The Week in Westminster

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Radio 4's weekly assessment of developments at Westminster

The Newark by-election result and the last Queens Speech of this government. What do they indicate?...
Peter Oborne of The Daily Telegraph on what's behind UKIP's success in the local elections, and how it might stifle the cause of European reform....
Fears about a Pfizer takeover; six million missing voters; and do we have a 'zombie' parliament?...
Truth and reconciliation in Northern Ireland how to appeal to the needs of black and ethnic moinority voters and our unequal society...
The rise of the political maverick. How solid is Labour's support for HS2? And are the Scots telling pollsters the truth?...
The effect of Maria Miller's resignation, how to deal with the Ukraine, Ireland’s presidential state visit and civil service impartiality...
Strong words over the Royal Mail. The future for Nigel Farage. And how 'green' is my party? With Isabel Hardman of the Spectator...
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....