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The Weekly Politics: May 24-28

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 28

Mike Smithson

Mike Smithson from the website Political Betting.com and journalists Ann Leslie and Kevin Maguire on the message from the Tory win and Libdems moving up to second in the Thirsk and Malton election result.

Brian Wilson

Ex Labour minister Brian Wilson on the nuclear power dilemma for new energy secretary Chris Huhne.

Power station and power lines

New Energy Secretary Chris Huhne faced a hard time in the Commons as he set out the coalition plans for green energy, saying he wanted to make the new government the "greenest ever".

Top of the Political Pops graphic

A musical rundown of the biggest political stories of the week up to 28 May - as read on the BBC news website - are revealed in the Daily Politics' Top of the Political Pops with Giles Dilnot.

John McDonnell

John McDonnell, who tried to challenge Gordon Brown when he ran for the Labour leadership, is running again in the contest and has six of the 33 nominations he needs.

THURSDAY MAY 27

Sir Menzies Campbell

Liberal Democrat Sir Menzies Campbell is set to rebel on the party policy of abstaining on tuition fees in England under the new coalition government. The former party leader - who is also Chancellor of St Andrew's University - told the Daily Politics he had never voted against the party before, but he could not go back on a pledge he had signed.

Nick Clegg and students

Liberal Democrats pledged to scrap university tuition fees in England but then said they would vote against any hike in the costs. Now they have agreed to abstain on any vote proposing to increase them in the coalition government. Adam Fleming reports from Norwich on reaction to the party policy.

Maria Miller

Conservative Work and Pensions minister Maria Miller, and shadow secretary of state for work and pensions Yvette Cooper on how to get people out of benefits and back to work. Former Liberal Democrat leader Sir Menzies Campbell also offers a view and Conservative Iain Duncan Smith says people looking for employment have a responsibility to take any job available.

Tom Harris

Labour MP Tom Harris and former Lib Dem leader Menzies Campbell on 'Short money' which is paid to opposition parties and why the Liberal Democrats still think they should get it even though they are part of the coalition government. Jo Coburn first explains the history of the payments.

WEDNESDAY MAY 26

Simon Hughes

The coalition government has set out its legislative plans including voting reform, and a referendum on the AV voting system. Our panel of Conservative Douglas Carswell, Liberal Democrat Simon Hughes and Labour's Ben Bradshaw give their views on when the vote should be held, and whether it should be delayed to coincide with a review of constituency boundaries.

Michael Gove

Education Secretary Michael Gove explains government plans to reforming schools in England, before Douglas Carswell, Liberal Democrat Simon Hughes and Labour's Ben Bradshaw give their views.

Ben Bradshaw

Conservative Douglas Carswell, Liberal Democrat Simon Hughes and Labour's Ben Bradshaw on plans to reform Capital Gains Tax after the intervention of former Tory minister John Redwood.

Douglas Carswell

Simon Hughes, Douglas Carswell and Ben Bradshaw on the future of the Westminster Democracy Camp and what limits should be placed on protests near Whitehall and Parliament Square.

Westminster protest

Adam Fleming went inside the Westminster 'Democracy Camp' which was subject to a police raid on the dozens of protesters who have been living in tents ahead of Tuesday's Queen Speech.

TUESDAY MAY 25

We were off-air this day, due to the Queen's Speech.

MONDAY MAY 24

We were off-air this day.

...AND BEFORE THAT



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