• 12 Nov 2018

    Channel 4 News announced today a partnership with Facebook to produce a new weekly news show, ‘Uncovered,’ exclusively for Facebook Watch.

  • 9 Nov 2018

    Imogen Heap is a Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter, who has now turned her energies to blockchain technology. She talks to Krishnan about her big ideas to change the way musicians get paid, and what Taylor Swift is really like. Listen and subscribe You can listen to and subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts here. Or on Spotify, Acast, CastBox and…

  • 9 Nov 2018

    How do you deal with rising populism? That was the dominant debate in the corridors at the EPP Summit in Helsinki this week. As populist movements continue to grow in Europe and beyond, what is motivating them and where is it all heading? In conversation with me for this week’s podcast is Professor Matthew Goodwin, author of ‘National Populism: The…

  • 6 Nov 2018

    There had been plans for today’s Cabinet to be the one that signed off the Brexit deal and there are signs (see earlier blog) that the decisive Cabinet might not be far off. So, for your interest, here’s are some proposals drafted by a Comms official in Whitehall on how the plan, if and when it lands, should be sold.…

  • 6 Nov 2018

    Today’s Cabinet had a better atmosphere for the PM than the last one -according to one who was around the table. One minister said it felt like the penultimate Cabinet before the deal is put before ministers for sign off. “That [scenario] wouldn’t surprise me at all,” the Minister said. The Attorney General, Geoffrey Cox,…

  • 3 Nov 2018

    SnowBlog: Life on an American campaign trail like no other

    Chicago O’Hare Airport. Mile upon mile of concrete runways with tiny quadrants of grass, and slow moving aircraft traffic criss-crossing ahead of us. We are in America. The eternal passport control awaits us, and thence to the open road.  Five lanes in each direction, massive ten wheeler wagons belching un-green gases along in all but the not…

  • 2 Nov 2018

    Tax and Spend’ – with Torsten Bell and Rupert Harrison

    Politics: Where Next? is the podcast where we talk about where politics is going, with people who might have some idea. In the week of the Budget, I talk about the politics of ‘Tax and Spend’ with two former Treasury advisers who between them worked on dozens of fiscal events. Rupert Harrison, who was formerly…

  • 31 Oct 2018

    Laura Bates founded the Everyday Sexism project in 2012, long before the Me Too movement gained traction. It was a space where women could share their stories of sexual assault and highlight how normalised it had become. She talks to me about where the feminist movement is post-Me Too, why she reluctantly thinks gender quotas…

  • 24 Oct 2018

    David Baddiel is one of the great comedians and satirists of a generation. From writing children’s books to unofficial national anthems, he says he’s compelled by an urge for honesty. He talks to me about how truth should change the world, antisemitism within the left and the ubiquitous popularity of Three Lions. Listen and subscribe…

  • 23 Oct 2018

    Oscar-winning documentary maker Michael Moore has made his name, and won his awards, by offering searing critiques of American society. Famed for Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11, a left-wing, globalist outlook drives him and his films. He chats to me about his latest offering – Fahrenheit 11/9, why America ended up with Trump as President, and where Brexit…

  • 18 Oct 2018

    Saudi Arabia has spent hundreds of thousands of pounds paying for British MPs to visit the country. FactCheck found that at least 33 MPs have been on Saudi-funded trips to the Kingdom, since its troops entered Yemen in 2015. On most occasions, all expenses were covered.

  • 18 Oct 2018

    Transition extension: why, and will it work?

    The possible extension of the transition period opened up today in Brexit discussions signals the start of a massive, new, lengthy workstream.

  • 16 Oct 2018

    Cabinet’s ‘frank’ Brexit talks

    Virtually everyone in Cabinet spoke about the stalled Brexit deal today, which helps to explain the long duration. At the heart of much of the discussion, “exhaustively aired” according to one who was in the room, was the issue of the UK-wide Customs Union backstop. Minister after minister conveyed the need to have either a break clause…

  • 15 Oct 2018

    Brexit: Is December now the new deadline?

    Leo Varadkar has just told press he always thought talk of a deal now was a bit optimistic and said “November/December is probably the best opportunity for a deal.”

  • 11 Oct 2018

    Did the Brexit deal just get paused?

    In a strange echo of when the DUP stalled Theresa May’s last attempt at a breakthrough in Brussels in December of last year, it sounds like the Northern Ireland party might have done the same thing all over again. UTV’s Ken Reid has been told by no less a source than the Prime Minister herself that…