Politics 16 February 2017 The NS Podcast #198: By-elections and a bad week The New Statesman podcast. GETTY Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up In this week's NS podcast, Helen and Stephen discuss why it has been a bad week for Theresa May, the unravelling of Trump's stated commitment to NATO and other foreign policy fails. Anoosh Chakelian tells of the apathy she found on the streets of Stoke, ahead of next week's by-election. And you ask us: how is Chris Grayling still a thing? You can subscribe to the podcast through iTunes here or with this RSS feed: http://rss.acast.com/newstatesman, or listen using the player below. Want to give us feedback on our podcast, or have an idea for something we should cover? Visit newstatesman.com/podcast for more details and how to contact us. › "Bad Bootle Ukip meff": Why does Liverpool refuse to love Paul Nuttall? Subscribe For more great writing from our award-winning journalists subscribe for just £1 per month!