The Week in Westminster

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Radio 4's weekly assessment of developments at Westminster

Steve Richards from the Independent looks behind the big stories of the week at Westminster, including one Lib Dem who says her party's getting a raw deal.
Andrew Pierce of the Daily Mail, on cuts and the Mandelson memoirs.
Peter Riddell looks at the arguements for and against the Alternative Vote
Jackie Ashley on tough tests: welfare reform, Afghanistan and coalition government.
The Emergency Budget presented in Parliament this week is the key test for the newly elected coalition government. The main tactic of the Labour opposition is to portray the Liberal Democrats as fig leaves for ideologically driven Conservative spending cuts. Labour MP Chris Leslie and newly elected Liberal Democrat MP …
More power for backbenchers, the "special relationship" after the BP row and how to pick a new law.
The economy and the "Canadian Model", Labour leadership and what Alistair Darling is doing next
Steve Richards of The Independent reflects on the government's first Cabinet resignation.
Benedict Brogan of the Daily Telegraph on the coalition government's first Queen's Speech.
A tumultuous week for MPs, both the experienced and those new to Westminster.
Peter Riddell analyzes the general election aftermath with other top political commentators
Clive Anderson presents a quirky, irreverent guide to the events of the election campaign.
Clive Anderson presents a quirky, irreverent guide to the election campaign
WPR: The Heckler 17 04 10 April 17, 2010
Clive Anderson presents a quirky, irreverent guide to this week's events in the general election campaign, including the first Prime Ministerial TV debate and the manifesto launches.
Clive Anderson presents a quirky, irreverent guide to the events of the election campaign.
Brian Taylor examines whether the Scottish exoerience of coalition government has any wider lessons for a possible hung parliament in Westminster.
In The Week in Westminster, Peter Oborne of The Daily Mail reviews a hectic political week as this parliament enters its closing days. The budget, Britain's relations with Israel, the role of lobbyists and two veteran MPs look back at 'the saddest parliament'.
Benedict Brogan looks at the lessons of the 1992 election, UKIP and the Conservatives and how to read opinion polls.
WPR: Saturday 06 March March 6, 2010
Tory wobbles, leaders debates and memories of Michael Foot.