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The Weekly Politics: July 13 to 15

Anita Anand and Andrew Neil

A lookback over the highlights of the last week on the Daily Politics - with presenters Andrew Neil, Anita Anand and Jo Coburn.

Only three shows this week ahead of the recess - we are back on 21 September.


Quiz graphic

We finished off the current series with a quiz testing the political knowledge of MPs John Hutton, David Davis and Sir Menzies Campell.

Bodies of UK soliders return home

The bodies of eight more British casualties of the Afghanistan war have been flown home amid questions of the UK's role in the campaign. MPs John Hutton, David Davis and Sir Menzies Campbell discuss what the UK is doing in Afghanistan.

Martin Livermore

Martin Livermore, director of the Scientific Alliance, which argues that believing we can control climate with our current level of knowledge is misguided, gives his view before MPs in the studio give their opinions.

Kevin Maguire

The Daily Politics' analysis of Prime Minister's Questions as Anita Anand and Andrew Neil talk to the Daily Mirror's Kevin Maguire, Lib Dem Sir Menzies Campbell, Labour's John Hutton and Tory David Davis.

Arlene Phillips

Former Strictly Come Dancing judge Arlene Phillips gives her take on why we should all be dancing and how the government should help with free sessions.

Arlene Phillips

Arlene Phillips debates the ideas on her film about prompting the government to provide dance sessions. She was also quizzed about her departure from Strictly Come Dancing in her first TV interview since it was announced she was leaving the show.


Brian Paddick

Simon Hughes MP talks about how he was phonetapped and ex policeman Brian Paddick gives his view on police involvement.

Gordon Brown holiday graphic

Historian Andrew Roberts recalls how MPs have spent the summer recess in previous years, as the Cabinet and Shadow Cabinet members are getting different advice from their leaders about the coming weeks away from Parliament.

Norwich North Labour candidate

Anita Anand talks to the Tory, Labour and LibDem candidates in the Norwich North by-election.

Norwich North Green candidate

Anita Anand talks to the Green and UKIP candidates in the Norwich North byelection.

Bill Rammel

Armed forces minister Bill Rammell is quizzed on the UK's role in Afghanistan, rejecting allegations the government is fighting the war "on the cheap".

Gerald Howarth

Shadow Defence minister Gerald Howarth on the British mission in Afghanistan, which has seen 15 UK soldiers killed in the last month, leading to attacks on the government handling of the anti-Taliban campaign


Some NHS managers have never been medics but are making big decisions with public money. Ross Hawkins asks if they are up to the job.

Greg Dyke

Former BBC Director General Greg Dyke here has been appointed a patron of the new NHS national leadership council which aims to improve management at the top of the service. He gives his views on the NHS.

Lindsay Hoyle

Harriet Harman is coming to the rescue of what she believes is another down-trodden group - the northerners. We spoke to shoppers in Newcastle before the Labour MP for Chorley, Lindsay Hoyle, joined us from Manchester.


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