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Today, everything you need to know about Kamala Harris.

We profile Vice-President Kamala Harris, who is the new favourite to be Democratic nominee for the White House after President Biden announced he would not be running.

What does she stand for? What has she done in her time as VP? And, is she the first truly meme’d politician?

Adam is joined by Astead W Herndon, national politics reporter for the New York Times and Maegan Vazquez, breaking news political reporter for Washington Post. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Sam Mclaren and Gemma Roper The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.e assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham

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Everything You Need to Know About Kamala Harris

Today, everything you need to know about Kamala Harris. We profile Vice-President Kamala Harris, who is the new favourite to be Democratic nominee for the White House after President Biden announced he would not be running. What does she stand for? What has she done in her time as VP? And, is she the first truly meme’d politician?Adam is joined by Astead W Herndon, national politics reporter for the New York Times and Maegan Vazquez, breaking news political reporter for Washington Post. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Sam Mclaren and Gemma Roper The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
22/07/2435m 21s

Biden Withdraws from the Presidential Race!

US President Joe Biden withdraws from the presidential race after weeks of mounting pressure from Democrats - and backs Vice-President Kamala Harris to be the democratic nominee.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 Adam Fleming, Justin Webb, Sarah Smith and Marianna Spring. It was made by Rufus Gray. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
21/07/2429m 14s

Is The Chancellor Taking a Chance on Public Sector Pay?

Rachel Reeves hints at above-inflation pay rises for teachers and some NHS workers.Laura and Paddy talk through today's Reeves' interview, as well as shadow chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, who says Labour's claim of the "worst economic inheritance since World War Two" is "absolute nonsense". 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 Chris Flynn. The technical producer was Jonny Hall. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
21/07/2433m 49s

Keir Starmer, JD Vance and Hulk Hogan… What a week!

Today, we look at what Labour’s Kings Speech says about the way they’re going to govern.Laura and Paddy also talk about the good, and less good, sides of diplomacy as Keir Starmer hosts European colleagues, but critical comments from Trump’s new VP pick emerge.Plus, Hulk Hogan gets involved in politics.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast 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 Chris Flynn with Hanna Ward. The technical producer was Ben Andrews. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
20/07/2428m 29s

Newscast x Americast Q + A

Today, Newscast and Americast join forces to answer your questions on the US election. What brought Donald Trump and JD Vance together? If Kamala Harris does run to be President, who would be her VP? And, Is President Michelle Obama a possibility? Adam is joined by Americast’s Justin Webb and Marianna Spring. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Ben Andrews. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
19/07/2437m 19s

Breaking Newscast: Super Massive IT Outage

Today, we’re looking at major IT outages that have hit industries across the world. More than 1,000 flights are cancelled. Banking, healthcare and shops are also affected.Cybersecurity firm Crowdstrike says a "defect" in one of its software updates hit Windows operating systemsYou can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren and Sam Mclaren. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
19/07/2421m 42s

The President Zelensky Interview

Today, President Zelensky sits down for an interview with Chris Mason. The Ukrainian leader was in the UK, alongside other world leaders, as part of the meeting of the European Political Community at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. Speaking after the event President Zelesnky discussed with Chris the possible return of President Trump, the mistakes of President Biden and the pressure on him personally. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren and Sam Mclaren. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
18/07/2425m 15s

Covid Inquiry: UK 'Failed Citizens'

Today we look at the first report released by the Covid Inquiry.Focusing on pandemic preparations, it said the governments of the UK and devolved nations had ‘failed its citizens’ by planning for the wrong pandemic. The report lays out the failures, including ‘groupthink’ mentality and ‘labyrinthine’ systems. Adam is joined by health reporter Jim Reed and Catherine Haddon from the Institute for Government.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producers were Hannah Montgomery and Gareth Jones. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
18/07/2441m 20s

King’s Speech: Starmer Pushes the Bill Button

Today, we look at what was in Labour’s first King’s Speech.Chris joins Adam after King Charles III set out the government's proposed laws at the State Opening of Parliament. They included plans for growth, the nationalisation of railways, and planning reform. We also look at what wasn’t included.Adam also speaks to Labour’s Lucy Powell, now Leader of the House of Commons, whose job it is to make sure the plans become law.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
17/07/2438m 58s

Gething Resigns As Welsh First Minister

Today, we look at the resignation of Welsh First Minister, Vaughan Gething.Just four months into the job, Vaughan Gething has quit his position as First Minister after four members of his cabinet resigned, calling for him to go. Since taking over in March, the FM has faced criticism for accepting a campaign donation from a businessman convicted of environmental offences. He denies any wrongdoing, and says ‘my integrity matters, I have not compromised it.’ Adam and Chris discuss whether this is part of a wider pattern on instability in UK politics. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Elliot Ryder and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
16/07/2418m 52s

Breaking Newscast: Southgate Resigns

Today, we look at the reaction to Gareth Southgate’s decision to resign as England manager. After almost eight years and 102 games in charge of the Three Lions, Southgate announced his decision to step down two days on from England’s 2-1 loss to Spain in the final of the Euro 2024. But what will be Southgate’s legacy? Adam is joined by BBC 5 Live commentator John Murray and Chief Political Correspondent Henry Zeffman to discuss his impact on and off the pitch. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Sam Mclaren and Elliot Ryder. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham
16/07/2419m 9s

Trump: "I'm Supposed to be Dead"

Today, we look at the aftermath of the attempted assassination of Donald Trump.After surviving an attempt on his life, the former president says he will "bring the country together”, while President Joe Biden calls for the "temperature of politics" to be lowered. What will happen next in US politics? Adam is joined by Justin Webb, Americast presenter, and Sumi Somaskanda, Chief Anchor BBC World News who is in Milwaukee.And, the foreign secretary David Lammy has been in Israel calling for an immediate ceasefire in the Israel-Gaza war. Adam speaks to BBC diplomatic correspondent James Landale about Labour’s approach to the conflict. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producers were Jonny Hall and Mike Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
15/07/2435m 43s

The Attempted Assassination of Donald Trump

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/newscastcommunityhereNewscast 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 Pattni with Josh Jenkins. The technical producer was Antonio Fernandes. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
14/07/2425m 2s

Starmer’s First Week in Charge!

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 news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Laura Kuenssberg, Paddy O’Connell and Adam Fleming. It was made by Purvee Pattni with Teodora Agarici . The technical producer was Ben Andrews. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
13/07/2430m 52s

Electioncast: The GE 2024 Binder

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/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
12/07/2441m 43s

Starmer Gives Biden Boost

Today, we look at Chris Mason’s interview with prime minister Sir Keir Starmer, plus we discuss why more prisoners could be released early from UK prisons. Adam chats to Chris about his interview with the prime minister in Washington at the Nato summit. Keir Starmer said that Joe Biden was 'on really good form' and doubled down on the government’s commitment to increase defence spending to 2.5%. And the government is planning to release non-violent criminals early to free up space in prisons. Starmer’s emergency measures are expected to buy the government 18 months extra time, but what are the long-term solutions? Adam is joined by Lord Ken Macdonald, former Director of Public Prosecutions and co-host of Double Jeopardy, the Law and Politics Podcast.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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper and Sam Mclaren. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
11/07/2434m 39s

Starmers and Stripes

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 online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast 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 McLaren, Gemma Roper and Elliot Ryder. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The series producer is Tim Walklate. The editor is Sam Bonham.
10/07/2434m 20s

Starmer, Sunak and Swearing In

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 the new health secretary would have to do to bring an end to industrial action.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 McLaren and Gemma Roper. The assistant editor is Ben Mundy. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The editor is Sam Bonham.
09/07/2435m 38s

Homes Under The Starmer?

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 McLaren and Gemma Roper. The assistant editor is Ben Mundy. The technical producer was Jonny Hall. The editor is Sam Bonham.
08/07/2436m 8s

The Sir Keir Starmer Profile (Replay)

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.
08/07/2435m 31s

Electioncast: How did social media shape the election?

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 presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Miranda Slade with Gemma Roper. George Dabby and Cordelia Hemming are the Undercover Voter producers. The technical producer is Hannah Montgomery. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
07/07/2420m 44s

Electioncast Results: What's in Labour’s In Tray?

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 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Josh Jenkins. The technical producer was Riccardo McCarthy . The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
07/07/2427m 51s

Electioncast: Starmer Inside Number 10

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 latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming, Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Bella Saltiel. The assistant editor is Ben Mundy. The technical producer was Riccard McCarthy. The editor is Sam Bonham.
06/07/2430m 47s

Electioncast Results: A New Labour Government

Today we look at the new members of the Labour government.Adam, Chris and Paddy look at Sir Keir Starmer’s cabinet appointments including the unexpected addition of James Timpson and Sir Patrick Vallance.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming, Chris Mason and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Miranda Slade with Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham
05/07/2433m 9s

Electioncast Results: Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer

Today, Sir Keir Starmer became prime minister after visiting the King in Buckingham Palace.Adam and Alex discuss his first speech in Downing Street. Earlier on Friday, Rishi Sunak made a final speech as prime minister, apologising to the nation and announcing he would be stepping down as party leader in due course.And we look at the results that have come in on Friday morning including former prime minister Liz Truss losing her seat.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast 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 Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
05/07/2434m 24s

Electioncast Results: Labour Wins General Election

The ballots are still being counted, but Labour are set to win a landslide victory in the 2024 General Election, making Sir Keir Starmer the new Prime Minister.Meanwhile the Conservatives are on track for a crushing defeat with several cabinet ministers losing their seats. The Lib Dems look set to return to levels not seen since before the coalition. And Nigel Farage has become an MP at the 8th time of asking. Adam and Chris react to the results from the Newscast Election All-Nighter. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Sam Mclaren. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham
05/07/2435m 41s

Electioncast: It's Over To You!

Today we look at the last day on the campaign trail for all the parties before polls open at 7am on Thursday morning.Adam, Chris, Paddy and Laura are reunited in the studio to discuss the final day of general election campaigning. The Work and Pensions Secretary Mel Stride conceded that Labour is likely to win a large majority, and the Sun has endorsed the Labour Party for the first time since 2005.And the team give their big thoughts for the campaign. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming, Chris Mason, Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham
03/07/2436m 39s

Electioncast: David Dimbleby on Election Night Fever

On the last full day of campaigning, legendary broadcaster David Dimbleby joins Newscast.Adam, David and Alex discuss the issues the country faces whoever wins the election, what to expect on Thursday night and what David really thinks about exit polls…Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Miranda Slade, Gemma Roper and Sam Mclaren The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham
03/07/2440m 45s

Electioncast: Chris' Pit Stop and Policy Station

Today, we look at the final days of campaigning and what the parties’ plans are for the NHS and cost of living.Adam is joined by Chris Mason from the campaign trail as he’s been speaking to Sir Keir Starmer and Rishi Sunak, and they chat about how to cover the final days of a General Election campaign.And we take a look at some of the key policy areas that matter to voters with the BBC’s Health Editor Hugh Pym and Cost of Living correspondent Colletta Smith. You can search all the party positions on a number of topics on the BBC website here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cxeez8271nvo You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast 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 Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
02/07/2437m 27s

Electioncast: Getting The Message?!

Today, Adam is joined by Laura and Henry to look at the final 72 hours until the exit poll. It’s three days to go until the election and the parties are scattered across the country. But what are the key messages they’ll be repeating, up until they all go quiet on polling day? And what’s the strategy behind those stunts and slogans?And we hear from Newscasters who want to know the key moments to watch out for on election night. And, more Remoter Voters - including our highest voter yet?!You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming, Laura Kuenssberg and Henry Zeffman. It was made by Miranda Slade with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
01/07/2430m 58s

Electioncast: Sunak and Labour's Final Sunday Pitch

On today’s episode, Laura talks with Paddy and Henry about her interview with Rishi Sunak this morning, in which the PM came out fighting once again.Labour’s campaign chief Pat McFadden was also on her show. They discuss why it was him, and not Keir Starmer.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Laura Kuenssberg, Paddy O’Connell and Henry Zeffman. It was made by Chris Flynn with Keiligh Baker and Josh Jenkins. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
30/06/2430m 21s

Electioncast: The Run In

Today, in this podcast recorded live for Radio 4, Adam, Laura and Paddy talk about what we can expect from the final few days of campaigning.They also discuss whether the Reform campaign has been blown off course by evidence of racism in Clacton.Plus we look back at the moments in history that have defined campaigns gone by.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Laura Kuenssberg, Adam Fleming and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Keiligh Baker and Bella Saltiel. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
29/06/2433m 16s

Electioncast: Sunak’s Response to Racial Slur

Today we look at Rishi Sunak saying he was "hurt" and "angry" after a Reform UK canvasser used a racist term to describe him.Adam is in Glasgow with Newsnight’s Kirsty Wark and Nick Watt to discuss the Conservative Leader’s response and to answer some of your questions.And Marianna Spring is back with the UK Undercover Voters to look at the influence young people are having on social media during the general election. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast 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 Gemma Roper and Sam Maclaren. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
28/06/2440m 54s

Electioncast: The End Is In Sight…

Today marks one week until the end of the 2024 General Election campaign - so we’re looking back at the defining moments so far.Adam is joined by Lucy Fisher, Financial Times’ Whitehall Editor, John Stevens, The Mirror’s Political Editor, and Ben Riley-Smith, The Telegraph’s Political Editor. They discuss the moments they’ll remember from this General Election, as well as what they hear about plans being drawn up for what could happen after the results are in. Apply to join us on election night: https://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/newscast-all-nighterYou can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast 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 Gemma Roper and Sam Maclaren. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
27/06/2435m 24s

Electioncast: Sunak vs Starmer (The Final Debate!)

Today, Newscast are in the spin room at the BBC Prime Ministerial Debate. Adam is joined by Laura and Chris for the final big set piece moment of the campaign.Apply to join us on election night: https://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/newscast-all-nighterYou can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Gemma Roper. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
26/06/2429m 26s

Electioncast: The BBC Prime Ministerial Debate (In Full!)

Presented by Mishal Husain, listen to the BBC Prime Ministerial debate in full with the leader of Conservatives Rishi Sunak and the leader of the Labour party Sir Keir Starmer. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Read less
26/06/241h 18m

When It Hits The Fan x The Today Podcast x Newscast

Three podcasts, one question: How influential is the media on the election?Newscast, The Today Podcast and When It Hits The Fan are coming together for a special election episode. Hosts from all three podcasts will discuss the role of the media in this summer's political campaign. Do newspapers still matter to political campaigns? Do the TV debates change people’s minds? And how much impact is social media really having?The episode features Adam Fleming, Amol Rajan, Alex Forsyth, Marianna Spring, David Yelland and Simon Lewis. This episode was a collaboration between the teams that make Newscast, The Today Podcast and When It Hits the Fan.
25/06/2440m 24s

Electioncast: Tory Candidates Suspended!

Today we look at the new that the Conservative Party has withdrawn support from Craig Williams and Laura Saunders, who are being looked into over alleged election betting. Williams, the candidate in Montgomeryshire and Glyndŵr, and Saunders, the candidate in Bristol North West, are being looked into by the Gambling CommissionAnd more Remoter Voters!Apply to join us on election night: https://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/newscast-all-nighterYou can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Jonny Hall. The editor is Sam Bonham.
25/06/2417m 30s

Electioncast: Taxation Trilemmas

Today, we look at the Conservative Party’s internal betting inquiry and whether the main parties have “ducked” addressing stark choices over public finances.Adam, Chris and Alex chat about the accusation by the Institute for Fiscal Studies that the Conservatives and Labour are engaging in a “conspiracy of silence” over the state of public finances. Also, Rishi Sunak says the Conservative Party is carrying out internal inquiries “in parallel” with the gambling commission.And BBC Ireland correspondent Sara Girvin speaks to us from Northern Ireland about how the Cost of Living and Brexit are impacting voting. Apply to join us on election night: https://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/newscast-all-nighter 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper and Elliot Ryder. The technical producer was Philip Bull. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
24/06/2436m 8s

Electioncast: Rwanda policy 'is crap’ says Tory candidate

Today, Laura, Paddy and Henry discuss how the government is responding to comments from a Tory candidate made at a private event in April, describing the Rwanda policy as ‘crap’.James Sunderland, who’s also a Home Office aide, went on to say the policy will deter migrants from trying to enter the UK by crossing the Channel.Laura’s been talking to the Home Secretary James Cleverly about it on her show.They also discuss an update in the alleged election date betting story.Apply to join us on election night: https://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/newscast-all-nighterYou can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Laura Kuenssberg, Paddy O’Connell and Henry Zeffman. It was made by Chris Flynn with Bella Saltiel. The technical producer was Jack Graysmark. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
23/06/2427m 49s

Electioncast: What're the Odds? Alleged Election Betting and Undecided Punters!

Today, in this podcast recorded live on Radio 4, we’re looking at claims about betting on the election date, and Laura’s been given an internal Labour memo to candidates with warnings about undecided voters.Adam, Paddy and Laura also look at the SNP manifesto and what Nigel Farage has called Reform UK’s ‘contract with the people’.Apply to join us on election night: https://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/newscast-all-nighterYou can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Laura Kuenssberg, Adam Fleming and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Phil Bull. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
22/06/2431m 12s

Electioncast: Q+A with AF+LK

Today, we answer your election questions.Adam and Laura answer your questions on PR, election fatigue and much more as part of Your Voice, Your Vote.And watch Shania Twain’s special message for Chris Mason -https://x.com/BBCSounds/status/1804162152506315127To learn more about Your Voice, Your vote - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cz440j1x4xnoApply to join us on election night: https://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/newscast-all-nighter 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper, Elliot Ryder and Sam Mclaren. The technical producer was Philip Bull. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
21/06/2427m 41s

Electioncast: Question Time Leaders Debate (Analysis!)

Today, Question Time has been to York for four leaders of the main political parties to answer questions from a live audience. Adam is joined by Chris Mason and Alex Forsyth who have been watching from the spin room in York as Rishi Sunak, Sir Keir Starmer, John Swinney and Sir Ed Davey were grilled by the audience. 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 Elliot Ryder. The technical producer was Philip Bull. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
20/06/2431m 56s

Leader Profiles: Nigel Farage

This bonus episode of Newscast is a profile of the leader of Reform UK Nigel Farage. Adam and Alex are joined by Alex Phillips, broadcaster and former Brexit Party MEP, to chronicle his early life and political career. They discuss his time as a stockbroker, his role in the Brexit referendum, plus why the pub is his preferred place to campaign. This episode is part of a series where Newscast profiles each of the leaders of major political parties.Rishi Sunak: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j477c7 Sir Keir Starmer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j47dw8 John Swinney: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j4x4rt Sir Ed Davey: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j4x9cv Adrian Ramsay and Carla Denyer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j5c3k2 Rhun ap Iorwerth: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j5c712You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast 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 McLaren. The technical producers were Hannah Montgomery and Antonio Fernandes. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
20/06/2423m 29s

Leader Profiles: Rhun ap Iorwerth

This bonus episode of Newscast is a profile of the leader of Plaid Cymru, Rhun ap Iorwerth.Adam is joined by Teleri Glyn Jones, political reporter for BBC Wales, and Dafydd Trystan, former chair of Plaid Cymru, to chronicle Rhun's early life and political career. They discuss his love of music, his move from journalism to politics, and what he has done to transform his party.This episode is part of a series where Newscast profiles each of the leaders of major political parties.Rishi Sunak: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j477c7 Sir Keir Starmer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j47dw8 John Swinney: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j4x4rt Sir Ed Davey: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j4x9cv Adrian Ramsay and Carla Denyer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j5c3k2 Nigel Farage: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j5c87wYou can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast 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 McLaren. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
20/06/2422m 6s

Leader Profiles: Adrian Ramsay and Carla Denyer

This bonus episode of Newscast is a profile of the co-leaders of the Green Party, Adrian Ramsay and Carla Denyer. Adam is joined by Paul Barltrop, BBC West Political Editor, and Rupert Read, co-director of The Climate Majority Project, to chronicle their early lives and political careers. They discuss how they became involved with environmentalism, their careers before politics and how the co-leaders were matched together. This episode is part of a series where Newscast profiles each of the leaders of major political parties.Rishi Sunak: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j477c7 Sir Keir Starmer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j47dw8 John Swinney: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j4x4rt Sir Ed Davey: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j4x9cv Rhun ap Iorwerth: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j5c712 Nigel Farage: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j5c87wYou can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast 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 McLaren. The technical producers were Dave O’Neill and Antonio Fernandes. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
20/06/2422m 32s

Electioncast: The SNP Manifesto + LIVE in Birmingham!

Today, we look at the SNP manifesto launch, where John Swinney focuses on future independence talks with the UK government. Adam is in Birmingham with Newsnight’s Victoria Derbyshire and Nick Watt, they are joined by James Cook who’s covering the SNP manifesto launch in Edinburgh. And they discuss Newsnight’s focus on the NHS, plus the news that Rishi Sunak's protection officer has been arrested over alleged election date bets. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Elliot Ryder, Sam McLaren and Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
19/06/2427m 55s

Electioncast: Billionaire Backs Labour

Today, we look at a billionaire former donor to the Conservative Party who has told Chris Mason he will vote Labour for the first time in his life. John Caudwell, the entrepreneur businessman who founded Phones 4U gave the Tories half a million pounds before the last general election. Caudwell has told Chris that Labour have undergone a “transformation” and that Rishi Sunak is an “absolute dud” in an exclusive interview. And Marianna is back in the studio to talk about the UK Undercover Voters and the political ads they’ve been seeing on their social media feeds. Apply to join us on election night: https://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/newscast-all-nighter 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper and Elliot Ryder. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
18/06/2430m 19s

Leader Profiles: Sir Ed Davey

This bonus episode of Newscast is a profile of the leader of the Liberal Democrats, Sir Ed Davey.Adam and Alex are joined by Dr Tim Leunig, economist and long-time friend of the Lib Dem leader, to chronicle his early life and political career. They look at his family life, what he has achieved in politics, including during his time as a minister, plus the origin of his political stunts. This episode is part of a series where Newscast profiles each of the leaders of major political parties.Rishi Sunak: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j477c7 Sir Keir Starmer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j47dw8 John Swinney: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j4x4rt Adrian Ramsay and Carla Denyer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j5c3k2 Rhun ap Iorwerth: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j5c712 Nigel Farage: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j5c87wYou can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast 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 Gemma Roper. The technical producers were Antonio Fernandes and Michael Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
18/06/2425m 25s

Leader Profiles: John Swinney

This bonus episode of Newscast is a profile of the leader of the Scottish National Party and First Minister of Scotland, John Swinney.Adam and James are joined by Liz Lloyd, former special adviser to John Swinney and Nicola Sturgeon’s chief of staff, to chronicle John Swinney’s early life and political career. They discuss his family life, his long political career with the SNP, and how he kept trying - and failing - to step back from Government.This episode is part of a series where Newscast profiles each of the leaders of major political parties.Rishi Sunak: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j477c7 Sir Keir Starmer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j47dw8 Sir Ed Davey: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j4x9cv Adrian Ramsay and Carla Denyer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j5c3k2 Rhun ap Iorwerth: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j5c712 Nigel Farage: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j5c87wYou can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast 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 McLaren. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
18/06/2425m 32s

Electioncast: Labour Uses the B Word

Today, we look at Labour’s plans for business and the Reform Party’s “contract with voters”. Keir Starmer has been speaking about Brexit and a “National Wealth Fund” on the campaign trail while Rishi Sunak has stressed that the Conservatives “can win”. Adam is joined by Alex Forsyth and Simon Jack. And Nigel Farage and Richard Tice have launched Reform UK’s policy plan calling it a “contract with voters” instead of a manifesto. Apply to join us on election night: https://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/newscast-all-nighter 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper, Sam McLaren and Elliot Ryder. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
17/06/2428m 10s

Electioncast: A National Health (Service) Check

Today, we look at what the parties are offering for the NHS and social care, and how they’re going to pay for it.Laura’s been speaking to shadow health secretary Wes Streeting about Labour’s plans. We also hear from transport secretary Mark Harper, and the leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey Plaid Cymru leader Rhun ap Iorwerth is also explains why independence isn’t front and centre of his campaign.And, want to sound like you know about the football while watching England? Mark Pougatch, main presenter of ITV’s tournament coverage, is on hand.Apply to join us on election night: https://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/newscast-all-nighterYou can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It is presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It is made by Chris Flynn and Josh Jenkins. The technical producer is Gareth Jones. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
16/06/2429m 48s

Electioncast: How SUPER is a Supermajority?

Today, in this podcast recorded live on Radio 4, we’re looking at warnings from Defence Secretary Grant Shapps about a big Labour majority. Adam, Paddy and Laura also look at Reform UK, which one poll put a point ahead of the Conservatives for the first time.Apply to join us on election night: https://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/newscast-all-nighterYou can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Laura Kuenssberg, Adam Fleming and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Hanna Ward. The technical producers were Phil Bull and Frank McWeeny. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
15/06/2437m 7s

Electioncast: Your Voice, Your Vote, Your Q+A!

Today, we answer your election questions.Laura, Chris and Paddy are together answering questions on housing, boundary changes and much more as part of Your Voice, Your Vote. To learn more about Your Voice, Your vote - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cz440j1x4xnoApply to join us on election night: https://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/newscast-all-nighterYou can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Laura Kuenssberg, Chris Mason and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham
14/06/2432m 59s

Leader Profiles: Sir Keir Starmer

This bonus episode of Newscast is a profile of the leader of the Labour Party, Keir Starmer. 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. Rishi Sunak: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j477c7 John Swinney: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j4x4rt Sir Ed Davey: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j4x9cv Adrian Ramsay and Carla Denyer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j5c3k2 Rhun ap Iorwerth: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j5c712 Nigel Farage: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j5c87wYou can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast 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 McLaren. The technical producers were Hannah Montgomery and Michael Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
14/06/2435m 50s

Leader Profiles: Rishi Sunak

This bonus episode of Newscast is a profile of the Prime Minister, and leader of the Conservative Party, Rishi Sunak. Adam is joined by Katy Balls, political editor of The Spectator, and Peter Cardwell, former special adviser and Talk TV presenter, to chronicle Rishi Sunak’s early life and political career. They discuss his family and upbringing, career and his defining moments as a politician including behind-the-scenes insights from the people who know and have worked with him. This episode is part of a series where Newscast profiles each of the leaders of major political parties. Sir Keir Starmer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j47dw8 John Swinney: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j4x4rt Sir Ed Davey: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j4x9cv Adrian Ramsay and Carla Denyer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j5c3k2 Rhun ap Iorwerth: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j5c712 Nigel Farage: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0j5c87wYou can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast 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 Elliot Ryder and Gemma Roper. The technical producers were Hannah Montgomery and Phil Bull. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
14/06/2435m 8s

Electioncast: The Labour Manifesto

Today we look at the Labour Party Manifesto launch and get an update into what the Undercover Voters have been seeing on their social media feeds.Adam speaks to Laura Kuenssberg and Jo Coburn about Labour’s manifesto after it was launched today in Manchester by Keir Starmer. The manifesto promises ‘stability over chaos’ and economic growth - but how do they plan to deliver on those commitments?Adam is also joined by BBC Wales Political reporter Teleri Glyn Jones to talk about the Plaid Cymru manifesto.And Marianna Spring has been investigating the accounts accused of being Vote Reform Bots.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast 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 Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
13/06/2444m 41s

Electioncast: Sunak v Starmer (Part 2)

Today, we look at the Sky News leaders’ event where the two main party leaders were quizzed on their plans for government.Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer were interviewed by Beth Rigby before facing questions from the studio audience. The Labour leader was grilled on tax rises whilst the prime minister faced tough questions on the NHS and immigration. Adam is joined by former Conservative adviser Jo Tanner and former Labour adviser Tom Hamilton.And the Green Party launched their manifesto with a focus on taxing the wealthy to pay for the NHS and housing. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
12/06/2447m 23s

Electioncast: The Conservative Manifesto

Today, we look at the Conservative manifesto launch as Rishi Suank promises a further cut in National Insurance. Unveiling the party’s plans from Silverstone race track, the PM said he would "scrap entirely the main rate of self-employed National Insurance” and that the Conservatives would "keep cutting taxes in the coming years”. Does this all add up? Adam and Chris are joined by BBC Economics Editor Faisal Islam and Newsnight Political Editor Nick Watt. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Elliot Ryder and Sam Mclaren. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
11/06/2431m 4s

Electioncast: The Lib Dem Manifesto

Today, we look at the Liberal Democrat manifesto launch, and the first of a series of BBC leadership interviews - starting with Rishi Sunak. Speaking at a launch in London Lib Dem leader, Ed Davey, called it a “manifesto to save the NHS” and pledged an £8bn package for health and care services in England. Davey also faced questions on the party’s stance on Europe. Plus, in the first of a series of interviews with party leaders, Nick Robinson speaks to Rishi Sunak. To discuss it all Adam and Chris are joined by Vicki Young, deputy political editor.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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Elliot Ryder and Sam Mclaren. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham
10/06/2431m 53s

Electioncast: Manifesting Manifestos

​​Today, Laura is joined by Faisal Islam and James Cook to talk about what we can expect in manifestos this week, and how parties say they’ll pay for policies. ​​ ​​They chat about the Conservatives’ announcement on welfare spending, Labour’s plans to build more prisons and Nigel Farage’s response to Rishi Sunak’s D-Day blunder. ​​ ​​And we ask why the SNP didn’t mention Scottish independence on Friday’s debate. ​​ ​​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, Faisal Islam and James Cook. It was made by Chris Flynn with Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
09/06/2435m 16s

Electioncast: How did Sunak's D-Day blunder happen?

Today Adam, Laura and Henry talk Sunak’s D-Day blunder, and the 7-way TV debate that followed it.Henry also talks about receiving a letter from the chief Treasury civil servant disputing the Conservatives’ £2000 tax claim.And we lookahead to manifesto launches next week.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming, Laura Kuenssberg, and Henry Zeffman. It was made by Chris Flynn with Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham
08/06/2430m 10s

Electioncast: The Big BBC Debate (Analysis!)

Today, we look at the first BBC election debate, where leading figures from the seven main parties take part. Presented by Mishal Husain the representatives of the parties take questions from the studio audience, and challenge each other over the course of 90 minutes. The line-up in full;Conservative Party: Penny MordauntLabour Party: Angela RaynerScottish National Party: Stephen FlynnLiberal Democrats: Daisy CooperGreen Party: Carla DenyerReform Party: Nigel FaragePlaid Cymru: Rhun ap Iorwerth 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren. The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham
07/06/2430m 21s

Electioncast: The Big BBC Debate (In Full!)

Presented by Mishal Husain the representatives of the parties take questions from the studio audience, and challenge each other over the course of 90 minutes.  The line-up in full;Conservative Party: Penny MordauntLabour Party: Angela RaynerScottish National Party: Stephen FlynnLiberal Democrats: Daisy CooperGreen Party: Carla DenyerReform Party: Nigel FaragePlaid Cymru: Rhun ap Iorwerth   You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere
07/06/241h 29m

Electioncast: Sunak’s D-Day Apology & TV Debates

The BBC election debate is tonight so Adam invited host Mishal Husain into the Newscast studio to hear how the preparations are going. And Disinformation & Social Media Correspondent Marianna Spring is back with her latest findings from the UK Undercover Voters. 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 Gemma Roper. George Dabby and Cordelia Hemming are the Undercover Voter producers. The technical producer was Philip Bull. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham
07/06/2430m 59s

Electioncast: Argy Bargy in Basildon and Billericay

Today, the election campaign quietened down as political figures took part in D-Day commemoration events.Adam, Chris and Laura discuss Lord Cameron’s visit to Normandy, how candidate selection works - and the rush to find candidates in some areas, as well as the Green Party’s NHS policy. A full list of candidates will be available on the BBC website when they are published.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast 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 Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
06/06/2431m 4s

Electioncast: Starmer Uses the L Word

Today, we look at Starmer accusing Sunak of lying in last night’s debate, and the vote of no confidence in Vaughan Gething, the first minister of Wales.As the dust settles from last night’s debate, Adam, Chris and Alex focus on Rishi Sunak’s claim that Labour plans would mean a £2,000 tax rise for voters. And, we look at the caring plan revealed by the Liberal Democrats. Plus, after a dramatic day in the Senedd, Adam is joined by Gareth Lewis, political editor of BBC Wales 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper and Sam Mclaren. The technical producer was Philip Bull. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
05/06/2434m 32s

Electioncast: Sunak v Starmer

Today, we look at the first head-to-head debate of the election between Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer. Where did the leaders struggle? Was there a clear winner? Will it make a difference to the campaign? Adam, Chris and Alex are joined by BBC Chief Economics Correspondent Dharshini David to react to one of the biggest moments of the campaign so far. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Phillip Bull. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
04/06/2433m 57s

Electioncast: Sunak v Starmer (How Do You Win A TV Debate?)

Today, Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer face off in the first debate of the election. Adam is joined by Henry Zeffman, former Boris Johnson adviser Jo Tanner and former Ed Miliband adviser Tom Hamilton to look ahead to the first head-to-head TV debate, and share their stories about how politicians prepare.And James Cook gives the low-down from last night’s Scottish leaders’ debate.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast 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 Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
04/06/2438m 21s

Electioncast: Farage Runs (Again)

Today, we look at Nigel Farage announcing he is standing for election to become a MP, and will also become leader of Reform UK.The former UKIP and Brexit Party leader announced he had ‘changed his mind’ after initially ruling himself out of standing. At an ‘emergency election announcement’ it was revealed he would be taking over from Richard Tice as Reform’s leader. Adam, Chris Mason and Alex Forsyth discuss what this means for the rest of campaign.And Marianna Spring gives us an update from her undercover voters, to see what malicious content is appearing and who is being targeted. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Sam McLaren and Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Daffyd Evans. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
03/06/2436m 37s

Electioncast: The UK Undercover Voters

Up to 4 July, we’ll be looking at how the election is unfolding on social media feeds up and down the country.On this episode of Newscast, Disinformation and Social Media Correspondent Marianna Spring joins Adam to explain how.Using data from the National Centre for Social Research, she’s set up fictional social media profiles for twenty four undercover voters based in eight constituencies around the UK. They’ll give us an insight into voters' digital worlds up to the election, and Marianna will help us understand how what happens there could change what happens in the ballot box. Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Gemma Roper. George Dabby and Cordelia Hemming are the Undercover Voter producers. The technical producer is Mike Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
02/06/2427m 32s

Electioncast: Read my lips... Migration and the NHS back on the agenda

Today, Laura’s been talking to the health secretary and the shadow home secretary, as the Conservatives promise more GP surgeries, and Labour promises less immigration. Sir Keir Starmer gave details of the policy to The Sun on Sunday. We also discuss the extend to which newspapers will play a role in this election.We also hear about a Lib Dem NHS pledge.And we discuss the Green party, after an interview with one of its co-leaders, Adrian Ramsey. Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It is presented by Laura Kuenssberg, and Henry Zeffman. It is made by Chris Flynn with Arsenii Sokolov. The technical producer is Gareth Jones. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
02/06/2433m 16s

Electioncast: What Is Labour Doing Abbott Candidate Selection?

Today, we look at how fighting within the Labour party over who should be their general election candidates is only the latest turn in a long running battle between different its different political wings.Laura and Paddy look at what it’s meant for the campaign so far, and they discuss the Lib Dem’s strategy.Plus - we answer questions from Newscasters including, what do polls actually tell us?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 Chris Flynn with Arsenii Sokolov. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
01/06/2431m 48s

Electioncast: Trump Towers Over Today's Campaigning

Today, we look at Keir Starmer saying Diane Abbott can “go forward” as a Labour candidate. Plus, both Sunak and Starmer answer questions on the conviction of Trump. Labour Leader Keir Starmer has spoken after days of speculation about the future of Diane Abbott saying she is “free to go forward as a Labour candidate”. Abbott claimed she had been banned form standing for Labour, something Starmer has previously denied. Adam and Chris reflect on what this means for Labour. Plus, after the historic conviction of Donald Trump, how will UK politicians deal with questions about the former, and potentially future President. Adam speaks to James Landale the BBC’s Diplomatic Correspondent. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
31/05/2432m 2s

Breaking Newscast: Donald Trump Found Guilty

Donald Trump has been convicted on all 34 counts of falsifying business records in his historic criminal trial in New York. He called the verdict a “disgrace” and maintained his innocence - the sentencing happens on 11 July. Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. This episode is a collaboration with our friends at Americast. Listen to more episodes of Americast on BBC Sounds or wherever you usually listen to podcasts. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere. This episode was made by Tim Walklate with Catherine Fusillo and Claire Betzer. The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
31/05/2430m 9s

Electioncast: Conservative Defects Again (Again!)

Today, we discuss the latest defection by former Conservative MP Mark Logan.Adam, Chris and Laura are joined by Jo Coburn, Politics Live presenter, to discuss the ongoing argument within the Labour party about Diane Abbott standing as a Labour candidate. They also discuss Rishi Sunak handling a question from a member of the public about Partygate.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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Miranda Slade with Gemma Roper, Sam McLaren and Joe Wilkinson. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
30/05/2436m 55s

Electioncast: What’s Going On With Diane Abbott!?

Today, we look at the confusion around whether Diane Abbott can stand as a Labour candidate in the general election. Keir Starmer has denied Diane Abbott has been barred from standing for the party, but Abbott told the BBC she has in fact been stopped from standing. Adam and Alex are joined by Newsnight’s Nick Watt to try and get to the bottom of what has happened with the veteran Labour MP. Meanwhile Chris Mason has been travelling with the Prime Minister in the South West of England and joins the pod. And, Marianna Spring is in the studio to talk about how the political parties are using social media to target voters on TikTok. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Mike Regaard . The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
29/05/2434m 52s

Electioncast: Tory Pension Pledge

Today, we look at the economic election battle, with spending announcements from the Tories and Labour. Plus, Labour's deputy leader Angela Rayner will face no police action in the row over her council house sale.Rishi Sunak has today launched his ‘Triple Lock Plus’: a promise to raise the tax-free pension allowance if he wins the general election. Meanwhile, Greater Manchester Police have confirmed that Angela Rayner will not face no further action in the row over her council house sale. Adam and Alex are joined by by chief economics correspondent Dharshini David.And Chris Mason has been to Dover to hear what Nigel Farage, Honorary President of Reform UK, has been saying about small boats, and the role he will play in the election campaign. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
28/05/2433m 41s

Electioncast: Pebbledash Semis and Dribbling

Today, Adam and Chris discuss Keir Starmer’s first major speech of the general election campaign and the latest on Rishi Sunak’s plan to bring back national service for 18-year-olds. The Labour leader delivered a speech which included a detailed account of his upbringing as well as plans for national security.Prime Minister Rishi Sunak showed off his football skills while he continued his campaign by returning to his plan to bring back national service for teenagers.The Liberal Democrats’ were on the road with Ed Davey making his way north to Scotland, with the SNP’s John Swinney campaigning in Dumfries. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Miranda Slade with Elliot Ryder. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
27/05/2432m 28s

Electioncast: Labour's Tax Plan + Rishi Wants You (for 25 days)

Today, Laura, Paddy and Adam discuss Labour’s tax pledge and the Conservative plan bring back mandatory national service. Rachel Reeves says there will be no rises in income tax or national insurance if Labour wins the general election - but spending cuts have not been ruled out.James Cleverly says the Tory national service plan would address social fragmentation and get young people "out of their bubble"Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming, Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Gray with Josh Jenkins. The technical producer is Ricardo McCarthy. The social producer is Charlie Henry. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
26/05/2428m 10s

Electioncast: How Many More MPs Will Quit?

Laura and Paddy are back in the Newscast studio as the party leaders spend the weekend campaigning. Rishi Sunak met with veterans in his constituency in North Yorkshire as Sir Keir Starmer campaigned in the West Midlands. Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Laura Kuenssberg & Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Gray with Miranda Slade. The technical producer is Ricardo McCarthy. The social producer is Charlie Henry. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham
25/05/2429m 22s

Electioncast: Michael Gove Votes to Leave

Today, we look at Keir Starmer kicking off his party’s Scottish campaign, and Jeremy Corbyn confirming he will stand as an independent candidate in Islington North. Plus, a surprise announcement from Michael Gove! Adam is joined by Chris from Westminster and James from Scotland. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Natasha Mayo and Sam McLaren. The technical producer is Philip Bull. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
24/05/2432m 22s

Electioncast: Rwanda... Slogans… and No Farage!

Today, we look at Rishi Sunak confirming that no deportation flights to Rwanda will set off before the general election. Plus Nigel Farage says he will not run to be a MP. It had been thought that the government would try to get the first flight off the ground to Rwanda before the election on 4th of July. Sunak has now said they will go ahead “If i’m re-elected”. Labour has pledged to scrap the plan if it wins power. And, Nigel Farage has announced he will not stand in the general election. In a statement on X, Farage said he would still “do my bit to help” Reform UK. To reflect on the opening day of the campaign, Adam and Chris are joined by political editor for Newsnight Nick Watt and BBC chief economics correspondent Dharshini David. Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
23/05/2437m 7s

Electioncast: The campaign begins!

Today marks day one of the general election campaign, and the Prime Minister has done his first round of interviews. Adam and Chris discuss what was said, what the party slogans say about their campaigns and where the leaders start on the campaign trail.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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
23/05/2426m 52s

Electioncast: IT’S ON!

Rishi Sunak has called the UK General Election for the 4th July.Adam is joined by Laura Kuenssberg, Faisal Islam and Alex Forsyth to discuss the surprise announcement by the Prime Minister this afternoon. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast 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 Jack Maclaren, Gemma Roper, Sam McLaren and Natasha Mayo. The technical producer was Philip Bull. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
22/05/2439m 56s

Lost in Translation: Scarlett Johansson v AI

Today, we look at, how much the victims of the infected blood scandal could receive in compensation And a major row between a Hollywood A Lister and OpenAi. The government has announced some infected blood victims will receive £210,000 compensation within 90 days. This is an initial payment whilst work continues on a final scheme. It is estimated final payments could rise to £2.6m for certain infected people. Adam is joined by the BBC’s health reporter Jim Reed. And, Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson has said she was left "shocked" and "angered" after OpenAI launched a chatbot with an "eerily similar" voice to her own. The AI company have said they would remove the voice, but insisted that it was not meant to be an “imitation”. Does AI pose a real danger to acting? Adam speaks to the BBC’s AI Correspondent Marc Cieslak and Remie Michelle Clarke, a voice over artist who discovered her voice was being used by AI without her knowledge. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Elliot Ryder and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Philip Bull. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
21/05/2433m 20s

The Biggest Treatment Disaster in NHS History

Today we look at the final report into the infected blood scandal, which accuses doctors, the government and the NHS of letting patients catch HIV and hepatitis.In total, it's thought about 2,900 people have died since being infected by contaminated blood, and the number continues to rise. The report into the scandal suggests evidence of failure and cover-up.PM Rishi Sunak apologised to the victims and described it as a “day of shame for the British state”.Adam is joined by Chris Mason and Jim Reed, BBC health reporter. Plus, he speaks to Carly Bayford, whose father was a victim of the scandal. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Philip Bull. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
20/05/2435m 59s

Breaking Newscast: Iran’s President killed in helicopter crash

Today we look at the death of Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash.The hard-line cleric was killed alongside Iran’s foreign minister when a helicopter they were travelling in, crashed in heavy fog in northern Iran. The president was elected in 2021 and was seen as a potential successor to Iran’s Supreme Leader.Adam is joined by the BBC’s Chief International Correspondent Lyse Doucet to discuss what this means for Iran and the region.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Ben Andrews. The editor is Sam Bonham.
20/05/2419m 39s

What can we expect with the infected blood report?

Today, we heard from the government and the Labour party about the infected blood scandal - ahead of the inquiry’s final report being published tomorrow. Laura and Henry discuss what defence secretary Grant Shapps had to say about the government’s plan to compensate victims and how much they would be prepared to spend - as well as more on defence spending. And, after forgetting one of Labour’s six pledges, shadow health secretary Wes Streeting tells Laura more about how he’ll deliver on the pledge to cut NHS waiting times. 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 Henry Zeffman. It was made by Tim Walklate with Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The editor is Sam Bonham.
19/05/2429m 21s

Can Rishi Sunak turn it around?

Today, Adam and Laura discuss ‘Project Sunak’, and Laura shares some of the insights she’s heard from people who know and have worked with the Prime Minister about what he’s like behind the scenes - as well as the operation to improve his popularity. And Laura has interviewed Leonid Volkov, a close ally of Alexei Navalny, who was attacked with hammers outside his home in Lithuania last year. You can read Laura's piece here https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cy6332vx5n8o 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Tim Walklate with Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
18/05/2431m 36s

Putin, Is It Xi You’re Looking For?

Today, we look at Russian President Vladimir Putin’s state visit to China, where he met with Chinese President Xi Jinping.Putin, on his first foreign visit since being sworn in for a fifth term as president last week, was greeted with a rare hug from Xi Jinping before the leaders met to discuss trade between their two countries. Adam discusses the significance of this visit - and its potential ramifications for China’s relations with the West - with Gordon Corera, security correspondent, John Simpson, world affairs editor, and Sophia Gaston, head of foreign policy at Policy Exchange. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Miranda Slade with Natasha Mayo and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Ricardo McCarthy. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
17/05/2430m 12s

Starmer’s Six Steps!

Today, we look at Keir Starmer revealing the “first steps” Labour would take if they won the general election. Speaking at an event in Essex, the Labour leader unveiled a pledge card with six key policies, including delivering "economic stability" and providing 40,000 more hospital appointments each week. Starmer rejected claims the party had scaled back its ambitions, and that it was a “copycat” of Tony Blair who launched his pledge card and went on to win the general election for Labour in 1997.Adam, Chris and Alex are joined by Steve Reed, the Shadow Environment Secretary.And find out how Rishi Sunak got on when he braved the panel on ITV’s Loose Women. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor Sam Bonham.
16/05/2431m 50s

Assassination attempt… Slovak PM “fighting for his life”

Today, we look at what we know about the assassination attempt on Slovak PM Robert Fico.The alleged assailant has been detained by the police and ministers have told reporters it was a politically-motivated attack.Europe editor Katya Adler is on to explain what we know about what happened, and who Robert Fico is. And Chris joins James to discuss why some prisoners are being released early in England. 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 James Cook. It was made by Chris Flynn with Natasha Mayo and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
15/05/2428m 0s

Weighing Up Diet Drugs

Today, we look a new study which suggests obesity jabs, such as Wegovy and Ozempic, could also cut the risk of heart attacks and strokes.The drug semaglutide, which suppresses the appetite, is prescribed by the NHS and now has growing use as a “skinny jab”. Researchers have said that weekly shots could benefit the cardiovascular health of millions of adults, but the results have not yet been fully reviewed. Adam is joined by David Aaronovitch, Presenter of Radio 4’s Briefing Room, and Dr Ellie Cannon, GP and author.And, after three weeks of delays, cancellations and chaos behind the scenes, the new Co-op Live arena is set to open for a gig. What caused the problems? And what does the venue tell us about the music industry of today? Adam speaks to Matt Everitt from Radio 6 music and Anna Foster, BBC news presenter. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Elliot Ryder and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Daffyd Evans. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
14/05/2436m 35s

Better The Sunak You Know?

Today, we look at Rishi Sunak’s claim that the election would be a choice “between past and future”, as Labour accused him of rebranding again. In a wide-ranging speech, the PM said that Keir Starmer would make the UK less safe and that the Tories are “the only party really talking about the future.” But Labour responded by claiming this was Rishi Sunak’s “7th reset” during his time in office. Are the battlegrounds for the election being drawn? Adam is joined by Chris who questioned Sunak after the speech. And the Birth Trauma Inquiry was presented to parliament, finding that there was “shockingly poor services” in maternity care. It contained harrowing evidence of medical negligence from more than 1,300 women. Adam speaks to Theo Clarke, the Conservative MP who led the inquiry, and Suzanne White, Head of the Medical Negligence team at Leigh Day. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack McLaren with Elliot Ryder and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
13/05/2438m 37s

Nat a problem for Labour?

Today we take a look at accusations that former Conservative MP Natalie Elphicke lobbied former Lord Chancellor, Sir Robert Buckland, over her then-husband Charlie’s sexual assault case.A spokesman for Ms Elphicke, said the claims were "nonsense". Laura, Paddy and Henry discuss how big a problem it is for the party, and how the story came to light.And Laura’s been speaking to the foreign secretary, Lord David Cameron, as Israel expands its military operation in Rafah. Paddy also reveals what it’s like to be behind the scenes with Terry Wogan at Eurovision. 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 Chris Flynn with Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Jonny Baker. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
12/05/2431m 55s

Lights, Starmer, and Eurovision Drama

Today we take a look at Keir Starmer’s election plan with a man who was once one of his closest colleagues.Former chief of staff to the Labour leader, Sam White, joins Laura and Paddy to talk about what he thinks his old boss needs to do to avoid throwing away his lead.He also reveals details about their conversations about defections, and his own sacking.And there’s controversy at Eurovision where Dutch contestant, Joost Klein, has been banned, and the and Irish contestant, Bambie Thug withdrew from a dress rehearsal.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 Chris Flynn with Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Philip Bull. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
11/05/2431m 44s

Labour's Big Plans For Small Boats

Today, Keir Starmer set out his plan to stop small boats crossing the channel. Joined in Dover by the newest Labour MP, Natalie Elphicke, Keir Starmer took questions on his plan for a new Border Security Command. Chris Mason tells Adam all about the plan and his interview with the Labour leader.And we look ahead to the Eurovision Song Contest final. Adam is joined by Paddy O’Connell and Eurovisioncast host Daniel Rosney to discuss protests and controversy at this year’s competition, as well as the acts to look forward to. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Miranda Slade with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
10/05/2435m 3s

No Interest to Cut Rates…(Yet)

Today, we look at whether the UK economy has “turned a corner”, and if so why interest rates were kept the same?The Bank of England has announced it is keeping interest rates the same, for the sixth month in a row. The Governor Andrew Bailey has said it needs to "see more evidence" that price rises have slowed further. So when will mortgage rate start to drop? Adam is joined by Andy Haldane, former chief economist at the Bank of England and Darshini David, the BBC’s chief economics correspondent.And, 24 hours on from the shock defection of Natalie Elphicke to Labour - Chris speaks to the former Tory MP. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Miranda Slade. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
09/05/2432m 52s

BREAKING Newscast: Conservative Defects! (Again)

Today we look at the shock defection of another MP from the Tories to Labour.Keir Starmer welcomed the MP for Dover and Deal Natalie Elphicke to his side of the house at Wednesday’s Prime Minister’s Questions. It’s the second defection from the Conservatives to Labour in the past fortnight after the MP for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich Dan Poulter also crossed the floor.Adam and Chris are reunited for an emergency episode to explain what’s happened and what this means for both Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer.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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Adrian Bhargava. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
08/05/2425m 22s

Can we keep children safe online?

Today we look at new online safety rules for under-18s published by the media regulator.Tech firms have been told to hide harmful content from children, or risk being banned for under-18s.BBC Breakfast did a special programme on the story. It’s presenters Jon Kay and Sally Nugent tell Adam and Chris what it was like to speak to parents of children subjected to online harms.Adam and Chris also question Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, Michelle Donelan.In statements, Meta and Snapchat said they had extra protections for under-18s, and offered parental tools to control what children can see on their platforms.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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Miranda Slade and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
08/05/2445m 20s

Could Israel & Hamas agree a ceasefire?

Today we look at the potential ceasefire deal between Israel and Hamas.On Monday, Hamas agreed to terms put forward by Egyptian and Qatari mediators, but Israel has rejected them, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying they are far from meeting Israel’s “core demands”. Meanwhile, the Israel Defence Force has taken control of the Gaza side of the Rafah crossing, a vital entry point for aid.Adam is joined by the BBC’s International Editor Jeremy Bowen and Chief International Correspondent Lyse Doucet. And BBC Economics Editor Faisal Islam has been speaking to the shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves about Labour’s plan for the economy and how she believes the government is “gaslighting” Britain. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
07/05/2438m 25s

Local Electioncast! The Reaction (part 4…)

Today we look at the political reaction to the weekend’s local election results.Henry joins Laura and Paddy to analyse as Transport Secretary Mark Harper tells Laura the government's plan "is working". Suella Braverman disagrees.We also hear from the newly re-elected Labour mayor for West Yorkshire, Tracey Brabin, who admits her party lost votes because of its stance on Gaza.And, why does Keir Starmer keep popping up at non-league football grounds?You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast 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 Chris Flynn with Josh Jenkins. The technical producer was Phillip Bull. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham
05/05/2428m 43s

Local Electioncast! The BIG Result (part 3…)

Today, we look at a big result in the West Midlands as Labour's Richard Parker beat Conservative Andy Street in a mayoral vote that was too close to call until nearly 9pm.Laura and Paddy give their instant reaction.They also reflect on votes elsewhere, including London, where Labour’s Sadiq Khan was voted in for a third time.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 Chris Flynn with Adam Chowdhury. The technical producer was Ricardo McCarthy. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
04/05/2426m 22s

Local Electioncast! The Results (part 2…)

Today, we look at the results that have come in throughout Friday in the local elections.Ben Houchen has won in the Tees Valley mayoral race, in some positive news for Rishi Sunak. Will this be enough to stop any challenges to his leadership from within his party? Overall, it continues to look a bad day for the Conservatives though. Labour have won 3 other regional mayor contests, as well as key councils like Redditch and Thurrock. Adam is joined by Laura Kuenssberg, Chris Mason and Faisal Islam. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Sam Mclaren. The technical producer was Ricardo McCarthy. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham
03/05/2437m 12s

Local Electioncast! The Results (part 1…)

Today we look at the results that have come in overnight in the local elections and the Blackpool South by-election.Labour has made gains in councils in Redditch, Thurrock, Hartlepool, and Rushmoor in Hampshire as well as winning the Blackpool South seat with a 26% swing. With around a third of local council results in, Adam is joined by Laura Kuenssberg, Chris Mason, Alex Forsyth, Henry Zeffman and Professor John Curtice to get the latest results and analysis.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Miranda Slade and Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The editor is Sam Bonham.
03/05/2446m 3s

The Swinney takes it all?

Today, we look at who could be the next first minister of Scotland. And an exclusive report from the West Bank. Right now, John Swinney looks set to become Scotland’s next first minister, as Kate Forbes confirms she will not challenge him. Swinney says he wants to "unite the SNP and Scotland for independence", but will he be able to? Adam speaks Scotland Editor James Cook.And, as violence in the West Bank escalates, the BBC have found evidence of potential breaches of international law by the Israeli military, including the death of an eight-year-old boy. The IDF say the circumstances of the death are “under review”. Adam is joined by the team who led the investigation, Isobel Yeung and Josh Baker, to hear about their new film ‘The Other War’. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Elliot Ryder and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Matt Hewitt. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
02/05/2429m 15s

Local Electioncast 2024!

Today we look at local elections!On Thursday, voters head to the polls to elect councillors, mayors, and police and crime commissioners.These are the last local elections before the next general election, but what will we learn from the results? And who has Luke Skywalker endorsed?Adam and Chris are joined by election guru Professor Sir John Curtice and political correspondent Alex Forsyth.And, Scotland editor James Cook has been speaking to former SNP leader Humza Yousaf after he resigned on Monday. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Natasha Mayo and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The editor is Sam Bonham.
01/05/2442m 0s

Rwanda scheme: Is it driving migrants to Ireland?

Today, we look at whether the government has lost track of some of the migrants it aims to send to Rwanda. And, whether this is linked to a rise in migration to Ireland? The Irish government has blamed the Rwanda policy for the rise in migrants arriving from Northern Ireland. Meanwhile Rishi Sunak, has claimed this as evidence his plan is working. Does the Irish government have a right to send migrants back to the UK? Has the UK government ‘lost’ asylum seekers? Adam is joined by Irish journalist Gavan Reilly and Dominic Casciani, BBC News home and legal correspondent Plus we speak to Sarah Smith BBC North America Editor about the escalating student protests over Gaza. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Sam McLaren and Natasha Mayo. The technical producer was Phil Bull. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
30/04/2436m 45s

Yousaf Resigns! What Next For Scotland?

Today, we look Humza Yousaf stepping down as Scotland’s first minister. In an emotional resignation speech, Yousaf said he had “clearly underestimated" the hurt he'd caused the Scottish Greens by ending the SNP's power-sharing deal with them in the way he did. As a result, the SNP leader was facing two votes of no confidence later this week. Yousaf says he will stay on as first minister until the Scottish National Party chooses his replacement.Who will become the new first minister? What does this mean for Scottish independence? Adam is joined by Chris and BBC Scotland Editor James Cook. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Natasha Mayo and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The editor is Sam Bonham.
29/04/2432m 32s

Conservative Defects!

Dr Dan Poulter has quit the Conservatives and joins Labour, saying that he “found it increasingly difficult to look my NHS colleagues in the eye”. Laura, Paddy and Henry discussion all the ramifications; what it means for Rishi Sunak and Sir Keir Starmer. And the inevitable question - could it affect when the Prime Minister calls an election?In Scotland, it’s set to be a bumpy week for Humza Yousaf. Laura’s been speaking with his former boss and head of the Alba party, Alex Salmond, who’s suggested his party could offer support to the SNP. But the First Minister has pledged to battle through without his support. The question is: how?Listen to the Newscast Ultimate Guide to the local elections here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0hmkdy4You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Rufus Gray. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham
28/04/2429m 44s

Could British troops be sent to Gaza?

Diplomatic correspondent James Landale talks to Paddy and Laura about why Britain is considering working in tandem with the United States to deliver aid from a new sea route - and what problems it could throw up for the government before the next election.And there’s been a week of widespread American student protests against Israel's military campaign in Gaza. Laura has spoken to the former Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, who has urged protestors to direct their anger to Hamas, as well as Israel.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Gray with Rufus Gray. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The editor is Sam Bonham.
27/04/2425m 26s

WhatSNPpening with Scotland’s First Minister!?

Today, we look at Humza Yousaf facing a vote of no confidence in the Scottish Parliament.The First Minister says he won’t resign and is ‘very confident’ he’ll win the vote. The vote was triggered after he ended a power-sharing agreement between the SNP and Scottish Greens, because of disagreements over climate policy and the use of puberty blockers for under 18s. Adam is joined by Laura Kuenssberg and BBC Scotland Editor James Cook.And Tim Shipman, author of All Out War and No Way Out, speaks to Adam about the Brexit years and the role of the ‘mating porcupines’. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper, Sam McLaren and Natasha Mayo. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
26/04/2439m 56s

Rail Britannia?

Today, we look at Labour’s plan to renationalise most rail services within five years, if it wins the next election. Labour say a new public body would take over current contracts when they expire, taking on the responsibility for running services. But transport secretary Mark Harper said the plans were "unfunded". Labour’s shadow transport secretary Louise Haigh joins Adam and Alex to talk through the plans, and answers the question - why is wifi so bad on some trains?And, comedian and social media star Michael Spicer talks about his new sketch podcast No Room. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Miranda Slade. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
25/04/2433m 53s

Is the clock ticking for TikTok in the US?

Today we look at a bill which would force TikTok’s owner to sell its US arm, or face being banned in the country.It’s driven by fears that user data is shared with the Chinese government. TikTok has called the law "unconstitutional" and says it will "challenge it in court”. Adam speaks to BBC technology editor Zoe Kleinman, and head of social media for German broadcaster DW, Johanna Rudiger.Plus we hear from Chris, who has been with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak as he met with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. 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. Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Sam McLaren and Gemma Roper and Natasha Mayo. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
24/04/2437m 31s

Sunak Goes on the Defensive

Today, we look at Rishi Sunak’s promise to spend billions more on defence.Sunak said UK military spending would rise to 2.5% of national income by 2030. The prime minister was in Poland to pledge £500 million in extra support for Ukraine, but claimed the extra money for defence would put the UK’s defence industry "on a war footing". Adam is joined by former armed forces minister, James Heappey MP.And, the day after the government’s Rwanda policy passed through Parliament, BBC Home Affairs Correspondent Tom Symonds has been speaking to migrants in northern France who are preparing to cross the Channel to get to the UK. And, the BBC’s Africa correspondent Barbara Plett Usher has been to see where the migrants will stay when they arrive in Rwanda. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producers were Gareth Jones and Matt Hewitt. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
23/04/2432m 46s

The government’s Rwanda policy takes off

Today we look at the Safety of Rwanda bill, which passed through parliament tonight after a back and forth with the Lords. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak says it will allow his government to put asylum seekers on flights in “10-12 weeks”. Chris joins Adam to discuss how we got here, and what happens next. And presenter Huw Edwards has resigned from the BBC on “medical advice from his doctors”. He has been off air since last July, after reports were published which claimed he paid a young person for explicit images. Adam speaks to culture & media editor, Katie Razzall. You can join our Newscast online community here:https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Joe Wilkinson and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Matt Hewitt. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
22/04/2431m 58s

The Art of the US/Ukraine Aid Deal

Today, we look at the US Congress approving $61 billion of funding for Ukraine. Laura and Paddy are joined by the political editor of BBC Newsnight Nick Watt to help unpick the day’s top stories. Paddy’s been speaking to the former Director-General of the Defence think tank, the Royal United Services Institute, Michael Clarke, about the significance of the US military aid package for Ukraine. And the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, Claire Coutinho was on Laura’s show defending the government’s approach to climate change. 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. Today's Newscast was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Jonny Hall. The editor is Sam Bonham
21/04/2430m 31s

Stark Climate Change Warning for Government

Today we look at the apologies made by the Met Police after threatening to arrest an anti-Semitism charity leader for being near a pro-Palestine march.Gideon Falter, the Campaign Against Antisemitism chief executive was told by police his presence was causing a "breach of peace", in a video posted online.Laura and Paddy speak to former Chief Inspector of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Zoe Billingham about policing protests and the pressures on the police.And Laura’s spoken to the outgoing Chief Executive of the Climate Change Committee, Chris Stark who says Rishi Sunak has “set us back” on climate change. Today's Newscast was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Frank McWeeny. The editor is Sam Bonham.
20/04/2429m 16s

(De?) Escalation in the Middle East

Today, we look at the mystery surrounding an apparent Israeli strike on Iran.Two US officials told the BBC's US partner CBS News that an Israeli missile struck Iran overnight. The Israeli government has not officially commented. Meanwhile Iran have downplayed reports of an attack. What is going on? Adam is joined by the BBC’s diplomatic correspondent, James Landale. And, what political jargon leaves you confused? BBC Audiences have released an internal report on which political terms people hear about on the news but struggle to understand. To explain all Adam is joined by the BBC’s deputy political editor, Vicki Young. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Josh Jenkins and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The assistant editor is Chris Gray, The senior news editor is Sam Bonham
19/04/2433m 10s

Tory MP Suspended!

Today, we look at the suspension of a Tory MP after claims he made a late night call to ask for money to pay off "bad people".Mark Menzies "strongly" disputes the claims, but has had the whip removed amid allegations that he misused party funds and abused his position. Adam and Chris discuss with Newsnight political editor Nick Watt and Bloomberg associate editor Ailbhe Rea.Plus, Josh Widdicombe tells Adam and Chris all about his experiences trying to become a local news reporter, for the second series of TV show Hold the Front Page. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper. The editor is Sam Bonham.
18/04/2434m 39s

Paedophiles To Lose Parental Rights

Today, we look at how a BBC report could lead to a change in the law around paedophiles' access to their own children.Adam is joined by Sanchia Berg, the BBC reporter who covered the story of a mother who paid £30,000 in legal fees to remove her ex-husband's parental rights to their daughter after he was convicted for child sexual abuse.Labour MP Harriet Harman is also in the studio to talk about how it prompted her to introduce a law change after hearing Sanchia’s report in November last year. And Lucy Reed KC, barrister and chair of The Transparency Project, shares her view from the family courts - as well as the difficulties for journalists to cover family justice proceedings.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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Sam McLaren. The technical producers were Michael Regaard and Dafydd Evans. The editor is Sam Bonham.
17/04/2436m 17s

No Smoking Signs

Today, we look at the reaction to the Newscast interview with Former Prime Minister Liz Truss, and the commons vote to ban anyone born after 2009 from buying cigarettes. After yesterday’s interview with Liz Truss, we put your questions to Chris Mason, and get his reaction to what the former Prime Minister said. And MPs have voted to ban the sale of tobacco products to people born after 2009. A number of leading Tories opposed the bill, including Liz Truss and Kemi Badenoch, but with Labour’s support it made it through the Commons. James and Chris speak to Wes Streeting, Shadow Secretary of State for Health. 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 James Cook and Chris Mason. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Miranda Slade and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Daffyd Evans. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
16/04/2436m 15s

The Liz Truss Interview

Today, the 49-day Prime Minister Liz Truss sits down for an extended chat with Chris Mason. Truss speaks to Chris about how she looks back on her time in Downing Street, why she wouldn’t call her experience ‘humiliating’ and the institutions she blames for their part in her downfall. She shares her fears for the West, as well as her support for Donald Trump and… her favourite Taylor Swift song. 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 Chris Mason. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Miranda Slade, Joe Wilkinson and Sam Mclaren. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
15/04/2446m 31s

Iran attacks Israel: How will the world respond?

Today, we look at what might happen next after Iran attacked Israel overnight.More than 300 drones and missiles were fired but nearly all were shot down, according to Israel.Iran says it was retaliation for a strike on its consulate in Syria two weeks ago which killed seven of its officers.BBC international editor Jeremy Bowen is in the studio to take Laura and Paddy through what we know, the context, and what could come next.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
14/04/2428m 21s

The Liz Truss Memoir

Today, we look at new revelations about the former PM’s 49 days in office. Details from her soon-to-be-released book Ten Years to Save the West include her thoughts of "why me, why now?" when she was told that Queen Elizabeth II had died.Comedian and Liz Truss impressionist Nerine Skinner brings the words to life.Laura and Paddy also discuss Labour’s strategy around allegations that the party’s deputy leader Angela Rayner broke electoral law. She denies any wrongdoing. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
13/04/2431m 3s

Did Angela Rayner Break The Law?

Today, we look at the police launching an investigation into Angela Rayner over the accusation she broke electoral law.The deputy leader of the Labour Party is accused of giving false information about her main residence in a row about who lived in her former council house. In a statement, she said she was "completely confident I've followed the rules at all times". Newsnight political editor Nick Watt joins Adam to discuss.And after a week where we have heard from some former Post Office bosses. News and special projects reporter for The Times Tom Witherow brings us up to date on what’s been happening. Plus we hear from a former sub-postmistress, Seema Misra, after she gets a personal apology from a former managing director of the Post Office. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Sam McLaren and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
12/04/2432m 54s

Could Iran attack Israel? And Can Biden Stop It?

Today, we look at President Joe Biden’s warning that Iran is threatening to launch a “significant attack” on Israel.Tensions have risen following what is believed to be an Israeli attack on an embassy in Syria, which killed senior Iranians. America has promised “ironclad” support for Israel. Will this be enough to deter the Iranian leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, or are we about to see the US enter into another conflict in the Middle East?Adam is joined by chief international correspondent, Lyse Doucett, and Dr Kenneth Katzman, a former Iran expert for the US Congress and Senior Fellow at the Soufan Centre.Plus, close advisers to former Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson have revealed that the PM had an affair with his deputy press secretary during his time in No 10. Why has this come to light now? And why is it significant? Adam speaks to Patrick Maguire, the journalist who broke the story for The Times. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Emma Crowe and Mike Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
11/04/2430m 6s

How children were ‘let down’ by NHS gender identity services

Today, we look at the Cass Review: a report by paediatrician Dr Hilary Cass which found that children had been let down by “remarkably weak” evidence on medical interventions in gender care. Adam is joined by Health Editor Hugh Pym, and together they talk to Dr Cass in more detail about her review, her recommendations for the future of gender care and the response to today’s publication. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Miranda Slade with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The technical producer was Jonny Hall. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
10/04/2433m 39s

Flights, Cameron, Action - DC Meets Trump

Today, we look at Lord Cameron’s trip to the US - including his meeting with Donald Trump in Mar-a-Lago.Adam is joined by Lord Kim Darroch, Former British Ambassador to the United States, to discuss what Lord Cameron is up to in the US and how he’s getting on as Foreign Secretary.And, research finds only 3 in 10 working age autistic people are in employment, when the vast majority want to be in work. Adam is joined by, author of a recent government review on autism and employment, Sir Robert Buckland MP and Dr Sarah Lister, Clinical Director for the National Autistic Society. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper, Joe Wilkinson and Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
09/04/2435m 23s

'I was targeted in Westminster cyber-flashing plot'

Today, we look at the phishing plot targeting people who work in and around Westminster. Journalists, including Newscast’s own Henry Zeffman, and MPs have received flirtatious messages and explicit pictures from unfamiliar WhatsApp profiles. No one yet knows who are behind the WhatsApp accounts - or how they are choosing who to target. Henry speaks to Adam about his experience of receiving suggestive messages from the unknown WhatsAppers. And Dr Luke Evans, Conservative MP for Bosworth, talks about his experience of being sent unsolicited explicit images, and why he’s chosen to speak out after reporting the WhatsApp communications to the police. Henry Zeffman has written more about his experience here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-68761113 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Miranda Slade and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
08/04/2433m 23s

Israel-Gaza: Six months of war

Today, six months after the Hamas attacks on Israel, we look at the obstacles to peace in the region.International editor Jeremy Bowen joins Laura and Paddy, and tells them about visiting the homes of people caught up in the attacks, as well as warnings of famine in Gaza.He also gives his view on the response from the international community after Laura questioned the Deputy PM this morning on whether Israel is acting in accordance with the law.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 Chris Flynn. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
07/04/2426m 14s

Boris Johnson, David Cameron, and the row over arming Israel

Today, we look at an intervention from the ex-PM over UK arms sales to Israel.Boris Johnson has said it’s "shameful" to call for the UK to stop sending weapons, and called out Foreign Secretary David Cameron for not being more outspoken on the subject.And, Laura’s been talking to the outgoing head of Nato, Jens Stoltenberg, who's said the West is facing an "alliance of authoritarian powers".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 Chris Flynn. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
06/04/2428m 37s

When will it stop raining?

Today, we look at why it has been raining in England and Wales so much recently - and how UK infrastructure copes during unusually wet periods.Why is this happening? What effect does heavy rainfall have on our industries and environment? And how can we adapt buildings and transport to better suit the UK’s changing climate?Adam is joined by Countryfile and Farming Today presenter, Charlotte Smith, BBC weather presenter, Simon King and Chief Executive at the UK Green Building Council, Smith Mordak.And Chris Packham tells us how animals are getting on in this wet weather. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Miranda Slade with Gemma Roper and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
05/04/2424m 22s

“Radical Rethink” Needed in NHS on Autism and ADHD

Today, we look at a new report which says the NHS cannot meet “avalanche” of demand for autism and ADHD services. Why has there been a five-fold rise in people waiting to see an autism specialist? Why has there been a 51% increase in prescriptions for ADHD medication? Adam is joined by Access All presenter, Emma Tracey, Chief Executive of the Nuffield Trust, Thea Stein and autistic and ADHD creator, writer and consultant, Ellie Middleton.And US President Joe Biden tells Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that US support for Israel depends on 'steps to address civilian harm and suffering' after seven aid workers were killed in Gaza. But what more pressure are the US and UK willing, and able, to put on Israel? BBC US special correspondent, Katty Kay and diplomatic correspondent, James Landale, bring us up to date. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
04/04/2436m 7s

NATO at 75: Can it stand up to Russia?

Today, foreign ministers are gathering at NATO HQ in Brussels to mark 75 years of the military alliance and discuss how the member states will continue to support Ukraine and deter Russia.James Cook is joined by the Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski to discuss efforts to support Ukraine, whether NATO members need to step up their spending and what he thinks about a potential return of President Trump.And BBC diplomatic correspondent James Landale and head of foreign policy at Policy Exchange Sophia Gaston discuss the global challenges facing NATO, as well as its role in ending the conflict in Ukraine. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by James Cook. It was made by Miranda Slade with Gemma Roper, Joe Wilkinson and Hanna Ward. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
03/04/2430m 1s

JK Rowling And The Scottish Hate Crime Law

Today, we look at the new hate crime law in Scotland and the killing of three British aid workers in Gaza.Police Scotland say that comments made on X by JK Rowling about Scotland’s new hate crime law are not being treated as criminal. The author described several transgender women as men in a challenge to the new crime of "stirring up hatred" against protected characteristics such as transgender identity. But what does the new law actually mean?James Cook is joined by political correspondent, David Wallace Lockhart, senior lecturer in law, Dr Andrew Tickell and Susan Smith from For Women Scotland.And three British aid workers have been killed in Israeli strikes in Gaza. Foreign secretary, David Cameron has called for Israel to explain how this happened. The BBC’s Middle East correspondent, Lucy Williamson tells us what we know so far about the strikes. 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 James Cook. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producers were Ricardo McCarthy and Mike Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
02/04/2433m 22s

The Ultimate Guide to the local elections

Today, four of the BBC’s top political brains preview the local elections coming up on May 2.Adam and Chris are joined by Alex Forsyth and Henry Zeffman to chat about what they will be looking out for in the lead-up to the local elections, how the results could shape the political landscape for the general election and nerd out about a weekend of “rolling psephological fun”.Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Miranda Slade. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
30/03/2426m 42s

Easter Egg-flation: Let’s unwrap it

Today we look at the price of chocolate and why it has increased so much this year.Earlier this week the price of Cocoa hit $10000 per metric ton - the highest level ever. This is being felt in the price of Easter eggs, with some products going up in price by over 50%.Adam is joined by the BBC’s Faisal Islam alongside Professor Elizabeth Robinson, Director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the Associate Director for Responsible Business at the Fairtrade Foundation, Anna Mann to explore what’s behind these price increases and what they tell us about the climate crisis and food security,You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Gemma Roper and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Frank McWeeny. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham
28/03/2427m 28s

Sewage Hits The Fan, Again!

Today we look at the increase in sewage spills into England’s waterways and how the Competition and Markets Authority is trying to prevent ‘greenwashing’ by fashion companies.Adam is joined by BBC climate reporter Esme Stallard to help explore these two stories. BBC Panorama and Countryfile journalist Joe Crowley speaks to Adam and Esme about the amount of sewage in Britain’s rivers and seas. And BBC Newsbeat’s Pria Rai, explains why fashion companies are promising to change the way they present the environmental impact of their clothes.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Miranda Slade and Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
27/03/2425m 53s

How smart is my smart meter?

Today, Adam discusses the news that 3.8 million smart meters in Great Britain are not working properly.BBC Breakfast Business presenter Nina Warhurst and CEO of Energy UK Emma Pinchbeck join Adam to talk about the customers who’ve received wrong readings, how suppliers should respond and how far the UK’s energy infrastructure is from being truly ‘smart’. And International Editor Jeremy Bowen is in Jerusalem and speaks to Adam about diplomatic relations between the US and Israel, following the US abstaining from the UN Security Council ceasefire vote, and how this will affect Qatari negotiations between Israel and Hamas. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast 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 Gemma Roper and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Sam Dickinson. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
26/03/2429m 56s

What can the UK do about China cyber-attacks?

Today, the UK government has formally accused China of being behind what it called "malicious" cyber campaigns against MPs and the Electoral Commission.Adam and Chris are joined by The Spectator’s Cindy Yu to discuss what we know so far about the cyber-attacks and the impact this could have on the UK’s diplomatic relations with China.And Adam speaks to Wales’ new First Minister Vaughan Gething about the issues in his in-tray. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast 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 Gemma Roper and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
25/03/2434m 40s

Hunt’s Pension Promise: Triple Lock Will Be In Manifesto

Today, we’ve heard the chancellor commit to keeping the triple lock pensions system in place, if the Conservatives win the next election.It means the increase in the state pension will rise by the highest rate out of average earnings growth, inflation, or 2.5%.Laura, Paddy and Henry also discuss whether the government should be counting a drop in inflation as a win.And, the three of them discuss how traditional media is reflecting on its own role in the frenzy of speculation about the Princess of Wales that preceded her cancer diagnosis disclosure.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Paddy O’Connell and Laura Kuenssberg. It was made by Chris Flynn and Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Sam Dickinson. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
24/03/2431m 20s

Moscow attack + Kate, and talking about cancer

Today, security correspondent Gordon Corera joins Paddy and Laura to discuss the news from Moscow, President Putin’s address to the nation and some of the questions that remain about the attack.And, following the Princess of Wales’ video statement revealing she is receiving treatment for cancer, we hear from You, Me and the Big C host Steve Bland about how to support families affected by cancer. 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 Chris Flynn with Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Sam Dickinson. The editor is Sam Bonham.
23/03/2427m 49s

The Princess of Wales Reveals Cancer Diagnosis

Today we look at the news that the Princess of Wales has been diagnosed with cancer.In a video statement Princess Catherine says she is in the early stages of treatment after cancer was found in tests. Details of the cancer have not been disclosed, but Kensington Palace says it is confident the Princess will make a full recovery. The Princess's statement explains that when she had abdominal surgery in January, it was not known that there was any cancer, but she sent a positive message, saying: "I am well and getting stronger every day."Adam is joined by BBC Royal correspondent, Daniela Relph, BBC medical editor Fergus Walsh + Newsnight and Ukrainecast presenter Victoria Derbyshire tells us what it’s like to receive a cancer diagnosis.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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
22/03/2423m 56s

Waspi Women Get Stung Again?

Today we look at a long awaited report, which says women born in the 1950s affected by changes to the state pension age should receive thousands of pounds in compensation. The report suggests the so called Waspi (Women Against State Pension Inequality) women, should receive a payout of between £1,000 and £2,950. Some 2.6 million women were affected by the change in the pension age, and if everyone got the upper end of that, the government would face a bill of up to £7.7bn. Neither the government or Labour have so far committed to paying this. Adam and Chris speak to the chair of Waspi Angela Madden and Senior Money Reporter at the Times Lily Russell-JonesAnd, Adam and Chris are joined by Sam McAlister author of Scoops, the story behind the Prince Andrew Newsnight interview. The book has been adapted into a Netflix drama starring Gillian Anderson, which comes out on April 5th.A small amendment was made to this podcast after publication.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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper and Joe Wilkinson. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
21/03/2429m 15s

Will the UK economy ‘bounce back’ this year?

Today, we look at the drop in the rate of inflation from 4% to 3.4%. Joining James Cook, are Faisal Islam - who’s come straight from interviewing the Prime Minister - and Dharshini David to discuss what it all means: for you, for the Prime Minister’s electoral fortunes and for the economy. And we discuss the latest twist in the news surrounding the Princess of Wales. James speaks to Russell Myers, Daily Mirror Royal Editor, who broke the story reporting an alleged breach at the private hospital where Kate received treatment. The hospital in question says ‘any breach’ of patient information would be investigated. James and Russell reflect on the way Kensington Palace has handled the online speculations regarding Kate’s absence. 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 James Cook. It was made by Miranda Slade with Madeleine Drury and Teodora Agarici. The technical producer was Matt Hewitt. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
20/03/2433m 20s

What is Reeves-onomics?

Today, Chris Mason has sat down with the Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves for Newscast. She’s given the annual Mais lecture to financiers in the City of London, where she set out Labour’s economic plan if they were to win the election.The Mais lecture is a prestigious gathering where chancellors, shadow chancellors and Bank governors have outlined their principles for running the economy in front of an audience of City financiers and economists.And, we find out about the shortage places at nurseries and childminders for pre-school children. James Cook has been speaking to Rhiannon Evans from Mumsnet. 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 James Cook. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Miranda Slade, Maddie Drury and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The assistant editor was Chris Gray. The senior news editor was Sam Bonham
19/03/2430m 55s

Banksy is Back + The New Deep Sea Treasure Hunting

Today, we look at the return of Banksy after a new mural appeared overnight on a building in North London. And we look at why some potato-sized lumps on the seabed could be so valuable. Crowds have gathered in Finsbury Park to see the latest Banksy, a green spray painted tree mural on an empty building. What is its message? And does the artist still have the appeal they once did? Adam speaks with James Peak, the creator of the BBC Radio 4 series, “The Banksy Story.” Plus, the dispute going on over precious metals found in deepest parts of the ocean. The lumps contain crucial battery minerals including copper and cobalt, but some environmental groups say attempts to collect the materials could damage unique habitats. Adam looks at what’s at stake with oceanographer and co-host of the Radio 4’s “Rare Earth” series, Dr Helen Czerski, and BBC climate editor Justin Rowlatt. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Miranda Slade and Teodora Agarici. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham
18/03/2426m 44s

Has UK politics got a racism problem?

A senior cabinet minister has denied the Conservative Party has a problem with race after accepting at least £10m from a donor who is accused of racism.The Transport Secretary Mark Harper was talking to Laura. Paddy’s been speaking to Labour’s Dame Margaret Beckett - who first served under Harold Wilson’s government in the 1970s, and a youth parliament member Dev Sharma who said he’s no longer considering a career in politics due to polarisation. Henry Zeffman helps the two of them unpack the political talking points of the day, as well as Laura’s interview with the brother of Princess Diana, Earl Spencer. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Paddy O’Connell and Laura Kuenssberg. It was made by Chris Flynn and Josh Jenkins. The technical producer was Sam Dickinson. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
17/03/2432m 16s

Earl Spencer: The Interview

Hear Laura’s full interview with Princess Diana’s brother, Earl Spencer.In this wide-ranging conversation he reveals he and his sister suffered violent punishments at home - and, after weeks of speculation online around Kate Middleton’s health and whereabouts, he explains whether he thinks the pressures on the current Princess of Wales were more potent than those on his sister.If you have been affected by any of the issues mentioned in this episode, you can find help and support here https://www.bbc.co.uk/actionlineYou can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Laura Kuenssberg. It was made by Tim Walklate. The technical producer was Sam Dickinson. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
17/03/2426m 33s

Princess Diana’s brother opens up

Earl Spencer tells Laura about the abuse he and Diana suffered as children…In his new book, A Very Private School, Spencer reveals that he and his sister were abused as children. Plus, he suggests that press attention suffered by his sister was ‘more dangerous’ than the attention online surrounding the current Princess of Wales. And Chris Mason is literally quizzed by Paddy and Laura about Vaughan Gething, who will replace Mark Drakeford as Wales’ first minister after winning the Welsh Labour leadership election.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast 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 Tim Walklate with Adam Chowdhury and Chris Flynn. The technical producer was Sam Dickinson. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.If you have been affected by any of the issues mentioned in this episode, you can find help and support here https://www.bbc.co.uk/actionline
16/03/2435m 58s

Putin's Russia: An election without democracy?

Today is the first day of voting in Russia's presidential election which is all but certain to hand Vladimir Putin another six years in power.Adam is joined by Catherine Belton, journalist and author of Putin’s People, and former British Defence Attaché to Moscow John Foreman. They discuss the tactics used to fixed the election, Macron’s failed attempts at diplomacy and how interested Rishi Sunak is in foreign policy. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper, Miranda Slade and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Matt Hewitt. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
15/03/2428m 59s

When Will The Election Be? (Not May 2nd)

Today, we look at the prime minister ruling out a general election on May 2nd, the same day as the local elections. And we look at what extremism means after a new definition was revealed by the government.After days of speculation in Westminster, Rishi Sunak has told ITV News there won’t be an election on May 2nd to coincide with the local elections. Adam and Chris discuss whether this means the election will now definitely be in autumn, and why rumours of a May election had grown this week. Plus communities secretary Michael Gove joins Newscast to explain why the government has adopted a new definition of extremism. It will be used by government officials to cut ties or funding to groups deemed to have crossed a line. But why was it needed now?You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Miranda Slade. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
14/03/2433m 24s

Rishi Sunak and the Ten Million Pound Question

Today, we look at the prime minister’s refusal to return a £10 million donation from a Conservative donor who reportedly said MP Diane Abbott “should be shot”. Plus are women who freeze their eggs being “misled” by some clinics? PMQs was today dominated by the ongoing row surrounding alleged comments made about the former Labour MP Abbott by tory donor Frank Hester. The PM said Mr Hester's alleged comments were "wrong" and "racist", but he told MPs his "remorse should be accepted". Diane Abbott repeatedly tried to ask a question during PMQs, but did not succeed in getting the speaker to call her. Adam and Chris look at Rishi Sunak’s handling of the row. And why Diane Abbott has also called out the Labour party response? And a BBC investigation has revealed that up to 4 in 10 fertility clinics may be breaching advertising guidelines, by not making the success rates of women who choose to freeze their eggs clear. Adam is joined by professor Geeta Nargund, a senior NHS consultant, and BBC investigative reporter Anna Collinson. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper and Teodora Agarici. The technical producer was Philip Bull. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham
13/03/2433m 42s

PM: Tory donor’s alleged Diane Abbott comments are “racist”

Today, we look at the reaction to the alleged comments made by Tory donor Frank Hester as well as warnings from a watchdog that pet owners are overpaying for medicines. Adam and Chris discuss the reported remarks by Frank Hester, who has donated £10 million to the Conservative Party, after Rishi Sunak’s person described the donor’s comments as “racist”. Mr Hester's company said he "accepts that he was rude about Diane Abbott in a private meeting several years ago but his criticism had nothing to do with her gender nor colour of skin".It said he had tried to apologise directly to her for the hurt he has caused, and is deeply sorry for his remarks.Dale Vince, Labour Party donor and CEO of Ecotricity tells Adam what it’s like to be a donor of a political party. And the Competition and Markets Authority has warned that vet practices are not being transparent about the prices of pet medicines. Adam is joined by Claire Batty, a vet from Lancashire, and BBC reporter Jim Connolly. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Gemma Roper and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
12/03/2435m 9s

Lee Anderson defects to Reform UK + Kate’s edited photo

Today we look at Lee Anderson defecting to Reform and the Kate Middleton photo that everyone’s talking about.The former deputy chairman of the Conservatives became Reform’s first MP. The party’s leader Richard Tice explains why he wants Lee Anderson in the party. Plus the BBC’s royal correspondent, Daniella Relph, and disinformation and social media correspondent, Marianna Spring explain what caused picture agencies to reject that photo of the Princess of Wales and her children. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Gemma Roper and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Philip Bull. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
11/03/2437m 45s

Oscars Newscast Special!

Today, we look at the highlights from the 2024 Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles.Oppenheimer was the big winner of the night taking home seven Oscars while Ryan Gosling stole the show with his performance of ‘I’m Just Ken’. Emma Stone won Best Actress for her performance in Poor Things and Al Pacino caused confusion with his announcement of the winner of Best Picture.Adam is joined by the BBC’s culture editor Katie Razzell, Radio 1’s film critic Ali Plumb and Emma Vardy drops in from the Vanity Fair red carpet in LA.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Matt Hewitt. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
11/03/2434m 45s

The Real Rachel Reeves + An Update on Kate

Today, we look at whether Labour’s plans for the economy are substantially different to the government’s or not. And we get an update on the Princess of Wales. The shadow chancellor told Laura she would be "methodically" looking at ways to pay for Labour's existing spending pledges. But Reeves did not rule out making cuts in some areas. So how different are Labour’s plans to the government’s? Adam and Laura discuss with chief political correspondent Henry Zeffman.And the first official photo of the Princess of Wales since her surgery has been released by Kensington Palace. Will this end some of the more extreme theories around the princess’s absence from the public stage? 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 Adam Fleming and Laura Kuenssberg. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Madeleine Drury. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
10/03/2435m 7s

The Biggest Political Gossip of the Week?

As the dust settles on the spring budget, Laura and Adam discuss disquiet among some Cabinet members. And Laura reveals some remarkable Westminster gossip....Plus, we reflect on Theresa May’s time at Downing Street, as she joins nearly 60 current and former tory MPs that have decided to quit ahead of the next general election. Would she have handled Covid differently if she was still in charge? 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 Adam Fleming and Laura Kuenssberg . It was made by Jack Maclaren with Madeleine Drury. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
09/03/2428m 26s

Theresa Rules Out a May Election

Today we look at the announcement that Theresa May will leave the commons at the next election with two former close colleagues. Ali Donnelly, her former deputy spokesperson tells Adam what it’s like to receive a death stare from her.Former political adviser Cleo Watson says Brexit prevented her focussing on her real priorities.Plus two mayors of the North West, Andy Burnham and Steve Rotheram speak to Adam about how they want to change the UK’s political system. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Joe Wilkinson and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Matt Hewitt. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Sam Bonham.
08/03/2439m 7s

Is there a 'conspiracy of silence' over spending cuts?

The Conservatives and Labour have been accused of a "conspiracy of silence" over the scale of spending cuts or tax rises by an influential think tank.Tough decisions would need to be made following the next election, the Institute for Fiscal Studies said.A day after the Budget, Adam and Chris ask Work and Pensions Secretary Mel Stride what that would mean if the Conservatives won it.We also ask if it’s right for the public to pay for the government’s legal fees generated after Science Secretary Michelle Donelan falsely suggested an academic backed Hamas.And - after Rishi Sunak revealed his dishwasher stacking habits to Grazia magazine, we ask a former features editor of Vogue and political communication strategist the art of the non political interview with politicians.Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming and Chris Mason. It was made by Chris Flynn with Gemma Roper. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
07/03/2433m 37s

Everything you need to know about the Budget… and probably more

The Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has delivered the last Budget before the general election.Adam and Chris are joined by Dharshini David and Faisal Islam who discuss Hunt’s measures, Labour’s response, and what they mean for you. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Miranda Slade and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Daffyd Evans. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
06/03/2440m 47s

Consider it Don - Not So Super Tuesday?

Today, we look at Super Tuesday, where Americans are voting for their presidential candidate across 15 states + What impact do reparations for slavery have here in the UK? Donald Trump and Joe Biden look all but set to secure their party’s nominations, but what can we learn about the coming Presidential election from the results? And why is Nikki Hayley hanging on? Adam is joined by former White House chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney.Plus the Church of England has been told a £100m fund to right slavery wrongs is “not enough” in a new report. Author, Sathnam Sanghera, explains what difference reparations can make. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Sam McLaren and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Ricardo McCarthy. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
05/03/2436m 50s

How Donald Trumped The Supreme Court

Today, we look at the US Supreme Court’s decision that Trump was wrongly removed from Colorado primary ballot. Colorado barred Trump from the state's ballot in December arguing the former president incited the 2021 Capitol riot. The decision all but ends efforts in other states to ban him from ballots. With a healthy poll lead, does this secure Donald Trump’s path to challenge for the presidency? Adam speaks to BBC US Special Correspondent Katty Kay.And HMP Chief Inspector of Prisons, Charlie Taylor joins Adam to talk about the problems facing the UK prison system alongside BBC home and legal correspondent Dominic Casciani and host of the Life After Prison podcast, Jules Rowan. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren and Gemma Roper with Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Hannah Montgommery. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham
04/03/2437m 22s

Jeremy on the Hunt for Tax Cuts

Today, we analyse Laura’s interview with the Chancellor Jeremy Hunt ahead of the budget.Laura and Paddy are joined by Torsten Bell from the Resolution Foundation to shed some light on what goes into making a budget and whether the chancellor has any room to manoeuvre this week.And Mariano Janin, the father of Mia Janin, a teenager who took her own life talks to Laura. He believes his daughter was being cyber bullied on social media by her classmates. Mr Janin wants to use his platform to advocate for new cyberbullying laws. 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 Chris Gray with Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Jonny Baker. The senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
03/03/2430m 27s

Sunak's Speech Against Extremism + What to Expect in the Budget

Today, we reflect on Rishi Sunak’s statement outside Downing Street on extremism and we look ahead to next week’s budget.Laura and Paddy break down the Prime Minister’s speech yesterday evening and explain what he was trying to achieve with it.And the budget will be announced on Wednesday afternoon, and it is reportedly, not going to be a budget that the chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, would have hoped for at the start of the year. To explain why, Laura and Paddy are joined by the BBC’s economics editor, Faisal Islam.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 Chris Gray with Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
02/03/2428m 57s

Sunak’s Surprise Downing Street Speech

It’s double episode Newscast kind of day! Rishi Sunak has made a surprise statement in Downing Street.He said democracy is being targeted by extremists, and there are forces that are "trying to tear us apart". Adam speaks to deputy political editor Vicky Young to discuss why Rishi Sunak made this speech today and what message he was trying to get across.And Newsnight Political Editor Nicholas Watt gives us an insight into why Rochdale by-election winner George Galloway is so controversial. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Rohan Madison. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
01/03/2424m 56s

George Galloway Wins the Rochdale By-Election

Today, we look at the result from the by-election in Rochdale.George Galloway from the Workers Party of Britain won with a resounding majority. Independent candidate David Tully came second as Labour and the Conservatives only received just over a quarter of the vote put together to come third and fourth. Is this a clear rejection of Keir Starmer’s position on Gaza?Adam is in the studio, Chris is in a bumpy car, and they are joined by pollster, Scarlett Maguire, and North West Tonight Political Editor, Annabel Tiffin. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Joe Wilkinson and Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Sam Dickinson . The senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
01/03/2429m 33s

Sadiq Khan on Sarah Everard Murder + Islamophobia

Today, we look at the missed opportunities to stop Sarah Everard’s killer Wayne Couzens.An independent review has found Police "repeatedly failed" to spot warning signs about Couzens’ unsuitability to be an officer. Couzens abducted, raped and murdered Ms Everard while off duty in March 2021. The review also calls for a radical overhaul of police vetting and recruitment. Adam and Chris speak to Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. They also discuss with Mayor Khan islamophobia and the comments of Lee Anderson.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The assistant editor was Chris Gray. The senior news editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.
29/02/2434m 48s

Panic alarms and bodyguards: How unsafe are MPs?

Today, we look at the government announcement of £31m for MPs’ security with politicians from both sides of the house.Labour MP Kim Leadbeater speaks to Adam about the threats she faces, how she deals with them, and what’s changed in the years since the murder of her sister Jo Cox in 2016.Conservative MP Tobias Ellwood joins Adam and Chris to give his view on the new security measures, following protestors recently targeting his family home. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Sam McLaren and Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
28/02/2438m 31s

Bankrupt Birmingham + Could Reproductive Rights Derail Trump?

Today, we look at the financial crisis at Birmingham City Council, which has led to the “largest” budget cut in local authority history + How is IVF impacting the US Presidential Race? The council is attempting to fill a £300m budget shortfall over the next two years after effectively declaring itself bankrupt in September. Plans to tackle the deficit over the next two years were signed off by the cabinet on Tuesday ahead of being voted on by the full council on 5 March. Adam speaks to BBC political correspondent Alex Forsyth and Jane Haynes politics editor at Birmingham Live. Plus, as Alabama’s supreme court defines frozen embryos as children, many IVF clinics stop their work. To find out more about the reproductive rights debate which is splitting the US Republican party Adam speaks to US special correspondent Katty Kay and chief election & campaign correspondent for CBS News, Robert Costa. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Joe Wilkinson and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Ricardo McCarthy. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
27/02/2432m 12s

No Apology by Lee Anderson + SNP v Speaker (Round 2)

Today, we look at the continued row over Lee Anderson’s refusal to apologise for comments aimed at Sadiq Khan. The Ashfield MP has said his words were “clumsy”, but said saying sorry “would be a sign of weakness”. Rishi Sunak says the comments by Mr Anderson were “wrong” but fell short of describing them as Islamophobic.Plus Adam and Chris are joined by leader of the SNP in the House of Commons, Stephen Flynn who says the Speaker Lindsay Hoyle is “pulling parliament into disrepute”.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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Miranda Slade and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The assistant editor was Chris Gray. The senior news editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.
26/02/2430m 19s

Lee Anderson, Suella Braverman, and the future of the Conservative Party

Today we look at the Conservative party’s response to Lee Anderson’s comments about the London Mayor Sadiq Khan.Laura’s been talking to the Deputy PM Oliver Dowden. Paddy’s interviewed the former justice secretary Robert Buckland. Newsnight political editor Nick Watt is also in the Newscast studio for analysis on the politics of it all, and he helps us get to the bottom of the row over whether the Speaker was threatened before his key Commons decision.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 Chris Flynn with Catherine Fusillo. The technical producer was Jonny Baker. The assistant editor is Chris Gray and the senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
25/02/2430m 42s

Lee Anderson suspended from Tory party over Sadiq Khan comments

Today, we look at the reasons behind Lee Anderson’s suspension from the Tory party after "refusing to apologise" for comments aimed at Sadiq Khan. The London Mayor has accused Anderson of racism.Laura and Paddy also speak to Vadym Prystaiko, former Ukrainian ambassador to the UK, about the two year anniversary of the Russian full scale invasion of Ukraine, and about his sacking by Volodymyr Zelensky.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast 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 Chris Flynn with Catherine Fusillo and Samuel McLaren. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray and the senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
24/02/2432m 5s

No Return for Shamima Begum + Is This The Real Keir Starmer?

Today, we look at Shamima Begum losing her latest bid to regain UK citizenship, and the upcoming release of Keir Starmer’s political biography.Begum has lost an appeal against a decision to revoke her UK citizenship. The 24 year old travelled to Syria aged 15 to join Islamic State Group, with the government revoking her citizenship in 2019. Is this the end of her legal options? Adam is joined by Joshua Baker, creator of ‘I’m Not A Monster, The Shamima Begum Story’.To hear the full story, listen on BBC Sounds here - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/p08yblkfAnd, who is the real Keir Starmer? Adam speaks to his biographer Tom Baldwin about Starmer’s upbringing, his career before Westminster and claims he is “boring”. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Joe Wilkinson and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Matt Hewitt. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
23/02/2433m 28s

Speaker Hoyle on the Brink + Shapps on Ukraine

Today we look at the pressure building on Sir Lindsay Hoyle, and ask whether he could be replaced as speaker of the House of Commons? Rishi Sunak says Sir Lindsay Hoyle's decision to break with convention on a Gaza ceasefire vote is "very concerning". More than 60 MPs now say they have no confidence in Hoyle, who has apologised twice for making the "wrong decision". Adam speaks to defence secretary Grant Shapps about that, the anniversary of the war in Ukraine and the failed Trident missile launch. Plus Adam hears how likely Hoyle is to be replaced from Chris and the Institute for Government’s Hannah White. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
22/02/2436m 0s

Disorder Disorder in the House of Commons

Today we look at the chaotic scenes in Westminster over Gaza ceasefire votes. A row erupted after the Commons Speaker allowed MPs to vote on a Labour motion on the Israel-Hamas conflict. The SNP and Conservatives accused Sir Lindsay Hoyle of breaking with precedent for allowing the votes - and chaos ensued. Plus a row over who said what about government delays in payments to sub-postmasters.Adam is joined by the BBC’s business editor, Simon Jack and Newsnight’s political editor, Nick Watt to go through both stories.And a Trident missile has failed during a test for the second time in a row. Adam speaks to the man who revealed the news to the world, the Sun’s defence editor, Jerome Starkey. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Sam McLaren and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
21/02/2441m 18s

Prince William Intervenes in Israel Gaza + Are Farmers Turning Against the Tories?

Today, we look at Prince William’s calls to end the fighting in Israel and Gaza, as the US warn Israel not to invade the city of Rafah. The US has vetoed a resolution at the UN demanding an immediate ceasefire in Gaza after proposing its own draft urging a temporary ceasefire. Plus Labour change their stance as they call for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire for the first time. To find out why, Adam and Chris speak to international editor Jeremy Bowen.And Rishi Sunak announces support for farmers as he describes the industry as “in crisis”. Adam is joined by the president of the National Farmers Union, Minette Batters.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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Sam McLaren and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
20/02/2437m 40s

No More Phones 4u School Kids

Today, we look at new guidance given to schools on mobile phones + whether citizens’ assemblies could help solve some of the big issues in our democracy.The government has announced new advice for schools in England to try to stop mobile phone use. To explain what difference it will make, Adam is joined in the studio by the BBC’s education editor, Branwen Jeffreys, former children’s commissioner, Anne Longfield and headteacher Becky Arnold. And Labour could implement citizens’ assemblies to propose new laws if they win the election. Shadow health secretary Wes Streeting has suggested they may be used to tackle sensitive issues like assisted dying. Adam is joined in the studio by the CEO of Demos, Polly Curtis.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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Sam McLaren and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Johnny Baker. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
19/02/2431m 41s

Can the Tories win back the Reform vote?

Today, we look at where the Conservatives go now after big byelection losses in the week, and how the West might respond to the death of the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.Laura and Paddy are joined by BBC chief political correspondent Henry Zeffman to discuss the challenges the Conservatives face from Reform and Labour’s divisions over a ceasefire in the Israel-Gaza conflict.We also hear from the wives of two politicians in prison. The exiled Belrusian opposition politician Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya’s husband Sergei is being held in Belarus, and Evgenia Kara-Murza’s husband Vladimir Kara-Murza's husband is being held in Russia. 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 Chris Flynn with Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray and the senior news editors are Sam Bonham and Jonathan Aspinwall.
18/02/2427m 32s

Marina Litvinenko on the death of Alexei Navalny

Today, we look at the death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and speak to the youngest peer ever to be appointed to the House of Lords.Laura and Paddy are joined by Marina Litvinenko, the wife of Alexander Litvinenko whose killing in London is suspected to have been carried out by Russian agents in 2006. She discusses how Alexei Navalny’s death reminds her of the murder of her husband.When asked about how he died, Dmitry Peskov, Mr Putin's spokesman, said "medics must somehow figure this out".And Carmen Smith, soon to become the country’s youngest peer at 27 talks about her joining the House of Lords, and how she wants to see it abolished. 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 Chris Flynn with Gemma Roper and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray and the senior news editors are Sam Bonham and Jonathan Aspinwall.
17/02/2424m 2s

Ukrainecast: Alexei Navalny Reported Dead

Putin’s main rival, opposition politician Alexei Navalny, is dead according to the Russian prison service. This is today's Ukrainecast episode, and we thought you might want to listen to it. BBC correspondent Sarah Rainsford, who was herself expelled from Russia, explains what we know so far - and if the Kremlin could face any consequences. And Georgian-Russian writer Boris Akunin, a long-standing critic of Putin and personal friend of Navalny, gives his reaction to the news.
16/02/2420m 42s

By-Election Newscast Special!

Today, we look at the results from a double by-election day in a special live version of Newscast. Labour has won two by-elections in Wellingborough and Kingswood, overturning big Conservative majorities in the process. Where does this leave the government? How well did Reform do?Adam and Paddy are in the studio, Chris is in a messy bedroom, and they are joined by pollster, Scarlett Maguire, Shadow Secretary of State for Science, Peter Kyle. Plus chief political correspondent, Henry Zeffman and political correspondent Iain Watson drop in from Wellingborough and Kingswood.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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Joe Wilkinson, Natasha Mayo, Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The assistant editor is Chris Gray and the senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
16/02/2448m 1s

Was The Recession Inevitable?

Today, we look at whether the UK could have been prevented from falling into a recession? Official figures show people spending less, doctors' strikes and a fall in school attendance dragged the UK into recession at the end of last year. The figures raise questions over whether Rishi Sunak has met his pledge made last January to grow the economy. Adam and Chris speak to BBC Chief Economics Correspondent Dharshini David and Chief Executive of the Resolution Foundation Torsten Bell.Plus, after taking centre stage at the Superbowl (kind of) is Taylor Swift the most influential person on the planet? Adam and Chris are joined by Vice Editor in chief Zing Tsjeng and Conservative MP & Swiftie Dehenna Davison. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper. The assistant editor is Chris Gray and the senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
15/02/2431m 16s

Biden, Trump and the Survival of Nato

Today, we look at whether Nato can survive another Trump presidency, and an investigation into the deepfake of London Mayor Sadiq Khan.Nato defence spending has hit a record, as members of the defensive alliance are faced with rising Russian aggression and the potential election of Donald Trump. At a rally in South Carolina, Mr Trump said he would "encourage" Russia to attack any Nato member that did not meet its defence spending quota. Can Nato survive a Trump presidency? To find out, Adam speaks to former Commanding General of US Army Europe Ben Hodges.Plus, Adam is joined by the BBC’s Disinformation and Social Media Correspondent Marianna Spring to discuss how AI could affect our next election. Marianna tells us about her investigation into the deepfake that circulated of London Mayor Sadiq Khan for her new podcast Why Do You Hate Me. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Josh Jenkins, Natasha Mayo and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray and the senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
14/02/2431m 52s

Steve Wright Tributes + Labour Suspend Another Candidate

Today, we hear tributes to the DJ Steve Wright. We also look Labour’s suspension of a second parliamentary candidate after allegations he made comments about Israel. Steve Wright, who presented programmes for BBC Radio 1 and Radio 2 for more than four decades, has died at the age of 69. We hear from his friends and former colleagues: fellow DJ Tony Blackburn and presenter Nicky Campbell.Also Labour withdraws support for their candidate in the upcoming Rochdale by-election, Azhar Ali who claimed Israel had allowed the October 7th attacks by Hamas to happen. Mr Ali apologised, saying his comments were “"deeply offensive, ignorant, and false". A second Labour parliamentary candidate has also been suspended for comments he made about Israel. Adam speaks to Professor of Politics at University of Strathclyde, Sir John Curtice, and Times Radio Presenter, Ayesha Hazarika.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.scom/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Joe Wilkinson, Natasha Mayo and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Dave O'Neil. The assistant editor is Chris Gray and the senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
13/02/2437m 11s

Is the NHS ready for Alzheimer’s drug breakthroughs?

Adam is back from his holiday and in classic Newscast fashion, there's some breaking news just before we hit publish. But earlier, we looked at warnings the NHS is unprepared to offer two breakthrough Alzheimer’s drugs. Medical editor Fergus Walsh and Dr Susan Kohlhaas from Alzheimer's Research UK join Adam to discuss whether medical science could be overtaking the health system. And, Israel’s military focus has turned to the southern Gazan city of Rafah. International editor Jeremy Bowen explains what’s happening, and how the rest of the world is reacting.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Joe Wilkinson, Natasha Mayo, and Clare Williamson. The technical producer was Ben Andrews. The assistant editor is Chris Gray and the editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
12/02/2436m 15s

How Do You Fix the UK's Housing Crisis?

The Conservatives first promised to end the right of landlords to evict tenants without a reason in 2019.Now, five years later, the Housing Secretary reveals on Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg that it’ll become law in time for this year’s election. Paddy has been speaking to Post Office campaigner Alan Bates after it was revealed that Fujitsu UK paid its top executives more than £26m in the 25 years since the controversial Horizon contract with the Post Office started.And, we hear from Ralph Fiennes who spoke to Laura about why he isn’t a fan of trigger warnings in the theatre. Today's Newscast was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by George Dabby with Josh Jenkins. The technical producer was Ricardo McCarthy. The senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
11/02/2429m 18s

Are the Politics of Climate Change Going Out of Fashion?

Today we look at why Labour has U-turned on £28 billion of green spending ahead of the next general election and how attitudes towards climate policies have shifted in recent years.Paddy and Laura also discuss the upcoming by-elections in Kingswood and Wellingborough and what voters in both constituencies are most concerned about. And, why has Labour leader Keir Starmer appeared on the cover of Vogue?You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by George Dabby with Madeleine Drury. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
10/02/2428m 13s

Is Biden Too Old?

Today, we look at whether Joe Biden is too old to run for President again?Biden’s competency is under scrutiny after an investigation into the handling of classified documents found him to be ‘a well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory’. In fiery exchanges with reporters last night the President said “My memory is fine. Take a look at what I’ve done since I’ve become President”. James is joined by the editor in chief of the Wall Street Journal Emma Tucker and North American Correspondent John Sudworth. Emma also brings us an update on jailed Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich.And comedian and podcast host Matt Forde talks to Chris and James about being diagnosed with cancer and facing up to his treatment with laughter and optimism. 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 James Cook. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Joe Wilkinson, Natasaha Mayo, and Clare Williamson. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
09/02/2439m 41s

Keir Starmer's Big Green £28bn U-turn

Today, we look at Labour ditching it’s £28bn green investment pledge.The spending, announced in 2021, had been a key part of the party's plans to reach climate targets and secure green jobs. The U-turn has already faced criticism from within Labour. Chris has been speaking to Keir Starmer, who's blaming the Conservatives. James and Chris are also joined by the Scottish Labour Leader Anas Sarwar.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. Today's Newscast was presented by James Cook. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
08/02/2430m 57s

Calls for Sunak apology over PMQs trans jibe to Starmer

Today, we look at calls for the PM to apologise after joking about Labour's position on trans people when the mum of murdered teenager Brianna Ghey - who was transgender - was in Parliament.Brianna’s father has told Sky News the comments were “degrading”.Chris talks James through the controversy.And, the government has announced a package aimed at sorting problems in dentistry. Health correspondent Dominic Hughes explains the measures. Dentist Brenda Macmillan explains the problems. Patient Stephen Davies explains what it’s like being on the receiving end.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. Today's Newscast was presented by James Cook. It was made by Chris Flynn with Sam Maclaren, Josh Jenkins and Natasha Mayo. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
07/02/2433m 11s

Liz Truss & The Pop Cons

Today, we look at the return of Liz Truss and talk about online safety with the children’s commissioner for England.Former prime minister Liz Truss launched the Popular Conservatism movement today alongside Tory backbench MPs including Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg and Lee Anderson. James Cook is joined by LBC’s Iain Dale and the political editor of Tortoise, Catherine Neilan, to discuss what the new faction means for Rishi Sunak.And after Laura Kuenssberg’s interview at the weekend with Esther Ghey, mother of murdered teenager Brianna Ghey, we speak to the children’s commissioner for England Dame Rachel De Souza about keeping children safe online. 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 James Cook. It was made by Jack Maclaren with George Dabby, Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
06/02/2432m 1s

King Charles diagnosed with cancer

Today we look at the news that King Charles III has been diagnosed with cancer.Buckingham Palace announced that he began “regular treatments” on Monday.The statement also said that the King “remains wholly positive about his treatment", but has stepped back from public duties.Royal correspondent Daniela Relph talks us through details we know and don’t know about his condition. Political editor Chris Mason explains how this will affect the business of state. Health correspondent Dominic Hughes is on to talk about how the disease is treated.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by James Cook. It was made by Chris Flynn with Joe Wilkinson and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor was Chris Gray. The senior news editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.
05/02/2421m 42s

Brianna Ghey’s Mum - The Full Interview

In an emotional interview the mother of murdered teenager Brianna Ghey says she is "open" to speaking to the mother of one of her daughter's killers.Esther Ghey has also called for the government to stop children having access to social media apps on smartphones, calling the internet the "Wild West".You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere
04/02/2414m 15s

Reaction to Brianna Ghey’s Mum’s interview

Today, we look at a campaign from the mother of murdered teenage Brianna Ghey to stop children having access to social media apps on smartphones. Speaking for the first time since the killers’ sentencing Ms Ghey called for the government to stop children having access to social media apps on smartphones, calling the internet the "Wild West". Esther Ghey also told Laura Kuenssberg she wanted the mother of Scarlett Jenkinson, one of Brianna’s murderers, to know she did not blame her for what happened.Also, Chris is in Belfast as power sharing has been restored at Stormont. He’s been speaking to Northern Ireland’s first nationalist First Minister, Michelle O’Neill. 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, Paddy O’Connell with Chris Mason. It was made by Jack Maclaren and Josh Jenkins. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
04/02/2427m 29s

Bereaved Parents Win Crucial Social Media Victory

Today, we look at the success of a campaign by parents of children who may have died due to online harms to get more information from tech companies. Coroners will be able to demand data from firms when holding an inquest into the circumstances of a child's death. Campaigners have been pushing for new powers to get information from companies after the difficulties the coroner faced dealing with social media firms in the case of Molly Russell.Also Paddy and Laura are joined by Julian Smith, Conservative MP and former Northern Ireland secretary. They discuss the return of the Northern Irish assembly, why he was sacked by Boris Johnson and whether the chancellor could announce tax cuts in the budget. 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 Jack Maclaren with Arsenii Sok. The technical producer was Ricardo McCarthy. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
03/02/2428m 2s

Why was the Clapham attack suspect's asylum claim approved?

Today we look at why a convicted sex offender, now wanted for an attack involving a chemical, was given permission to stay in the UK in 2020.Abdul Shokoor Ezedi is alleged to have thrown an alkali onto a woman and her two children, injuring them and nine others in the process. James is joined by BBC London reporter, Matt Graveling and immigration lawyer, Jacqueline McKenzie. And big tech is under the spotlight as Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other tech bosses gave evidence to the US senate about how their companies were protecting children online. Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen and our disinformation & social media correspondent Marianna Spring explain how social media can cause harm.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by James Cook. It was made by Chris Flynn with Joe Wilkinson and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor was Chris Gray. The senior news editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.
02/02/2430m 43s

Has the government changed its mind over tax cuts?

Today, we look at the government’s budget plans, after the chancellor said there is likely to be less scope for tax cuts in the March Budget than there was last autumn.The Chief Secretary to the Treasury Laura Trott is in the studio to discuss.Also joining James and Chris are former Conservative cabinet minister David Gauke, and Shevaun Haviland, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce.Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by James Cook and Chris Mason. It was made by Chris Flynn with Gemma Roper. The assistant editor was Chris Gray. The senior news editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.
01/02/2432m 11s

Nicola Sturgeon at the Covid Inquiry: Tears and deleted WhatsApps

Today we look at the Covid Inquiry, where former First Minister Nicola Sturgeon gave evidence, and we bring you the detail on Northern Ireland’s new Brexit deal. An emotional Nicola Sturgeon also defended deleting all her WhatsApp messages during the period saying that all “relevant” information was provided to the inquiry. BBC Scotland‘s Lorna Gordon and David Wallace Lockhart update James on a busy day at the inquiry. On Wednesday afternoon we got the details of the deal that’s set to send a power sharing government back to Northern Ireland. Chris takes us through them.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by James Cook. It was made by Chris Flynn with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Jonny Hall. The assistant editor was Chris Gray. The senior news editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.
31/01/2434m 23s

Northern Ireland Deal, Musk’s Brain Chip + Madeleine McCann Disinformation

Today, we look at the agreement to return to power sharing in Northern Ireland, Elon Musk’s claim that his company have implanted a brain chip into a human + why a woman claimed to be Madeleine McCann on social media.After almost 2 years without a government, the DUP have backed a deal to restore power sharing in Northern Ireland. They had previously blocked a government being formed over post-Brexit trade agreements, fearing that customs checks in the Irish Sea could weaken their place in the union. Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill, who is set to be the first nationalist first minister, said it was a “day of optimism”.And Elon Musk says his company Neuralink has successfully implanted a computer chip inside a human brain. Why? James is joined by Neuroscientist, Professor Anil Seth.Plus we hear from the BBC’s disinformation and social media correspondent, Marianna Spring, who has been speaking to a woman who claimed to be Madeline McCann. You can hear more on her new podcast series - Why Do You Hate Me? 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 James Cook. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Sam McLaren and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Jonny Hall. The assistant editor was Chris Gray. The senior news editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.
30/01/2436m 11s

Families say Nottingham Attack Victims Failed by Authorities

Today, we look at whether the system failed victims of the Nottingham attacks. Families of the victims of the Nottingham attacks are calling for a public inquiry into the case. Valdo Calocane was given a hospital order on Thursday for killing Barnaby Webber and Grace O'Malley-Kumar, both 19, as well as Ian Coates, 65, in June. But Mr Webber's parents said they were "horrified" and "disgusted" there were no immediate plans for an inquiry.Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust chief executive Ifti Majid said the organisation had "robustly" reviewed its treatment of Calocane between May 2020 and September 2022. Nottinghamshire's police and crime commissioner Caroline Henry said the attacks were a tragedy that no-one could have foreseen. However, she said she was seeking reassurance from Nottinghamshire Police over outstanding warrants. She said she was confident the force delivered a good service overall but there was "always room for improvement".James is joined by Chair of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS mental health trust and former inspector, Zoe Billingham, former director of public prosecutions, Lord Ken MacDonald and East Midlands today reporter, Emily Anderson.And, three US troops have been killed in a drone attack on a US base in Jordan. But who was behind the attack? Our chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet drops into the studio to tell us more. 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 James Cook. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The assistant editor was Chris Gray. The senior news editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.
29/01/2431m 17s

Why is trust in UK politics so low?

Today, we look at whether the voters trust political leaders. Laura, Paddy and Henry wrap up what the politicians made of the focus groups on Laura's show. Can politicians be trusted with the big issues voters believe the country faces? Who does the public think would make a good Prime Minister? And why some politicians have had enough of politics. 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 Chris Gray with Josh Jenkins. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The editor is Jonathan Aspinall.
28/01/2429m 17s

What do voters think of Sunak and Starmer? The focus group results are in!

Today, we look at what’s going on in voters’ minds. The Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg show, along with the polling company More In Common have organised a series of focus groups to understand public opinion and what’s going on behind the opinion polls with a range of voters in the north west of England.Laura and Paddy discuss what the focus groups think of Britain in 2024, Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer.You can see Britain in a Room on Laura’s programme on BBC One at 9am on Sunday.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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Josh Jenkins. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
27/01/2421m 47s

An Olympics Newscast Special - Six Months Until Paris

Today, we look at this summer’s Paris Olympics. With six months to go until the opening ceremony we see how Parisians are preparing, the hopes of Team GB and who could be the breakout stars of this year’s games.To guide you through Adam is joined by the Chair of UK Sport and one of Britain’s most decorated Olympians, Katherine Grainger, Olympic gold medallist swimmer, Rebecca Adlington, BBC Sport presenter Sarah Mulkerrins and sports reporter for Le Parisien, Romain Baheux.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper, Sam McLaren and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Matt Hewitt. The assistant editor was Chris Gray. The senior news editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.
26/01/2432m 59s

Labour Leader Lessons from Lord Kinnock + PAUL FROM THE TRAITORS

Today, we look at why Labour have lost so many general elections historically, and whether this year will be different? Adam and Chris are joined by former Labour leader Lord Neil Kinnock, who also talks about the big changes needed in social care following the death of his wife. Also - Adam and Chris are joined by a Traitor from the hit BBC series. Who is it? And what’s the secret to the show’s success? You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
25/01/2435m 51s

Are the Tories plotting to get rid of Rishi Sunak?

Today, we look at whether the Conservative party could be looking to get rid of another prime minister, as an ex minister calls for him to go.Chris has been speaking to Sir Simon Clarke who says his party are on course for “a shattering defeat” at the next election.Adam and Chris are joined by former adviser to David Cameron and director of the ResPublica think tank, Phillip Blond. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Sam McLaren and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
24/01/2424m 8s

Will the UK Keep Bombing the Houthis? + Barbenheimer returns…

Today, we look at renewed US/UK airstrikes against Houthi targets in Yemen and the reaction to this year’s Oscar nominations.To give a clearer picture of why the US and the UK have conducted a fresh wave of strikes Adam is joined by International Correspondent for Newsnight Nawal al-Maghafi and former UK diplomat in Yemen, Arthur Snell.Plus, this year’s Oscar nominations are OUT! We return to the phenomenon of Barbenheimer to ask who will win more awards? Our culture and media editor, Katie Razzall brings us all the shocks and surprises from this year’s nominations. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Sam McLaren and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
23/01/2431m 19s

Measles cases on the rise + Trump's big week

Today, we look at rising cases of measles in the UK, and a huge boost to Trump’s presidential campaign. As the government launches a catch up campaign for missed MMR Vaccines - we ask why are so many children not being vaccinated? It comes as the West Midlands has seen more than 200 cases of measles since 1st of October. James talks to Preet Kaur Gill, Labour MP for Birmingham Edgbaston, and Helen Bedford, Professor of Children’s Health at UCL Institute of Child Health.And in the US, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has dropped out the race to become the Republican presidential nominee, endorsing Mr Trump. Is the race to challenge Joe Biden effectively over? BBC US Special Correspondent, Katty Kay, brings us the latest from the campaign trail. 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 James Cook. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Sam McLaren and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
22/01/2431m 19s

Military spending, Labour rules out SNP deal, and DIANE FROM THE TRAITORS!

Today we look at what the UK is doing in response to increasing global threats.Laura’s been speaking to the defence secretary, as well as SNP leader Humza Yousef, who’s asked Sir Keir Starmer for a meeting.And as The Traitors enters its final week, Paddy has been speaking to this season’s standout star Diane.Chief political correspondent Henry Zeffman is also on as we talk about it all.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast 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 Chris Flynn with Josh Jenkins. The technical producer was Ricardo McCarthy. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
21/01/2432m 27s

How to avoid campaign cock ups, and the state of the SNP

Today we look at why SNP leader Humza Yousaf insists Labour will win the next election.Paddy and Laura also discuss the power of the electoral campaign trail, after an awkward exchange between the PM and a member of the public. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Bella Saltiel and Maia Davies. The technical producer was Philip Bull. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
20/01/2430m 24s

How is AI Threatening Elections?

Today, we look at how AI could play a role in this year’s elections around the world. Is AI threatening democracy? Is it influencing how people vote? To discuss Adam is joined by former global chair of news at Twitter (X) Vivian Schiller, chief executive of Demos Polly Curtis and executive director of the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy at the University of Cambridge professor Gina Neff.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Maia Davies and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was . The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
19/01/2433m 22s

Is the World Becoming Less Safe?

Today, we look at the tensions rising across the globe. Adam is joined by former head of the Foreign Office Sir Simon Fraser and the Sunday Times Chief Foreign Correspondent Christina Lamb. They discuss the shipping crisis in the Red Sea, the war in Ukraine and the possible return of President Trump. And Shadow Business Secretary Jonathan Reynolds joins us from the World Economic Forum in Davos. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Joe Wilkinson and Sam McLaren. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
18/01/2433m 49s

Green light for Rwanda flights?

Today, we look at a government win in the Commons with plans to send asylum seekers to Rwanda.Adam and Chris talk through what this means for Sunak’s flagship policy, who the Tory rebels were, and what the Rwandan president said about the plans.But what happens now the bill has passed? Legal correspondent Dominic Casciani tells us whether courts will ever allow flights to take off.Plus, we hear from a listener with a very special piece of political memorabilia. Do you have any political memorabilia you want to share with us? Email newscast@bbc.co.uk or send us a Whatsapp 03301239480. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Josh Jenkins and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
17/01/2432m 12s

The Post Office Scandal: Fujitsu’s Recorded Delivery

Today, the two companies at the centre of the Post Office tech scandal were questioned by MPs. Fujitsu’s Paul Patterson and the head of the Post Office, Nick Read were grilled by the Business and Trade Select Committee. The UK boss of the tech company said Fujitsu had a “moral obligation” to contribute to compensation. Adam speaks to the BBC’s Business Editor Simon Jack, Rebecca Thomson who first broke the story for Computer Weekly in 2009, and journalist Nick Wallis. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Josh Jenkins, Joe Wilkinson and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
16/01/2429m 57s

Race for The White House: A Don Deal for Trump?

Today, we look at the Iowa caucus, where voters brave bitterly cold weather to decide who will be their Republican US presidential candidate.Adam is wished a ‘happy caucus day’ by Mick Mulvaney, former White House Chief of Staff to Donald Trump, who tells us why the former president wants to run again. And there’s a special report from Iowa with Americast’s Justin Webb and Marianna Spring.Plus, Adam and Chris give us a round up of everything going on at Westminster as Rishi Sunak addresses parliament on the strikes against the Houthis in Yemen and MPs brace for the return of the Rwanda bill. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Joe Wilkinson and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
15/01/2433m 1s

Cameron and Starmer on the Yemen Strikes

Today, Laura’s been speaking to foreign secretary David Cameron and Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer.Paddy and Henry join her to discuss the interviews in which she pressed them both on their support for airstrikes in Yemen.Starmer was also pressed on accusations he’d changed his mind over foreign and domestic policies.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 Chris Flynn with Bella Saltiel. The technical producer was Jack Graysmark. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
14/01/2425m 58s

Yemen strikes: The political fallout

We look at how Westminster is reacting to the US and UK airstrikes in Yemen.Laura and Paddy discuss why the UK got involved, Sunak’s decision not to ask Parliament first, and Labour backing the military action. Laura’s got Sir Keir Starmer on her BBC One show on Sunday, and the Sunday Times’ Gabriel Pogrund is currently writing a book about him. Gabriel joins to give Newscasters the inside track on what’s going on inside the Labour party.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 Chris Flynn with Hanna Ward. The technical producer was Jack Graysmark. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
13/01/2432m 24s

Who are the Houthis and why are the US and UK bombing them?

Today, we look at why the UK and US have launched airstrikes on Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said the strikes were "necessary and proportionate" to protect the global shipping routes in response to a series of attacks by the Houthis on commercial ships in the Red Sea. The Houthis say they have been supporting Hamas by targeting ships on route to Israel.Meanwhile, the UK have announced a £2.5bn aid package to Ukraine with Rishi Sunak visiting Kyiv. This weekend also marks one of the first big elections of the year as people go to the polls in Taiwan, with China closely watching the result. Adam talks to Sophia Gaston, head of foreign policy at the Policy Exchange and Sir Mark Lyall Grant, former permanent representative of the UK to the UN. They are also joined by the former NATO commander, Rear Admiral Dr Christopher Parry.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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Bella Saltiel and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Jack Graysmark. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
12/01/2434m 16s

Rwanda Bill Revolt (again)

Today, we look at the return of the Rwanda Bill as the Prime Minister faces a significant potential rebellion from his own side. More than 40 Tory MPs on the right of the party, including Liz Truss, argue the legislation must be toughened up. But former justice secretary Sir Robert Buckland, from the centrist One Nation group of MPs, has backed three changes which would tone down some measures.James and Chris talk to Robert Jenrick the former Immigration Minister who resigned over the policy in December. And they are joined by Conservative Peer Lord Ed Vaizey, Pollster Scarlett Maguire and Former Labour MP Mary Creagh to discuss the coming weeks and months in Westminster. 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 James Cook. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
11/01/2432m 57s

The Post Office Scandal: Justice Delivered?

Today, we look at Rishi Sunak’s plan to bring in a new law that will overturn convictions for victims of the Horizon IT scandal.James and Chris talk to Rebecca Thomson, the journalist who first broke the story back in 2009.Alicia Kearns, chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee is also on, after having grilled Lord Cameron, the foreign secretary, over the UK’s approach to the war in the middle east, as well as military support for Ukraine. 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 James Cook. It was made by Chris Flynn with Clare Williamson, Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
10/01/2434m 13s

Paula Vennells: CBE Returned to Sender

Today, we look at why Paula Vennells, ex-boss of the Post Office, is handing back her CBE.After the broadcast of ITV drama - Mr Bates vs The Post Office - pressure has mounted on Ms Vennells to return her honour following the IT scandal, with more than a million people signing a petition for it to be stripped. In a statement Ms Vennells says she has “listened” and is “truly sorry”.James and Chris speak to West Midlands Mayor and former John Lewis boss Andy Street. They also talk devolution, council bankruptcies and Tory election hopes.And 2023 has been confirmed as the hottest year on record, James is joined by climate editor Justin Rowlatt and climate scientist Dr Ella Gilbert. 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 James Cook. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Philip Bull. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
09/01/2432m 38s

Derek Draper: The Long Covid Struggle

Today, we look at how Covid-19 continues to affect people’s lives after the death of author and political adviser Derek Draper, husband of Kate Garraway.The TV presenter announced on Friday that the 56-year-old had died after living with extreme complications from Covid, and released a video message today thanking people for their support.Is this the most high profile case of long covid? And how many people across the UK have the condition? To answer these questions, James Cook speaks to a sufferer of long Covid, Margaret O’Hara, and researcher on Covid-19, Professor David Strain.And, on the day of the first American moon launch in over 50 years, James speaks to astronaut Chris Hadfield to find out what this mission means for the future of space travel and exploration.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by James Cook, and made by Jack Maclaren with Joe Wilkinson and Sam McLaren. The technical producers were Dafydd Evans and Philip Bull. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
08/01/2435m 27s

Post Office Scandal: The Prime Minister Gets Involved

Today, we hear Laura’s interview with the prime minister in which he confirmed he’s looking at a review of Post Office prosecutions.He’s also pressed on immigration and NHS strikes.To help unpack what Sunak said, chief political correspondent Henry Zeffman joins Laura and Paddy.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunity hereToday's Newscast was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Clare Williamson. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
07/01/2439m 38s

How To Interview A Prime Minister

Laura’s preparing for an interview with Rishi Sunak on Sunday. She and Paddy are joined by political journalist and documentary maker Michael Cockerell, who’s interviewed nearly every prime minister from 1963 onwards.And, the government is facing another by-election after Tory MP Chris Skidmore announced he’ll be resigning earlier than already planned.Laura also talks about documents she’s seen showing Rishi Sunak’s doubts over the Rwanda scheme while he was chancellor.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Clare Williamson. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
06/01/2422m 57s

The Post Office Scandal

Today we look at the Post Office Scandal, where over 700 sub-postmasters and sub-postmistresses were wrongly prosecuted due to a flaw in a computer system.Adam is joined by former sub-postmistress, Jo Hamilton, the writer of the ITV drama ‘Mr Bates vs The Post Office’ Gwyneth Hughes and former Government minister for postal affairs, Paul Scully.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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Joe Wilkinson and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
05/01/2438m 23s

Sunak’s General Election Selection

Today, we look at Rishi Sunak’s hints of an autumn election and Keir Starmer’s New Year’s speech.Did the prime minister steal the Labour leader’s political thunder with his election announcement? Adam and Chris discuss Keir Starmer’s plan to convince people that change is possible and what Rishi Sunak’s ‘working assumption’ really means.And Shadow Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology Peter Kyle MP talks about Labour’s plans for the economy, AI and the Post Office scandal. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Andrew Mills. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
04/01/2428m 29s

Doctors, Darts and Devilishly Good TV

Today, we look at the junior doctors strike, a teenage darting sensation and the return of the Traitors.As Junior doctors begin the longest strike in NHS history Adam is joined by Dr Adrian Boyle, president of Royal College of Emergency Medicine, to find out what the 6-day walkout means for NHS services.And at the age of 16, Luke Littler is now the youngest person ever to make the final of the World Darts Championship. What makes him so special? And what does a teenager do with hundreds of thousands of pounds of prize money? Adam speaks to darts boss and sports promoter Eddie Hearn to find out.Also on tonight is the return of reality TV show, The Traitors. Series 1 winner Hannah Byczkowski tells us what its like to be a contestant on the hit psychological competition. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper, Joe Wilkinson and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
03/01/2432m 33s

Has Sunak Cleared the Asylum Backlog?

Today, we look at the government’s claim that it has cleared the backlog of older asylum cases.The Home Secretary, James Cleverly, has said that “every single” legacy application has been processed, meeting one of Sunak’s pledges, but is that the case? To delve into the numbers, Adam is joined by Madeleine Sumption from The Migration Observatory, and Nick Eardley from BBC Verify.And, after criticism following the suicide of head teacher Ruth Perry, Ofsted announced that inspectors will receive training around mental health at the start of this new term. Adam speaks to headteacher Calvin Henry and education editor Branwen Jeffreys about what the changes at Ofsted mean for education. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Ricardo Mccarthy. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
02/01/2432m 54s

What on Earth Could Happen in 2024?

Today, we look at the big stories that will dominate the headlines in 2024. What’s going to happen with the conflict in Israel-Gaza? Will the stalemate in the Ukraine war be broken? Can Donald Trump become the Republican nominee and regain the White House or will Joe Biden retain the presidency? And what impact is AI and social media going to have in 2024? Adam is joined by Marianna Spring and Justin Webb from Americast, Vitaly Shevchenko from Ukrainecast and the BBC’s chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet from The Conflict. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest new stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham
29/12/2335m 11s

The Future of Democracy

More than two billion people go to the polls next year in elections across the world. So, with that in mind, Adam catches up with political scientist Ben Ansell. Professor Ben Ansell delivered this year’s BBC Radio 4 Reith Lectures, following in the footsteps of Robert Oppenheimer, Hilary Mantel and Stephen Hawking. They’re called: Our Democratic Future and in this episode, Adam and Ben discuss how we can make politics work for all of us in the 21st century. Listen to all the Reith Lectures here on https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00729d9 You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today’s Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Matt Dean. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
28/12/2326m 10s

2023 Newscast Unwrapped!

It’s nearly the end of 2023, so time to take a stroll down memory lane and look at what happened in politics over the past year. Adam Fleming is joined by all the Newscast hosts: Chris Mason, Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Gemma Roper and Chris Flynn. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
27/12/2334m 54s

Newscast Xmas Presents!

Christmas has come early for Adam as he unwraps three Christmas presents. Each present contains a story and a special guest! You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham
23/12/2330m 5s

Israel-Gaza: Ten Weeks of War

Today, we look back at the past 10 weeks of the Israel-Gaza conflict.Newscast’s Adam Fleming and The Conflict’s Lyse Doucet discuss the challenges and considerations facing BBC journalists while they report on the war. Revisiting powerful moments from interviews with the BBC’s Gaza Correspondent, Rushdi Abualouf, Anna Foster, Middle East Correspondent and International Editor, Jeremy Bowen - they describe events as they unfolded.Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming and Lyse Doucet. This episode was made by Lucy Boast with Bethan Ashmead Latham. The studio manager was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere
22/12/2328m 30s

Will the courts Trump the Donald?

Today, we look at Donald Trump’s disqualification from the Colorado ballot.The state’s Supreme Court has ruled him ineligible because of his actions in the run up to the US Capital riot in 2021. Americast’s Sarah Smith and Justin Webb join to discuss whether this could be the beginning of the end for his 2024 bid.And the departing First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, is in the studio to talk about his political legacy, as well as really liking cheese. 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 Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Gemma Roper, Sam McLaren and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Matt Dean. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
21/12/2335m 31s

Brianna Ghey trial: Teens guilty

Today we look at the verdict in the trial of the murder of Brianna Ghey. The 16 year old, who was transgender, was stabbed 28 times in a “ferocious” attack in a park in Cheshire. Girl X and boy Y, who can’t be named for legal reasons, were found guilty of murder after the jury deliberated for 4 hours and 40 minutes. Adam is joined by the BBC’s North of England correspondent Judith Moritz and BBC North West reporter Katie Barnfield to discuss the case. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham. To hear more on what led two 15-year-olds to execute their carefully crafted plan to kill a teenage in broad daylight? Listen to a File on 4 special on BBC Sounds which tells the story behind the brutal killing of Brianna Ghey. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0h0l274
20/12/2325m 3s

Transgender students: What’s in the new school guidance?

Today we look at the transgender guidance for schools released by the Department of Education.The guidance focuses on a number of areas including the role of parents in social transitioning, single sex spaces and fairness in sport. The BBC’s education Branwen Jeffreys and the general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, Geoff Barton join Adam to breakdown what this guidance means for pupils, parents and teachers.And a volcano on the Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland has erupted causing almost 4000 people to evacuate the local town. Volcanologist at the University of East Anglia, Professor Jenni Barclay explains what’s happening. 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’s presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack MacLaren with Sam McLaren and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Jack Graysmark. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
19/12/2332m 52s

Red Sea Rebel Attacks

Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. Today, we look at BP’s decision to pause all Red Sea shipments after rebel attacks. The firm blamed the "deteriorating security situation" in the region as Iran-backed Houthis target ships they believe are bound for Israel. Adam speaks to Diplomatic correspondent James Landale and John Stawpert from the International Chamber of Shipping to find out what it means and how it could affect prices here. And, the government has announced a package of more than £64bn, but will this be enough to stop more councils from going bust? Adam looks at the issues faced by town halls with leader of Buckinghamshire County Council, Martin Tett, and Stuart Hoddinott from the Institute for Government. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
18/12/2330m 32s

The Michelle Mone interview: Reaction!

Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest news stories from the BBC. In this episode, Laura and Paddy bring you the reaction to the interview with Baroness Mone and her husband, Doug Barrowman. They’re also joined by chief political correspondent, Henry Zeffman, as the government and Labour respond. Hear the extended interview with Michelle Mone and Doug Barrowman here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0h02s78 This episode of Newscast was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Jonny Hall. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
17/12/2324m 28s

The Michelle Mone and Doug Barrowman interview

Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest news stories from the BBC. In this special episode, we bring you an extended interview with Baroness Mone and her husband, Doug Barrowman.She admits that she stands to benefit from tens of millions of pounds of profit from PPE that was sold to the UK government during the pandemic by a company led by her husband.The couple also accept that they lied to the press about their involvement with the firm.This episode of Newscast was presented by Laura Kuenssberg. It was made by Chris Flynn. The technical producer was Jonny Hall. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
17/12/2350m 2s

Michelle Mone interview preview, Sunak and Starmer scorecards, and 2024 predictions

Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest news stories from the BBC. Today, Laura and Paddy preview an interview with Baroness Mone, the Tory peer and entrepreneur at the center of a PPE scandal during the pandemic. Extended interview out tomorrow.They also talk about the possible return of a devolved government return in Northern Ireland, and give their political predictions for 2024.Today's Newscast was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Jonny Hall. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
16/12/2324m 29s

Prince Harry: Hacked

Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest news stories from the BBC. Today, we look at the High Court ruling that Prince Harry was the victim of phone hacking by Mirror Group Newspapers. MGN issue a statement saying the group “apologises unreservedly”. What does this mean for the future of the Royal Family, and for the press in this country?Adam is joined by media editor Katie Razzall, home affairs correspondent Tom Symonds, and royal commentator Peter Hunt. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/n#ewscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Cordelia Hemming and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Jack Graysmark. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
15/12/2331m 55s

Parliament: End of Term Report

Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. Today, we look at the big questions hanging over Westminster as MPs prepare to break for Christmas recess. What next for the Rwanda Bill? When might we see a General Election? and who’s favourite flavour of ice cream is vanilla? Adam is joined by Conservative MP Dr Luke Evans, Labour MP + Shadow Culture Secretary Thangam Debbonaire and SNP Cabinet Office Spokesperson Kirsty Blackman You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Gemma Roper. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
14/12/2334m 11s

COP28: Fossil Fuels Down, Not Out

Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. Today, we look at the deal that’s been agreed at COP28.Climate editor Justin Rowlatt goes through the detail, and Nigel Topping from the Climate Change Committee tells us what it means.And Wales’ First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced he will be stepping down in March. Former Wales political editor and host of Walescast, Felicity Evans, explains why. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Cordelia Hemming and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
13/12/2331m 56s

Sunak Survives Rwanda Vote (For Now)

Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. Today, we look at vote on the Rwanda Bill. After a charm offensive to his back bench MPs, the Prime Minister managed to shore up enough support for his Rwanda bill. Adam and Chris look at what happened today in the Commons and whether the real test is yet to come?Meanwhile, climate talks run into the night at COP28 as countries try to salvage a deal to prevent it from being seen as a failure. Adam is joined by climate editor Justin Rowlatt, who explains why some nations are unhappy and what could happen next. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Cordelia Hemming and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham
12/12/2326m 28s

Is Rishi Sunak facing a Rebellion on Rwanda?

Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. Today, we look at what’s happening with the plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda. Conservative MPs met throughout the day to discuss the plan ahead of crunch vote for Rishi Sunak.Adam is joined by Chris Mason and former No10 communications director Craig Oliver.Meanwhile, the Prime Minister spent the day giving evidence to the Covid inquiry and defended the Eat Out to Help Out scheme. Adam speaks with BBC Health Reporter Jim Reed.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Cordeilia Hemming and Bella Saltiel. The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
11/12/2334m 39s

Could This Be Rishi Sunak’s Worst Week EVER?

Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest news stories from the BBC. Today, we look at the divisions within the Conservative Party. Laura’s been talking Robert Jenrick who resigned as immigration minister this week, as well as the levelling up secretary, Michael Gove.Former No. 10 advisor and founder of the blog site Conservative Home Tim Montgomerie is in the Newscast studio reacting to what they had to say.And we look ahead at Rishi Sunak’s evidence at the Covid inquiry on Monday. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Jonny Hall. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
10/12/2329m 44s

Ukraine in ‘mortal danger’ without aid: First Lady Zelenska with Laura in Kyiv

Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest news stories from the BBC. Today, we look at the war in Ukraine.In an exclusive interview Ukraine’s First Lady Olena Zelenska warns of “mortal danger” if financial support to her country isn’t continued.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Bella Saltiel. The technical producer was Jonny Hall. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
09/12/2320m 14s

What Next For Ofsted?

Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest news stories from the BBC. Today, we look at what’s next for Ofsted. This follows an inquest into the death of head teacher Ruth Perry which ruled that Ofsted contributed to her death. The BBC’s education editor Branwen Jeffreys, professor of Sociology of Education at UCL Institute of Education, Alice Bradbury, and executive principal of Passmores cooperative, Vic Goddard, join Adam to discuss the future of the schools regulator. And the sports minister of Saudi Arabia has denied accusations of sportswashing after his country won the right the host the 2034 World Cup. The Athletic’s senior football news reporter Matt Slater breaks down why Saudi Arabia are investing in sport. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Joe Wilkinson and Natasa Simovic. The technical producer was Matt Hewitt. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
08/12/2333m 44s

Sunak defends Rwanda plan

The prime minister has defended his Rwanda bill at a press conference in which he described the plan as the “toughest immigration law ever”. But his own party is split over it.It came the morning after the resignation of immigration minister Robert Jenrick, who said the new law wasn’t tough enough. And former Prime Minister Boris Johnson finishes his evidence at the Covid inquiry after being asked about partygate, Eat Out to Help Out and his time in hospital.Adam and Chris are is joined by Boris Johnson’s former advisor Will Walden, and Times radio presenter and former Labour advisor Ayesha Hazarika.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chis Gray with Gemma Roper. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham
07/12/2332m 35s

Boris Johnson at Covid Inquiry + SURPRISE Government Resignation

Today on Newscast, the former Prime Minister Boris Johnson gives evidence to the Covid inquiry in the first of a two-day questioning of his government’s handling of the pandemic. Adam is joined by the BBC’s health reporter Jim Reed as well as Alex Thomas from the Institute for Government and The FT’s Lucy Fisher to unpack the key issues and what we’ve learnt from his evidence. And, the government has published emergency Rwanda legislation which makes clear that in UK law, Rwanda is a safe country for asylum seekers. Immigration Minister Robert Jenrick resigns, arguing the bill doesn’t go far enough. Adam and his guests react to this breaking news.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper, Hanna Ward and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
06/12/2332m 40s

Rwanda Plan Takes Flight?

The home secretary, James Cleverly has signed a new asylum treaty with the Rwandan government in an attempt to address the concerns of the Supreme Court.Adam is joined by former home office advisor Claire Pearsall and the BBC’s West Africa correspondent Mayeni Jones to unpack what’s in the treaty and why it matters.And what’s happening at COP28? The BBC’s climate editor Justin Rowlatt and former political strategist to the UNFCC Tom Rivett-Carnac explain what has been going on at the climate conference. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Sam McLaren, Gemma Roper and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
05/12/2334m 46s

How much is too much legal migration?

The home secretary, James Cleverly, has announced a five-point plan aimed at delivering the “biggest ever cut” in net migration to the UK. James looks at how different sectors might be impacted. We hear from Lord Bilimoria, Founder and Chairman of Cobra Beer, Crossbench Peer and Vice President of the CBI who thinks this is an “economically illiterate” plan. And Nadra Ahmed, Chair of the National Care Association, who insists this will only heighten staff shortages. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by James Cook. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Natasa Simovic, Sam McLaren and Teodora Agarici. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
04/12/2331m 32s

Keir Starmer’s Maggie Thatcher Splash

The Labour leader has said the former Tory leader effected "meaningful change” in the Sunday Telegraph. Paddy’s been speaking to him about why.Also, as we head into the winter, Laura has been talking to the Health Secretary Victoria Atkins about whether the NHS is ready.Today's Newscast was presented by Laura Kuenssberg, Paddy O’Connell and Henry Zeffman. It was made by Chris Flynn with Beth Ashmead Latham. The technical producer was Ricardo McCarthy. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
03/12/2328m 51s

What’s Boris Johnson going to say at the Covid inquiry?

Former PM Boris Johnson will appear at the Covid inquiry next week, and journalists are being told what to expect. Laura and Paddy talk about his media management.They also look back at a week in which Rishi Sunak cancelled a meeting with the Greek PM. We hear from Greece’s former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis on the issue at the heart of it - the Pantheon Sculptures.And former Australian PM Julia Gillard is on from COP28 in Dubai to talk about what’s happening there, and her climate legacy in Australia.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Clare Williamson and Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Matt Dean. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
02/12/2333m 30s

Royal Ties

Buckingham Palace says it's considering all options, after the King and Princess of Wales were identified as two members of the Royal Family who allegedly discussed the skin colour of Prince Harry and Meghan's son. The names appeared in a Dutch translation of a book which the author insists was an error. Adam speaks to BBC Royal Correspondent Jonny Diamond. And King Charles is currently is at a major climate gathering in Dubai, where he’s warned COP28 delegates that the world is far off track from meeting key climate targets. All that while wearing a very interesting tie. Former Irish President Mary Robinson joins the pod.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper, Sam McLaren and Natasa Simovic. The technical producer was Matthew Dean. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
01/12/2330m 24s

Sadiq Khan on Alistair Darling, COP and Xmas Trees

Adam chats to Labour Mayor of London Sadiq Khan about Alistair Darling, COP28, Ulez and the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree. And as Matt Hancock faces the Covid inquiry, Chris and former civil servant Jill Rutter give their analysis.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
30/11/2334m 16s

COP28: A Guide to the Climate Change Conference

The 28th Climate Change Conference starts on Thursday in Dubai, and we’re giving you all the information you need to make sense of it.To guide us through: - Nigel Topping, business champion at the Climate Change Committee - Vanessa Nakate, climate activist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador - Jordan Dunbar, host of BBC’s The Climate Question podcast You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Joe Wilkinson and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Philip Bull. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
29/11/2333m 24s

Is Rishi Sunak Losing his Elgin Marbles?

Rishi Sunak cancelled a meeting with the Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at short notice after an argument over the Parthenon Sculptures aka the Elgin Marbles.To unpack this disagreement Adam and Chris are joined by historian and comedian Natalie Haynes.And an inquest into the death of Ruth Perry, a primary school headteacher who took her own life following an Ofsted inspection started today. Adam speaks to the BBC’s education editor Branwen Jeffreys.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Joe Wilkinson and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Phil Bull. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
28/11/2330m 17s

Fair COP?

Documents obtained by the BBC show the UAE wanted to discuss new fossil fuel projects with a number of countries at COP28. The BBC’s climate editor and the journalist who got the scoop, Justin Rowlatt and Professor of Political Economy at University of Sheffield, Michael Jacobs joined Adam to discuss what this means for this week’s climate conference.And a new pay offer has been made to consultants in England. The deputy chair of the BMA consultants committee, Dr Shanu Datta says this doesn’t mean there’s an end to strikes. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Sam McLaren and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Phil Bull. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
27/11/2328m 30s

Migration: Labour Put A Number On It

Shadow cabinet minister Darren Jones has told Laura that his party would bring down net migration to ‘normal levels’ of ‘a couple of hundred thousand a year’, by the end of a Labour government first term.And we hear from the families of newly released hostages in Israel, who Paddy’s been talking to.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Ricardo McCarthy. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
26/11/2326m 27s

Immigration: How high is too high?

We try to answer some of the questions that politicians can’t. And Paddy goes to Stockton to find out what people in the constituency think of “s**tgate”. With thanks to Richard Drake at Drake The Bookshop in Stockton. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere.Today's Newscast was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Ricardo McCarthy. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
25/11/2326m 12s

Israel-Gaza: Hostages and detainees released

13 Israelis, 10 Thais and one Filipino hostage have been released by Hamas and are back in Israel. 39 Palestinian have been freed by Israeli authorities.The BBC’s chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet joins Adam in the studio to explain how these landmark releases played out.And the special envoy on Covid-19 for the World Health Organisation, Dr David Nabarro swings by to analyse another eventful week in the Covid-19 inquiry. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Beth Ashmead and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Matt Dean. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
24/11/2330m 5s

How Much Will Energy Cost Next Year?

Energy bills are on the up and Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis is on the pod to chat to Adam and Chris about what you can do about it. He also shared his thoughts on the Autumn StatementAnd as we find out that net migration - the difference between the number of people coming to live in the UK and those leaving - hit 745,000 last year, Adam speaks to Labour’s shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Beth Ashmead and Gemma Roper. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
23/11/2332m 6s

Autumn Statement: Are Taxes Really Getting Cut?

The Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, announced ‘the biggest tax cut in British history’ for businesses and the ‘largest ever tax cut for workers’ in today’s Autumn Statement. But are these tax cuts all they seem? How come overall the tax burden will rise to the highest level since the Second World War? And did the Chancellor hint at a spring election?Adam and Chris are joined by the BBC’s economics editor Faisal Islam and the chief executive of the CBI Rain Newton-Smith to talk this all through. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Joe Wilkinson and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Phil Bull. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
22/11/2331m 39s

How Did the Police Handle the Nicola Bulley Case?

A damning report into the Nicola Bulley case finds that the release of sensitive personal information was “avoidable and unnecessary”. On the release of personal information, Lancashire Police's Deputy Chief Constable Sacha Hatchett said: "We worked proactively with the Information Commissioner's Office immediately after the disclosure was made and they concluded that no action was required against the force.”Following the disappearance which sparked a TikTok frenzy, what can we learn from the review? Adam talks to the former HM Inspector of Constabulary, Zoë Billingham, and disinformation correspondent, Marianna Spring.And, the Covid Inquiry continued, with chief medical officer for England, Chris Whitty, taking the stand. Adam is joined by Alex Thomas from the Institute for Government and health correspondent, Jim Reed.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Beth Ashmead and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Philip Bull. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
21/11/2337m 14s

Covid Inquiry: Diary of a CSA (Sir Patrick Vallance)

In today’s session at the Covid Inquiry, more of chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance’s diary was revealed. He described Boris Johnson as ‘weak and indecisive’ and being ‘clearly bamboozled’ by Covid science. Adam and Chris talk to health correspondent, Jim Reed, to understand what we can learn from the evidence.And staff at OpenAI, the creator of ChatGPT, demanded the return of their former boss, Sam Altman, after he was unexpectedly fired. Adam is joined by the BBC’s technology editor Zoe Kleinman to learn what this means for the future of AI.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Joe Wilkinson and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Philip Bull. The senior news editors are Sam Bonham and Jonathan Aspinwall.
20/11/2331m 20s

Are Tax Cuts Coming?

The Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is finalising spending plans ahead of Wednesday’s Autumn Statement.Laura’s been speaking to him this morning, as well as his opposite number from Labour, Rachel Reeves.And Paddy’s been hearing from people across the country who’ve told him what they would like to hear from the chancellor.Economics editor Faisal Islam is in the studio to talk it all through.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Paddy O’Connell and Laura Kuenssberg. It was made by Chris Flynn with Josh Jenkins. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The editors are Sam Bonham and Jonathan Aspinwall.
19/11/2331m 44s

Making an Autumn Statement: What could we hear from the chancellor next week?

The Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is considering cutting inheritance and business taxes, the BBC has been told.He will present new economic policies in the Autumn Statement on Wednesday.Former Treasury minister, David Gauke, gives Laura and Paddy an inside look into how Autumn Statements are made.And they unpack another busy week of Westminster politics.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
18/11/2330m 38s

Israel-Gaza: Is The Aid Enough?

Adam is joined by chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet and international editor Jeremy Bowen to discuss the latest from the Israel-Gaza conflict. As Israel agrees to allow more fuel into Gaza, the IDF try to prove that Al-Shifa Hospital was a key Hamas command centre.Why has Israel let in aid now? How could the US influence Netanyahu to call a ceasefire? And how is this conflict different to other recent wars? You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Miranda Slade with Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
17/11/2328m 43s

A Week is a Long Time in Politics

Eight shadow ministers have resigned or were sacked from Labour’s frontbench after voting for an immediate ceasefire in the Israel-Gaza war. And new foreign secretary David Cameron makes his first visit to Ukraine.Adam and Chris talk over the huge political stories of the week with Ava-Santina Evans, political correspondent at PoliticsJOE, and Patrick Maguire, columnist at The Times. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and Chris Mason. It was made by Chris Gray with Miranda Slade. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
16/11/2334m 41s

Rishi, Rwanda and Human Rights (Plus a Labour Rebellion)

Rishi Sunak says he will introduce emergency legislation to “confirm Rwanda is safe” but with pressure mounting from his party, how far will he actually go? Home and legal correspondent Dominic Casciani joins Adam and Chris.And as UK inflation drops to its lowest rate in two years, the government says its pledge to halve inflation has been met early. Adam talks to economics correspondent, Dharshini David to find out more. Plus, immediate reaction as Sir Keir Starmer suffers a major rebellion over his stance on the Israel-Gaza war, with 56 of his MPs voting for an immediate ceasefire.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
15/11/2332m 36s

Rwanda Flights CANCELLED

The Supreme Court has ruled that the government’s Rwanda asylum plan is unlawful. But Rishi Sunak says the government are not giving up on the plan.How did the Supreme Court reach this ruling? And what could Rishi Sunak do next?Adam and Chris are joined by political correspondent Alex Forsyth and home and legal correspondent Dominic Casciani to talk it all through. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
15/11/2330m 3s

Braverman's Revenge

Suella Braverman launches a full-scale attack on her old boss Rishi Sunak, a day after he sacked her as home secretary. In a blistering letter to the prime minister, she said he had repeatedly failed on key policies and broken pledges over immigration. Adam and Chris are joined by former BBC home affairs correspondent Danny Shaw and former special advisor at the home office Salma Shah to discuss what it all means. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Rohan Madison. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
14/11/2337m 32s

The David Cameron Interview

The new foreign secretary speaks. Chris talks it through with Adam, and they reflect on a day of changes in Rishi Sunak’s cabinet.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Sam McLaren and Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Rohan Madison. The editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
13/11/2334m 4s

David Cameron Returns

The former prime minister is in government, and Suella Braverman isn’t.David Cameron is foreign secretary and James Cleverly has been moved to the Home Office after Rishi Sunak’s latest cabinet reshuffle. Cameron, who was prime minister from 2010 to 2016, isn’t a sitting MP but has now been appointed to the House of Lords.Adam and Chris are joined by chief political correspondent Henry Zeffman and Cameron’s former deputy chief of staff Baroness Kate Fall to discuss his return. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Sam McLaren and Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Rohan Madison. The editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
13/11/2335m 34s

London Protests: Braverman on the Brink?

There’s pressure on the home secretary after protest violence at the weekend and Laura’s been talking to defence secretary Grant Shapps about whether she could lose her job.Laura and James are joined by chief political correspondent Henry Zeffman to talk all this through.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere.Today's Newscast was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and James Cook. It was made by Chris Flynn and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Rohan Madison. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
12/11/2325m 41s

London Protests: What Happened?

Arrests in London as thousands attend pro-Palestinian march and counter-protest.Home editor Mark Easton has been on the street and in the Metropolitan Police’s control room - in a secret underground location. He’s in the Newscast studio.And Laura gives her take on whether Rishi Sunak is being made to look weak by Suella Braverman.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and James Cook. It was made by Chris Flynn and Arsenii Sokolov. The technical producer was Rohan Madison. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
11/11/2325m 53s

The Protests and the Police

The police prepare for an unprecedented security operation ahead of a pro-Palestinian demonstration in London.James talks to home and legal affairs correspondent Dominic Casciani and former Met Police Chief Superintendent, Dal Babu, about how to police a protest.And Alex Forsyth gives us the latest updates on how members of the Cabinet have responded - or avoided responding - to Suella Braverman's comments. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by James Cook. It was made by Miranda Slade with Alex Collins and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Phil Bull. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
10/11/2335m 29s

Suella Braverman: Home Secretary Under the Hammer?

Suella Braverman is facing questions about her future.   Adam and Chris talk with GB News’ Christopher Hope, Politico’s Rosa Prince, and the Daily Mirror’s John Stevens.   Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and Chris Mason. It was made by Chris Flynn with Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Ged Sudlow. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
09/11/2336m 11s

Covid inquiry: Talking "chickenpox parties"

Ex-civil service chief apologises for suggestions made during the pandemic. To help analyse the latest at the Covid inquiry, Adam is joined by health correspondent Jim Reed and Emma Norris from the Institute for Government. And Adam talks to Professor Ed Hawkins, who's on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, about why this year is set to become the hottest year on record.   You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere.   Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Alex Collins, Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
08/11/2332m 16s

Three King’s Speech Takeaways

King Charles has set out the government’s agenda for the year. We look at what it could mean in practice.Adam and Chris are joined by Danny Shaw to discuss plans to bring in tougher sentences on some serious crimes. There were also housing policy plans announced, making it harder for landlords to evict tenants and changes to the leasehold system England and Wales. Vicky Spratt helps make sense of what it means.And, Adam talks to Financial Times technology reporter Cristina Criddle about a new bill the government hopes will pave the way for driverless cars in the UK. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Alex Collins, Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Matt Hewitt. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
07/11/2333m 53s

Marching Orders: Met Police Urges Demo Delay

The Metropolitan Police has urged the organisers of pro-Palestinian marches to call off their planned demonstration on Armistice Day. The home secretary, Suella Braverman, said there was a “risk of serious public disorder” if the marches went ahead.To help understand the challenges and complexities of policing these events, Adam is joined by former Met detective superintendent Shabnam Chaudhri and the BBC’s home affairs correspondent, Dominic Casciani. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has described allegations that a Conservative MP committed multiple rapes as "very serious". Chris joins us to discuss what we know so far about the allegations, and what we can expect to hear in the king’s speech tomorrow.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by George Dabby with Alex Collins and Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Philip Bull. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
06/11/2333m 54s

Covid Inquiry Consequences

Evidence at the Covid inquiry has shown there were huge tensions within Number 10 during the pandemic. But is what we're hearing damaging the reputation of the current government?Laura’s been talking to the Deputy Prime Minister Oliver Dowden about it.We also discuss the political and policing challenges of plans for a mass rally next Saturday on Armistice Day.Laura and Paddy are joined by chief political correspondent Henry Zeffman to talk this all through.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Phil Bull. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
05/11/2326m 55s

Sunak’s 2024 plans and his ‘bromance’ with Musk

King Charles will outline the government's law-making plans in Parliament on Tuesday.All the expected announcements, including plans to ban no fault evictions for renters, and to restrict the use of tents by homeless people.Was Sunak's chat with Elon Musk the start of a new 'bromance'?Plus Paddy and Laura's tribute to actor Matthew Perry and what Friends means to them.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
04/11/2329m 12s

In the room with Sunak and Musk

The prime minister has been speaking to tech billionaire Elon Musk, who said that at some point all jobs would be redundant because of artificial intelligence. Technology editor Zoe Kleinman was in the room, and is on Newscast.Correspondent Daniel De Simone is also on, discussing the latest evidence he’s found in the murder case of Stephen Lawrence, which raises further questions about a 6th suspect in the case.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Alex Collins and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
03/11/2333m 0s

The Covid Inquiry Enquiries

The latest evidence to the Covid Inquiry included the revelation that the former health secretary Matt Hancock wanted to decide “who should live or die” in the event of the NHS becoming overwhelmed. That was the testimony given by Sir Simon Stevens, who led NHS England until 2021. His was followed by the country’s most senior health official, Sir Christopher Wormald, who said that the government was “at least a week late” in imposing restrictions on society at the beginning of the crisis. Laura Kuenssberg joins Adam to give her own reflections as the BBC’s political editor during the period as well as an assessment of the evidence we’ve heard this week.And, on the final day of the UK’s first AI safety summit, Adam and Chris chat to Michael Kratsios, President Donald Trump's top technology advisor, about the goals of the summit and how countries can work together to mitigate the risks posed by artificial intelligence.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by George Dabby with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
02/11/2333m 57s

Why Were Women 'Invisible' During Covid?

It’s been another extraordinary day of testimony at the Covid Inquiry. Wednesday’s session began with Helen MacNamara, a top official at Downing Street during the height of the pandemic. She described a “macho” culture at No 10 in which women “became invisible overnight”.She also said she’d struggle to pick “a single day” in which Covid restrictions were followed and recalled meetings at which people were “laughing at the Italians” in the early days of the crisis.Adam’s joined once again by the BBC’s health reporter Jim Reed and Dr Catherine Haddon from the Institute for Government to unpack today’s evidence.And, as the UK AI Summit gets underway, we speak to the BBC’s technology editor Zoe Kleinman after her interview with Rishi Sunak on the day the UK unveiled a global agreement on how to manage the riskiest forms of AI.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by George Dabby with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
01/11/2335m 46s

Covid Inquiry: Government Short Cummings?

Figures at the centre of the government decisions during the coronavirus pandemic give evidence to the UK Covid-19 inquiry. First up was Lee Cain, who was a senior aide to former Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Then it was Dominic Cummings, who was Mr Johnson’s chief adviser until he resigned in late 2020.The inquiry heard the pandemic was the wrong crisis for Boris Johnson’s skillset, the government had “no plan” to help vulnerable people in lockdown and diary entries also read out suggest Mr Johnson believed old people should get the virus to protect others.To talk us through the latest revelations, Adam is joined by Chris Mason and former Downing Street Director of Communications, Guto Harri. And, Adam meets with Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, Michelle Donelan, to look ahead to this week’s AI Safety Summit. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Alex Collins, Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
31/10/2339m 54s

WhatsAppening at the Covid Inquiry?

It was a day of explosive evidence and revealing WhatsApp messages at today’s session of the Covid inquiry. First up was former senior civil servant Martin Reynolds, who apologised “unreservedly” for organising BYOB lockdown parties. He also faced questions on why messages in a WhatsApp group of government officials were ‘set to disappear’.He was then followed by another aide, Imran Shafi, who said he thought Boris Johnson had questioned why the economy was being destroyed "for people who will die anyway soon".To talk us through the latest findings from the Covid inquiry, Adam and Chris are joined by BBC health reporter Jim Reed and the Institute for Government’s Dr Catherine Haddon.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by George Dabby with Gemma Roper and Alex Collins. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The senior news editors are Sam Bonham and Jonathan Aspinwall.
30/10/2334m 20s

UK Politics and the War in the Middle East

Israeli forces continue moving troops into Gaza as bombing continues.And different positions have emerged in UK politics on what should be done to help civilians in the region.Political editor of Newsnight, Nick Watt helps us make sense of them, and Lyse Doucet, BBC chief international reporter, tells us how the politics of the conflict is playing out across the world.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere.Today's Newscast was presented by Paddy O’Connell and Victoria Derbyshire. It was made by Chris Flynn with Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
29/10/2327m 14s

Israel Ground Operation in Gaza

Paddy O’Connell is joined by the BBC’s chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet and special correspondent Fergal Keane to discuss the next chapter in the Israel-Gaza conflict.The Israeli military says that its forces entered Gaza after heavy bombardment throughout the night. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere.Today's Newscast was hosted by Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
28/10/2325m 8s

X, Rated: Elon Musk’s First Year

It’s a year since Elon Musk formally completed his acquisition of X, formerly known as Twitter. Since then the business has faced a number of challenges, including ongoing issues surrounding content moderation and a battle to make the platform profitable. To help us understand the business from all angles, Adam is joined by the BBC’s disinformation correspondent, Marianna Spring, and tech investor Ross Gerber. And, the BBC’s Leila Nathoo drops in to discuss tensions in the Labour Party after Sadiq Khan, Andy Burnham and Anas Sarwar all call for a ceasefire in Gaza. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by George Dabby with Sam McLaren, Joe Wilkinson and Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
27/10/2335m 30s

AI: Nothing to 'Lose Sleep Over'?

The prime minister has outlined the potential risks of artificial intelligence, arguing we must not “put our heads in the sand”. His comments come ahead of a two-day AI safety summit at Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire next week. Professors Hannah Fry and Gina Neff join us in the studio to discuss the event as well as the risks and opportunities presented by AI. And, Bastille singer Dan Smith takes a seat next to Planet Earth III director Kiri Cashell for a conversation about how they made the music and television for the latest iteration of Sir David Attenborough’s iconic documentary series. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and Alex Forsyth. It was made by George Dabby with Gemma Roper and Miranda Slade. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
26/10/2335m 33s

365 Days of PM Rishi Sunak: How's He Done?

Adam and Chris reflect on one year of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak as Sir Keir Starmer comes under pressure from his own MPs because of his position on the Israel-Gaza conflict. And there are plans to send an all-UK astronaut mission into space. BBC science correspondent Jonathan Amos and the first British astronaut Helen Sharman discuss whether the project is good news for space exploration. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Gemma Roper, Sam McLaren and Hanna Ward. The technical producer was Philip Bull. The editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
25/10/2334m 1s

Israel-Gaza: High Stakes Diplomacy

After two Israeli hostages were released by Hamas last night, BBC diplomatic correspondent James Landale joins Katya Adler, who’s in Jerusalem, to discuss how diplomacy is impacting the Israel-Gaza conflict. And, Adam is joined by BBC football correspondent John Murray to discuss how UEFA’s calendar shakeup could cause a significant increase in carbon emissions. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Phil Bull. The editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
24/10/2332m 9s

Israel-Gaza: Policing UK Protests

Several government ministers have called for tougher policing of protests after a row over the police’s handling of pro-Palestinian protests at the weekend. Adam and Chris discuss how the day unfolded after the prime minister committed a further £20 million in humanitarian aid for civilians in Gaza. And we’re joined in studio by Jonathan Wittenberg and Ibrahim Mogra, the rabbi and imam who are working together to unite their communities during the Israel-Gaza conflict.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by George Dabby with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Ben Andrews. The senior news editors are Sam Bonham and Jonathan Aspinwall.
23/10/2329m 13s

Israel-Gaza: The West Bank Strike

The Israeli military says it was a targeted attack against Hamas.Paddy and Victoria talk about the operation with chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet.And chief political correspondent Henry Zeffman assesses the Conservatives’ electoral prospects after two by-election defeats.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere.Today's Newscast was presented by Paddy O’Connell and Victoria Derbyshire. It was made by Chris Flynn with Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Matthew Dean The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
22/10/2326m 36s

Sweary WhatsApps At The Covid Inquiry

WhatsApps seen by the UK’s Covid-19 Inquiry have given us an insight into the different opinions inside government during the pandemic.Health reporter and host of The Covid Inquiry Podcast Jim Reed has been closely following every day of evidence. He’s in the studio with Dr. Catherine Haddon from the Institute for Government to look at what we’ve learned.Marianna Spring is also in to help with tips on how to recognise disinformation online, as claim, counterclaim, and straight up lies swirl on social media.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Paddy O'Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Arsenii Sokolov. The technical producer was Ricardo McCarthy. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
21/10/2332m 6s

By-Electioncast Live!

​​Labour win two by-elections and we record one podcast on TV! Newscast was live early this morning to analyse and react to the results of the Tamworth and Mid Bedfordshire by-elections. ​​ ​​Adam Fleming and Paddy O’Connell chat through Labour’s historic double by-election win with help from Chris Mason, Alex Forsyth, Henry Zeffman, Professor John Curtice, Jeremy Vine and Labour MP Peter Kyle. ​​ ​​You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere ​​ ​​Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Gray with Miranda Slade and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Phil Bull. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
20/10/231h 5m

Israel-Gaza: Lyse Doucet and Jeremy Bowen

Vehicles carrying aid are waiting to be allowed into Gaza to bring in vital supplies.International editor Jeremy Bowen and chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet join Chris from Israel to discuss.The three of them also talk about Rishi Sunak’s visit to the country, and the different allegiances in the middle east.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Chris Mason and Lyse Doucet. It was made by Chris Flynn. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
19/10/2326m 8s

Gaza Hospital Blast: The Information War

Hundreds of people are known to have died in a blast at a Gaza hospital on Tuesday. Hamas blames Israel for the attack, while Israel has insisted it is not to blame. BBC Verify’s Shayan Sardarizadeh joins Adam in the studio to discuss what we know so far.And, on the day that US President Joe Biden flew to Israel in an attempt to calm tensions, we’re joined by former CIA director David Petraeus and US special correspondent Katty Kay to assess the bigger picture for the US as they attempt to deescalate the conflict.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere.Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by George Dabby with Sam McLaren and Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
18/10/2338m 5s

Emergency episode: The Gaza Hospital Strike

A huge blast at a hospital in Gaza City is reported to have killed hundreds.In this emergency episode recorded at 10pm tonight in Israel, host of The Conflict podcast, BBC International Correspondent Lyse Doucet, and her colleague Anna Foster, grapple with the breaking news and the claims and counter claims as protests break out across the region. This episode was made by Clare Williamson and Joe Kent in London and Alex Lederman and Naomi Scherbel-Ball in Israel. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
17/10/2328m 31s

Is the UK Getting a Pay Rise?

Wage growth has overtaken inflation for the first time in two years, in a sign that cost of living pressures may now be starting to ease. The Institute for Fiscal Studies has warned, however, that the UK remains stuck in a bind between high inflation and weak economic growth. Their director, Paul Johnson, joins Adam alongside the BBC’s chief economics correspondent, Dharshini David, to unpack the day’s economic headlines.And it’s the final day of SNP conference as Humza Yousaf delivers a closing speech which pledged an extra £300m to help cut NHS waiting lists by 100,000 patients by 2026. We’re joined by the SNP’s Emma Roddick to find out the party’s reaction to Yousaf’s first speech as party leader.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by George Dabby with Gemma Roper and Josh Jenkins. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
17/10/2331m 47s

Israel-Gaza: Could the Conflict Spread?

Adam and Chris are joined by BBC world affairs editor John Simpson to discuss the potential implications of Israel’s expected ground invasion of Gaza. Rishi Sunak set out the UK government’s response to the situation in Parliament and announced an increase in humanitarian aid to Gaza by £10 million.And Europe editor Katya Adler analyses the results of the Polish elections as exit polls suggest that the governing right-wing Law and Justice party won the most seats but will lose its majority in parliament.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by George Dabby with Josh Jenkins, Gemma Roper and Teodora Agarici. The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
16/10/2330m 59s

Israel-Gaza: Attack by land, air and sea

Tanks and troops gather for an expected offensive into Gaza.Paddy and Victoria discuss new details about the planned attack, and the British government’s position on the conflict.Chris Mason and James Cook are at the SNP annual conference in Aberdeen. They explain the SNP’s new strategy for a second referendum on Scottish independence.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was hosted by Paddy O’Connell and Victoria Derbyshire. It was made by Chris Flynn with Clare Williamson. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
15/10/2323m 52s

Urban War Insights And The Hamas Tunnels

Israel appears to be preparing for a ground invasion into Gaza. Paddy’s joined by Lyse Doucet as they get detail on what that could look like from defence correspondent Jonathan Beale.They also discuss the underground network set up by Hamas in Gaza.We also answer some of your questions, in this collaboration with The Conflict podcast.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was hosted by Paddy O’Connell and Lyse Doucet. It was made by Chris Flynn with Clare Williamson. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The editor s are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
14/10/2325m 33s

Israel-Gaza: One Million Told To Leave Home

The Israeli military has ordered around 1 million people in northern Gaza to move to the south within 24 hours.BBC documentary and podcast maker, Josh Baker is on the podcast from Jerusalem, to help explain the difficulties that civilians will have following that order. He also talks about the aftermath of attacks on civilians by Hamas.Yesterday, David Baddiel mentioned a group that helps maintain safety at synagogues and Jewish schools in the UK called the Community Security Trust, so we thought we’d invite them on to find out more. Dave Rich, its director of policy, joins Adam. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Sam McLaren and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Phil Bull. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
13/10/2335m 27s

David Baddiel on Israel and Antisemitism

As Israel’s siege of Gaza continues, the UN has warned that Gaza is in a ‘dire situation’. Joining us in the studio is the writer and comedian, David Baddiel, who talks about what the past week has been like for British Jews.Following the end of their party conference, Pat McFadden, who’s in charge of Labour’s electoral strategy, also stops by to talk to us about the party’s game plan ahead of the next general election.And, Amol Rajan and Nick Robinson join Adam to talk about their latest episode of The Today Podcast, in which they discuss the complexities of covering the Israel-Gaza War, as well as some of their own disagreements.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by George Dabby with Miranda Slade and Hayley Clarke. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
12/10/2335m 46s

Starmer Bets on the House

As the Labour Party Conference draws to a close, Chris joins Adam to discuss his interview with Sir Keir Starmer, in which the Labour leader reiterated his pledge to build 1.5 million homes. And the chair of the British Palestinian Committee, Dr Aimee Shalan, speaks to Adam about the situation in Gaza after Israel cut off its access to electricity.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by George Dabby with Sam McLaren and Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Philip Bull. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
11/10/2331m 10s

Labour Conference: Sir Glitter Starmer

Sir Keir Starmer sets out his plan for government at the Labour Party Conference. Adam is joined by Chris Mason to discuss the speech, where the Labour leader laid out promised a "decade of renewal under Labour”Adam also chats to shadow health secretary Wes Streeting. And, Israel’s ambassador to the UK, Tzipi Hotovely speaks to Adam about the UK’s support for Israel and why she feels these attacks are comparable to the Holocaust.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Phil Bull. The editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
10/10/2342m 56s

Israel-Gaza: The Siege

Adam is joined by chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet and world affairs editor John Simpson to discuss the events in Israel, as Benjamin Netanyahu warns the country will use “enormous force” against Hamas. And as the world reacts to the events, Lyse and John focus on how the conflict will affect other countries in the Middle East, such as Lebanon and Iran.The essential background you need to understand the conflict can be found here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-67039975Also, Adam catches up with Chris Mason at the Labour Party Conference to talk about Rachel Reeves’ plan for the economy. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by George Dabby with Sam McLaren, Gemma Roper and Hayley Clarke. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
09/10/2335m 17s

Israel-Gaza: Fear For Hostages Taken By Hamas

Hundreds of people have been killed and kidnapped as fighting in Israel and Gaza continues.The BBC’s security correspondent Frank Gardner is on to discuss what we know about the situation.And after Sir Keir Starmer’s Sunday morning interview, Victoria and Paddy chat to chief political correspondent Henry Zeffman about Labour’s ideas for the NHS and housing.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was hosted by Paddy O’Connell and Victoria Derbyshire. It was made by Chris Flynn with Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The senior news editors are Sam Bonham and Jonathan Aspinwall.
08/10/2326m 51s

Attack on Israel from Gaza

Paddy and Victoria catch up with international editor Jeremy Bowen as he heads to Israel to cover a major new crisis in the Middle East.And, on the eve of Labour conference, Lord Mandelson talks through how Sir Keir Starmer should now redefine himself. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday’s Newscast was presented by Paddy O'Connell and Victoria Derbyshire. It was made by Tom Smithard with Arsenii Sokolov. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
07/10/2333m 27s

By-Election: Labour Day in Scotland

Starmer tells campaigners they "blew the doors off" in Friday's by-election.Adam is joined by Scotland editor, James Cook, and political scientist, Professor Sir John Curtice, to analyse the results in Rutherglen and Hamilton West.And, on its 10th birthday, the National Crime Agency’s director general, Graeme Biggar, is in the studio talking about illegal migration, organised crime, and fraud.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere. Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Joe Wilkinson and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Ben Andrews. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editors are Sam Bonham and Jonathan Aspinwall.
06/10/2333m 25s

Rishi Sunak Puts Out Cigarettes

As the dust settles after Rishi Sunak’s conference speech, Adam and Chris focus on the fallout from the biggest talking points, including the prime minister’s plans to ban smoking for younger generations.They’re joined by doctor and TV presenter Alexander "Dr Xand" van Tulleken to hear the medical profession’s reaction and whether it’s true that there’s no safe level of smoking.And to help analyse the wider political context of the speech, we’re joined in the studio by former special adviser Anita Boateng and broadcaster and author Matt Chorley who give us their own reflections of being at party conferences.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was hosted by Adam Fleming and Chris Mason. It was made by George Dabby with Miranda Slade and Sam McLaren. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
05/10/2336m 35s

Amol Rajan and Nick Robinson Introduce 'The Today Podcast'

Amol and Nick give Newscast a taste of their brand new podcast.
05/10/233m 56s

Sunak ends Tory Conference (and HS2 to Manchester)

In his first Conservative conference speech as prime minister, Rishi Sunak confirms the Manchester leg of HS2 is to be scrapped. In its place, a range of new transport projects for the Midlands and the North are to be put forward. Aside from HS2, he also proposes raising the age that people can buy tobacco and cigarettes in England every year to create a "smoke-free generation.” Alongside the smoking changes, Sunak also wants to clamp down on vaping among children.He also announced a new educational qualification for England combining A-Levels and T-levels that he proposes all students would sit.Adam’s been at conference all week and caught up with some Conservative cabinet ministers after the speech - and he chats with Chris Mason to reflect on the speech and the last few days. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was hosted by Adam Fleming. It was made by George Dabby with Sam McLaren and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
04/10/2329m 51s

Is Rishi Sunak Being Overshadowed?

After intense speculation on the future of HS2, the BBC understands the prime minister is to announce the scrapping of HS2 from West Midlands to Manchester in his closing conference speech on Wednesday. Chris joins Adam to reflect on his interview earlier in the day with Rishi Sunak. As the Conservative Party Conference draws to a close, Henry Zeffman, the BBC's chief political correspondent, sits down with Adam to assess another busy day for the party. And as Adam continues to work his way around Manchester, he bumps into Nigel Farage and asks whether he's planning on joining a new political party.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by George Dabby with Sam McLaren and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The senior news editors are Sam Bonham and Jonathan Aspinwall.
03/10/2336m 42s

Tory Conference Derailed By HS2

On the day of the chancellor’s speech, everyone’s talking about a train line.West Midlands Tory mayor Andy Street has said Rishi Sunak would be "cancelling the future" if he "gives up" on the Manchester leg of HS2.Adam and Chris are there for his impromptu press conference.Conservative Party chairman Greg Hands joins to react to that, as well as what Jeremy Hunt and Liz Truss had to say today. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Sam McLaren and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.Topics: 01:12 Andy Street press conference 10:42 Tory chairman Greg Hands 22:11 Analysis with Chris Mason
02/10/2334m 31s

The Rishi Sunak Interview

Analysis of Laura’s sit down with the PM.Paddy’s presenting with her, and they’re joined by chief political correspondent Henry Zeffman.They talk about refusals in the interview to commit to HS2 in full, as well as tax cuts before the next election, and how it all looks together with Sunak’s attempts to be seen as being on the front foot.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Ash Taylor. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.00:00 Sunak interview analysis 24:19 Jon Culshaw's Sunak impression
01/10/2326m 31s