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The Weekly Politics: Nov 22-26

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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Lord Tebbit

Lord Tebbit recalls how had he to convince Margaret Thatcher to push ahead with employment law changes in the 1980s to curb union powers.

60 seconds graphic

A reminder of the political week in just 60 seconds as covered on the Daily Politics, with immigration and education dominating the headlines.

Len McCluskey

Len McCluskey, the newly-elected general secretary of Britain's biggest union Unite, claims there is "no such thing as an irresponsible strike".

David Blunkett

David Blunkett expalins why he is saying no to AV - ahead of the referendum next May that could change the way MPs are elected to Westminster.


 John Dauth

Sports Minister Hugh Robertson, Australian High Commissioner in London, John Dauth, and Sir Howard Davies from the LSE on the rivalries between England and Australia. They also consider who should hold The Ashes.

The Ashes

As the Ashes are underway, can David Cameron can keep his fingers crossed and look forward to throwing a Downing Street party for a victorious England side?

Euro graphic

Turmoil across Europe and the emergency bail-out in Ireland has prompted some to question the future of the euro currency.

Philip Hammond

Transport secretary Philip Hammond says: 'We will change the way the railways operate' as he explains the coalition's plans for the UK network.

Shadow rail minister, Andrew Gwynne

Shadow rail minister Andrew Gwynne on delays to railway upgrades in the coalition government announcement on railways, saying "people want to see improvements much faster".


Lord Howard and Tessa Jowell

Lord Howard and Tessa Jowell analyse PMQs as David Cameron faces Ed Miliband for the first time since he returned from paternity leave - with the BBC Daily Politics' Andrew Neil and Anita Anand, and the Guardian's Nick Watt.

Protesting student

Andrew Neil explains how students are protesting about tuition fees across England as BBC cameras show demonstrations in London, Birmingham, Leeds and Liverpool.

Peter Mandelson documentary

Peter Mandelson: The Movie offered a rare insight into the life of the former Labour spin doctor which has been aired on BBC4. Lord Howard and Tessa Jowell review the programme.

deputy general secretary of the National Union of Teachers, Kevin Courtney

Lord Howard, Tessa Jowell and Kevin Courtney, deputy general secretary of the National Union of Teachers, on school standards.

Darren Campbell

Olympic athlete Darren Campbell - who brought a gold medal back from the Athens games and a silver from Sydney - says the coalition government should re-think its plans to cut sport funding in English schools.


Iain Collins

TalkSport's Iain Collins claims "somebody somewhere is telling us a mighty lie" over the UK's immigration figures.

Alistair Darling

Former Chancellor Alistair Darling claims Ireland took "too long to solve its banking problems" as he is asked about the UK helping out its neighbour.

allister heath

City AM editor Allister Heath and former Chancellor Alistair Darling are challenged to explain where all the money has gone that is causing financial problems in the UK, Ireland and other countries

Mitchel McLaughlin

Sinn Fein's Mitchel McLaughlin on the UK's help for Ireland and how this affects the euro.

P J O'Rourke

American satirist PJ O'Rourke uses choice language to argue that politics and politicians are a necessary evil, but also encourages people not to vote.


Grant Shapps

Housing Minister Grant Shapps explains the end of a council house for life for new tenants.

Kay Boycott

Kay Boycott from Shelter said that housing was the biggest loser in the government's Spending Review last month.

Banker at work

Is it time to give up banker bashing and realise the good they do for the people of Britain?

Kitty Ussher

The former Labour Treasury Minister Kitty Ussher on the UK helping Ireland with a bail out.

Bob Crow

RMT leader and Bob Crow and Kitty Ussher, Demos director and former Labour Treasury Minister, on banking and bonuses.

John Sergeant in 1990

It's 20 years this week since Margaret Thatcher faced a leadership challenge and the BBC's John Sergeant was being pushed around.


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