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The Weekly Politics: Jan 11-15

Jo Coburn and Andrew Neil

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

FRIDAY JANUARY 15

Nikki Sinclaire

UKIP MEP Nikki Sinclaire gives her side after her former party leader Nigel Farage spoke about her on Wednesday's show - discussing her position within the party and her bankruptcy.

University students

Giles Dilnot spoke to three students at a London University and he started by asking them if they understood why all the major parties were cutting back pledges on election spending.

Wendy Piatt

Wendy Piatt, director general of the Russell Group which represents 20 of the top universities, on funding fears.

Pauline Neville-Jones

Baroness Pauline Neville Jones on David Cameron outlining the party's security strategy where he said a Tory government would "think through much more carefully" about whether to commit British troops overseas.

Top of the Political Pops graphic

A musical rundown of the biggest political stories of the week up to 15 January - as read on the BBC news website - are revealed in the Daily Politics' Top of the Political Pops with Giles Dilnot.

THURSDAY JANUARY 14

Anjum Choudray

Anjem Choudary, the former leader of the now-banned organisation Islam4UK defends his actions as Andrew Neil asks him about the group and its origins and its possible reincarnation, as well as allegations over Mr Choudary's benefit claims.

BBC

The Policy Exchange says the BBC should slash the money it spends on sports rights, Giles Dilnot reports.

Greg Dyke

Former BBC Director General Greg Dyke and Liberal Democrat Culture Spokesman, Don Foster on the future of the BBC and what to do with the licence fee.

Bill Bailey

Some of Britain's most high profile comedians have launched a campaign aimed at persuading parents to warn their children about the dangers of alcohol. Bill Bailey explains why he is involved with the group as the government estimates 6,000 children under 15 in the UK end up in hospital as of result of drinking alcohol each year.

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 13

Dr Hilary Jones

Dr Hilary Jones debates the ideas in his film on how immigration is affecting NHS services when he was in the Daily Politics studio with MPs Peter Hain and Charles Kennedy.

Dr Hilary Jones

TV doctor Hilary Jones explains his concerns about the impact of immigration on the NHS.

Herman van Rompuy

The EU's first ever president Herman van Rompuy has been doing the rounds and the new Foreign Affairs Minister Baroness Ashton's been grilled by MEPs too.

Nigel Farage

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage attacks fellow MEP Nikki Sinclaire - suggesting she may not be in the party for much longer - during an interview from Brussels about European issues and the new EU figureheads.

Charles Kennedy

The Daily Politics' analysis of Prime Minister's Questions as Jo Coburn and Andrew Neil talk to BBC political editor Nick Robinson, Welsh Secretary Peter Hain and the former Lib Dem leader Charles Kennedy.

David Buik

City stalwart David Buik from BGC partners spoke about banking bonuses and he debated with MPs Peter Hain and Charles Kennedy.

Scottish snow scene

Peter Hain and Charles Kennedy are asked to explain why the UK can't cope with the snow

Alcohol vox pop

The Daily Politics asked people in London how they work how much they should be drinking.

TUESDAY JANUARY 12

Arlene Foster

Northern Ireland's temporary First Minister Arlene Foster and Sinn Fein's policing spokesman Alex Maskey on the Robinson scandal and the future of NI devolution.

Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson's personal problems could still throw Northern Ireland politics into turmoil and undermine the peace process at a crucial juncture. Jim Fitzpatrick reports on a roller coaster week in Northern Ireland politics.

Alex Salmond

The Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond on the scandal which caused the NI First Minister Peter Robinson to stand aside.

Margaret Beckett

Former Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett and Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond on the Iraq War arguments just after Alastair Campbell gave his evidence to the Chilcot Inquiry.

Scottish snow scene

First minister Alex Salmond on how Scotland is coping with the cold snap - now into its fourth week.

MONDAY JANUARY 11

John McQuater, president of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers

John McQuater, president of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, on the legal issues over the cold weather clean-up.

Danny Alexander

Danny Alexander - Nick Clegg's chief of staff - on Liberal Democrat election pledges.

David Hill

Tony Blair's former Downing Street head of communications David Hill gives his views on party funding ahead of the general election campaign.

election graphic

A senior Labour figure has warned the party may be forced to fight a bargain basement campaign. Adam Fleming reports on the price of victory.

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