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The Weekly Politics: June 7-11

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 Giles Dilnot.

FRIDAY JUNE 11

Bob Ainsworth

Former Defence Secretary Bob Ainsworth on why he still backs the UK's role in Afghanistan - as David Cameron heads home after addressing the British troops. But the Labour MP said Britain must not announce an 'artificial' deadline to pull out and he was asked whether the UK can still afford to keep troops in the nation.

Norman Baker

Lib Dem Transport Minister Norman Baker on coalition spending plans for road and rail schemes after cuts were announced. He compared the UK economy to a car 'dangerously low on oil', as he explained why some transport schemes have been put on hold.

Rail board

Daily Politics reporters Giles Dilnot and Adam Fleming took different journeys from central London to Heathrow Airport to see whether the journey is quicker by road or rail.

Top of the Political Pops graphic

A musical rundown of the biggest political stories of the week up to 11 June - as read on the BBC news website - are revealed in the Daily Politics' Top of the Political Pops with Giles Dilnot.

THURSDAY JUNE 10

Ed Balls

Labour leadership contender Ed Balls claims he is a 'decent guy' and rejects claims he is unpopular as he explains why he should be the next leader of the Opposition.

Ed Balls

Ed Balls first came to prominence when named by Michael Heseltine. Giles Dilnot looks back over his career as an MP and minister.

Simon Hughes

Simon Hughes, new deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats, speaks out against higher tuition fees for students while universities minister David Willetts suggests they could be going up.

Peter Bone

Tory MP Peter Bone - in the guise of Sven Goran Eriksson- and Labour MPs Phil Woolas and Ed Balls on England's chances for the World Cup which kicks off on Friday.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 9

Göran Persson

Former Swedish Prime Minister Göran Persson advises the UK to get on and start making cuts to help the economy.Mr Persson was in Yorkshire for the conference of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy.

Nick Robinson

Andrew Neil and Jo Coburn analyse Prime Minister's Questions with BBC Political Editor Nick Robinson, Policing and Criminal Justice Minister Nick Herbert, and the Shadow Environment Secretary Hilary Benn.

Government Red Box

Giles Dilnot examines the Government Red Boxes, which are old, supposedly bomb-proof, and lined with lead so that they sink if captured at sea. And it is reported they are travelling around London, unaccompanied by their minister, and are being chauffeur-driven in style.

Hilary Benn

Hilary Benn MP on the Labour leadership race after Wednesday's deadline saw Diane Abbott and Andy Burnham join Ed Balls and the Milibands in securing enough nominations to stand.

Nick Herbert

Queen guitarist Brian May on how saving foxes and badgers made him change his vote at the general election.

Fox

Queen guitarist Brian May on how saving foxes and badgers made him change his vote at the general election.

TUESDAY JUNE 8

John McDonnell

Labour leadership contender John McDonnell has apologised after saying that if he could go back in time he would "assassinate Thatcher". The Conservative MP and friend of Lady Thatcher Conor Burns, Jeremy Corbyn MP - who is supporting Mr McDonnell in his leadership bid - and FT editor Lionel Barber, watch the clip before giving their view.

Sir Alan Haslehurst

MP are voting to choose the three new Deputy Speakers who will preside over debates in the Commons.

Andrew Tyrie

Conservative MP Andrew Tyrie - a former special advisor to Nigel Lawson and John Major - is joined by Heather Wakefield from the the public sector trade union Unison, and FT editor Lionel Barber to talk about where they stand on cuts to public finance.

MONDAY JUNE 7

Stephen Dorrell

John McFall, former Labour MP and Chair of the Treasury Select Committee, and Conservative MP Stephen Dorrell MP, who is standing for election as chair of the Health Committee, on changes to the Westminster elections.

Liam Byrne

Former Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Liam Byrne, on the financial legacy left by Labour - and his infamous note to his successor.

Darren Johnson

London Assembly Member Darren Johnson from the Green Party struggles to convince radio host Nick Ferrari about the benefits of recycling.

Rubbish bags

Giles Dilnot looks at the coalition government plans to bin Labour's so-called bin tax in England, which would have seen households charged for the amount of rubbish they throw away.

Committee chair

Hundreds of the new - and more established - MPs are taking part in their own elections as they are being canvassed by those keen to chair select committees in the House of Commons. Adam Fleming explains what the jobs involve and how big is the shake-up now the votes will no longer take place in secret.

...AND BEFORE THAT



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