UK 24 August 2017 NS#231: Big Ben's Last Bong The New Statesman podcast. Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up Stephen is back from holiday, and he joins Helen to assess Labour's performance over the summer break. Then, they try to understand the row over Big Ben being silenced for refurbishment. Finally, they go head to head on a very controversial topic: is Game of Thrones still any good? 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. Send us your questions and thoughts for future episodes on Twitter via @ns_podcasts, @helenlewis or @stephenkb. Further reading: Stephen's column about the Tories and Big Ben. Tony Blair on Newsnight making the case for tuition fees. Anna's Game of Thrones recap. › Big political mysteries of our time: why isn't Chris Grayling more unpopular? Subscribe For daily analysis & more political coverage from Westminster and beyond subscribe for just £1 per month!