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The Weekly Politics: July 19-27

Jo Coburn and Andrew Neil

A lookback over the highlights of our last week-and-a-bit on the Daily Politics ahead of the summer recess - with presenters Andrew Neil and Jo Coburn.

Click on the headline to watch the clip. We return on Monday 6 September.

TUESDAY JULY 27

Andrew Neil

As we head off for the summer recess, we look back over the highlights of the last few months on the Daily Politics.

Ben Bradshaw

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey is asked about his Film Council comments, Shadow Culture Secretary Ben Bradshaw is tested on what cuts Labour would have made and backbench Lib Dem Lorely Burt is quizzed about the chances of a pact.

Books

Adam Fleming reports on what the holidaying MPs might be reading in the coming weeks.

MONDAY JULY 26
EU flag

Lib Dem MEP Edward McMillan-Scott criticises UKIP's eurosceptic stance and argues for Britain to play a strong role in the EU.

UKIP election badges and mugs

The key moments in UKIP's history set to music.

FRIDAY JULY 23

Top of the Political Pops graphic

A musical rundown of the biggest political stories of the week up to 22 July - as read on the BBC News Website - are revealed in the Daily Politics' Top of the Political Pops with Giles Dilnot.

THURSDAY JULY 22

Ken Olisa

Ken Olisa, from the board of Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) which regulates MPs' expenses, is challenged over the amount of senior staff and wages that the new body employs.

David Cameron

David Cameron appears to have mixed up his history over who stood with the British during World War ll, as Andrew Neil asks Tory MP Patrick Mercer about the PM's comments made in Washington.

Sir Menzies Campbell

The author and former soldier Patrick Hennessy, former LibDem leader Sir Menzies Campbell and the Conservative MP and former infantry officer Patrick Mercer are asked if the UK could cut its defence spending by merging its armed forces.

Tornado

The Government's Strategic Defence Review is examining what the British armed forces may have to learn to live without.

WEDNESDAY JULY 21

Vox pop in Plymouth

Many educated, middle-aged left wingers are really Conservatives who cannot admit it, according to research carried out at the University of Leicester. We asked people in Plymouth whether they think they became more right-wing as they got older, before John Denham MP, Lord Howard and actor Warren Mitchell give their views.

Nick Cleegg

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg's is asked about school rebuilding plans as he takes his first question in PMQs. The Liberal Democrat leader was standing in for David Cameron who is overseas.

Nick Clegg and David Cameron

A look back at the rise and rise of the Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg as he takes his first session of Prime Minister's Questions, with hundreds of Conservative MPs sat behind him.

Warren Mitchell

Actor Warren Mitchell - aka Alf Garnett - debates the ideas in his film on the lack of Labour firebrands with Conservative Lord Howard and Labour MP John Denham.

Warren Mitchell

Warren Mitchell - who played right-wing loudmouth Alf Garnett in Til Death Do Us Part - is a former Tory and now Labour supporter who is unimpressed with all of the leadership contenders and thinks acting leader Harriet Harman should carry on in the role.

Laura Kuenssberg

The Daily Politics' analysis of Nick Clegg's first turn taking Prime Minister's Question Time with Shadow Communities Secretary John Denham, the newly-enobled Lord Howard of Lympne and the BBC's Laura Kuenssberg.

Michael Howard

The newly-enobled Lord Howard of Lympne goes off-message from the Tory prison policy and said statements from Ken Clarke "made him look rather foolish".

TUESDAY JULY 20

Nick Herbert

Policing Minister Nick Herbert and the shadow home secretary Alan Johnson are challenged on how their parties have tackled crime and police spending in the light of Sir Denis O'Connor's report.

Hungry child

Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell said more of his budget will go to Afghanistan and there will be a review of aid going to countries like India. Giles Dilnot reports on where UK international aid is going while belts are being tightened at home.

Sir Dennis O'Connor

Chief Inspector of the Constabulary Sir Denis O'Connor on the "big ask" of police forces having to make cuts and the "complexities" of shift patterns and where officers live.

Nick Clegg cartoon

Times cartoonist Peter Brooks on why Nick Clegg gets a tough time from the artists who portray him as a little boy, Pinocchio, and his office as a broom cupboard.

Barbara Stocking

Oxfam chief executive Barbara Stocking said British aid to Afghanistan should be spread around the country and not just be used in the Helmand area.

MONDAY JULY 19

Frank Field

Frank Field, the Labour MP who is leading a review of poverty for David Cameron, explains how he will help get fathers back into work and how previous efforts were stifled by former prime ministers.

Frank Field

Frank Field hinted unemployed fathers had been overlooked in the last government's rush to get single mothers back into work, but he also pledged to get tough on those fathers who don't want to work.

 Grant Shapps

Housing minister Grant Shapps and Labour leadership contender Ed Miliband on the latest Conservative push for their so-called "Big Society".

Bill Barnard

Bill Barnard, chair of Democrats Abroad UK, has a warmer view of the British "special" relationship with the USA than Labour MP Frank Field.

Bill Clinton

As David Cameron is off to meet President Obama, we look back over how past PMs from Number 10 have fared across the pond with US leaders.

...AND BEFORE THAT



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