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The Weekly Politics: June 14-18

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 18

Tory Euro graphic

Giles Dilnot tries to decipher the Conservative messages on where the party stands on Europe as he talks to blogger Iain Dale and takes part in language lessons.

Paul Blomfield

Paul Blomfield, MP for Sheffield Central, where the Forgemasters are smarting following the axing of an £80m loan and Conservative MP Michael Fallon on the coalition's £2bn cuts which also saw a new Hartlepool hospital project axed.

PY Gerbeau

French Businessman PY Gerbeau, known for his work on the Millennium Dome, talks about Anglo-French relations as President Sarkozy visits London.

Top of the Political Pops graphic

A musical rundown of the biggest political stories of the week up to 18 June - as read on the BBC news website - are revealed in the Daily Politics' Top of the Political Pops with Giles Dilnot.

THURSDAY JUNE 17

Labour Five-O graphic

The Daily Politics brings a touch of Hawaii and nostalgic TV to the Labour leadership race, although we had to swap the Pacific Ocean for the River Thames.

Matthew Taylor

Matthew Taylor is about to deliver his annual address to the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts (RSA) - which he leads - and it will explore the role of individuals in politics. He explains what it's all about.

Andrew Tyrie

Andrew Tyrie, new chairman of the Treasury Select Committee, on reforms which give new powers to the Bank of England and whether MPs did enough to regulate the banks.

Matthew Taylor

Former Blair advisor Matthew Taylor says the Labour leadership race has been failing to grab the public's attention.

Kelvin Mackenzie

Former Sun editor Kelvin McKenzie and ex-Blair advisor Matthew Taylor disagree on the role of individuals in society, voters' expectations and what governments really can do.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 16

Nick Robinson

Andrew Neil and Jo Coburn analyse Prime Minister's Questions with BBC Political Editor Nick Robinson, former Work and Pensions Secretary, Yvette Cooper, and the Minister for the Cabinet and Paymaster General, Francis Maude.

David Winnick MP

MPs David Winnick and Katy Clark MP describe the frustrations over the new systems for MPs claiming their expenses when they spoke to Andrew Neil from Central Lobby in Westminster.

Katy Clark

Labour MP Katy Clark tells Adam Fleming about the new system for MPs to claim expenses after rules were tightened following allegations over what was being claimed previously.

Gordon Brown

Viewers have been asking what has happened to Gordon Brown since he left office and the Daily Politics has tracked him down to a rare public appearance in Fife.

John Monks

John Monks, leader of the European Trade Union Congress, on the financial problems in the euro zone and which nations have been bending the financial rules. But he said there were still countries 'queueing up' to join the single currency

Gabriel Stein

Gabriel Stein, an economist from Lombard Street Research, on the euro crisis and how it is affecting Germany, Greece, Portugal and Spain and which ones might leave the single currency.

Simon Reeve

TV's Simon Reeve discusses his film on plastic pollution as MPs Yvette Cooper an Francis Maude are asked what politicians can do to help the clear-up.

Simon Reeve

Documentary-maker Simon Reeve talks of an "environmental emergency" and "international scandal" with plastic polluting oceans and beaches - as he calls for action to clean up the debris.

TUESDAY JUNE 15

Gail Cartmail

Gail Cartmail, assistant General Secretary of the union Unite, and the former trade minister Digby Jones clash on the Office for Budget Responsibility report into the rising costs of public sector pensions.

Simon Hughes

Liberal Democrat deputy leader Simon Hughes was quizzed on a potential VAT increase in the Budget, as his party attacked such a rise ahead of the general election.

Nick Clegg

Lib Dems argued for Capital Gains Tax to be raised to the same rate as income tax, but some deal could be needed to keep Tory backbenchers happy in the Budget.

BBC's Ruth McDonald

BBC's Ruth McDonald on the Bogside in Londonderry on what the families of those killed at Bloody Sunday want from Lord Saville's Report.

MONDAY JUNE 14

Col Richard Kemp

Col Richard Kemp claimed there were 'many more brigadiers than brigades' as cuts are expected to be made in UK defence spending.

Alistair Darling

Former Chancellor Alistair Darling said the revised economic figures from the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) meant the 'cover' for the new government to put up VAT taxes has gone.

Stephanie Flanders

BBC Economics Editor Stephanie Flanders said figures from the new Office for Budget Responsibility were mixed, and gave a 'complicated' message over the decision whether it was best for government cuts to come now or later.

Lord Young

Conservative peer Lord Young said he will end adverts on TV by insurance companies appealing for people to apply for compensation as he leads a review into health and safety laws.

Safety tape

David Cameron has commissioned Lord Young to lead a review into health and safety laws, such as restaurants banning toothpicks and a pancake race where contestants were asked to walk because of rain. Giles Dilnot reports.

...AND BEFORE THAT



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