Lies And Boris Johnson
Cleo Watson has gone from being deputy chief of staff for Boris Johnson to writing a satirical 'bonkbuster' set in and around Westminster, Downing Street and Chequers.Matt talks to her about life inside Number 10, partygate, working for Barack Obama and Dominic Cummings - and we get Mariella Frostrup to read out some of the novel's raciest moments.Plus: Columnists James Marriott and Gaby Hinsliff talk about sending more northerners to the House of Lords, Boris Johnson's new house in the country, and Britain's favourite railway station. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Politics without the boring bits: Matt Chorley presents the best interviews, analysis and panel discussions from his Times Radio show. Listen to Times Radio live on DAB, smart speaker or app 10am-1pm Monday to Friday. If you like what you hear, then read more at http://www.thetimes.co.uk/