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The Weekly Politics: Mar 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 MARCH 12

Salma Yaqoob

Respect's Salma Yaqoob came within a few thousand votes from toppling a Labour MP in Birmingham in 2005. Boundary changes have made things a bit more complicated this time round - but the other parties do seem a little nervous. Adam Fleming reports from Birmingham Hall Green.

Anne McElvoy

Journalists Anne McElvoy and Simon Hoggart on the chances for smaller parties in the 2010 election after watching Adam Fleming's film on the battle for Birmingham Hall Green.

Robin Ince

Comedian Robin Ince on why libel laws in England and Wales are just not funny.

Simon Hoggart

Journalists Anne McElvoy and Simon Hoggart on the budget and financial hints from Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liam Byrne in his Daily Politics interview with Andrew Neil.

Top of the Political Pops graphic

A musical rundown of the biggest political stories of the week up to 12 March - as read on the BBC news website - are revealed in the Daily Politics' Top of the Political Pops with Giles Dilnot.

THURSDAY MARCH 11

cartoon rory cellan jones

Can the internet sway the result of the forthcoming general election? BBC election internet correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones has been finding out.

staines and straw

Mumsnet founder Justine Roberts, Will Straw from Left Foot Forward and blogger Paul Staines discuss the role of the internet in the forthcoming general election campaign.

liam byrne

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liam Byrne tells Andrew what Labour will do if they win the forthcoming general election. Mumsnet founder, Justine Roberts joins the discussion.

Justine Roberts

Justine Roberts from Mumsnet on the value of high speed rail links between London, Birmingham, northern England and Scotland - asking if anyone will be able to afford a ticket.

WEDNESDAY MARCH 10

Nick Robinson

The Daily Politics' analysis of PMQs as Jo Coburn and Andrew Neil talk to BBC Political Editor Nick Robinson, Labour's Jacqui Smith and former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith. Later, they talk about the Budget date, which has just been confirmed - and the election date which is widely expected to be 6 May.

 Councillor Richard Kemp

Councillor Richard Kemp from the Local Government Association is asked why councils cannot keep up with road repairs.

cyclist and pothole

The thaw after the winter snow left behind thousands of potholes which are driving and cyclists potty. Adam Fleming got on his bike to report.

Jacqui Smith

Labour's Jacqui Smith and Tory Iain Duncan Smith on public pay as some civil servants strike over pay and conditions, while senior staff will have their pay frozen.

David Green

David Green, a criminologist and Director of the Civitas think tank helps explain whether violent crime is going up or down among the myriad of official figures.

Sue Townsend

Sue Townsend debates the ideas in her film on organ donation with MPs Iain Duncan Smith and Jacqui Smith.

Sue Townsend

On the eve of World Kidney Day, Adrian Mole Author Sue Townsend - who underwent a kidney transplant operation last year - is appealing for people to come forward as altruistic donors. This is when a healthy person offers a kidney anonymously. Last year 15 such donors were approved.

TUESDAY MARCH 9

Election graphic

It is likely the post general election Parliament will only have a few more MPs from the ethnic minorities than the current 15, with a BBC estimate this could rise to between 23 and 30.

Nadhim Zawhi

Tory hopeful Nadhim Zawhi on David Cameron's bid to boost the number of ethic candidates before former minster David Mellor gives his thoughts on the opinion polls.

Chris Huhne

Chris Huhne on what a LibDem government would look like as he is quizzed on the how the party would balance cuts and spending, and how it would handle a hung Parliament.

Dog

Clarissa Baldwin, chief executive of the charity, the Dogs Trust, and former Tory minister David Mellor on the Dangerous Dogs Act.

MONDAY MARCH 8

Nick McCarthy from the public and commercial services union

Thousands of civil servants have begun a 48 hour strike which will affect places like courts, job centres, benefit offices and emergency call centres. Jo Coburn explains the background before, Nick McCarthy from the Public and Commercial Services Union, Miles Templeman from the Institute of Directors and former Employment Minister Tony McNulty give their views.

Danny Finkelstein

Danny Finkelstein of the Times on the relationship between the political class and the public.

Andrew Rawnsley

The Observer's Andrew Rawnsley and Tony McNulty MP discuss the political classes after watching Danny Finkelstein's film. They end by talking about some of the allegations about Gordon Brown in Mr Rawnsley's recently-published book.

Jon Venables as a child

The Observer's Andrew Rawnsley on the public reaction to the coverage surrounding the return to prison of Jon Venables, now 27, one of the two children who killed Merseyside toddler James Bulger.

...AND BEFORE THAT



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