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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.


Harry and Meghan, and the government

The explosive TV interview the Duke and Duchess of Sussex gave this week raised major questions about the future of the monarchy, as well as tricky issues for Downing Street on how to handle the accusations of racism. We explore the constitutional relationship and how politics are divided. Plus, we look ahead to the Integrated Review next week into the UK's foreign and defence policy and what it will say about global Britain. Presented by Sebastian Payne, with Robert Shrimsley, Jasmine Cameron-Chileshe, George Parker and special guest Catherine Haddon from the Institute for Government think-tank. Produced by Anna Dedhar and Josh de la Mare. The sound engineer was Breen Turner and the editor Aimee Keane.

Review clips: CBS/Harpo Productions, BBC News, Downing Street 

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-Royals nearly drove me to suicide, Meghan Markle tells Oprah Winfrey

-Britain’s royal family must downsize if it wants to survive

-Johnson set to unnerve allies with ‘Global Britain’ defence review

-UK’s policy towards China is riddled with contradictions

-Boris Johnson takes passage to India to support ‘Indo-Pacific tilt’

-Squandering trust is no route to a ‘Global Britain’

-EU capitals weigh tougher response to UK’s Brexit ‘provocations’

-Read the latest on UK politics

-Follow @Seb Payne and @George Parker


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