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The Weekly Politics: Sep 6-10

A lookback over the highlights of the week on the Daily Politics with presenters Andrew Neil, Anita Anand and Jo Coburn.

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Nick Clegg's house

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg's house has been put up for sale, and is expected to make a £70,000 profit.He has said previously that he will give taxpayers any profit as he spent £20,000 in expenses doing it up.

Darren Johnson

The Green Party's Darren Johnson says the party is winning over Lib Dem voters as it holds its annual conference.

Helen Mary Jones

Plaid Cymru's Helen Mary Jones says the party plans to shield frontline services and vulnerable people in Wales from spending cuts.

Top of the Political Pops graphic

A musical rundown of the biggest political stories of the week up to 10 September - as read on the BBC News website - is revealed in the Daily Politics' Top of the Political Pops with Giles Dilnot.


Sir Menzies Campbell

MPs give their view on British troops in Afghanistan ahead of the first substantial House of Commons vote on the conflict.

Bob Ainsworth

Former Defence Secretary Bob Ainsworth on why he thinks the UK was right to go into Afghanistan.

Philip Davies

Conservative MP Philip Davies, who sits on the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee, claims there is nothing new in the latest phone hacking allegations.

Chris Bryant

Labour MP Chris Bryant tells Andrew Neil why he thinks his phone was hacked and why he is not happy with the police response.

Union banners

Adam Fleming looked at the arguments between public versus private sector jobs and spoke to John Cridland, CBI Deputy Director General, and Ruth Henderson, a former New Zealand fiance minister


Nick Robinson

Labour's Caroline Flint and Conservative Jeremy Hunt analyse Nick Clegg and Jack Straw at PMQs where the phone hacking issue dominated the questions and answers.

Brian Sewell

Brian Sewell debates the ideas in his film on funding the arts with Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Labour MP Caroline Flint.

Brian Swewll

Art critic Brian Sewell says it is time to kill off the Arts Council and replace it with Dragons Den-style funding bids, organised through the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.


Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt, Labour MP Caroline Flint and critic Brian Sewell are quizzed on the artwork that ministers hang on the walls of their Whitehall offices.

Daniel Hannan

Conservative MEP Daniel Hannan has launched a campaign for a referendum on Britain's membership to the European Union.

Jeremy Hunt

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt on coalition plans for the BBC as he outlines waste within the corporation but praised BBC drama and news coverage.

Angus Robertson

Angus Robertson MP, the SNP leader in Westminster, explains why his party has dropped its manifesto pledge for an independence referendum bill, blaming a lack of support from political opponents.


Milibanders graphic

Giles Dilnot reviews the 'trailer' for the soap opera of the long-running Labour leadership camapign, and looks forward to the storyline's explosive finale with the Guardian's Nick Watt.

Leonie Kerswill

Leonie Kerswill, a tax expert at Price Waterhouse Coopers, explains the background to the tax mistakes and offers advice to people told they will have to repay money.

Michael Fallon

Conservative MP Michael Fallon, who sits on the Treasury Select Committee, says the PAYE system is "not fit for pupose".

Alistair Darling

Former Chancellor Alistair Darling rules himself out of running for the new Labour shadow cabinet, before appearing to backtrack and saying he will take a year out and think again about his future.

Deborah Mattinson

Brown's former pollster says the public does not recognise the candidates in the Labour leadership race.

Alistair Darling

Former Chancellor Alistair Darling on the Daily Politics survey which found David Milliband led his brother in the race to be the new Labour Party leader.


Number Ten

MPs are to vote on whether to hold a referendum on electoral reform, even though it is not the favoured option for either the Conservatives or Liberal Democrats in the coalition.

Bernard Jerkin MP

Conservative MP Bernard Jenkin says talks have been held by MPs opposed to the AV system from across the political divide. He is against the AV proposal but will support it going to a referendum.

Dates graphic

Anita Anand explains the dates in political diaries to look out including the party conference season for the largest three UK-wide parties and announcements of government cuts.

Andy Coulson

Liberal Democrat Jeremy Bowne and Labour's Douglas Alexander on the phone-hacking allegations surrounding Andy Coulson, the former News of the World editor who is now communications chief at Downing Street.


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