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Guardian political columnist John Harris hosts a cast of voices from up and down the country as well as across the political spectrum to analyse the week’s political news. For US Politics with Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland, make sure to search 'Politics Weekly America' wherever you get your podcasts
 
Every Friday, Guardian columnist and former Washington correspondent, Jonathan Freedland, invites experts to help analyse the latest in American politics. From politicians to journalists covering the White House and beyond, Jonathan and his guests give listeners behind the scenes access to how the American political machine works.
 
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This week on Sunday Times Politics Weekly we look at the strained relationship between SA and its neighbours due to an influx of foreigners accused of crime.Recent cases include the gang rape of eight women in Krugersdorp, which has been blamed on illegal foreign miners, and Eswatini spokesperson Alpheous Nxumalo's comment that “South Africa is inf…
 
The Conservative leadership race has been derailed by U-turns, highlighting the weaknesses of the candidates. But with Keir Starmer also seemingly unable to decide if Labour frontbenchers should or shouldn’t join picket lines, the Guardian’s John Harris is joined by our chief political correspondent, Jessica Elgot, and Gavin Barwell the former chie…
 
The Conservative leadership race has been derailed by U-turns, highlighting the weaknesses of the candidates. But with Keir Starmer also seemingly unable to decide if Labour frontbenchers should or shouldn’t join picket lines, the Guardian’s John Harris is joined by our chief political correspondent, Jessica Elgot, and Gavin Barwell the former chie…
 
Today on the Sunday Times Politics Weekly, we look at one of most important events on this year’s political calendar – the ANC’s policy conference, which is in preparation for the organisation’s national conference in December.Hypothetically, if the proposals of the policy conference are adopted in December, they should feed into government policy …
 
Another week of blue-on-blue infighting, as Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak take chunks out of each other in a series of television debates. To assess the fallout, Rafael Behr sits in for John Harris and is joined by the Observer’s Sonia Sodha and Will Tanner from the centre-right thinktank Onward. And after Wednesday’s rail strikes, we look at how the p…
 
Another week of blue-on-blue infighting, as Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak take chunks out of each other in a series of television debates. To assess the fallout, Rafael Behr sits in for John Harris and is joined by the Observer’s Sonia Sodha and Will Tanner from the centre-right thinktank Onward. And after Wednesday’s rail strikes, we look at how the p…
 
This weekend, the ANC in KwaZulu Natal holds its provincial conference, as part of the build up to the all-important ANC national Conference in December, which will, among other things choose a new leader for the organisation – and by extension, the new leader of the country.On the Politics Weekly this time we look at the significance of the confer…
 
Either Rishi Sunak or Liz Truss will be the next leader of the Conservative party and the country. As the UK recovers from a week of extreme weather, will the candidates prioritise this over tax cuts and the economy? The Guardian’s John Harris is joined by the former Tory minister David Gauke and the Spectator’s deputy political editor Katy Balls. …
 
Either Rishi Sunak or Liz Truss will be the next leader of the Conservative party and the country. As the UK recovers from a week of extreme weather, will the candidates prioritise this over tax cuts and the economy? The Guardian’s John Harris is joined by the former Tory minister David Gauke and the Spectator’s deputy political editor Katy Balls. …
 
@nigeriasbest and @phoenix_agenda were joined by @lloydatiku and @I_Am_Ilemona They discussed the following news reports: 1. Bola Tinubu's choice of Kashim Shettima as his running mate. 2. Peter Obi's choice of Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed as his running mate. 3. The escape of convicted terrorists from the Kuje Prison.…
 
Last week, we learned that Herschel Walker, who’s the Republican nominee for a Senate seat in Georgia, lied to his own campaign team about how many children he had. This is not his only misstep, but the longtime friend of Donald Trump continues to have the support of Georgia Republicans. Jonathan Freedland speaks to Roger Sollenberger of the Daily …
 
As the nation mourns the deaths of 21 people in three separate shooting incidents at various taverns at the weekend, the silence around gun control in SA's political arena is coming to the fore. A report by the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime released late last year, found that SA has an estimated 2.35-million illegal firear…
 
The Conservative leadership race is in full swing. It’s been a week of awkward campaign videos, dirty tricks and wild promises on taxation. The Guardian’s Marina Hyde joins John Harris and Rafael Behr to talk through the weird and wonderful in the contest so far. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod…
 
The Conservative leadership race is in full swing. It’s been a week of awkward campaign videos, dirty tricks and wild promises on taxation. The Guardian’s Marina Hyde joins John Harris and Rafael Behr to talk through the weird and wonderful in the contest so far. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod…
 
At the end of June, authorities in San Antonio, Texas, opened the back of an abandoned truck to find the bodies of more than 50 migrants inside – people who had made the journey across the southern border in extreme heat. The news led to scrutiny, from all sides, of the Biden administration’s approach to immigration, with Republicans saying it was …
 
With the work of the State Capture Commission finally concluded, this episode of the Sunday Times Politics Weekly is set aside for a one-on-one with the catalyst for the commission, former public protector who recommended the establishment of a commission into state capture Professor Thuli Madonsela. Madonsela opens up to our host, Mike Siluma, abo…
 
Boris Johnson is clinging on to his leadership by a thread as the number of resignations from his government continues to rise. The Guardian’s John Harris is joined by columnists Gaby Hinsliff and Rafael Behr, to discuss the future for the PM. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod…
 
Boris Johnson is clinging on to his leadership by a thread as the number of resignations from his government continues to rise. The Guardian’s John Harris is joined by columnists Gaby Hinsliff and Rafael Behr, to discuss the future for the PM. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod…
 
The US supreme court has struck down the constitutional right to an abortion, one of several landmark decisions that will affect the lives of millions of Americans for decades to come. Jonathan Freedland and Jill Filipovic discuss whether it’s still possible for a deeply divided court of nine judges, a group that now has a 6-3 conservative majority…
 
Glastonbury festival has a rich political history, from its roots in the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament to links to the climate crisis today. The Guardian’s John Harris was at Glastonbury to find out what is keeping political activism moving on the left and how far Labour has to go. He spoke to the shadow secretary for climate change and net zero…
 
Glastonbury festival has a rich political history, from its roots in the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament to links to the climate crisis today. The Guardian’s John Harris was at Glastonbury to find out what is keeping political activism moving on the left and how far Labour has to go. He spoke to the shadow secretary for climate change and net zero…
 
In today’s instalment of the Sunday Times Politics Weekly, we look at President Cyril Ramaphosa’s predicament, in the wake of the scandal over a burglary on his Phala Phala farm two years ago. The scandal was set off by the laying of charges including bribery, kidnapping and money laundering, among others. The controversy which has been dubbed 'Far…
 
There are two important byelections this week: one in Tiverton and Honiton, the other in Wakefield. The Guardian’s John Harris has been to both places, speaking to people about how they will vote and getting a sense of whether the Conservative government is in line for a shocking defeat. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/po…
 
There are two important byelections this week: one in Tiverton and Honiton, the other in Wakefield. The Guardian’s John Harris has been to both places, speaking to people about how they will vote and getting a sense of whether the Conservative government is in line for a shocking defeat. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/po…
 
50 years ago, police in Washington DC arrested five men for breaking into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee. What followed was the unravelling of a web of scandals that ultimately ended Richard Nixon’s presidency. What can today’s January 6 hearings learn from Watergate? And had it happened in today’s political climate, would it…
 
The government’s latest refugee policy collided with reality this week as the first deportation flight to Rwanda was halted at the last minute after a ruling by the European court of human rights. Meanwhile, the UK continued to pick a fight with the EU over the Northern Ireland protocol. Guardian journalist John Harris is joined by the columnist Ra…
 
The government’s latest refugee policy collided with reality this week as the first deportation flight to Rwanda was halted at the last minute after a ruling by the European court of human rights. Meanwhile, the UK continued to pick a fight with the EU over the Northern Ireland protocol. Guardian journalist John Harris is joined by the columnist Ra…
 
Dr Mehmet Öz is the Republican nominee for the Pennsylvania Senate race, which will take place in November. Up against him is another interesting character in John Fetterman. Both see themselves as political outsiders, but who will win this important swing state in the midterms? Jonathan Freedland puts this to politics reporter for the Philadelphia…
 
This week the country was abuzz with the news that the villains of the state capture story in SA, the Gupta brothers, had been arrested in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), pending extradition to SA.In this weeks episode of the Sunday Times Politics Weekly, we ask how soon they might be brought back to SA – and whether the country is ripe to be captu…
 
Boris Johnson has survived a vote of no confidence this week and wants to draw a line under the rebellion. But what does he really have to offer instead? Reviving Margaret Thatcher’s right to buy? Tax cuts? Ripping up the Brexit agreement? Guardian journalist John Harris is joined by former Conservative cabinet minister David Gauke and the Guardian…
 
Boris Johnson has survived a vote of no confidence this week and wants to draw a line under the rebellion. But what does he really have to offer instead? Reviving Margaret Thatcher’s right to buy? Tax cuts? Ripping up the Brexit agreement? Guardian journalist John Harris is joined by former Conservative cabinet minister David Gauke and the Guardian…
 
This week, Joe Biden confirmed he will send more advanced rocket systems to Kyiv. As Russian troops continue their assault on the Donbas region in the east of the country, Joan E Greve talks to Susan Glasser of the New Yorker about what the future holds for US support to Ukraine.由The Guardian
 
This week the former head of the State Security Agency Arthur Fraser dropped what looked like a political bombshell – laying criminal charges against President Cyril Ramaphosa. According to a statement released by Fraser, he has pressed criminal charges against President Ramaphosa which include defeating the ends of justice, torture, kidnapping and…
 
The drip drip of letters to the 1922 Committee has now become a steady stream. Could Boris Johnson be facing a vote of no confidence as soon as next week? Gaby Hinsliff is joined by Guardian political reporter Peter Walker and Gavin Barwell, the former Conservative MP and chief of staff to Theresa May, to figure out if the Tory party has any policy…
 
The drip drip of letters to the 1922 Committee has now become a steady stream. Could Boris Johnson be facing a vote of no confidence as soon as next week? Gaby Hinsliff is joined by Guardian political reporter Peter Walker and Gavin Barwell, the former Conservative MP and chief of staff to Theresa May, to figure out if the Tory party has any policy…
 
@nigeriasbest and @phoenix_agenda were joined by @AfroVII, @SNakande and @ose_anenih They discussed the following news stories: 1. Atiku Abubakar's victory at the PDP's presidential primaries. 2. Peter Obi's departure from PDP to the Labour Party. 3. INEC's decision to extend the election timetable.
 
The killing of at least 19 schoolchildren and two teachers in the town of Uvalde on Tuesday has reignited the gun control debate in the US. Jonathan Freedland speaks to the chief correspondent for the Washington Post, Dan Balz, about why, after yet another tragedy involving firearms, the Republican party is still unwilling to talk gun reform…
 
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