The Attempted Assassination of Donald Trump
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by BBC News
7h ago
Laura and Paddy react to the news overnight that Donald Trump was the subject of a failed assassination attempt. We hear from our North America Correspondent Gary O’Donoghue who was at the scene when it happened. And also from Labour MP Kim Leadbeater, whose sister Jo Cox was murdered in 2016 when she was a sitting member of parliament. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Purvee Patt ..read more
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Starmer’s First Week in Charge!
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by BBC News
1d ago
Today, we look at an eventful first week in charge for Keir Starmer, and tension already surfacing in the Tory leadership contest. The prime minister has faced questions over the U.S. president’s health at a Nato summit, committed to releasing prisoners early and is facing pressure over defence spending promises. Laura, Paddy and Adam also give us their take on the latest in the Tory leadership race, and how Suella v Kemi has shaped up this week. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political ..read more
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Electioncast: The GE 2024 Binder
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by BBC News
2d ago
Today, we go through everything you need to know about the 2024 general election, and more! Now that the dust has settled, Newscast does a deep dive into the results. Did Labour lose votes from younger people? What impact did religion have? What connects a chain of posh bakeries to the Lib Dems? Adam is joined by: - Scarlett Maguire, director at the pollster JL Partners - Rob Ford Professor of Political Science at the University of Manchester - John Burn-Murdoch, Columnist and Chief Data reporter for the FT You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityh ..read more
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Starmers and Stripes
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by BBC News
4d ago
Today we look at the meeting of world leaders including Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer at the NATO summit in Washington. Adam is joined by Chris from Washington and Americast host Justin Webb to talk about the prime minister’s first day at the gathering. Meanwhile, President Joe Biden is coming under pressure to stand down as the Democratic presidential candidate in the 2024 US election. And the former head of the Diplomatic Service, Sir Simon Fraser, talks about how Sir Keir Starmer will have been preparing for his first international meeting as prime minister. You can join our Newscast onli ..read more
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Starmer, Sunak and Swearing In
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by BBC News
5d ago
Today, we recap the first meeting of the new parliament and the latest roll call of government appointments, as well as the new chair of the Conservative’s 1922 committee. Adam is joined by Vicki Young to explain the day’s ceremonies, the latest government appointments, and the first House of Commons speeches by Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer and leader of the opposition Rishi Sunak. And health secretary Wes Streeting met with the British Medical Association (BMA) to discuss junior doctor strikes. Adam is joined by Health Editor Hugh Pym to discuss the significance of the meeting - and what t ..read more
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Electioncast: Starmer Inside Number 10
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by BBC News
5d ago
Today, Sir Keir Starmer holds cabinet meeting on his first full day as the UK’s new prime minister. In this podcast recorded live for Radio 4, Adam, Laura and Paddy discuss Labour’s preparations for government, whether the Tory leadership race has already begun and which figure from Labour’s past could be making a return. Plus, Laura reveals one of the more unusual forms of preparation that has taken place in the Treasury for the UK's first female chancellor. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the lat ..read more
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Homes Under The Starmer?
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by BBC News
6d ago
Today, we hear who’s in - and who’s out - of the new Labour government and unpack Chancellor Rachel Reeves’ first speech from the Treasury. As MP’s arrive for their first day in office, Adam and Chris talk about Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer's visit to the four nations plus the latest list of Labour’s ministerial appointments. And Faisal has been at the Treasury listening to Chancellor Rachel Reeves lay out her plan for economic growth. Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Miranda Slade with Sam ..read more
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The Sir Keir Starmer Profile (Replay)
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by BBC News
1w ago
A replay of our profile of the leader of the Labour Party, Sir Keir Starmer - now Prime Minister. Adam is joined by Ailbhe Rea, associate editor at Bloomberg UK, and Tom Baldwin, author of Keir Starmer: The Biography, to chronicle Keir Starmer’s early life and political career. They discuss his family life, his legal career and how he rose to become leader of the Labour Party including behind-the-scenes details from those who know and work with him. This episode is part of a series where Newscast profiles each of the leaders of major political parties ..read more
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Electioncast: How did social media shape the election?
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by BBC News
1w ago
All the things we learnt from the undercover voters in the election. On this episode of Newscast, Disinformation and Social Media Correspondent Marianna Spring joins Adam to explain what we learnt from the undercover voters over the past few weeks. Using data from the National Centre for Social Research, Marianna set up fictional social media profiles for twenty four undercover voters based in eight constituencies around the UK, and gained an insight into voters' digital worlds during the election. Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was pre ..read more
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Electioncast Results: What's in Labour’s In Tray?
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by BBC News
1w ago
Today, now that the election dust has settled, what challenges do the new Labour government face in their first few days? One issue that is already demanding Labour’s attention is the Tata Steelworks in Port Talbot in South Wales, with thousands of jobs currently at risk. And, the Conservatives are in search of a new leader. Potential contenders, Victoria Atkins and Robert Jenrick spoke to Laura this morning. Are they putting their names in the hat? And who is being touted as a potential caretaker leader? Plus, Henry channels his inner Steve Rosenberg by sharing his ability on the piano! You c ..read more
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