The New Statesman’s rolling politics blog


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

Wythenshawe, future leaders, stating the obvious on climate change, and Yarl's Wood.

On this week's podcast Rafael Behr, Helen Lewis and George Eaton consider the significance of the Wythenshawe and Shale East by-election, and consider the future leadership prospects for both Labour and Conservative parties, Ian Steadman asks why nobody is stating the obvious on climate change, and Laurie Penny describes her experience at Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre.

You can subscribe to the podcast through iTunes here or with this RSS feed:, or listen using the player below.

Want to give us feedback on our podcast, or have an idea for something we should cover? Visit for more details and how to contact us.