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Commons People Politics Podcast: Donald Trump, Votes at 16 and Angela Eagle

10/12/2015 14:52 GMT | Updated 10/12/2015 14:59 GMT

Dominating UK politics this week was the American billionaire and presidential hopeful Donald Trump – but most definitely for all the wrong reasons.

His claim that Muslims should be banned from entering the United States was bad enough, but he then turned his guns on London by saying some areas “are so radicalised that the police are afraid for their own lives.”

London Mayor Boris Johnson hit back, and said: “I would invite him to come and see the whole of London and take him round the city - except I wouldn’t want to expose any Londoners to any unnecessary risk of meeting Donald Trump."

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Earlier in the week the House of Commons again rejected plans to lower the voting age to 16 in the EU Referendum.

The House of Lords have been pushing the change, but the Government are not budging in their opposition to the move – despite 16 and 17 year olds being allowed to vote in the Scottish Referendum last year.

Green MP Caroline Lucas gives her take on the matter in an exclusive interview.

Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary Angela Eagle took on Chancellor George Osborne at Prime Minister’s Questions this week.

Ms Eagle looked comfortable quizzing Mr Osborne across the Despatch Box, and Labour MPs sitting behind her were vocal in their support.

Jim McMahon became the newest MP in Westminster this week after winning the Oldham West and Royton by-election.

Ukip were hopeful they might get within a few hundred votes of Labour in the seat, but as it was Mr McMahon romped home with a majority of more than 10,000.