Podcasts 16 April 2021 Podcast: how far will the lobbying scandal go? Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea discuss the latest in UK politics on the New Statesman podcast. Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Sign UpGet the New Statesman\'s Morning Call email. Sign-up The lobbying scandal rumbles on, enveloping senior civil servants as well as MPs – and Labour are determined to make this a story about "Tory sleaze". In this episode Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea discuss whether public outrage over the story is at a tipping point, and what damage it might do to the Conservative establishment. Then, in You Ask Us, they take your questions on the local authority mayoral elections. Listen here You can listen to the New Statesman Podcast on all major platforms including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Acast, Stitcher, YouTube and more. Subscribe to receive a new episode automatically every Tuesday and Friday. Further reading Ailbhe Rea asks if Boris Johnson's Tories can keep themselves free of the lobbying scandal. John Gray discusses why the humiliation of the former prime minister is a fitting end to an era of politics that turned the state into a business. Richard Seymour explores why the British system is so easily gamed by reckless opportunists. › Why the threat posed by Covid-19 to the global economy is not over Subscribe For daily analysis & more political coverage from Westminster and beyond subscribe for just £1 per month!