Westminster Insider


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POLITICO’s weekly political series lifts the curtain on how Westminster really works, offering in-depth insight into the political issues which typically only get broad-brush treatment in the wider media.

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Episode Date
Is Westminster ready for the return of Donald Trump?
Nov 24, 2023
How to get sacked from government
Nov 17, 2023
Revenge of The Blob
Nov 10, 2023
Meet Alf Dubs: The child refugee who became a UK parliament grandee
Nov 03, 2023
Is the Labour left finished in Britain?
Oct 13, 2023
How did free-market think tanks take over Westminster?
Oct 06, 2023
What's the point of party conferences?
Sep 29, 2023
The Battle for Scotland
Sep 22, 2023
Meet Robert Peston — ITV's political editor on friendship, loss and being the face of a crisis
Sep 15, 2023
What ex-prime ministers do next 
Sep 08, 2023
Back to school briefing: A whirlwind guide to UK politics this autumn
Sep 01, 2023
I know what MPs did last summer
Aug 25, 2023
Westminster Insider trailer
Aug 18, 2023
The dark arts of politics
Jul 07, 2023
The real Keir Starmer: Part II
Jun 30, 2023
The real Keir Starmer: Part I
Jun 23, 2023
Harassment and bullying: What is wrong with British politics?
Jun 16, 2023
Can Rishi Sunak ‘Stop the Boats’?
Jun 09, 2023
Westminster WAGs: Who'd marry an MP?
Jun 02, 2023
The art of the political interview
May 26, 2023
Why the hell would you work for an MP?
May 19, 2023
Inside the room: The Good Friday Agreement 25 years on
Apr 07, 2023
How to become an MP
Mar 31, 2023
Meet Rachel Reeves — Britain's next chancellor?
Mar 24, 2023
How to U-turn and get away with it
Mar 17, 2023
Meet Fiona Hill: Inside the collapse of Theresa May’s government
Mar 10, 2023
The secrets of TV news
Mar 03, 2023
What's the point of the House of Lords?
Feb 24, 2023
49 days of Liz Truss: The inside story
Feb 17, 2023
The year ahead in 49 minutes
Dec 23, 2022
Who really cares what the pundits say?
Dec 16, 2022
A very British energy crisis
Dec 09, 2022
Life in the whips' office
Dec 02, 2022
A boozy dinner with Labour MP Wes Streeting
Nov 25, 2022
Did austerity work?
Nov 18, 2022
Great political comebacks
Nov 11, 2022
Who is Rishi Sunak?
Nov 04, 2022
SPONSORED CONTENT: Can Britain become an energy exporter?
Oct 28, 2022
Trussonomics and the 1972 ‘Dash for Growth’
Oct 14, 2022
Diary of a Tory conference meltdown
Oct 07, 2022
Meet Laura Kuenssberg: the most famous face in British political journalism
Sep 30, 2022
Why we secretly love party conferences
Sep 23, 2022
The Queen: The ultimate Westminster Insider
Sep 16, 2022
After Boris: What now for the Tories?
Sep 02, 2022
What's the point of Prime Minister's Questions?
Jul 15, 2022
Through the lens of Twitter: Watching a government collapse in real time
Jul 08, 2022
Labour's Tom Watson on political plots, weight loss and living with ADHD
Jul 01, 2022
Why Britain always hates its leaders in the end
Jun 24, 2022
A boozy dinner with David Davis MP
Jun 17, 2022
Casinos, coups and life on the breadline with Labour’s Jon Ashworth
Jun 10, 2022
Victims of The Troubles: A year of turmoil in Northern Ireland
Jun 03, 2022
Inside the Lobby: Westminster's political journalists
May 27, 2022
Westminster Insider Trailer
May 21, 2022
Coming soon: Westminster Insider returns
May 20, 2022
The road to Brexit — 30 years since the Maastricht Treaty
Mar 18, 2022
How to avoid a nuclear war
Mar 11, 2022
Bar room talk with Labour’s Andy Burnham
Mar 04, 2022
Russia and Britain — A brief history, from Navarino to Ukraine
Feb 25, 2022
Cold water swimming with Johnny Mercer MP
Feb 18, 2022
How to topple a prime minister
Feb 11, 2022
Why there's nothing new about Leveling Up
Feb 04, 2022
Notes on a scandal
Jan 28, 2022
The year ahead in 53 minutes
Dec 24, 2021
From opium wars to cyberattacks: 200 years of UK-China friction
Dec 17, 2021
Two years on: What the hell happened in the 2019 general election?
Dec 10, 2021
Meet Mayor Sadiq Khan: Boxing, knives and curryhouses on the streets of south London
Dec 03, 2021
The next pandemic
Nov 26, 2021
How British towns got left behind
Nov 19, 2021
The government vs the BBC: A Hundred Year War
Nov 12, 2021
The history of climate change — from the Great Ice Age to COP26 and beyond
Nov 05, 2021
How do you write a great political speech?
Oct 08, 2021
Meet Lee Cain: Three chaotic years as Boris Johnson's closest aide
Oct 01, 2021
From Bismarck to Merkel: Why German chancellors always matter more than we expect
Sep 24, 2021
Why doesn't Britain ever build enough homes?
Sep 17, 2021
'Every phone started ringing' — Remembering 9/11
Sep 10, 2021
Why do politicians tell so many lies?
Sep 03, 2021
MPs' postbags: How we're failing the kids who need us most
Aug 27, 2021
Postcards from Afghanistan
Aug 20, 2021
How to spin a referendum: The inside story of the Brexit campaign
Jun 18, 2021
What's the point of the G7 summit?
Jun 11, 2021
One year on — Owen Paterson on life after his wife's suicide
Jun 04, 2021
How special advisers took over Westminster
May 28, 2021
The art of political drinking
May 21, 2021
Meet Angela Rayner — Labour's deputy leader on winning back the North
May 14, 2021
Why by-elections matter
May 07, 2021
A short history of Scottish separatism
Apr 30, 2021
Coming soon: POLITICO's Westminster Insider season 2
Apr 23, 2021
A year of lockdowns — How the pandemic changed Westminster
Mar 18, 2021
Meet: Chancellor Rishi Sunak — beyond the Budget
Mar 12, 2021
Cabinet secretaries ... and why Sir Humphrey always wins
Mar 04, 2021
When Budgets go wrong
Feb 25, 2021
MPs’ postbags: The hidden costs of lockdown
Feb 18, 2021
Meet: Prof Neil Ferguson — life after the coronavirus pandemic
Feb 12, 2021
How to charm a US president
Feb 04, 2021
Westminster's morning newsletter revolution
Jan 28, 2021
Pilot: The history of pandemics — and how politicians always react the same way
Jan 08, 2021
Westminster Insider Trailer
Dec 15, 2020