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The Weekly Politics: Nov 8-12

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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Top of the Political Pops graphic

A musical rundown of the biggest political stories of the week up to 12 November - as read on the BBC News website

Giles Dilnot and king graphic

Giles Dilnot has his own "horrible history" as he races through the story of King John, the Magna Carta and Runnymede.

House of Lords jigsaw

The government is expecting a report before the end of the year which will set out legislation for a wholly or mainly elected house.


Jonathan Powell

Jonathan Powell, Tony Blair's former Chief of Staff, and Conservative MP, Nick Boles, said to be in David Cameron's inner circle, on the internal politics of life inside Number Ten.

Remembrance scene

There were pre-election calls for the UK to have its own National Memorial Cemetery - similar to the American Arlington Cemetery. Giles Dilnot reports.

David Cameron in Downing Street

Who's who at the coalition's Number 10? Adam Fleming examines who sits where in the Cameron-Clegg era of politics in Whitehall.


Philip Davies

Conservative MP Philip Davies says the EU "gravy train has run out of control" as he debated how much the UK pays to Brussels with Polish MEP Sidonia Jedrzejewska, from the European People's Party, who said the money was needed.

Douglas Alexander

Lib Dem Minister Jeremy Browne and Labour's Douglas Alexander analyse PMQs between Nick Clegg and Harriet Harman with the BBC's James Landale, Andrew Neil and Anita Anand.

Jeremy Browne

Minister Jeremy Browne is challenged over where he stands on welfare reform for the long-term unemployed.

Sir Torquil Norman

Sir Torquil Norman, the arts philanthropist and former investment banker, makes the case for young unemployed people to take part in "community national service".


Jack Dromey MP

BBC political correspondent John Pienaar explains the backbench Labour anger over the treatment of Phil Woolas and a call for deputy leader Harriet Harman to stand down.

Minister for Welfare Reform, David Freud.

David Freud says the new caps on housing benefits are "not draconian" as he defends the government ahead of a debate by MPs.

Caroline Flint

Shadow Communities Secretary Caroline Flint and Simon Hughes, deputy leader or the Liberal Democrats, on the housing benefits vote.

A43 graphic

Government proposals to help the jobless include using money saved on benefits to fund back to work schemes like the ones run by A4e.


Kulveer Ranger

Labour's London mayoral candidate Ken Livingstone says Boris Johnson will find it difficult to distance himself from the Tory government and its cuts.

James Delingpole

Writer and journalist James Delingpole on why he thinks government is "too big for its boots" and there could be a UK-style Tea Party movement on the way.

Ken Livingstone

Ken Livingstone asks journalist James Delingpole - who backs a UK Tea Party movement - if this could lead to the legalising use of guns and drugs.


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