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The Political Party

Comedian, Broadcaster (and former political adviser) Matt Forde presents The Political Party, the show where renowned politicians and experts open up and give their most honest, revealing and often hilarious answers. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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Show 294 - Stephen Noon
Stephen was Chief Strategist to the Yes campaign in the 2014 independence referendum. Following that he trained to be a Jesuit priest and is now an academic at Edinburgh University. He's led a fascinating life and the last few years have led him to some very interesting conclusions. In this thoughtful and considered interview he explains how both sides of the constitutional debate in Scotland can win, but only if they're prepared to change the way politics is done. He also has some sober advice for the current First Minister.  Read Stephen's interview with The Times here: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/brains-behind-2014-yes-campaign-returns-from-life-with-the-jesuits-gchwtdjz7 Buy tickets to The Political Party, live at The Duchess Theatre here: https://nimaxtheatres.com/shows/the-political-party-with-matt-forde/Forthcoming guests include:5 Dec: Rachel Reeves19 Dec: CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: Yvette Cooper, Emily Thornberry and music from MP423 Jan: Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel20 Feb: Keir Starmer6 March: Eddie Izzard Plus more to be announced!  Follow @mattforde on Twitter for the latest news Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
65:35 29/11/22
Show 293 - *Jake Berry LIVE*
The former Chair of the Conservative Party doesn't hold back in this revealing and heartfelt interview. He tells the inside account of both recent Conservative Leadership Elections and what he told Rishi Sunak about certain members of the government. Clearly concerned about the direction of the government, Jake explains his own brand of conservatism and why 'levelling up' is so important to him and his constituents. Jake also tells the hilarious story of when Boris Johnson jilted the Northern Research Group of Conservative MPs to go to Ukraine instead, leaving them all waiting at Doncaster Racecourse. Despite that, could Boris come back..? Buy tickets to The Political Party, live at The Duchess Theatre here: https://nimaxtheatres.com/shows/the-political-party-with-matt-forde/Forthcoming guests include:5 Dec: Rachel Reeves19 Dec: Christmas Special with Emily Thornberry and music from MP423 Jan: Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel6 March: Eddie Izzard Plus more to be announced!  Follow @mattforde on Twitter for the latest news Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
88:22 15/11/22
Show 292 - *David Dimbleby Live*
This is a broadcasting legend as you've never heard him before. David Dimbleby is as thoughtful and incisive as you'd imagine, but he's also devilishly hilarious. Finally able to say what he really thinks, he delivers his analysis of politics, broadcasting, the BBC, the monarchy and pyjamas in that familiar voice. This is crammed with great stories about interviewing titans like Thatcher and Blair, as well as the reality of hosting election night TV and Question Time. It's one of the funniest and most fun episodes of the show ever recorded.  Buy David's book 'Keep Talking' here: https://www.hachette.co.uk/titles/david-dimbleby-2/keep-talking/9781399702423/ Buy tickets to The Political Party, live at The Duchess Theatre here: https://nimaxtheatres.com/shows/the-political-party-with-matt-forde/Forthcoming guests include:14 Nov: Jake Berry5 Dec: Rachel Reeves19 Dec: Christmas Special including music from MP423 Jan: Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel6 March: Eddie Izzard Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
98:02 09/11/22
Show 291 - Gavin Barwell
Gavin has a unique perspective on politics, government and the Conservative Party having served as both an MP and the Prime Minister's Chief of Staff. Unusually he was an MP first, but having lost his seat in 2017, was hired by Theresa May to be her most senior adviser. Gavin takes us inside the Brexit negotiations, with some surprising insights on some of Europe's major players. It's also a defence of Theresa May and the values of public service and how she contrasts with some of her successors... Follow Gavin on Twitter: @GavinBarwell Buy tickets to The Political Party, live at The Duchess Theatre here: https://nimaxtheatres.com/shows/the-political-party-with-matt-forde/Forthcoming guests include:7 Nov: David Dimbleby14 Nov: Jake Berry5 Dec: Rachel Reeves19 Dec: Christmas Special including music from MP423 Jan: Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel6 March: Eddie Izzard Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
60:53 04/11/22
Show 290 - *Grant Shapps Live*
When the Prime Minister could fall at any point, talk to someone who knows what should happen next. Grant Shapps is that someone and has a very clear view on how the next Conservative leader should be chosen. He's a crucial power player and will be instrumental in any future leadership contest. Grant also has some brilliant stories about serving in Boris Johnson's Cabinet, what it was like doing the Covid TV briefings and how Liz Truss sacked him. As well as being a passionate advocate of centre-right pragmatism, he's also an optimist... despite some hellish life experiences that could easily have destroyed his positivity.This is an impeccably timed interview with a fascinating politician at the centre of what happens next.Follow Grant on Twitter: @grantshapps See Matt's completely rewritten stand-up show Clowns To The Left Of Me, Jokers to the Right on the following dates: Fri 21 Oct - Bloomsbury TheatreFri 28 Oct - Bloomsbury Theatre Tickets: https://www.mattforde.com/2022tour Buy tickets to The Political Party, live at The Duchess Theatre here: https://nimaxtheatres.com/shows/the-political-party-with-matt-forde/Forthcoming guests include:7 Nov: David Dimbleby14 Nov: Matt Hancock5 Dec: Rachel Reeves Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
101:23 19/10/22
Show 289 - *Mick Lynch Live*
One of the most prominent public figures of the year demonstrates why he has captured the imagination of the country. Mick Lynch has connected with people in a way that few union bosses ever will, with his dry sense of humour and direct style. He gives a fascinating insight into RMT negotiations with various transport companies, and tells us what happened off camera during some of his most notorious TV exchanges. He also reveals what his most conservative opinion is and why he'd never have a combover. It's gripping from the first minute and Mick even manages to make a discussion about the benefits of non-affiliation to the Labour Party sound entertaining. Open a can of beer, make yourself some sandwiches and enjoy the funniest conversation about trade unions you'll ever hear.  See Matt's completely rewritten stand-up show Clowns To The Left Of Me, Jokers to the Right on the following dates: Tues 18 Oct - Leicester Square TheatreFri 21 Oct - Bloomsbury TheatreFri 28 Oct - Bloomsbury Theatre Tickets: https://www.mattforde.com/2022tour Buy tickets to The Political Party, live at The Duchess Theatre here: https://nimaxtheatres.com/shows/the-political-party-with-matt-forde/Forthcoming guests include:17 Oct: Grant Shapps7 Nov: David Dimbleby14 Nov: Matt Hancock5 Dec: Rachel Reeves   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
95:42 06/10/22
Show 288 - David Gauke
What better time to interview a moderate former Tory MP who spent 7 years in the Treasury? David Gauke does not disappoint and is fully uncorked in this entertaining analysis of the Tories' current economic policy and the people driving it. David's story is fascinating. He went from leading Cabinet minister to ex MP within just a few months and now considers himself politically homeless. How did this happen to one of the Tories' most prominent and capable performers? It's probably not that hard to figure out but David tells his story with typical wit and warmth. He also reminisces about the coalition years, including the political legacy of austerity.  Follow David on Twitter: @DavidGauke See Matt's completely rewritten stand-up show Clowns To The Left Of Me, Jokers to the Right on the following dates: Tues 18 Oct - Leicester Square TheatreFri 21 Oct - Bloomsbury TheatreFri 28 Oct - Bloomsbury Theatre Tickets: https://www.mattforde.com/2022tour Buy tickets to The Political Party, live at The Duchess Theatre here: https://nimaxtheatres.com/shows/the-political-party-with-matt-forde/ Forthcoming guests include: 3 Oct: Mick Lynch17 Oct: Grant Shapps7 Nov: David Dimbleby14 Nov: Matt Hancock5 Dec: Rachel Reeves Read David's New Statesman piece: https://www.newstatesman.com/comment/2022/09/conservatives-lost-fantasy-world-danger-country Read David's ConservativeHome piece on Kwarsi Kwarteng's Budget: https://conservativehome.com/2022/09/26/david-gauke-after-last-weeks-budget-in-all-but-name-its-clear-how-brave-the-government-is-or-in-other-words-foolhardy/  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
71:34 28/09/22
Show 287 - Tom Blenkinsop
Patriotic. Principled. Hilarious. Tom Blenkinsop is all three of those things and so much more. This is full of brilliant stories of trade union fist fights, his father's involvement in D Day and searing political sense. Tom was the Labour MP for his hometown from 2010 to 2017. He stood down at the 2017 election in protest against Jeremy Corbyn's leadership. That was just one of many principled decisions Tom has taken in his life. He's a member of the Army Reserve and explains his support for monarchy and what it means to members of the armed forces. This is an absolute corker.  Follow Tom on Twitter: @TomBlenkinsop See Matt's completely rewritten stand-up show Clowns To The Left Of Me, Jokers to the Right on the following dates: Tues 18 Oct - Leicester Square TheatreFri 21 Oct - Bloomsbury TheatreFru 28 Oct - Bloomsbury Theatre Buy tickets here: https://www.mattforde.com/2022tour  Buy tickets to The Political Party, live at The Duchess Theatre here: https://nimaxtheatres.com/shows/the-political-party-with-matt-forde/ Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattforde  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
60:53 16/09/22
Show 286 - *Joanna Cherry - LIVE at the Edinburgh Festival*
One of UK politics' most formidable talents shares her unique experience of modern politics. Whether it's leading the legal battles against Parliament's unlawful prorogation, or speaking up for the rights of women, Joanna is someone speaks from the heart and the head. Her views on sex-based rights have proven controversial in her own party and she talks movingly about the reaction of some of her colleagues and the lack of support she's received in the face of abuse. This is a thoughtful, considered and candid hour.   Buy tickets to Matt's completely rewritten stand-up show Clowns To The Left Of Me, Jokers to the Right at The Edinburgh Festival here and his new London dates here: https://www.mattforde.com/2022tour Tuesday 18 October: Leicester Square TheatreFriday 21 October: Bloomsbury TheatreFriday 28 October: Bloomsbury Theatre Forthcoming guests at The Political Party include: 19 Sept: Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel3 Oct: Mick Lynch17 Oct: Matt Hancock7 Nov: David Dimbleby5 Dec: Rachel Reeves Tickets: https://nimaxtheatres.com/shows/the-political-party-with-matt-forde/ Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattforde  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
65:33 23/08/22
Show 285 - *Anas Sarwar - LIVE at the Edinburgh Festival*
The charismatic (and cheeky) leader of Scottish Labour returns to the Political Party to boss Matt about again. Anas continues to be hilarious and profound in equal measur and speaks movingly about Scotland's role in the Empire, Labour politicians on picket lines and what becomes the major topic of discussion: Comic Con and the awful things he saw there. Best enjoyed with a big bag of jelly peaches. (It'll make sense). Buy tickets to The Political Party, live at The Duchess Theatre here: https://www.pleasance.co.uk/event/matt-forde-clowns-left-me-jokers-right/performances Buy tickets to Matt's completely rewritten stand-up show Clowns To The Left Of Me, Jokers to the Right at The Edinburgh Festival here: https://www.pleasance.co.uk/event/matt-forde-clowns-left-me-jokers-right/performances Forthcoming guests at The Political Party include: 22 Aug: Joanna Cherry19 Sept: Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel3 Oct: Mick Lynch17 Oct: Matt Hancock7 Nov: David Dimbleby5 Dec: Rachel Reeves Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattforde Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
66:30 18/08/22
Show 284 - *Gordon Brown LIVE at the Edinburgh Festival*
Chancellor for ten years and Prime Minister for three, Gordon Brown is one of the most important and impactful politicians in British history. He's also a phenomenal raconteur and his anecdotes about Scottish football and Nelson Mandela will have you howling with laughter. With tales spanning his time in office and since, Gordon demonstrates why he's such a unique politician and character, just as animated today about inequality as he ever was. This is a glorious mix of high-level political insight, stirring emotion and massive laughs, making it one of the most special episodes of the podcast ever recorded. Buy tickets to The Political Party, live at The Duchess Theatre here: https://www.pleasance.co.uk/event/matt-forde-clowns-left-me-jokers-right/performances Buy tickets to Matt's completely rewritten stand-up show Clowns To The Left Of Me, Jokers to the Right at The Edinburgh Festival here:  https://www.pleasance.co.uk/event/matt-forde-clowns-left-me-jokers-right/performances Forthcoming guests at The Political Party include: 22 Aug: Joanna Cherry19 Sept: Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel3 Oct: Mick Lynch17 Oct: Matt Hancock7 Nov: David Dimbleby5 Dec: Rachel Reeves Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattforde Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
60:29 08/08/22
Show 283 - *Alan Johnson Live*
One of the most popular, formidable and purely likeable politicians in the country returns for a cracking analysis of the Conservative Leadership race and the state of the Labour Party. To many, Alan is the greatest Prime Minister we never had and in this hilarious and honest chat, he shows why he's still so highly rated. Alan is a rare find in politics: an exceptional Cabinet-level talent who really didn't want to be Prime Minister. As well as all his other assets what he really has is warmth and this is ultimately an hour in the company of a very special and rare man. Buy tickets to The Political Party, live at The Duchess Theatre here: https://www.pleasance.co.uk/event/matt-forde-clowns-left-me-jokers-right/performances Buy tickets to Matt's brand new stand-up show Clowns To The Left Of Me, Jokers to the Right at The Edinburgh Festival here: https://www.mattforde.com/2022tour Forthcoming guests at The Political Party include: 7 Aug: Gordon Brown15 Aug: Anas Sarwar22 Aug: Joanna Cherry3 Oct: Mick Lynch17 Oct: Matt Hancock5 Dec: Rachel Reeves Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattforde Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
75:49 27/07/22
Show 282 - Sam McAlister
This is the astonishing inside account of Prince Andrew's Newsnight interview. The details will blow your mind. Sam McAlister produced the show for years and was able to convince guests to give interviews when no-one else could. In her new book 'Scoops', she takes us behind the scenes of various interviews including Julian Assange, Steven Seagal and Amy Schumer. It's a fascinating inside account of how she manages to secure the biggest guests as well as honesty about the mistakes made along the way. The years spent trying to convince Prince Andrew to do the show, the meetings she had with him before, the experience of being in that room as the interview unfolds and then his reaction afterwards will all astound you.  Buy Sam's book 'Scoops' here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Scoops-Behind-Scenes-Shocking-Interviews/dp/0861544404/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3AU16NUDYA3FA&keywords=9780861544400&qid=1642179379&sprefix=9780861544400,aps,62&sr=8-1 Follow Sam on Twitter: @SamMcAlister1 Buy tickets to The Political Party, live at The Duchess Theatre including the next show with ALAN JOHNSON on Monday 25 July here: https://www.nimaxtheatres.com/shows/the-political-party-with-matt-forde  Buy tickets to Matt's brand new stand-up show Clowns To The Left Of Me, Jokers to the Right at The Edinburgh Festival here: https://www.mattforde.com/2022tour Forthcoming guests at The Political Party include: 25 July: Alan Johnson7 Aug: Gordon Brown15 Aug: Anas Sarwar22 Aug: Joanna Cherry17 Oct: Matt Hancock5 Dec: Rachel Reeves Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattforde  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
51:57 19/07/22
Show 281 - *Lindsay Hoyle LIVE*
Oh boy. This is a cracker. The Speaker of the House of Commons is a raconteur without equal and holds court in this riot of an episode. Passionate about democracy, impartiality and fairness, Lindsay Hoyle shows how you can make the Commons function more effectively without sacrificing its unique atmosphere. One episode with Lindsay really isn't enough, you'll be left wanting so many more stories from him. His tale about taking Nancy Pelosi to Coronation Street is one of the best you'll ever hear. Grab a crumpet and wash it down with a pint of Newton and Ridleys, we're going to Lancashire... Buy tickets to The Political Party, live at The Duchess Theatre including the next show with ALAN JOHNSON on Monday 25 July here: https://www.nimaxtheatres.com/shows/the-political-party-with-matt-forde  Buy tickets to Matt's brand new stand-up show Clowns To The Left Of Me, Jokers to the Right, touring across the UK including his run at The Edinburgh Festival here: https://www.mattforde.com/2022tour Forthcoming guests at The Political Party include: 25 July: Alan Johnson7 Aug: Gordon Brown15 Aug: Anas Sarwar22 Aug: Joanna Cherry17 Oct: Matt Hancock5 Dec: Rachel Reeves Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattforde Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
84:00 13/07/22
Show 280 - *David Davis LIVE*
The first ever Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union delivers his comprehensive verdict on Boris Johnson's government. David is typically candid and gives a great insight into the Brexit negotiations and his relationship with Michel Barnier. He also tells us the reason he resigned from Theresa May's government when he did (and who he told in advance), plus the riveting story of how he came to call on Boris Johnson to resign. This is packed with brilliant inside stories from the most tumultuous period in recent history.  Buy tickets to The Political Party, live at The Duchess Theatre including the next show with LINDSAY HOYLE on Monday 11 July here: https://www.nimaxtheatres.com/shows/the-political-party-with-matt-forde  Buy tickets to Matt's brand new stand-up show Clowns To The Left Of Me, Jokers to the Right, touring across the UK including his run at The Edinburgh Festival here: https://www.mattforde.com/2022tour Forthcoming guests at The Political Party include: 11 July: Speaker of the House of Commons, Lindsay Hoyle25 July: Alan Johnson17 Oct: Matt Hancock Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattforde  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
82:57 29/06/22
Show 279 - *Gary Neville LIVE*
This is even better than you've imagined. Sharp, funny and full of passion, Gary Neville explains why he's become so politically motived in recent years and exactly what shaped his politics: from the sense of solidarity he got from Alex Ferguson, to the nuance he gets from his Conservative-supporting mother. Naturally funny, deeply thoughtful and charged with energy, you'll forget you're listening to an ex-footballer. Glory, glory Gary Neville. Buy tickets to The Political Party, live at The Duchess Theatre including the next show with DAVID DAVIS on Monday 27 June here: https://www.nimaxtheatres.com/shows/the-political-party-with-matt-forde  Buy tickets to Matt's brand new stand-up show Clowns To The Left Of Me, Jokers to the Right, touring across the UK including his run at The Edinburgh Festival here: https://www.mattforde.com/2022tour Forthcoming guests at The Political Party include: 27 June: David Davis11 July: Speaker of the House of Commons, Lindsay Hoyle25 July: Alan Johnson Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattforde Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
104:49 15/06/22
Show 278 - *Wes Streeting - LIVE*
Wes Streeting's profile is rising by the second. Touted as a future Prime Minister by allies and opponents, he's one of Labour's most impressive and compelling performers... and he's still only 39. Passionate, funny and blessed with a clarity of communication, it's no wonder he's the politician everyone is talking about. Wes has led an incredible life and so some of his relatives. In this highly entertaining interview you'll get to know Wes Streeting the politician and the person.   Buy tickets to The Political Party, live at The Duchess Theatre including the next show with GARY NEVILLE on Monday 13 June here: https://www.nimaxtheatres.com/shows/the-political-party-with-matt-forde  Buy tickets to Matt's brand new stand-up show Clowns To The Left Of Me, Jokers to the Right, touring across the UK including at The Soho Theatre from 14-18 June: https://www.mattforde.com/2022tour Forthcoming guests at The Political Party include: 13 June: Gary Neville27 June: David Davis11 July: Speaker of the House of Commons, Lindsay Hoyle Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattforde  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
90:03 02/06/22
Show 277 - *Lisa Nandy LIVE*
If you want to know why Lisa Nandy is one of Labour's most popular politicians, you're about to find out. Naturally funny, deeply heartfelt and razor sharp, this is everything you want from a Political Party episode. She shares her frustration with 'Levelling Up', the hilarious story of reshuffle day and, of course, her love of towns. Best enjoyed with a can of Holsten Pils.   Buy tickets to The Political Party, live at The Duchess Theatre including the next show with WES STREETING on Monday 30 May here: https://www.nimaxtheatres.com/shows/the-political-party-with-matt-forde  Buy tickets to Matt's brand new stand-up show Clowns To The Left Of Me, Jokers to the Right, touring across the UK including at The Soho Theatre from 14-18 June: https://www.mattforde.com/2022tour Forthcoming guests at The Political Party include: 30 May: Wes Streeting13 June: Gary Neville27 June: David Davis11 July: Speaker of the House of Commons, Lindsay Hoyle Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattforde Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
86:08 20/05/22
Show 276 - Vladimir Ashurkov
Vladimir Ashurkov is one of Vladimir Putin's most outspoken and prominent critics. Executive Director of Alexei Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation, he was granted political asylum in the UK. In this candid interview, Vladimir reveals the reality of Navalny's incarceration and shares his hopes for significant change in Russia.   Buy tickets to The Political Party, live at The Duchess Theatre including the next show with LISA NANDY on Monday 16 May here: https://www.nimaxtheatres.com/shows/the-political-party-with-matt-forde  Buy tickets to Matt's brand new stand-up show Clowns To The Left Of Me, Jokers to the Right, touring across the UK including at The Soho Theatre from 14-18 June: https://www.mattforde.com/2022tour Forthcoming guests at The Political Party include: 16 May: Lisa Nandy30 May: Wes Streeting13 June: Gary Neville27 June: David Davis11 July: Speaker of the House of Commons, Lindsay Hoyle Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattforde  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
40:11 11/05/22
Show 275 - *Andrew Marr - LIVE*
You are about to be thoroughly entertained by one of the best raconteurs in the history of the show. Andrew Marr is one of the most gifted broadcasters that Britain has ever produced and he shares hilarious stories from his wonderful career. Now that he's left the BBC he can be honest about what he really thinks and his analysis of British politics is exceptional. This is a show packed with powerful moments, including the mistakes Andrew thinks the media made in their coverage of Iraq, and his experiences of interviewing leading politicians like Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn. Andrew Marr isn't just a gifted journalist, he's fantastic company. Enjoy! Buy tickets to The Political Party, live at The Duchess Theatre including the next show with LISA NANDY on Monday 16 May here: https://www.nimaxtheatres.com/shows/the-political-party-with-matt-forde  Buy tickets to Matt's brand new stand-up show Clowns To The Left Of Me, Jokers to the Right, touring across the UK including at The Soho Theatre from 14-18 June: https://www.mattforde.com/2022tour Forthcoming guests at The Political Party include: 16 May: Lisa Nandy30 May: Wes Streeting13 June: Gary Neville27 June: David Davis11 July: Speaker of the House of Commons, Lindsay Hoyle Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattforde Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
91:07 04/05/22
Show 274 - *Rosena Allin-Khan - LIVE*
Rosena Allin-Khan isn't like most politicians. As well as being one of Labour's brightest frontbench talents, she's also an A&E doctor. She served on the frontline throughout the pandemic, before the vaccine and before PPE. Her heroism doesn't stop there. Rosena recently visited Ukraine to help deliver humanitarian aid. She talks about both of these experiences and so much more in this spellbinding interview which was part of the rescheduled Christmas Special. So. have some mulled wine, a mince pie and a full Christmas Dinner and enjoy! Follow Rosena on Twitter: @DrRosena Buy tickets to The Political Party, live at The Duchess Theatre including the next show with ANDREW MARR on Monday 2 May here: https://www.nimaxtheatres.com/shows/the-political-party-with-matt-forde  Buy tickets to Matt's brand new stand-up show Clowns To The Left Of Me, Jokers to the Right, touring across the UK: https://www.mattforde.com/2022tour Forthcoming guests at The Political Party include: 2 May: Andrew Marr16 May: Lisa Nandy30 May: Wes Streeting13 June: Gary Neville27 June: David Davis11 July: Lindsay Hoyle Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattforde  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
59:03 25/04/22
Show 273 - *Rosie Duffield - LIVE*
Rosie Duffield's election in 2017 was a national news story, she became the first ever Labour MP for Canterbury. In 2019 her majority increased tenfold. She tells the remarkable story of how she became a politician in the first place and how she won the unwinnable, twice. Rosie has only been an MP for five years but in that time has made a name for herself as someone who speaks her mind, however uncomfortable the subject matter. At times an emotional listen, Rosie opens up about challenging the establishment, including her own party. This is politics straight from the heart.  Buy tickets to The Political Party, live at The Duchess Theatre including the next show with ANDREW MARR on Monday 2 May here: https://www.nimaxtheatres.com/shows/the-political-party-with-matt-forde  Buy tickets to Matt's brand new stand-up show Clowns To The Left Of Me, Jokers to the Right, touring across the UK including at The Bloomsbury Theatre on Saturday 23 April: https://www.mattforde.com/2022tour Forthcoming guests at The Political Party include: 2 May: Andrew Marr16 May: Lisa Nandy30 May: Wes Streeting13 June: Gary Neville27 June: David Davis11 July: Lindsay Hoyle Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattforde Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
91:08 20/04/22
Show 272 - *Jacob Rees-Mogg LIVE*
It's Chriiiistmaaas! The rescheduled Christmas Special is a cracker. Mixing the hilarious with the serious and the personal, Jacob Rees-Mogg shares his view of the Prime Minister, how he personally deals with disagreement and abuse, as well as the things in life that annoy him - especially about written communication. More importantly, what does he make of Matt's impersonations of Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak? And will Matt dare to do his Jacob Rees-Mogg impression to the man himself..? This is a thoughtful and funny hour with one of the most prominent politicians in the country.  Buy tickets to The Political Party, live at The Duchess Theatre including the next show with ROSIE DUFFIELD on Monday 18 April here: https://www.nimaxtheatres.com/shows/the-political-party-with-matt-forde  Buy tickets to Matt's brand new stand-up show Clowns To The Left Of Me, Jokers to the Right, touring across the UK including at The Bloomsbury Theatre on Saturday 23 April: https://www.mattforde.com/2022tour Forthcoming guests at The Political Party include: 18 April: Rosie Duffield2 May: Andrew Marr16 May: Lisa Nandy30 May: Wes Streeting13 June: Gary Neville27 June: David Davis11 July: Lindsay Hoyle Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattforde Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
62:46 12/04/22
Show 271 - *James Cleverly LIVE*
One of the best guests in the history of the show returns. James Cleverly loves being a Foreign Office minister and tells Matt about the realities of the job and how the UK is perceived around the world. Regularly on the airwaves defending the government, James is a powerful advocate for the people and causes he believes in and he talks openly about why he's so keen to be publicly supportive. He also talks honestly about class, race and the impact of the job on his family and, in a more surprising theme of the show, which ministers are and aren't 'manscaped'. It's a classic.  Buy tickets to The Political Party, live at The Duchess Theatre including the next show with JACOB REES-MOGG and ROSENA ALLIN-KHAN on Monday 11 April here: https://www.nimaxtheatres.com/shows/the-political-party-with-matt-forde  Buy tickets to Matt's brand new stand-up show Clowns To The Left Of Me, Jokers to the Right, touring across the UK including at The Bloomsbury Theatre on Saturday 23 April: https://www.mattforde.com/2022tour Forthcoming guests at The Political Party include: 11 April: Jacob Rees-Mogg and Rosena Allin-Khan18 April: Rosie Duffield16 May: Lisa Nandy30 May: Wes Streeting13 June: Gary Neville27 June: David Davis11 July: Lindsay Hoyle Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattforde Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
88:23 06/04/22
Show 270 - Geoff Norcott
Everyone's favourite Conservative comedian joins Matt for a brilliant discussion about class and politics. As well as touring and appearing on various TV shows, Geoff is also on the BBC Diversity Board and tells Matt exactly what it involves and why he's so passionate about increasing class representation at the BBC. The pair also discuss the realities of being a right-of-centre comedian. Would Geoff ever vote Labour? If so could he ever tell his audience? How do his fans feel about the Tories at the moment? And would he ever stand for Parliament? It's full of insights not just about Conservative voters and what motivates them, but also about what Labour needs to do to win an election again.  See Geoff on tour nationwide until May: https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist-geoff-norcott-1252793 Buy Geoff's book 'Where Did I Go Right? How The Left Lost Me': https://www.amazon.co.uk/Where-Did-Go-Right-Unlikely/dp/1913183432/  Buy tickets to The Political Party, live at The Duchess Theatre including the next show with JAMES CLEVERLY on Monday 4 April here: https://www.nimaxtheatres.com/shows/the-political-party-with-matt-forde Buy tickets to Matt's brand new stand-up show Clowns To The Left Of Me, Jokers to the Right, touring across the UK including at The Bloomsbury Theatre on Saturday 23 April: https://www.mattforde.com/2022tour Forthcoming guests at The Political Party include: 4 April: James Cleverly11 April: Jacob Rees-Mogg and Rosena Allin-Khan18 April: Rosie Duffield16 May: Lisa Nandy13 June: Gary Neville27 June: David Davis Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattforde  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
71:07 28/03/22
Show 269 - Paul Johnson (IFS) - *Spring Statement Special*
Strap in for the best briefing on the Spring Statement you're going to get. Paul Johnson from the IFS returns to explain everything. This is an enthralling independent analysis of Rishi Sunak's announcements this week and the impact they're likely to have. More than that, it puts the public finances and the current global economic forces into context. How does this crisis compare to the 1970s and 1990s? What can the Bank of England really do about inflation? Would a windfall tax on energy companies work? Will the fuel tax cut have any effect? Paul answers all these questions and more in his typically brilliant way.  Follow Paul here: @PJTheEconomist Read The IFS' Spring Statement coverage here: https://ifs.org.uk/spring-statement-2022 Buy tickets to The Political Party, live at The Duchess Theatre including the next show with JAMES CLEVERLY on Monday 4 April here: https://www.nimaxtheatres.com/shows/the-political-party-with-matt-forde/ Buy tickets to Matt's brand new stand-up show Clowns To The Left Of Me, Jokers to the Right, touring across the UK including at The Bloomsbury Theatre on Saturday 23 April: https://www.mattforde.com/2022tour Forthcoming guests at The Political Party include: 4 April: James Cleverly11 April: Jacob Rees-Mogg and Rosena Allin-Khan18 April: Rosie Duffield16 May: Lisa Nandy13 June: Gary Neville27 June: David Davis Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattforde Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
52:11 25/03/22
Show 268 - *Tom Tugendhat - LIVE *
The first declared candidate in the next Tory leadership contest paints a sharp contrast with the current Prime Minister. Tom served in Iraq and Afghanistan and his shock at our withdrawal from Afghanistan is still raw. A clear thinker with strong values, Tom is a powerful communicator and offers a type of Conservativism many would prefer. He also loves Haribos and reveals which MP he's seen naked. So, something for everyone.  Buy tickets to The Political Party, live at The Duchess Theatre including the next show with JAMES CLEVERLY on Monday 4th April here: https://www.nimaxtheatres.com/shows/the-political-party-with-matt-forde Watch Tom's Commons speech on Afghanistan:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQjUTP0Wbyk  Buy tickets to Matt's brand new stand-up show Clowns To The Left Of Me, Jokers to the Right, touring across the UK including at The Bloomsbury Theatre on Saturday 23 April: https://www.mattforde.com/2022tour Forthcoming guests at The Political Party include: 4 April: James Cleverly11 April: Jacob Rees-Mogg and Rosena Allin-Khan18 April: Rosie Duffield16 May: Lisa Nandy13 June: Gary Neville27 June: David Davis Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattforde  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
81:37 22/03/22
Show 267 - Blair McDougall
This is a masterclass in political strategy. Blair McDougall ran the Better Together campaign in the 2014 Scottish independence referendum, which resulted in Scotland voting to stay in the UK. He tells the inside story of the referendum, but also delivers nuggets of pure political gold on how to reject your opponent's framing and how to exploit weakness in an opponent's argument. Blair also takes a longer view on what strategies have and haven't worked since 2014. This is political judgement at its clearest and calmest.  Buy tickets to The Political Party, live at The Duchess Theatre including the next show with TOM TUGENDHAT on Monday 21 March here: https://www.nimaxtheatres.com/shows/the-political-party-with-matt-forde/ Buy tickets to Matt's brand new stand-up show Clowns To The Left Of Me, Jokers to the Right, touring across the UK including at The Bloomsbury Theatre on Saturday 23 April: https://www.mattforde.com/2022tour Forthcoming guests at The Political Party include: 21 March: Tom Tugendhat4 April: James Cleverly11 April: Jacob Rees-Mogg and Rosena Allin-Khan18 April: Rosie Duffield16 May: Lisa Nandy13 June: Gary Neville27 June: David Davis Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattforde  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
103:19 17/03/22
Show 266 *Neil Kinnock - LIVE*
One of Labour's greatest ever leaders and one of British politics' greatest ever stars returns to thrill and move in equal measure. Neil Kinnock is still blessed with a command of language and sharp wits that very few politicians will ever get near. Reminiscing about being a Labour leader having to expel the hard left draws an irresistible parallel with the present, and Neil shares his analysis of Keir Starmer's leadership and the lessons he learned in making the party more electable. Neil is also a man with immense heart and this show is, at times, deeply emotional. Pour yourself a single malt, you'll be forgiven for tearing up.   Buy tickets to The Political Party, live at The Duchess Theatre including the next show with TOM TUGENDHAT on Monday 21 March here: https://www.nimaxtheatres.com/shows/the-political-party-with-matt-forde/ Buy tickets to Matt's brand new stand-up show Clowns To The Left Of Me, Jokers to the Right, touring across the UK including at The Bloomsbury Theatre on Saturday 23 April: https://www.mattforde.com/2022tour Forthcoming guests at The Political Party include: 21 March: Tom Tugendhat4 April: James Cleverly11 April: Jacob Rees-Mogg and Rosena Allin-Khan18 April: Rosie Duffield16 May: Lisa Nandy13 June: Gary Neville27 June: David Davis Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattforde Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
107:41 10/03/22
Show 265 - Mhairi Hunter
Glasgow politics is never dull and Mhairi Hunter has a unique perspective on it. She's been a councillor there for 10 years and faces re-election this May. She also worked in the constituency office of one of Glasgow's MSPs, Nicola Sturgeon. Glasgow is often at the centre of international attention, often hosting major events, from the Commonwealth Games to COP26. With the prestige also comes pressure and Mhairi gives a great insight into the issues the Council faces as a result. She also shares her experience of working for Nicola Sturgeon and why certain rumours about the First Minister might be completely false.  Follow Mhairi on Twitter: @MhairiHunter Buy tickets to The Political Party, live at The Duchess Theatre including the next show with NEIL KINNOCK on Monday 7 March here: https://www.nimaxtheatres.com/shows/the-political-party-with-matt-forde/ Buy tickets to Matt's brand new stand-up show Clowns To The Left Of Me, Jokers to the Right, touring across the UK including at The Bloomsbury Theatre on Saturday 23 April: https://www.mattforde.com/2022tour Email the show: politicalpartypodcast@gmail.com Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattforde  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
72:18 01/03/22