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Payne's Politics

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Sebastian Payne takes you into the corridors of power to unwrap, analyse and debate British politics with a regular lineup of expert Financial Times correspondents and informed commentators. New episodes available every Saturday morning.


Cash for curtains, curtains for Arlene Foster

Boris Johnson is facing three inquiries into the refurbishment of his Downing Street flat. Why hasn't the prime minister offered a clear explanation of what happened? Will he face sanctions and will it have an impact on the Conservatives in next week's local elections? Plus, we discuss the departure of Arlene Foster as Northern Ireland's first minister and who might replace her as DUP leader. Presented by Sebastian Payne, with George Parker, Robert Shrimsley and Laura Noonan, plus special guest Sam McBride of Belfast News Letter. Produced by Anna Dedhar and Josh de la Mare. The sound engineer was Breen Turner.

Review clips: Parliament, Downing Street, DUP

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-Team Johnson needs some levelling up

-Westminster redecorating could tarnish Johnson’s carefree image

-Boris Johnson commits to probe into ‘cash for curtains’ saga

-Main players emerge in UK’s ‘cash for curtains’ saga

-Poll tracker: how will the SNP fare in Scotland’s May elections?

-Labour’s lost heartlands. Can it win them back?

-Foster’s departure leaves Northern Ireland braced for more division

-Arlene Foster to step down as Northern Ireland first minister

-Brussels warns Britain on Northern Ireland as MEPs vote on trade deal

-Read the latest on UK politics

-Follow @Seb Payne, @George Parker and @Robert Shrimsley


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