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Commons People

HuffPost UK's politics podcast

Commons People is a politics podcast brought to you by the HuffPost UK politics team.

Commons People Podcast: Manifesto Mayhem

With a nifty bit of time travelling magic this week, the team discuss the Tory, Labour and Lib Dem manifestos. Just how "fully costed" was Jeremy Corbyn's "fully costed" manifesto? What is "Mayism" and does it exist, even if Theresa May says it does not. And what happened to the Tim Farron's Remainer-fuelled poll surge?
19/05/2017 16:29 BST

Commons People Podcast: Corbileaks

This week' show sees the HuffPost UK Politics team examine the Kremlinology behind who leaked Labour's manifesto and why. Was it the shadow cabinet? Was it Labour HQ? Or was it Jeremy Corbyn's team itself? Labour also launched its campaign poster this morning, which one of the team describes as, "basic".
11/05/2017 17:25 BST

Commons People Podcast: It's Been A Really Long Time Since We Had A Vote On Something

There's only one story in town this week - and for once it's not Brexit. The Huff Post Politics team discuss just why Theresa May has gone back on her word and called a General Election. They weigh up whether Jeremy Corbyn has what it takes to be the next Prime Minister and stick their necks out and predict the outcome of the 8 June vote.
20/04/2017 16:59 BST

Commons People: EU Go That Way, We'll Go This Way

On this week's Commons People, the team tear apart Theresa May's Article 50 letter, pore over the Great Repeal Bill and rant about Douglas Carswell. There's also a quiz on EU trade deals that for some reason not given is based on Stevie Wonder songs...
31/03/2017 09:00 BST

Commons People Podcast: IndyRef2, This Time It's Personal

It was the busiest week in politics since, well, the last one, and the Huff Post team had plenty to consider. Philip Hammond's Budget u-turn, a new call for Scottish Independence referendum, and David Davis admitting a lack of planning for Brexit were all key talking points.
16/03/2017 17:09 GMT

Commons People Podcast: The Budget Ain't A Budgin'

The Budget dominated Commons People this week, as the team tried to work out why Philip Hammond had so clearly broken a manifesto pledge. There was the sacking of Lord Heseltine to consider, as well as reaction to Labour MP Jess Phillips revealing she would stand to be party leader. A quiz on Budgets of yesteryear proved tricky, and the latest Brexit developments were seen through the prism of 'Farron or Farage?'
10/03/2017 08:11 GMT

It's All Gone Peer-Shaped

This week's Commons People considers whether the Commons will follow the lead of the Lords and defeat Theresa May on the Brexit Bill. The politics team also look at the Government trying to bury bad news around disability payments, and ponder why it took Ukip nearly five months to get react to the revelation that Douglas Carswell only defected to neutralise Nigel Farage.
02/03/2017 17:48 GMT

Commons People Podcast: If You Tolerate This, Then Your NHS Will Be Next

This week's Commons People sees the team wondering if Labour has gone too far with its campaigns on the NHS, after saying "babies will die" if the Tories win in Copeland. Theresa May is facing trouble from her backbenchers over business rates, and is also under scrutiny over what she knew about former Guantanamo Bay detainee who was awarded £1million compensation before becoming a suicide bomber in Iraq. There is the usual amazing quiz - no, seriously - and the crucial In Case You Missed It.
23/02/2017 18:05 GMT

Protest Votes Are So Passe

On this week's Commons People, the team consider if Labour is on the verge of yet another leadership contest after Clive Lewis quit the Shadow Cabinet. Labour's Gisela Stuart is dubbed a "liar" by a former colleague after she voted against an amendment calling for the rights of EU nationals in the UK to be protected in any Brexit deal.
09/02/2017 17:01 GMT

Brexit Vote, Labour Woes And Trump Protests

This week it was, again, as always, for the rest of time, about Brexit. An historic vote took place in the Commons giving Theresa May the power to trigger Article 50, and Jeremy Corbyn the headache of more resignations. Paul Waugh tells us what it's like being in the same room as Donald Trump, and we hear why Liam Fox isn't happy with HuffPost UK. There's also a tremendous quiz on protest signs written in regional slang. It was baffling.
02/02/2017 18:14 GMT