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Payne's Politics

387 EpisodesProduced by Financial TimesWebsite

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.


Held in hotels and is Starmer stalling?

Hotel quarantine will finally be introduced to the UK next week, but can the logistics work? Will it stop new variants of the virus spreading - and are enough countries going to be included? Plus, we discuss whether Sir Keir Starmer is stalling as Labour leader and whether he is critical enough of the government's coronavirus policies. Presented by Sebastian Payne, with Jim Pickard, Alice Hancock, Robert Shrimsley and special guest Sienna Rodgers, editor of LabourList. Produced by Anna Dedhar and Josh de la Mare. The sound engineer was Louise Burton and the editor Aimee Keane.

Review clips: BBC Radio 4, Parliament TV, PA Media, Novara Media

Further reading:

-UK Covid border measures under increasing strain ahead of rollout

-Travel bosses fear summer season at risk after UK warns on holidays

-Britain wakes up to the power of border controls

-Should Britons abandon hope of a summer holiday?

-Labour’s Starmer has no quick fix; Johnson stole his story

-Labour party looks to Biden for inspiration

-Labour attacks £1bn cuts to flagship green homes scheme


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