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The Weekly Politics: June 15 to 19

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.

FRIDAY JUNE 19

Houses of Parliament

Heather Brooke tells the Daily Politics why she does not regret starting the ball rolling on the expenses furore.

An Iraqi soldier on patrol during a sandstorm in Baghdad

Former Labour defence minister discusses the Government's plans to now allow some of the Iraq War inquiry to be held in public.

Top of the Political Pops graphic

A musical rundown of the biggest political stories of the week up to June 19.

ross hawkins

Ross Hawkins looks ahead to a tricky by-election for Labour.

THURSDAY JUNE 18

Kevin Maguire

Quentin Letts of the Mail and the Mirror's Kevin Maguire discuss the contenders to succeed Michael Martin.

Speaker's chair

Five candidates to replace Michael Martin as Speaker of the House Commons tell us why they should get the job.

TV

Labour's Sir Stuart Bell on why it's 'absolutely ridiculous' that MPs' expenses details have been published with crucial details blacked out. Quentin Davis from the Daily Mail was also in the studio.

Train

The Beeching cuts of the 1960s saw a third of railway networks closed but is it time to bring many of these defunct lines back to life? Anne Alexander reports.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 17

Speaker's chair

Four candidates to replace Michael Martin as Speaker of the House Commons tell us why they should get the job.

Greta Scacchi

Actress Greta Scacchi makes a plea for changing fishing techniques claiming there will be nothing but "jellyfish and worms" if no action is taken.

Greta Scacchi

Actor Greta Scacchi debates the ideas in her film with MPs Ben Bradshaw and Michael Gove, who both a background in fishing.

Michael Gove

Shadow Education Secretary Michael Gove explains why the Conservatives have written to firms bidding to supply ID cards warning them not to sign any long-term contracts.

Dave Prentis

Despite some encouraging economic signs over the last few weeks, Unison boss Dave Prentis explains why the outlook is bleak for public sector workers as the Conservative's Michael Gove and Labour's Ben Bradshaw continue to scrap over future public spending cuts.

nick robinson

The Daily Politics' analysis of Prime Minister's Questions. Andrew Neil and Anita Anand talk to Nick Robinson with MPs Ben Bradshaw and Michael Gove.

TUESDAY JUNE 16

Liz Voyzey

The sentences of the three people convicted over Baby P's death will not be referred to the Court of Appeal despite the public outcry when these sentences were announced with critics claiming that they were too lenient.

Sir Ken Macdonald

Former Director of Public Prosecutions Sir Ken MacDonald talks about sentencing of recent high-profile cases.

Rosie Boycott

People suffering from dementia are receiving poor quality care because large numbers of staff are badly trained or quit because of their low pay and status, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia found. Journalist and patron of the Alzheimer's Society, Rosie Boycott, whose father suffered from dementia, discusses the report.

Digital Britain graphic

The BBC could be forced to share the television licence fee with its commercial rivals. Former TV executive Steve Hewlett and Shadow Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt discuss the options.

MONDAY JUNE 15

cars on test track

The car industry has been among the hardest hit in the recession, with companies forced to lay off workers and suspend production.

SNP's Mike Russell

More powers should be devolved to Edinburgh, a commission set up by Labour and other pro-Union parties has suggested. The SNP's Mike Russell and Labour's Iain Gray give their view on powers at Holyrood.

Professor Kevin Morley

Former Rover MD Professor Kevin Morley on the history and future of the Vauxhall brand, saying it is "pointless" to keep the name - adding the Opel name should be used worldwide.

Stephen Ladyman

Labour's Stephen Ladyman and Jo Swinson from the Lib Dems react to the news that the government is set to outline plans for an enquiry into the Iraq war.

Kevin Morley

Ex Rover boss Kevin Morley on the continuing row between the Conservatives and Labour over public spending.

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