The Week in Westminster

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Radio 4's weekly assessment of developments at Westminster

George Parker of the Financial Times looks at a grim week for the coalition, a rash of backbench revolts and prospects for changing the voting system.
How to deal with wikileaks and the knock-on implications; the tuition fee debate nears decision time; and was David Cameron right to head to Zurich to help try and bring football home?
A look at the support and opposition to the education white paper; How should an opposition leader plot a route for a return to power? And the difficulties in seeking a loan from the IMF.
Peter Oborne of The Telegraph debates the past and the future of the Euro.
Welfare reform, opposition tactics against a Coalition government and the parliamentary life of the solitary Green MP. Presented by Jackie Ashley of the Guardian.
This week Peter Riddell looks at tensions within the Conservative Party rising again over Europe, tuition fees, control orders and the AV referendum.
Heated debates over spending cuts; young, new Labour MPs given shadow ministerial positions; and what MPs do when they're out of work. Elinor Goodman takes a look back at the Week in Westminster
Steve Richards of The Independent reviews a defining week in the life of the coalition government
Peter oborne of The Daily Telegraph looks at the progress of the coalition government tuition fees spending cuts and new movers at the UN
Andrew Rawnsley investigates just how new the UK's "new politics" is. He finds out what voters makers of it and discusses with three leading parliamentarians how politics will be affected by the Comprehensive Spending Review, Labour's new leadership and the measures on constitutional reform.
In this edition of Beyond Westminster, John Kampfner looks at the tensions that the Conservative party faces in the New Age of coalition.
In this edition of Beyond Westminster, John Kampfner asks whether good political leaders are born or made
Jackie Ashley takes a look behind the scenes at Westminster.
On Week in Westminster this week, Eleanor Goodman looks at changing the voting system and the row over the tapping of MP's 'phones.
In a special edition of Beyond Westminster, Andrew Rawnsley probes the secretive workings of Star Chamber, the Cabinet committee that will determine who wins and who loses in the Government's public spending cuts.
Michael Dobbs, former advisor to Margaret Thatcher and John Major, looks at political patronage. Is it a hangover from the distant past or is it still alive and kicking?
John Kampfner goes in search of the perfect coalition.
Elinor Goodman asks can the trade unions and other lobbying groups mobilise opposition to the government's planned spending cuts?
Pepping Up The Party: On this week’s Beyond Westminster, Anne McElvoy looks for ways of pepping up membership of political parties.
As Parliament breaks for the summer, Peter Riddell assesses the progress of the coalition government.