UK 13 September 2018 Podcast: The Struggling Ministers' Hall of Fame The New Statesman podcast with Helen Lewis and Stephen Bush. Getty Sign UpGet the New Statesman\'s Morning Call email. Sign-up Helen and Stephen itemise the worst ministers and shadow ministers in politics at the moment and explain why these people are failing so badly at their briefs. Then, Helen talks to John Ridding, CEO of the Financial Times and chairman of the Room to Read charity, about literacy and activism. Finally, they answer a popular listener question: where are they going on holiday and why? Send us your questions for future episodes via Twitter @ns_podcasts, @stephenkb, @helenlewis or join us on Facebook for a live Q&A. You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple here, on Google/Android here or with this RSS feed: http://rss.acast.com/newstatesman, or listen using the player below: › Novichok suspects tell Russia Today they were just visiting Salisbury for its cathedral Subscribe For daily analysis & more political coverage from Westminster and beyond subscribe for just £1 per month!