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The Weekly Politics: Feb 8 to 12

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 FEBRUARY 12

John Bercow

The voters of Buckingham could be facing their strangest elections in years as their MP is John Bercow. Traditionally the Speaker is not opposed by the larger parties at election time, but things could be different this time.

John Kampfner

Danny Finkelstein from the Times and writer John Kampfner on the election in Buckingham - where the Speaker John Bercow faces an interesting contest for re-election.

Keith Vaz

Keith Vaz, who chairs the Home Affairs select committee, on the unusual intervention by the the head of MI5 - after it was accused of covering up involvement in the torture of detainees.

Gordon Brown

Writer John Kampfner and Danny Finkelstein from the Times on Gordon Brown's interview for ITV1's Piers Morgan's Life Stories, where talks about his daughter and his political life.

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Top of the Political Pops graphic

The top political stories from the BBC News website for the week ending 12 February - set to music.

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 11

Daniel Hannan MEP

Conservative MEP Daniel Hannan blames the euro currency for the Greek financial crisis.

Doug Beattie

Doug Beattie, who served in Marjah two years ago as a captain in the Royal Irish Regiment on the Afghanistan campaign as Allied forces gear up for their biggest assault of the war so far with Operation Moshtarak.

Tea set

They all the rage in the USA sand British commentators say we should have one too. Adam Fleming reports on why there is no UK Tea Party.

Simon Jenkins

Journalist Simon Jenkins and Howard Davies, Director of the London School of Economics, on the lack of a Tea Party movement in the UK.

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 10

James Landale

The Daily Politics' analysis of Prime Minister's Questions as Jo Coburn and Andrew Neil talk to BBC deputy political editor James Landale, Lib Dem peer Shirley Williams and Culture secretary Ben Bradshaw.

David willetts

Professor Geoffrey Petts, vice chancellor of Westminster University, and the shadow secretary of state for universities, David Willetts, on cuts to university funding.

Tory election poster

Lib Dem peer Shirley Williams and Culture secretary Ben Bradshaw on the Conservative poster campaign alleging that Gordon Brown is planning a 'secret death tax' to pay for care of the elderly.

Russell Grant

Debating Russell Grant debates the ideas in his film - to restore English counties and for more independent councillors - with Lib Dem peer Shirley Williams and Culture secretary Ben Bradshaw.

Russell Grant

Astrologer Russell Grant gets starry-eyed for historic county names and boundaries as he makes a plea for reform of local government in England.

Clock

Keeping the country on British Summer Time all year round was "worthy of consideration", Gordon Brown told tourism bosses. We asked people in the UK's most northerly town - Lerwick in the Shetland Islands - as previous bids to change the clocks have faced more opposition in northern Scotland.

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 9

Anne McElvoy

Anne McElvoy, executive editor of the Evening Standard, and the political cartoonist, Martin Rowson on politicians' characters.

Political cartoon

David Cameron said Gordon Brown's style of government was 'secretive, power-hoarding' and 'controlling'. So how important is personality and character when we mark our X at the ballot box? Adam Fleming reports.

John Denham

Seven in ten people believe Britain is 'broken' and Westminster comes off even worse with 73% believing politics is broken with 60% saying they look forward to the future with optimism, a poll for the Times has found. Communities Secretary John Denham and radio presenter James Whale gave their views.

Dominic Grieve

Labour's John Denham, Conservative Dominic Grieve and Liberal Democrat Chris Huhne on voting for a new voting system to choose MPs.

AV graphic

Jo Coburn and Professor John Curtice of Strathclyde University on how the AV system for Westminster elections would work.

MONDAY FEBRUARY 8

Lucy Beresford

Psychotherapist and writer Lucy Beresford on the emotions of MPs and public figures.

Alastair Campbell

Alistair Campbell and Gordon Brown had emotional moments in front of the TV cameras at the weekend. But overt emotion is still a pretty rare thing in our politics and Giles Dilnot asks if that is natural.

Professor Robert Watson

Chief Scientist at the Department for the Environment, Professor Robert Watson on the science of climate change, and whether the case for man-made global warming is now unravelling after months of damaging revelations.

Sir George Young

Shadow leader of the House, Sir George Young and journalist Will Self on Parliamentary privilege and expenses at Westminster.

Harriet Harman

Harriet Harman was quizzed about the charges against three Labour MPs over their expenses and the prospect of them using Parliamentary privilege, but the party's deputy leader said: 'No-one is above the law'.

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