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15 September 2016

The NS Podcast #172: swing votes, schools and Snowden

The New Statesman Podcast.

By New Statesman

Helen is back and set to discuss grammar schools, electoral pacts and why Stephen is particularly upset about boundary change. George joins with the reaction to Corbyn’s PMQ performance. NS tech editor, Kirsty Styles, explores whether whistleblowers can maintain their credibility – and how far big data is to be welcomed. And you ask us: can Trump win and how?

(Helen Lewis, Stephen Bush, George Eaton, Kirsty Styles)


Boundary Changes (00.30)
Stephen Bush finds that Labour now needs a 1997-style swing to secure a majority of one.

Electoral pacts (4.00)
George’s interview with Nick Clegg explores what hope there is for a unity government

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Grammar Schools (11.00)
Julia Rampen on the plans for grammar and faith schools

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PMQs (17.50)
Read George’s PMQ’s review

Leaks, Hacks and Espionage (25.10)
Clue up on the latest state of the Investigatory Powers Bill
And watch the trailer for the new Snodwen film – out this week.

Trump (41.55)
Watch Trump’s scary response to a question on cybersecurity

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