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On this week's New Statesman Podcast: Episode Thirty-Seven

Scotland, Ukraine, noisy politics and an interview with shadow Northern Ireland minister Ivan Lewis.

The House of Commons, as drawn by Richard Doyle in 'Manners and Customs of Ye Englyshe in 1849'. Image: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

On this week's NS podcast, Rafael Behr and George Eaton discuss the Scottish independence referendum and the situation in Crimea, Helen Lewis and NS columnist Ed Smith talk about the rowdy nature of politics and PMQs, and we also have an interview with Ivan Lewis, the Northern Ireland minister.

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The Deep Dive podcast: Mandates and Manifestos

The New Statesman's Deep Dive podcast.

Ian Leslie and Stewart Wood return for another episode of the Deep Dive. This time they're plunging into the murky world of election promises with Catherine Haddon, resident historian at the Institute of Government. Together they explore what an electoral mandate means, what a manifesto is for, and why we can't sue the government when they fail to keep their promises.

Plus: Rant or Rave? Find out which podcasts have had our hosts on tenterhooks.

Listen to this episode of The Deep Dive now:

 

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