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The Weekly Politics: Sep 13-17

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

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A musical rundown of the biggest political stories of the week up to 17 September - as read on the BBC News website - is revealed in the Daily Politics' Top of the Political Pops with Giles Dilnot.

Admiral Lord West

Former government minister Admiral Lord West looks ahead to the results of the strategic defence and security review and assesses what budget cuts could be made.

Cristina Odone

Tim Montgomerie of the ConservativeHome website and journalist Cristina Odone discuss some of the comments made by the Pope during his visit to the UK.

Norman Baker

Norman Baker has said that the media is 'spinning a false narrative' ahead of the Liberal Democrat conference.


bob crow

The unions have sent out a strong message to the Government at the TUC conference but does their rhetoric mean we're heading for another Winter of Discontent? Adam Fleming reports.


Should ministers leave the decision on Trident's future until the next Parliament or commit to a new nuclear deterrent now? MPs Malcolm Rifkind and Menzies Campbell discuss the issue with the editor of the FT, Lionel Barber.


Nick Robinson

Housing Minister Grant Shapps and Yvette Cooper, Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, help analyse PMQs with the BBC's Nick Robinson, Andrew Neil and Anita Anand. They discuss Harriet Harman's last PMQs as acting Labour leader, look forward to conference season and discuss speculation about Ms Cooper's potnetial role in the new shadow cabinet.

Simon Roberts

The House of Commons unveils a set of artworks by their official election artist - the photographer Simon Roberts - who drove around the country with an antique camera to hand, capturing the campaign through his lens.

Simon Hughes

Liberal Democrat deputy leader Simon Hughes, Housing Minister Grant Shapps, and Yvette Cooper, Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, debate whether middle-class people should receive universal benefits.

Harriet Harman

As Harriet Harman takes her final PMQs as acting Labour leader, we look back over her few months in charge after Gordon Brown stood down and through the Labour leadership race.

Greg Philo

A one-off tax on the rich in Britain should save the need for planned cuts in the economy, says Greg Philo, research director of Glasgow University Media Unit.

Greg Philo

Professor Greg Philo from Glasgow University defends the ideas in his film on taxing the rich - and rejects the death tax label - as he debates with MPs Grant Shapps and Yvette Cooper.


Greg Barker

Environment Minister Greg Barker defends the green credentials of the coalition government but Green MP Caroline Lucas says it could do more.

Matthew Sinclsir

The Green Party's Caroline Lucas and Matthew Sinclair from the TaxPayers' Alliance disagree on cuts and how to tackle the UK's deficit.

Caroline Lucas

Green Party MP Caroline Lucas faces questions from Daily Politics viewers on her party's policies.

Wind turbines

David Cameron tried to make the party appear more open to environmentally friendly policies with a tree as the party's logo and the phrase 'vote blue, go green'.

Joe Ashton

Some former MPs are allowed a parliamentary pass giving them access to ministers, freedom to roam the corridors and the chance to continue to enjoy cheaper drinks at the subsidised bar.


Aaron Porter

NUS president Aaron Porter says the government has no mandate for the "depth and speed" of the cuts being suggested and that it was unacecptable for students and young people to "bear the brunt" of paying off the deficit.

Graham Stuart MP

Graham Stuart, Conservative MP and chair of the education select committee, turns on NUS president Aaron Porter as they debate tuition fees and funding universities with Liberal Democrat MP Norman Baker

Norman Lamb

Conservative MP Nick Boles calls for joint coalition candidates at future election but Liberal Democrat Normal Lamb speaks out against the idea.

Andrew Neil in Washington

Andrew Neil reports from Washington on the Tea Party movement turning away from the US's main political parties and why President Obama has seen his poll ratings slump.

Dr Wendy Platt

University funding will be raised at the Liberal Democrat conference - the party had a manifesto commitment to oppose any increase in fees but the coalition awaits Lord Browne's report on how to plug the funding gap. Giles Dilnot reports.


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