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Comedian, Broadcaster (and former political adviser) Matt Forde presents The Political Party, the show where renowned politicians and experts open up and give their most honest, revealing and often hilarious answers. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
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The charismatic (and cheeky) leader of Scottish Labour returns to the Political Party to boss Matt about again. Anas continues to be hilarious and profound in equal measur and speaks movingly about Scotland's role in the Empire, Labour politicians on picket lines and what becomes the major topic of discussion: Comic Con and the awful things he saw …
 
Chancellor for ten years and Prime Minister for three, Gordon Brown is one of the most important and impactful politicians in British history. He's also a phenomenal raconteur and his anecdotes about Scottish football and Nelson Mandela will have you howling with laughter. With tales spanning his time in office and since, Gordon demonstrates why he…
 
One of the most popular, formidable and purely likeable politicians in the country returns for a cracking analysis of the Conservative Leadership race and the state of the Labour Party. To many, Alan is the greatest Prime Minister we never had and in this hilarious and honest chat, he shows why he's still so highly rated. Alan is a rare find in pol…
 
This is the astonishing inside account of Prince Andrew's Newsnight interview. The details will blow your mind. Sam McAlister produced the show for years and was able to convince guests to give interviews when no-one else could. In her new book 'Scoops', she takes us behind the scenes of various interviews including Julian Assange, Steven Seagal an…
 
Oh boy. This is a cracker. The Speaker of the House of Commons is a raconteur without equal and holds court in this riot of an episode. Passionate about democracy, impartiality and fairness, Lindsay Hoyle shows how you can make the Commons function more effectively without sacrificing its unique atmosphere. One episode with Lindsay really isn't eno…
 
The first ever Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union delivers his comprehensive verdict on Boris Johnson's government. David is typically candid and gives a great insight into the Brexit negotiations and his relationship with Michel Barnier. He also tells us the reason he resigned from Theresa May's government when he did (and who he to…
 
This is even better than you've imagined. Sharp, funny and full of passion, Gary Neville explains why he's become so politically motived in recent years and exactly what shaped his politics: from the sense of solidarity he got from Alex Ferguson, to the nuance he gets from his Conservative-supporting mother. Naturally funny, deeply thoughtful and c…
 
Wes Streeting's profile is rising by the second. Touted as a future Prime Minister by allies and opponents, he's one of Labour's most impressive and compelling performers... and he's still only 39. Passionate, funny and blessed with a clarity of communication, it's no wonder he's the politician everyone is talking about. Wes has led an incredible l…
 
If you want to know why Lisa Nandy is one of Labour's most popular politicians, you're about to find out. Naturally funny, deeply heartfelt and razor sharp, this is everything you want from a Political Party episode. She shares her frustration with 'Levelling Up', the hilarious story of reshuffle day and, of course, her love of towns. Best enjoyed …
 
Vladimir Ashurkov is one of Vladimir Putin's most outspoken and prominent critics. Executive Director of Alexei Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation, he was granted political asylum in the UK. In this candid interview, Vladimir reveals the reality of Navalny's incarceration and shares his hopes for significant change in Russia. Buy tickets to The P…
 
You are about to be thoroughly entertained by one of the best raconteurs in the history of the show. Andrew Marr is one of the most gifted broadcasters that Britain has ever produced and he shares hilarious stories from his wonderful career. Now that he's left the BBC he can be honest about what he really thinks and his analysis of British politics…
 
Rosena Allin-Khan isn't like most politicians. As well as being one of Labour's brightest frontbench talents, she's also an A&E doctor. She served on the frontline throughout the pandemic, before the vaccine and before PPE. Her heroism doesn't stop there. Rosena recently visited Ukraine to help deliver humanitarian aid. She talks about both of thes…
 
Rosie Duffield's election in 2017 was a national news story, she became the first ever Labour MP for Canterbury. In 2019 her majority increased tenfold. She tells the remarkable story of how she became a politician in the first place and how she won the unwinnable, twice. Rosie has only been an MP for five years but in that time has made a name for…
 
It's Chriiiistmaaas! The rescheduled Christmas Special is a cracker. Mixing the hilarious with the serious and the personal, Jacob Rees-Mogg shares his view of the Prime Minister, how he personally deals with disagreement and abuse, as well as the things in life that annoy him - especially about written communication. More importantly, what does he…
 
One of the best guests in the history of the show returns. James Cleverly loves being a Foreign Office minister and tells Matt about the realities of the job and how the UK is perceived around the world. Regularly on the airwaves defending the government, James is a powerful advocate for the people and causes he believes in and he talks openly abou…
 
Everyone's favourite Conservative comedian joins Matt for a brilliant discussion about class and politics. As well as touring and appearing on various TV shows, Geoff is also on the BBC Diversity Board and tells Matt exactly what it involves and why he's so passionate about increasing class representation at the BBC. The pair also discuss the reali…
 
Strap in for the best briefing on the Spring Statement you're going to get. Paul Johnson from the IFS returns to explain everything. This is an enthralling independent analysis of Rishi Sunak's announcements this week and the impact they're likely to have. More than that, it puts the public finances and the current global economic forces into conte…
 
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