Help
BBC TwoThe Daily Politics

MORE POLITICS

The Weekly Politics: Dec 7-11

Anita Anand and Andrew Neil

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

FRIDAY DECEMBER 11

Poll graphic

Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling are less trusted to steer Britain's economy through the current downturn than David Cameron and George Osborne, an opinion poll for the BBC suggests.

Kevin Maguire

Journalists Kevin Maguire and George Pascoe-Watson on MPs' expenses after the latest series of revelations about a bell tower, garlic peelers and a Swiss roll tray.

Dog

There are fresh calls for the government to review the Dangerous Dogs Act, which in the past has been described as one of the worst pieces of legislation ever seen. But should the law concentrate on cracking down on types of dogs or the owners themselves? Giles Dilnot reports.

Lord Baker

Former Home Secretary Ken Baker, who led the Dangerous Dogs Act through Parliament, discusses the legislation along with Trevor Cooper, who specialises in canine law and journalists Kevin Maguire and George Pascoe-Watson.

Top of the Political Pops graphic

A musical rundown of the biggest political stories of the week up to 11 December - as read on the BBC news website - are revealed in the Daily Politics' Top of the Political Pops with Giles Dilnot.

THURSDAY DECEMBER 10

Ken Clarke

Reviewing the pre-Budget Report with former Chancellor Ken Clarke, Labour's John Denham and Liberal Democrat Matthew Oakeshott.

Tony Wright MP

The expenses scandal has claimed scalps, and even ministers have been forced to resign and some MPs are stepping down from their seats. Adam Fleming looks at what a large number of inexperienced MPs could mean for Parliament.

Richard Caborn MP

Historian Anthony Howard, Richard Caborn MP and FT editor Lionel Barber on Thursday's revelations on expenses claimed by MPs.

Daily Politics quiz

Have you been following the latest on the MPs expenses? Play along with our studio guests and see how well you do.

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 9

TUESDAY DECEMBER 8

David Frost

Director-General of the British Chambers of Commerce David Frost, the LibDem's Treasury spokesman, Jeremy Browne and the TUC's Brendan Barber give their thoughts ahead of Wednesday's Pre Budget Report.

City scene

Bashing bankers seems to be popular at the moment, but Giles Dilnot talks to three people who are desperate to change your mind.

Brendan Barber

The TUC's General Secretary Brendan Barber on banking during the downturn.

Gemma Malley

Gordon Brown is to announce a government child internet safety strategy, forcing all primary schools in England to teach children how to stay safe online.


MONDAY DECEMBER 7

Liam Byrne

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liam Byrne and his Tory Shadow Philip Hammond explain how their parties plan to solve the government debt issue.

Professor Colin Talbot

Colin Talbot, a professor of Public Policy at Manchester Business School, says political parties will have to make much bigger spending cuts than already announced if they want to clear the government debt.

Sun front page

Seventeen years ago, when the Tories last won a general election - the nation's biggest selling red top declared "it was The Sun Wot Won It' .

Ed Vaizey

Conservative shadow Arts Minister Ed Vaizey on his party plans for the printed, online and broadcast media, while Labour's former head of communications Lance Price joins in.

Angela Harvey

One group of London councillors say police are not catching enough cyclists who flout the Highway Code and their own civilian officers should be able to stop the pedal-powered menaces and get them to cough up.


...AND BEFORE THAT



SEE ALSO
The Weekly Politics: Nov 30- Dec 4
04 Dec 09 |  Daily Politics
The Weekly Politics: Nov 23-27
27 Nov 09 |  Daily Politics
The Weekly Politics: Nov 16-20
20 Nov 09 |  Daily Politics
The Weekly Politics: Nov 9-13
13 Nov 09 |  Daily Politics
The Weekly Politics: Nov 2-6
06 Nov 09 |  Daily Politics
The Weekly Politics: Oct 26-30
30 Oct 09 |  Daily Politics
The Weekly Politics: Oct 19-23
23 Oct 09 |  Daily Politics
The Weekly Politics: Oct 12-16
16 Oct 09 |  Daily Politics
The Weekly Politics: Oct 5-9
12 Oct 09 |  Daily Politics
The Weekly Politics: Sep 28-Oct 2
02 Oct 09 |  Daily Politics
The Weekly Politics: Sept 21-25
25 Sep 09 |  Daily Politics
The Weekly Politics: July 13 to 15
15 Jul 09 |  Daily Politics
The Weekly Politics: July 6 to 10
10 Jul 09 |  Daily Politics
The Weekly Politics: June 29 to July 3
03 Jul 09 |  Daily Politics
The Weekly Politics: June 22 to 26
26 Jun 09 |  Daily Politics
The Weekly Politics: June 15 to 19
22 Jun 09 |  Daily Politics
The Weekly Politics: June 8 to 12
12 Jun 09 |  Daily Politics
The Weekly Politics: June 1 to 5
05 Jun 09 |  Daily Politics


FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit


banner watch listen bbc sport Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific