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The Weekly Politics: Nov 16-20

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. We were only on air for two days after the Queen's Speech.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 20

Speaker

TV cameras were first allowed into the House of Commons, 20 years ago this weekend. It was a controversial move at the time with some MPs fearing it could dumb down their debates. Giles Dilnot examines if it has simply meant MPs just play to the camera, or is it a much needed window into the democratic process?

Lord Hattersley

Lord Hattersley, who was in the Commons when the TV cameras first started rolling joined Anita Anand, Andrew Pierce and Jackie Ashley to talk about TV coverage of Parliament.

Justine Roberts from Mumsnet

Bill Clinton won it with the 'soccer mums'. Tony Blair won it with 'Worcester woman'. So who will it be in 2010? Could it be Cyberwoman? Justine Roberts from Mumsnet and Labour MP Emily Thornberry joined in the debate.

Herman van Rompuy

Step forward anyway Herman van Rompuy, the new President of Europe and the EU's new high representative on foreign affairs and security, the former chair of the Hertfordshire Health Authority, Baroness Ashton.

Cumbrian flood scene

Workington MP Tony Cunningham spoke to Anita Anand after floods hit Cumbria with 200 people airlifted to safety in Cockermouth and the Prime Minister assuring Cumbrian Police that any help needed would be provided.

Top of the Political Pops graphic

A musical rundown of the biggest political stories of the week up to November 20 - as read on the BBC news website - are revealed in the Daily Politics' Top of the Political Pops with Giles Dilnot.

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 19

EU Flag

European Union leaders meet later later to select their first full-time president and foreign affairs high representative. The BBC's Gavin Hewitt spoke about the candidates before Labour's Stephen Timms, Tory Phillip Hammond and LibDem Danny Alexander gave their views.

Lord Lipsey

A social care bill to provide home care for the elderly has been criticised by Labour peer Lord Lipsey, a former member of the Royal Commission on long-term care, who compared Gordon Brown to "an admiral firing an exocet into his own flagship". He spoke to the Daily Politics' Jo Coburn.

Philip Hammond

Financial Secretary to the Treasury Stephen Timms, Shadow chief Secretary to the Treasury Phillip Hammond, and Nick Clegg's Chief of Staff Danny Alexander, on the Queen's Speech.

President Hamid Karzai

In his inauguration speech President Hamid Karzai responded to international pressure over corruption by promising to prosecute corrupt government officials and end a culture of impunity. But just how has this corruption manifested itself and can President Karzai really do anything to put an end to it, even if he truly wants to? Adam Fleming reports.

Stephen Timms

Financial Secretary to the Treasury Stephen Timms, Shadow chief Secretary to the Treasury Phillip Hammond, and Nick Clegg's Chief of Staff Danny Alexander, on the UK's role in Afghanistan as President Hamid Karzai is sworn in as president for the second time.

NOVEMBER 16-18

We were off air on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

...AND BEFORE THAT



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