The Week in Westminster

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Radio 4's weekly assessment of developments at Westminster

George Parker of the Financial Times examines Miliband under pressure on the economy, leaders debates and political dynasties....
Peter Oborne of The Daily Telegraph on how the Commons debated Crimea; the trouble with Eton; UKIP's challenge to Labour; and George Osborne’s Budget....
Steve Richards of The Independant looks at Labour and Europe, banking and the Scottish referendum....
The Spectator's Isabel Hardman examines the crisis in Ukraine, conflicting party views on capitalism and the lack of legislation in the Commons. There's a also a look at the tricky art of transporting documents down Downing Street....
George Parker of the Financial Times discusses deals with terrorists, bishops critical of government, tabloid journalism post Leveson and Angela Merkel’s visit....
Has the flood crisis been well managed, should we ban smoking in cars carrying children and how to make cycling safer....
MPs in the floods. A review of Michael Gove. And who's up in the battle for Scottish independence? With Steve Richards of the Independent...
Immigration taxing the rich and UKIP plus cross party friendships...
Immigration taxing the rich and UKIP plus cross party friendships...
The anguish of Syria; the travails of the pub trade; Ed Miliband's required reading and questions about crime figures....
Trust in our institutions: banks, police and the Civil Service....
George Parker of the Financial Times looks at cuts and the Conservatives' election strategy, how to break up a coalition, a political truce on the Great War and a story about breastfeeding....
Discord and harmony at the Palace of Westminster at the end of an eventful year....
Nelson Mandela and British politics. An outside view of MPs' pay. Why IT projects can get out of hand. And the inside story of parliamentary heckling....
The effect of the economy on voting intentions and the ordeal of Prime Minister's Questions if you are the Deputy Prime Minister. Steve Richards of the Independent on the Week In Westminster...
Tensions over civil service reform; how to make agreements with Iran; and questions over Scottish independence. With Peter Oborne of The Daily Telegraph....
Yet another bank scandal, mud slinging at PMQs and taxing the squeezed middle. George Parker of The Financial Times looks behind the scenes at Westminster....
Sue Cameron of the Daily Telegraph looks at making the political weather, parliamentary troublemakers, good law-making, outsourcing and political cartoons....
Labour & high speed rail, Tories & energy prices, boom in London & how far do ex-Prime Ministers suffer from 'relevance deprivation syndrome'? with Steve Richards from the Independent...
Jackie Ashley of the Guardian looks at coalition disagreements over energy and free schools, and examines the merits of ‘autocuties’....