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The Weekly Politics: May 10 to 14

Jo Coburn and Andrew Neil

A lookback over the highlights of the last week on the Daily Politics - with presenters Andrew Neil and Jo Coburn.

FRIDAY MAY 14

Michael Brown

As David Cameron and Nick Clegg put the finishing touches to their new coalition government, there is going to be some resentment amongst those MPs who have missed out on a ministerial appointment. Adam Fleming spoke to former Conservative MP Michael Brown about what it's like waiting for the call.

Poll graphic

Nearly half of people think the new Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition will be good for Britain, a Daily Politics survey found.

Philip Hammond

Former Shadow Secretary to the Treasury Philip Hammond on his appointment to the transport brief in the new coalition government

Top of the Political Pops graphic

A musical rundown of the biggest political stories of the week up to 14 May - as read on the BBC news website - are revealed in the Daily Politics' Top of the Political Pops with Giles Dilnot.

THURSDAY MAY 13

Polly Toynbee

Journalists Polly Toynbee and Matthew Parris on the new Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition and how long it might last.

Nigel Evans

Former Defence Secretary John Hutton on the new ruling coalition and the contest for the Labour leadership, where he pledges support for David Miliband.

Nigel Evans

Conservative MP Nigel Evans on the coalition between the Tories and Liberal Democrats, which starts with a quiz.

Andrew Neil and Peppa

Peppa Pig nearly ended up as a Daily Politics guest again after it looked like the Conservative Party was unable to provide a guest for the third day running. When Labour did not provide a guest in the election campaign, Peppa Pig stood in. It was the day Labour party members were not allowed to campaign with her.

Matthew Parris

Times journalist Matthew Parris really eats his words, after a previous pledge on the Daily Politics to eat a mug over coalition plans. He claimed there would not be a Labour and Liberal Democrat deal, but we gave him a mug to eat anyway.

WEDNESDAY MAY 12

Nick Robinson

Nick Robinson on the announced news about the new government and speculation over other posts.

Hazel Blears

Former spin-doctor Charlie Whelan and MP Hazel Blears on the Labour leadership as candidates are expected to start declaring in the contest to taking over from Gordon Brown.

Chris Huhne

Liberal Democrat Chris Huhne gave his views on the new coalition, and answered questions put by Daily Politics viewers, while he waited to hear if he had a post in the new government.

Penny Mordaunt and Duncan Hames'

Giles Dilnot speaks to Conservative Penny Mordaunt and Liberal Democrat Duncan Hames as they describe their first week at work as two of the 226 new MPs.

Finishing post

Voters in Thirsk and Malton could be the last to vote in a first past the post poll for their MP with electoral reform on the cards under the new coalition government.

TUESDAY MAY 11

Neil Kinnock

Labour MP Tom Harris and former leader Lord Kinnock disagree over how the party should handle the PR issue while it tries to woo the Liberal Democrats to form a political alliance.

Lord Butler

Lord Butler, who was Cabinet Secretary for five prime ministers, explains how the civil servants are working with negotiating teams to put a new government in place.

Nick Robinson

BBC Political Editor Nick Robinson gives his assessment on how the negotiations between the political parties to form a coalition or agreement are progressing.

Angus Robertson

Angus Robertson from the SNP, Elfyn Llwyd from Plaid Cymru and Nigel Dodds from the DUP told Jo Coburn where they stand on agreements with the major UK parties on talks to form a 'Rainbow Alliance' government.

Coalition graphic

Jo Coburn explains the maths behind the various forms of possible political coalitions from the election results as talks continue between parties to find a combination that will work.

David Buik

David Buik from BGC Partners and City AM editor Allister Heath on why the markets are getting impatient for a resolution from the talks between political parties to get a decision on a stable government.

MONDAY MAY 10

Michael Howard

Former Conservative leader Michael Howard, with Labour's Jim Knight and Liberal Democrat Evan Harris on coalition talks following the election result.

Nick Robinson

BBC Political Editor Nick Robinson reveals what he has heard about secret talks between Liberal Democrats and Labour. These have taken place alongside Conservative and Liberal Democrat discussions about a potential deal following the election results.

Sajid Javid

Labour's Michael Dugher, Conservative Sajid Javid and Liberal Democrat Duncan Hames on their first day as MPs in the House of Commons. They spoke to the Daily Politics' Adam Fleming about their first impressions of Parliamentary life.

Inside Parliament

With 231 new MPs turning up at the House of Commons for the first time this week, Adam Fleming found out what's in store for them at their new place of work.

...AND BEFORE THAT



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