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The Weekly Politics: Nov 15-19

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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Lord Lawson

Lord Lawson looks back over the deregulation of financial services - and is asked if he helped globalisation along the way.

Irish MEP Gay Mitchell

Gay Mitchell, a Dublin MEP for opposition party Fine Gael, said the help from UK and EU was not a bail-out, but said "we do need to borrow to plug the gap".

60 seconds graphic

A reminder of the political week in just 60 seconds as covered on the Daily Politics, including the royal wedding and David Cameron's photographer.


Lord West

Lord West said government leaks about defences changes have been "damaging" and praises Liam Fox's time of office.

Margaret Eaton

The head of the Local Government Association explains how councils have been preparing for smaller budgets and added: "It's very very difficult".

 Jeremy Pembroke

Some councils are asking the public to help decide where to cut public services such as leisure centres, libraries, parks, meals on wheels are under threat.

Margaret Eaton and Lord Archer

Lord Archer says the rules of Royal succession are "farcical" and explains how he tried to introduce a bill allowing for princesses to inherit the throne ahead of a younger brother.

Giles Dilnot outside Buckingham Palace

What happens if the Prince William and Kate Middleton's eldest child is a daughter, will she ever be crowned queen? Giles Dilnot explains.


Katharine Birbalsingh

Katharine Birbalsingh was a deputy headteacher but everything changed at the Conservative Party Conference where she received a standing ovation.

Katharine Birbalsingh

Katharine Birbalsingh debates the ideas in her film on schools with Lord Falconer and Francis Maude in the Daily Politics studio.

Tim Farron MP

Tim Farron MP, new president of the Liberal Democrats, is asked whether he and his party would prefer to be in coalition with Labour rather than the Conservatives.

Nick Robinson

Nick Robinson, Francis Maude and Lord Falconer analyse PMQs between David Cameron and Harriet Harman.

Will Straw

Will Straw from the Left Foot Forward website, said Labour should reach out to disaffected Liberal Democrats to rebuild a "progressive left".

David Cameron at PMQs

David Cameron taunts Harriet Harman at PMQs by telling her about a question from Andrew Neil to Alan Johnson asked on a Daily Politics Election Debate about police numbers.


nigel farage
nigel farage

Around a dozen men, who accused the government of being complicit in their torture overseas, are in line for millions of pounds of compensation.

camera and big ben
camera and big ben

David Cameron has reversed his decision to employ a personal photographer and a camera woman at the taxpayers' expense.


Nigel Farage and Richard Ottaway discuss the political and financial implications of the Eurozone crisis on Britain.

UKIP badge

What will UKIP candidates stand for in the 2011 local elections? Adam reports from Staffordshire.


Rory Cellan-Jones reports on what you can and can't tweet if you don't want to get into trouble.


Aaron Porter and Don Foster

Don Foster is asked why Liberal Democrats made election pledges about tuition fees in a debate with Aaron Porter from the NUS.

David Sparks

Councillor David Sparks of the Local Government Association said councils have "no option" but to put parking charges up, although he denies they were a stealth tax to plug a funding gap for councils.

Lord Falconer

Lord Falconer and Lord McNally on why the coalition is pushing on with plans to redraw constituency boundaries, cut the number of MPs and hold a referendum on the AV voting system.

parking sign

Giles Dilnot examines if councils are increasingly looking at parking tickets as a free ride to filling their funding gap.


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