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The New Statesman Podcast: Subscribers’ edition

Stephen Bush, Ailbhe Rea and Anoosh Chakelian discuss the latest from Westminster in the New Statesman podcast.

Welcome to the early access, ad free edition of the New Statesman Podcast. Every week the New Statesman‘s politics team discuss the latest events in UK politics and current affairs.

The catch-22 for migrants crossing the Channel

In what was an avoidable tragedy, at least 31 people have died trying to reach the UK after their boat capsized in the English Channel. Anoosh Chakelian, Ailbhe Rea and Stephen Bush discuss the political context that allowed this to happen, and its implications for the government.

Then, in You Ask Us, a listener wonders whether the Northern Ireland shadow secretary Louise Haigh made a gaffe by saying Labour would remain neutral in a poll on Irish unification.

If you have a question for You Ask Us, send an email or a voice note to podcasts@newstatesman.co.uk 

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