Lse Government Department Hotseat

Synopsis

'The HotSeat' is the LSE Department of Government's video and podcast series which asks leading LSE experts important questions on the key issues in politics and government. To find out more visit - http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/government/hotseat/

Episodes

  • Tony Travers discusses the 2018 Local Elections [Audio]

    Tony Travers discusses the 2018 Local Elections [Audio]

    18/05/2018 Duration: 11min

    Contributor(s): Professor Tony Travers | What did the 2018 Local Elections tell us about the current landscape of British Politics? Professor Tony Travers gives us his analysis.

  • Tony Travers on Party Conference Season 2017 [Audio]

    Tony Travers on Party Conference Season 2017 [Audio]

    11/10/2017 Duration: 12min

    Contributor(s): Professor Tony Travers | What's the point of party conferences? Professor Tony Travers gives us his analysis of the 2017 party conference season. Watch the latest episodes of #LSEHotSeat on GovBlog - http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/government/hotseat

  •  Tony Travers on the results of the 2017 UK General Election [Audio]

    Tony Travers on the results of the 2017 UK General Election [Audio]

    16/06/2017 Duration: 09min

    Contributor(s): Professor Tony Travers | We ask Professor Tony Travers how we ended up with a hung Parliament, the implications for the Conservatives and Labour, what it means for Brexit and how long it could be before the next General Election. Watch the latest episodes of #LSEHotSeat on GovBlog - http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/government/hotseat

  • Thomas Leeper on Trump’s Inauguration  the Start of His Presidency [Audio]

    Thomas Leeper on Trump’s Inauguration & the Start of His Presidency [Audio]

    27/01/2017 Duration: 08min

    Contributor(s): Thomas Leeper | Thomas Leeper discusses Donald Trump's inauguration and what it tells us about the policy and approach we can expect from his presidency.

  • Tony Travers on 2016, An Eventful Year In Politics [Audio]

    Tony Travers on 2016, An Eventful Year In Politics [Audio]

    05/01/2017 Duration: 12min

    Contributor(s): Tony Travers and Emma Rees | Professor Tony Travers discusses the key political events of 2016, an unprecedented year in politics which saw the UK vote for Brexit and Donald Trump elected US President.

  • Alexandra Cirone on Post-Truth Politics [Audio]

    Alexandra Cirone on Post-Truth Politics [Audio]

    04/01/2017 Duration: 11min

    Contributor(s): Alexandra Cirone | What is 'Post-Truth'? Alexandra Cirone discusses the latest political buzzword and what it really means for politics in 2016 and beyond.

  • Brian Klaas on the 2016 US Presidential Election and Implications of a Trump Presidency [Audio]

    Brian Klaas on the 2016 US Presidential Election and Implications of a Trump Presidency [Audio]

    30/11/2016 Duration: 09min

    Contributor(s): Brian Klaas | As the world continues to digest the outcome of the 2016 US Presidential Election, Brian Klaas discusses the result and what we might expect from a Donald Trump Presidency.

  • Tony Travers on the Oldham By-election [Audio]

    Tony Travers on the Oldham By-election [Audio]

    14/12/2015 Duration: 08min

    Contributor(s): Professor Tony Travers | The Oldham West and Royton by-election was the first electoral test of Jeremy Corbyn's Labour leadership, which came under even further scrutiny in the wake of events surrounding the parliamentary vote on Syria. Professor Tony Travers discusses Jim McMahon's victory for Labour, its implications for the party and its leader, and what the result means for UKIP.

  • Kate Alexander Shaw on the Autumn Statement 2015 [Audio]

    Kate Alexander Shaw on the Autumn Statement 2015 [Audio]

    07/12/2015 Duration: 12min

    Contributor(s): Kate Alexander Shaw | Since presenting his Budget in July George, Osborne has faced significant challenges to some of his spending policies, particularly the widespread opposition to his plans to cut tax credits. Kate Alexander Shaw gives her verdict on the latest proposals announced in his Autumn Statement and their political and practical implications.

  • Jonathan Hopkin on Catalonia [Audio]

    Jonathan Hopkin on Catalonia [Audio]

    09/10/2015 Duration: 10min

    Contributor(s): Dr Jonathan Hopkin, Martin Rogers | On the 27 September voters went to the polls in the 2015 Catalonian Parliamentary Election. We sat down with Dr Jonathan Hopkin to discuss the results and the implications for those in the region seeking independence from Spain.

  • Tony Travers on the UK party conference season and the state of the race to be Mayor of London [Audio]

    Tony Travers on the UK party conference season and the state of the race to be Mayor of London [Audio]

    09/10/2015 Duration: 16min

    Contributor(s): Professor Tony Travers, Martin Rogers | Tony Travers discusses UK party conference season and the state of the race to be Mayor of London. He also previews the May 2016 London Mayoral election.

  • Martin Lodge on the VW emissions scandal [Audio]

    Martin Lodge on the VW emissions 'scandal' [Audio]

    07/10/2015 Duration: 06min

    Contributor(s): Professor Martin Lodge, Martin Rogers | In September VW admitted to using software which enabled some of their vehicles to cheat US emissions tests. We sat down with Professor Martin Lodge to discuss the situation and its implications in the US, Europe and beyond.

  • Simon Hix on the election of Jeremy Corbyn as the new leader of the Labour Party [Audio]

    Simon Hix on the election of Jeremy Corbyn as the new leader of the Labour Party [Audio]

    14/09/2015 Duration: 17min

    Contributor(s): Professor Simon Hix, Martin Rogers | Simon Hix discusses the election of Jeremy Corbyn as the new leader of the Labour Party and the implications of this for British Politics.

  • Tony Travers on the 2016 London Mayoral Election [Audio]

    Tony Travers on the 2016 London Mayoral Election [Audio]

    19/08/2015 Duration: 09min

    Contributor(s): Professor Tony Travers, Martin Rogers | On 5 May 2016 the people of London will go to the polls to elect the city’s new Mayor. We sat down with Professor Tony Travers to discuss the potential candidates and the key issues which could decide how Londoners vote.

  • Laura Robbins-Wright on the migration situation in Calais [Audio]

    Laura Robbins-Wright on the migration situation in Calais [Audio]

    14/08/2015 Duration: 12min

    Contributor(s): Laura Robbins-Wright, Martin Rogers | The plight of migrants in Calais and their attempts to cross into the UK have received increasing media coverage over the summer. Laura Robbins-Wright discusses the current situation and possible options for resolving it.

  • Tony Travers on the Labour leadership contest [Audio]

    Tony Travers on the Labour leadership contest [Audio]

    31/07/2015 Duration: 14min

    Contributor(s): Professor Tony Travers, Martin Rogers | With the Labour leadership contest becoming perhaps the key British political story of the summer, we sat down with Professor Tony Travers to discuss the candidates, the contest so far and its implications for the future of the party and the UK’s overall political landscape.

  • Charlie Beckett on the future of the BBC [Audio]

    Charlie Beckett on the future of the BBC [Audio]

    24/07/2015 Duration: 13min

    Contributor(s): Professor Charlie Beckett, Martin Rogers | Following the announcement of a consultation on the BBC’s future, we sat down with Professor Charlie Beckett to discuss what the implications could be both for the BBC itself and the overall media landscape.

  • Simon Hix on the crisis in Greece [Audio]

    Simon Hix on the crisis in Greece [Audio]

    13/07/2015 Duration: 09min

    Contributor(s): Professor Simon Hix, Martin Rogers | On the Friday following the Greek people’s decisive referendum no vote, we sat down with Professor Simon Hix to discuss the implications of the rapidly evolving crisis for Greece and its European neighbours.

  • Kate Alexander Shaw on Budget 2015 [Audio]

    Kate Alexander Shaw on Budget 2015 [Audio]

    10/07/2015 Duration: 10min

    Contributor(s): Kate Alexander Shaw, Martin Rogers | In the wake of the first majority Conservative budget since the mid 90s, Kate Alexander Shaw discusses the implications of the policies outlined by George Osborne.

  • Martin Lodge on FIFA [Audio]

    Martin Lodge on FIFA [Audio]

    19/06/2015 Duration: 07min

    Contributor(s): Professor Martin Lodge, Martin Rogers | Professor Martin Lodge discusses allegations of widespread corruption at FIFA, football’s world governing body, following the launch of a US led investigation.

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