POLITICS

Commons People Politics Podcast: 'Brexit', Doctors' Strike, Bowie

14/01/2016 18:09 GMT | Updated 01/02/2016 11:59 GMT

In this week’s super soaraway Commons People politics podcast, the Huffington Post UK’s Politics team take on the latest “Brexit” row, Labour’s defence fall-out continues and the Government’s U-turn on feminism on the A Level curriculum.

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Paul Waugh, Ned Simons, Graeme Demianyk and Lucy Sherriff (an impact substitute for Owen Bennett) chew the political cud in a week the junior doctor’s strike, Trident and students grants were causing headaches for the Government/Opposition (delete as applicable).

There’s also a quiz that pays tribute to David Bowie and a genuinely interesting stat of the week (a first, we think).

Want to know more about what was discussed?

“BREXIT” BATTLE

David Cameron gave his Cabinet ministers freedom to speak up for Britain leaving the EU.

TRIDENT ROW

Collective responsibility was just as much an issue for Labour as the Tories this week, with the battle over Trident policy getting under way in earnest.

JUNIOR DOCTORS' STRIKE

Junior doctors were on the picket lines this week for the first doctors’ strike in 40 years - but Jeremy Hunt refused to budge in the battle to get a new contract for the doctors.

FEMINISM RESTORED TO A LEVEL POLITICS

Labour MP Rupa Huq had an adjournment debate on Government plans to write feminism out of the A level curriculum - and got a result.