What is happening to modern capitalism?
‘The constant revolutionising of production, everlasting uncertainty and agitation – all fixed relations are swept away, all that is solid melts into air.’
Party leaders pitch plans to CBI to win business votes
The two main parties have been defending their big spending plans to a potentially hostile audience today: business leaders.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa elected President of Sri Lanka
The man accused of running military death squads during decades of civil war in Sri Lanka has been elected President with an overwhelming majority.
Tories v Labour: Battle of the immigration policies
General election discussion turned to policy debates over immigration and access to dental care.
Hong Kong Protests: Siege of Polytechnic University
Hong Kong police have launched an operation to drive hundreds of anti government protestors off a university campus – after a day of violent clashes.
Hong Kong Protests: Residents turn on protestors
Chinese troops have been deployed on the streets of Hong Kong – not to crush the anti-government protests but to help clean up the damage after last night’s unrest.
Labour leaders meet to discuss final details of election manifesto
Labour leaders have been meeting to trade unions and other groups to hammer out the final details of their election manifesto.
Personality politics: Does it matter in an election?
Joining me now to discuss the character and relatability of both party leaders are Guto Harri, who was Boris Johnson’s communications chief during part of his time as London Mayor, and Owen Jones who’s been an aide to senior Labour figures and is now an activist and journalist.
Johnson dismisses Labour’s ‘communist’ free broadband plan
It’s an idea Labour calculates will have broad appeal. But after dangling the promise of free high speed internet, Labour now has to convince people it’s deliverable and affordable. The Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell says it’s “visionary”, the Lib Dems say it’s “crazy” and Tories say it’s “communist”.
Who’s most likely to win the general election? | Politics: Where Next? podcast
In this week’s podcast, veteran political analyst Professor John Curtice and Professor Matthew Goodwin of the University of Kent share their predictions for this general election. Both are agreed that a Conservative majority is most likely at this stage, but aren’t ruling out a hung parliament. According to Curtice, “the Tories are about 2:1 on to…
Panel of political advisors on how the NHS, floods and opinion polls are affecting the election campaign
Each week throughout this election, we’re bringing together panels of people who have worked at the very top of British politics – and know what it’s like to be on the inside of a political campaign.
Conservatives pledge to reduce immigration – but won’t set ‘arbitrary’ targets
The Conservative Party has pledged to reduce immigration if they win the General Election, but declared they won’t set what they call “arbitrary” targets.
Target Voter: who is encouraging British-Indian Hindus to vote Tory?
As the election campaign continues, there’s an increasingly bitter battle for religious votes, much of which is taking place on social media.
Trump meets Erdogan at White House
While the impeachment hearings were going on, President Trump was busy with international diplomacy, greeting President Erdogan of Turkey at the White House.
Trump impeachment inquiry begins first public hearings
In the US, for weeks we have been hearing leaked reports from inside the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump.