The Rest Is Politics

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Two men who’ve been at the heart of the political world - former Downing Street Director of Communications and Strategy Alastair Campbell and cabinet minister Rory Stewart - join forces from across the political divide. The Rest Is Politics lifts the lid on the secrets of Westminster, offering an insider’s view on politics at home and abroad, while bringing back the lost art of disagreeing agreeably.






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Ukraine: one year on, the fall of Nicola Sturgeon, and Sunak's biggest gamble
Ukraine: one year on, the fall of Nicola Sturgeon, and Sunak's biggest gamble
Who will be Nicola Sturgeon's successor as First Minister of Scotland? What does the future hold for Russia's relationship with the West? Is Boris Johnson staging a comeback? Alastair and Rory look at these topics, plus the role of biodiversity in ecological policy, the Northern Ireland protocol, China's role in bringing peace to Ukraine, and how relevant a politician's religious views are to their campaign.SIGN UP TO OUR FREE TRIP NEWSLETTER:Click here or follow this link ( to join our free weekly newsletter that we send out around Friday lunchtime.TRIP Plus:Become a member of The Rest Is Politics Plus to support the podcast, enjoy ad-free listening to both TRIP and Leading, benefit from discount book prices on titles mentioned on the pod, join our Discord chatroom, and receive early access to live show tickets and Question Time episodes. Just head to to sign up.Leading:Have you heard this week's episode of Leading with Shadow Foreign Secretary, David Lammy? Rory and Alastair talk to David about growing up in Tottenham, his Guyanese heritage, whether Labour would increase foreign aid spending and restore DFID, and tribalism in politics and football: Dom Johnson + Nicole MaslenExec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport Hosted on Acast. See for more information.