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Commons People Politics Podcast: Syria, the Snoopers' Charter and Student Protests

05/11/2015 17:50 GMT | Updated 14/01/2016 18:59 GMT

This week’s Commons People podcast sees the Huffington Post UK’s politics team tackle Syria, the Snoopers’ Charter and student protests.

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Paul Waugh, Ned Simons, Graeme Demianyk and Owen Bennett also chew over this week’s PMQ’s and the upcoming Oldham West and Royton by-election.

Tory MP Johnny Mercer gives his views on military action in Syria in an exclusive chat with Graeme, and we discuss SNP MP’s Kirsty Blackman’s 15 from ’15 interview.

Joining the team for show are Huffington Post UK Tech Editor Thomas Tamblyn and Young Voices Editor Lucy Sherriff.

There's a quiz about Oldham and for some reason Ned decided to sit on a ball throughout the show’s recording:

Want to know more about what was discussed?

Isis and Syria

Russian Metrojet Airliner 'Most Likely' Brought Down By Isis Bomb.

Jeremy Corbyn Says Labour Should 'Look Again' At Its Support For RAF Strikes In Iraq

Snoopers' Charter

The Investigatory Powers Bill Does Give MI5 And MI6 The Ability To Hack Your Phone

James Bond-Style Hacking Of Smartphones Get New Legal Footing Under Theresa May's Investigatory Powers Bill

PMQs

Watch Jeremy Corbyn Tell Jeering Tory MPs That Tax Credit Cuts Are 'Not Funny'

Jeremy Corbyn Has Now Asked David Cameron Nine Times About Tax Credits And There's 'No Answer'

15 from ‘15

Kirsty Blackman Interview: 'I Am 29, Honest, But I Love To Crochet'

Oldham West By-Election

Ukip Oldham West By-Election Candidate Announced As John Bickley

Jeremy Corbyn Is So 'Anti-British It's Ridiculous' Says Ukip's Oldham West By-Election Campaign Chief

Jeremy Corbyn Ally Chris Williamson Hits Out At UKIP Patriotism 'Smears', Attacks Firms Who Offshore British Jobs

Student Protests

Student Protest London: Police Kettle Protesters After Home Office Hit By Smoke Bombs

Student Protest London: Striking Pictures Show Moment Policeman Hit By Smoke Grenade