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The Weekly Politics: Dec 14-17

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

Our final show of the year was on Thursday December 17 and the show returns on Tuesday January 5.


The Downe bell-ringers from Kent perform a Christmas tribute to the Daily Politics theme tune.

Daily Politics almanac of the Liberal Democrat year with Ben Schott of Schott's Almanac.

Daily Politics almanac of the Liberal Democrat year with Ben Schott of Schott's Almanac.

Daily Politics almanac of the Liberal Democrat year with Ben Schott of Schott's Almanac.



The Daily Politics' analysis of Prime Minister's Questions as Anita Anand and Andrew Neil talk to BBC political editor Nick Robinson, shadow climate change Secretary Greg Clark and former home secretary Charles Clarke.

As American companies are circling the chocolate makers Cadbury, Adam Fleming asks if we should we give a Curly Wurly whether the company stays in British hands?

Shadow Climate Change Secretary Greg Clark and former Home Secretary Charles Clarke on the ongoing UN climate summit venue in Copenhagen, where police fired tear gas as hundreds of protesters tried to break through a perimeter fence.

The Daily Politics team has compiled a top five Prime Ministers Questions' moments of the past ten years as the final PMQs of the year and decade is held.

Dr Brian Cox. a particle physicist who has worked on the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva in Switzerland, makes the case for funding in science to rise - even though the Chancellor is deciding where to make cuts to balance the books.

Dr Brian Cox debates the ideas in his film on science funding with MPs Charles Clarke and Greg Clark.

Former Home Secretary Charles Clarke and shadow Climate Change Secretary Greg Clark discuss the rise in UK unemployment by 21,000 between August and October to 2.49 million.


Former chief of the Metropolian Police Sir Ian Blair on the ways to tackle extremism.

Giles Dilnot reports from Walthamstow on police strategies to try and find, and monitor suspected extremists, and examines if is this the right way to go about policing the terror threat.

Comedian Robin Ince explains why comics and scientists are united in their opposition to the way libel law operates in England and Wales.

Former Foreign Office minister Denis Macshane and Conservative Defence Spokesman Gerald Howarth on defence cuts that are expected to shift resources to the front line in Afghanistan.

Former Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Ian Blair on the rise of young offenders ordered to wear electronic tags in England and Wales and figures showing half of those teenagers breached their restrictions, either by removing the tags or breaking curfews.


David Cameron says it's 'all systems go' at Conservative Central Office in anticipation of an early general election in March even though the opinion polls have seen the Tory lead in opinion polls reduced. Adam Fleming reports from Lancashire on how close Mr Cameron is to 'sealing the deal' with the British public.

Columnist and broadcaster Peter Oborne looks ahead to the timing of the general election and the chances for Gordon Brown and David Cameron.

David Cameron promised a law which would mean all sitting MPs and peers in the House of Lords would have to live in the UK and pay their taxes here. Conservatives shadow treasury minister Philip Hammond and the Liberal Democrat home affairs spokesman Chris Huhne discuss how this would affect Parliament and particularly Tory peer Lord Ashcroft as the Tories face persistent questions about his tax status.

Ian Power, a former headteacher who speaks for the Headmasters' and Headmistress' conference, on the relaxing of rules for adults coming into contact with children.

Barry Sheerman, chair of the Childrens' Select Committee, gives a Labour view of the revised vetting rules for adults working with children, which he thinks was previously 'rushed' through.


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