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The Weekly Politics: January 18-22

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 22

David Monks

David Monks, a returning officer and a member of the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives, puts the case for Friday counts after the general election.

John Bercow

Speaker John Bercow speaks out against plans by some areas to count the general election votes on Friday to save money - but this could leave the result of the poll delayed for several hours with candidates and voters having to wait to find out who was elected.

Razi Shah

Razi Shah, the solicitor for Munir Hussain - who was jailed for a violent attack on a burglar and then freed by the Court of Appeal, spoke as Tory and Labour debate changing the self defence laws.

Top of the Political Pops graphic

A musical rundown of the biggest political stories of the week up to 22 January - as read on the BBC news website - are revealed in the Daily Politics' Top of the Political Pops with Giles Dilnot.

THURSDAY JANUARY 21

Military scene

Military chiefs appear to have been falling out about the future of the armed forces with opening salvos ahead of a review later in 2010 on how Britain fights wars. Adam Fleming reports.

Peter Kilfoyle

Former defence minister Peter Kilfoyle and the historian Max Hastings on defence spending.

Ed Davey

Liberal Democrat foreign affairs spokesman Ed Davey on the announcement that spending on counter-terrorism programmes in Pakistan will rise less than expected because of a fall in the value of the pound.

Philip Hammond

Public sector net borrowing reached £15.7 billion in December to help finance Britain's debt burden - but are Labour or the Tories being honest about how they plan to cut it? We were joined by the shadow treasury minister Philip Hammond - no government minster was available for an interview.

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 20

US ambassador

Louis Susman, the American Ambassador to the UK, on US help for Haiti and the vote where the Republican party had a shock win in the Massachusetts Senate race which threatens to derail President Obama's healthcare plan.

Nick Robinson

The Daily Politics' analysis of Prime Minister's Questions as Jo Coburn and Andrew Neil talk to BBC political editor Nick Robinson, former Tory chairman Norman Tebbit and the Communities Secretary John Denham.

John Denham

Lord Tebbit and John Denham discussed the election campaign in Barking and the BNP's electoral chances.

Nick Griffin

The BNP has been winning in European and local elections, but what chance does the party leader have of winning the Parliamentary seat of Barking at the coming general election? Ross Hawkins reports.

Richard Dawkins

Professor Richard Dawkins debates the ideas in his film on religious labels with ex-Tory chairman Norman Tebbit and the Communities Secretary John Denham.

Richard Dawkins

Professor Richard Dawkins, author of The God Delusion, on the religious labels we give to children.

Lord Tebbit

Lord Tebbit and John Denham discussed where the Tories stand on green issues and climate change.

TUESDAY JANUARY 19

Ken Livingstone

Ken Livingstone has told the Daily Politics that he wants his old job back and says he will run against Boris Johnson to become London Mayor in 2012.

Wine

Both the main parties say they want to curb the excesses of Booze Britain. But hold on - haven't we been here before?

Chris Grayling

Shadow Home Secretary Chris Grayling on how the Conservatives will crack down on alcohol abuse.

Geoff Hoon

Former Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon tells the Chilcot inquiry Britain was not unconditionally committed to war with Iraq prior to a Commons vote on military action.

Crowd

The Conservatives want to use the wisdom of crowds to help formulate policies if they get into government. But will it work?

MONDAY JANUARY 18

Peter Watt

Peter Watt, former General Secretary of the Labour Party, on his book, containing revelations about the inner workings of the party - where he talks about how he left his job and his relations with Gordon Brown.

Football graphic

Several football clubs are in financial dire straits, with predictions that a major club will go bust before the end of the season. But with all the money the industry generates should more have been done to regulate it - like the banks? Some famous football fans gave their views.

Clive Anderson

Writer, comedian and football fan Clive Anderson on the fortunes of soccer clubs.

Recovery map

The Centre for Cities has looked at how some UK cities are faring better in the downturn - Labour MP Joan Walley from Stoke and Tory Mark Lancaster from Milton Keynes explain how their areas are affected.

...AND BEFORE THAT



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