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The Weekly Politics: Jan 5-8

Jo Coburn and Andrew Neil

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

This was our first week back after the Christmas break.

FRIDAY JANUARY 8

Poll graphic

Former London mayor Ken Livingstone gave his views on the Daily Politics poll which looked at divisions within political parties.

Robinsons

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson is under increased pressure over allegations about his wife's finances and links to a 19-year-old with whom she was having an affair.

Parliamentary candidate

Labour's Karen Jennings and Tory Joanne Cash are standing at the general election and were asked how they would balance party pressures against the wishes of constituents.

Tony Blair

How far do election candidates go to climb the greasy pole and should they sacrifice principles if it means getting a ministerial post and pay rise? Giles Dilnot reports.

Top of the Political Pops graphic

The top political stories from the BBC News website for the week ending 8 January - set to music.

THURSDAY JANUARY 7

Figure of a married couple

David Cameron admitted he 'messed up' when he appeared to cast doubt on one of his key pledges earlier this week. Adam Fleming examines why the the party is so hung up on people getting hitched.

Tony McNulty

Former Home Office minister Tony McNulty and columnist Polly Toynbee on the plot to bring down Gordon Brown, which appears to have failed.

Nadine Dorries MP

Tory MP Nadine Dorries and columnist Polly Toynbee on the Tory tax plans for married couples.

London voter

Giles Dilnot spoke to London voters on the Brown leadership challenge and the Labour Party fortunes.

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 6

Chris Bryant

Europe Minister Chris Bryant learned of the Hoon-Hewitt bid to bid to oust Brown while he was appearing live on Wednesday's Daily Politics. He read a copy the letter released as he was on the show, while BBC political editor Nick Robinson and Tory Lord Strathclyde were due to discuss Prime Minister's Questions.

Lord Strathclyde

Chris Bryant and Lord Strathclyde on UK and US security after President Obama said America's intelligence services should have been able to foil the plot to blow up an airliner on Christmas Day but they'd failed to "connect the dots".

Will Hutton

JWill Hutton on the economy - an issue that is set to dominate the general election campaign and the parties are already battling out. Labour's Chris Bryant and Tory Lord Strathclyde also join in the debate.

John Hirst

John Hirst, head of the Met Office, defends the record of the weathermen after they predicted a mild winter. Andrew Neil asks him to justify his salary which is higher than the prime minister's.

TUESDAY JANUARY 5

Stephen Timms and Grant Shapps

Financial secretary to the Treasury Stephen Timms for Labour, Conservative shadow housing minister Grant Shapps and Nick Clegg's chief of staff Danny Alexander on the start of the 2010 general election campaign, and the plans for TV debates between party leaders.

Ronald Regan

Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg will all take to the podium in a bid to win our vote - but if the American Presidential debates are anything to go by, there is still a lot of negotiations ahead.

Jon Gaunt

Jon Gaunt - the radio host and former TV script writer - on the election campaign.

Glasgow voter

Voters in Glasgow gave their views on on the election campaign which appears to be underway and could last a gruelling five months.

...AND BEFORE THAT



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