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The Weekly Politics: Mar 15 to 19

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 19

Lord Pearson

UKI leader Lord Pearson is quizzed the party's general election chances and Nigel Farage's outburst at the EU.

Polly Toynbee

Andrew Pierce from the Daily Mail and Polly Toynbee from the Guardian on the proposed strikes that are set to affect rail and air services.

Meg Hillier

Meg Hillier, the Home Office Minister responsible for children in detention, was asked if locking up children of failed asylum seekers could ever be justified.

Michael Murpogo

Author Michael Murpogo debates the ideas in his film on what to do with the children of failed asylum seekers with journalists Polly Toynbee and Andrew Pierce.

Michael Morpurgo

Former children's laureate Michael Morpurgo stands outside the Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre in Bedfordshire to give his views on how child asylum seekers are treated in the UK.

Top of the Political Pops graphic

A musical rundown of the biggest political stories of the week up to 19 March - as read on the BBC news website - are revealed in the Daily Politics' Top of the Political Pops with Giles Dilnot.

THURSDAY MARCH 18

Jon Pienaar

Andrew Neil and BBC Radio 5 live's Jon Pienaar explain why the announcement of a short Easter Recess offers further evidence of a 6 May for the general election.

Mark Oaten

With 130 MPs standing down at the next election, journalist Tim Samuels has been speaking to some of them for the BBC Two documentary, The People's Politician.

Richard Caborn

MPs Richard Caborn and John Horam are both retiring and looking forward to a new life outside Westminster, and talk about their future plans.

David Lammy

Shelagh Fogarty asked David Lammy, Minister for Higher Education, if when Labour came to power in 1997 it offered opportunities, it could not now honour.

Lord Patten

Oxford University Chancellor Lord Patten on the problems of funding higher education.

Lord Ashcroft

Cabinet Office documents leaked to the BBC have raised questions about how much William Hague knew about the Lord Ashcroft's tax status 10 years ago when negotiations were going on about granting the peerage.

WEDNESDAY MARCH 17

Nick Robinson

The Daily Politics' analysis of PMQs as Jo Coburn and Andrew Neil talk to BBC Political Editor Nick Robinson, Labour's Jim Knight and Conservative Theresa May.

University student

Chris Patten, Vice Chancellor of Oxford University, said the government should scrap the 'preposterous' cap on the amount universities can charge in tuition fees. Adam Fleming got the views of students in London.

Newspaper headline

Employment Minister Jim Knight and Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Theresa May on Labour's links to the UK's biggest union Unite.

Hugh Cornwell

Former Stranger Hugh Cornwell debates the ideas in his film on downloading music from the net with MPs Jim Knight and Theresa May.

Hugh Cornwell

Hugh Cornwell, best known for his days with punk group The Stranglers, thinks sharing his music with the digital downloaders can be a good thing.

Petrol pump

Motoring groups have been warning the cost of a litre of petrol could reach record levels if the government goes ahead with a planned 3p rise in fuel duty, due to come in early next month.

Job Centre logo

Employment Minister Jim Knight and Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Theresa May on Wednesday's unemployment figures which fell slightly.

TUESDAY MARCH 16

Stephen Timms

Treasury minister Stephen Timms and Ken Clarke, Shadow Business Secretary and former Chancellor, on how Labour and Tories would tackle the UK's deficit.

Derek Hatton

Former Labour councillor Derek Hatton on whether there really is a working class vote.

Harlow voter

Adam Fleming reports from Harlow - where the working class vote will be crucial in one of the most marginal seats in the UK.

Dowing Street graphic

Jo Coburn explains the background and the myths of what really happens if no party gets an overall majority in a general election.

Peter Riddell

Journalist Peter Riddell and Liberal Democrat Danny Alexander on what would happen if the UK is left with a hung Parliament after the 2010 general election.

MONDAY MARCH 15

Tata plant

This recession has been hard on many sectors of the economy and hit manufacturing particularly hard. Giles Dilnot reports from Teesside on the steel industry. Giles Dilnot reports from Teesside on the steel industry.

Lord Digby Jones

Former trade minister Lord Digby Jones on the state of manufacturing in the UK.

Alexis Petridis

Guardian music critic Alexis Petridis on whether party election music music matters to the voters and what musicians think of their work being used by politicians, after a few examples of how used music has been used to highlight political parties.

Philip Hammond

Conservatives Philip Hammond and by Labour MP Emily Thornberry on Labour's links to the unions after Gordon Brown said a planned strike by British Airways cabin crew would be "unjustified and deplorable".

Lord Digby Jones

Former trade minister Lord Digby Jones on David Cameron's TV interview with Sir Trevor Macdonald.

...AND BEFORE THAT



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