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The Weekly Politics: January 25 to 29

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 29

Andrew Gilligan

Andrew Gilligan, who courted controversy for claiming the Iraq dossier was 'sexed-up' to improve the case for war, gives his views on Tony Blair at the Chilcot Inquiry.

David Aaronovitch

David Aaronovitch from the Times and Peter Hitchens from the Mail on Sunday give their views on Tony Blair at the Chilcot Inquiry.

Jon Pienaar

BBC correspondent Jon Pienaar was outside the Chilcot Inquiry to explain what was going on inside the Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre.

Blair protesters

Tony Blair's session with the inquiry brought the inevitable protests, but not as large as some had expected. Giles Dilnot spent the morning with some demonstrators.

THURSDAY JANUARY 28

Tony Blair

Former Defence Secretary John Hutton on Tony Blair's appearance at the Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq Way.

John Hutton

Ex Defence Secretary John Hutton on the latest MPs' expenses allegations, where he said: "We have no-one to blame for this but ourselves."

UFO image

Should the government be looking for life way out beyond the stars? Adam Fleming went to find out if the truth is really out there.

Robert Massey

John Hutton was asked why the Ministry of Defence scaled back the search for extra-terrestrial life and what we should do if aliens land.

John Simpson

BBC's World Affairs Editor John Simpson from the London conference looking at the future of Afghanistan.

Wazma Frogh

Liam Fox, John Hutton and Wazma Frogh on talking to Afghanistan and paying off the Taliban.

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 27

Nick Robinson

The Daily Politics' analysis of PMQs with BBC political editor Nick Robinson, former deputy Prime Minister Michael Heseltine and Home Office Minister Phil Woolas.

Lord Heseltine and Phil Woolas

A report on inequality in Britain - commissioned by Harriet Harman - concluded the gap between rich and poor is now greater than 40 years ago.

Gold coins

Tom Hodgkinson, editor of The Idler, talks to Giles Dilnot in the City of London on how we can live without banks.

Diana Rigg

Former Avenger and veteran actor Dame Diana Rigg with her take on the political power of celebrity when it comes to charity appeals.

Dame Diana Rigg

Dame Diana Rigg debates the ideas in her film about celebrities endorsing charity campaigns with Lord Heseltine and minister Phil Woolas, who was famously caught up in Joanna Lumley's campaign to support the Gurkhas.

Lord Heseltine and Phil Woolas

Lord Heseltine and Phil Woolas on the Chilcot Inquiry and the evidence of the former attorney general who advised Tony Blair on the legality of the Iraq War.

Eric Pickles

There have been a few grumblings from some Tories about David Cameron, according to newspaper reports. Party chairman Eric Pickles is asked about prison ship and marriage policies.

TUESDAY JANUARY 26

Parking sign

Parking fines and other types of penalty charges are raising more and more money for councils. Giles Dilnot reports.

Quentin Letts

The Daily Mail's Quentin Letts compared motorists with fruit machines in a debate about how councils are raising money from charges and fines.

Liam Byrne

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liam Byrne and Liberal Democrat Treasury spokesman Vince Cable on the news that the UK had officially come out of recession.

MONDAY JANUARY 25

David Buik

David Buik, partner for the money brokers BGC Partners, on banking questions facing finance officials from the G7 countries meeting in London, and President Obama's plan from last week to force major banks to stop their riskiest activities.

Chris Huhne

Chris Huhne explains the Liberal Democrat plans to reform banking in the UK, before ex-Clinton advisor talks about Obama's plans to reform US banks.

Sarah McCarthy-Fry

Treasury Minister Sarah McCarthy-Fry and Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Theresa May on the economy, before Ex-Clinton advisor James Rubin gives a US view.

James Rubin

Ex-Clinton advisor James Rubin on Tony Blair's appearance before the Iraq Inquiry.

Tony Blair

The Iraq Inquiry is set to dominate the headlines when Tony Blair takes to the stand on Friday to give evidence on the most controversial episode in his time in office, and one that's dogged him ever since.

...AND BEFORE THAT



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