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Commons People Politics Podcast: Reshuffles, Flooding and Brexit

07/01/2016 16:45 GMT | Updated 07/01/2016 16:59 GMT

There were fears it would never start, and then that it would never end, but this week Jeremy Corbyn carried out his first reshuffle as Labour leader.

Out went Shadow Culture, Media and Sport Secretary Michael Dugher and Shadow Europe Minister Pat McFadden, while Shadow Defence Secretary Maria Eagle was shunted out to fill the Culture vacancy.

Three junior shadow ministers resignedone on live television – but the big story was who wasn’t shuffled out: Shadow Foreign Secretary Hilary Benn.

Amid all the reshuffle kerfuffle, Mr Corbyn delivered a decent performance in Prime Minister’s Questions. He pinned down the Prime Minister on flood defence spending and quizzed him over relief projects that hadn’t been given the green light.

The Prime Minister hit back with some Shakespeare puns.

David Cameron had some news for his own Cabinet this week – namely that they won’t be constrained by collective responsibility in the EU Referendum campaign.

HERE ARE 5 STORIES DROWNED OUT BY THE RESHUFFLE

This week’s Commons People also finally answers that all important question: How long would it take to watch all the James Bond films back-to-back?