The Week in Westminster

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Radio 4's weekly assessment of developments at Westminster

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’....
Jackie Ashley and the rest of the Week in Westminster team look back at the past year in politics...
Jackie Ashley and the rest of the Week in Westminster team look back at the past year in politics...
The politics of health, how well does the House of Lords function and summer reading for MPs...
Taking back powers from Europe, making the most of sporting success and the royal mail, with George Parker of the Financial Times...
Unrest in the Labour Party, MP's pay and cyber snooping....
The politics of the spending review, public attitudes to austerity, and the increasing power of backbenchers....
Criminal charges for reckless bankers and the making of a political leader....
A former spymaster says the secret services need more powers of surveillance. A Labour MP says her phone is being tapped. And why the MP who knows President Assad wants to arm the rebels....
Labour’s economic policy, the benfits of fracking and the power to recall MPs....
Immigration curbs are outlined in the Queen's Speech and demand grows for an EU referendum sooner rather than later.
The main political parties get a big fright from UKIP. And what's it like to write a political biography? Authorised or otherwise!
The Archbishop of Canterbury on morality and banking; can an independent Scotland keep sterling as its currency and the role of the political spouse. Presented by George Parker of the Financial Times.
A great reforming government? The MP brought up on benefits. And what was it like at Mrs Thatcher's funeral? Presented by Peter Oborne of The Daily Telegraph.