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The Weekly Politics: Oct 18-22

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

Click on the headline to watch the clip.


Top of the Political Pops graphic

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

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More than half the people polled for the Daily Politics backed government's spending cuts.

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Members of the UK Independence Party are choosing a new leader after Lord Pearson stood down - and the four candidates put their case to take on the top job.


Lizzie Iron

Lizzie Iron from the Citizens Advice Bureau and Paul McKeever from the Police Federation on how people will be affected by the Spending Review.

Adam Lent

Spending Review reaction from Adam Lent, TUC's head of economics, and John Cridland, CBI Deputy Director General, on George Osborne's Spending Review and how it will affect business and workers.

Stafford optician

Stafford employers react to the Spending Review in a town where four-in-ten work in the private sector.


Andrew Neil on Spending Review set

Andrew Neil has the headlines from Chancellor George Osborne's Spending Review aiming to cut the UK's deficit.

Nick Robinson

BBC editors Nick Robinson, Stephanie Flanders and Robert Peston on the Spending Review.

Fiona Bruce

BBC News footage recalls what leading politicians said about deficit reduction before and after the 2010 general election.

George Osborne

Chancellor George Osborne opens his Spending Review saying he plans to put the UK on the "hard road to a better future".

David Cameron at PMQs

David Cameron and Ed Miliband trade insults on previous catchphrases used by their opponents during an exchange during prime minister's questions, minutes ahead of the Spending Review announcement.



Press coverage has cast further doubt on climate scientists' claims that man-made global warming is real and adversely affecting the planet.

Professor Bob Watson

Nigel Lawson and Prof Bob Watson, Defra chief scientific adviser, on public confusion over the science and figures behind reports on climate change claims.

Nigel Lawson

Former Nigel Lawson - now Lord Lawson - blames previous Labour and Tory governments for a "history of incompetence" on larger Ministry of Defence projects, which he claims has got worse over time.


Mark Reckless MP

Conservative MP Mark Reckless on why the UK should cut back on EU spending, but Sir Menzies Campbell puts the other side.

Margaret Thatcher

Is Brussels bashing back in fashion with a new wave of Tory MPs who seem to be reviving Lady Thatcher's approach to Europe?

Dame Pauline Neville Jones

Minister for Security, Dame Pauline Neville-Jones, her predecessor, Admiral Lord West and Sir Menzies Campbell, who sits on the Intelligence and Security Committee, on the potential cyber threats to the UK and other nations.


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