Have the wheels fallen off the coalition?

Our end-of-term report looks back at the first three months of 2012. Alex Stevenson talks over the state of the...

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Budget 2012 special

After so many leaks beforehand, is it any surprise there are accusations that the Budget is unravelling? The 'granny...

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The Falklands under threat

This week we interview a genuine Falkland Islander, Barry Elsby, to get his views on the present difficulties, as...

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The coalition's despised NHS reforms

It's been 19 months since Andrew Lansley first put forward the coalition's NHS reforms. They have proved extremely...

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Budget 2012: Time for tax cuts

The debate is underway within the coalition over the steps chancellor George Osborne should take to kickstart the...

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A 3,000-mile walk for peace

The idea of an 'Olympic truce' during the Games is gathering momentum, as one peer's extraordinary trek from Olympia...

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Time to intervene in Syria?

To foreign affairs this week, and after 2011's Libya adventure some British politicians are seriously contemplating...

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Does the benefit cap fit?

As the coalition pushes its welfare reform bill through parliament, we talk to a group of benefit claimants who will...

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The perils of Lords reform

Can the coalition complete the unfinished business of Lords reform? We test the waters with minister Mark Harper and...

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Not enough women MPs?

Alex Stevenson explores the controversies surrounding Labour's all-women shortlists and the Conservatives' more...

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Gamesmanship and the Scottish independence referendum

The first massive power struggle between the Westminster and Holyrood parliaments has begun. We talk to politicians...

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2011's biggest stories

We count down our top five biggest political news stories of the year, from riots to phone-hacking to more besides....

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The coalition's EU divide

After the bitterness, where next for the coalition on Europe? We interview two government backbenchers on either...

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The extradition debate

Alex Stevenson talks to Conservative MPs on either side of the extradition fence, and interviews a theology thinktank...

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Pension strikes special

This week the focus is on the clash between union leaders and the coalition. Interviews with Labour and Conservative...

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Two deadlocked debates: the economy and party funding

Downgraded growth forecasts are expected this week as chancellor George Osborne delivers his autumn statement. We...

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Press regulation or press freedoms?

Our latest podcast looks at the press regulation debate, now very much underway as the Leveson inquiry into media...

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Eurocrisis and eurosceptics

Our latest podcast looks at growing divisions within the eurosceptic rebel camp and the dilemma of how to cope with...

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Charm, sex and getting ahead in politics

Our latest podcast looks at the role played by charm and personal attractiveness - in all its forms - in politicians'...

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The 'big society'

Our latest podcast looks at what David Cameron calls his political "passion" - the 'big society'.

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