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  • A Life In Politics: Lord David Owen (ep43)
  • A Life In Politics: Sir John Nott (ep42)
  • A Life In Politics: Lord Morris (ep40)
  • Lord Deben: A Life In Politics (ep39)
  • Dennis Skinner: A Life In Politics (ep38)
  • Dennis Macshane: A Life In Politics (ep37)
  • Tarqi Ali: A life In Politics (ep36)
  • Jonathan Powell: A Life In Politics (ep35)

A Life In Politics: Lord David Owen (ep43)

I am very grateful to Lord Owen for accepting my request for a third time which is a record of course and a privilege for us. He published his new book entitled ‘cabinet’s finest hour’ which is very well documented on the events which unfolded following 11th May 1940, appointment of Winston Churchill as Prime minister after Nevile Chamberlain resigned. Nonetheless, his main purpose in writing this book is to illustrate how cabinet meetings have been transformed since to sofa or ad hoc cabinet meetings and urged we need to go back to our old traditional cabinet meetings that former prime minister which Churchill was a prime example of that, use to hold. However, he is more optimistic about Theresa May restoring the image of the cabinet meetings which he believes is essential for a successful Brexit.

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A Life In Politics: Sir John Nott (ep42)

I’m very grateful to Sir John Nott for talking to Casual Politics and talking on Enoch Powell’s river bloody river speech for which he got sacked from Heath’s shadow cabinet, his weekly meetings with the conservatives’ one nation club on Mondays, Edward Heath’s who governs Britain which he regards as a disaster and they handed the country to Labour with a bad economic forecasts to come which of course followed by the IMF crisis of 1976, his finest hours with Falkland’s victory and how he rose to the highest rankings within his party and ultimately the rise of UKIP and why he voted for them at the European elections.

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A Life In Politics: Lord Morris (ep40)

Thank you very much to Lord Morris for accepting my request for an interview. He spoke about his first election into parliament 1959 and meeting people like Churchill and Atlee, serving under five Labour leaders. He told casual politics how parliamentary procedures and tradition have shrunk since. He paid a great tribute to Hugh Gaitskell who gave Lord Morris his first job in Labour’s front frontbench as a spokesman for transport in the early 1960s. However, he was very critical regarding the current state of the party which he joined sixty years ago and thought if there is no consensus and will for unity within his party he might not see another Labour government in his lif time.

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Lord Deben: A Life In Politics (ep39)

I am very grateful to Lord Deben for doing this interview and talking about a whole host of issues ranging from his first election in 1964, his first portfolio in Heath’s government as Deputy Chairman which followed by becoming Chairman at the time of Brighton attacks to the most recent issues on Brexit and Heathrow expansion.

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Dennis Skinner: A Life In Politics (ep38)

Dennis Skinner telling Casual Politics that he will vote to leave the EU in the upcoming referendum held on 23rd June. He told Casual Politics he always voted against every single treaty in the House of Commons that is what makes his position different than most people in the Labour party. He chose this opportunity to speak to Casual Politics about his long-standing cynicism towards the ‘anti-democratic’¬†European Union. This is indeed one of very rare Dennis Skinner’s interviews since his last major interview with Sir Robin Day in 1979.

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Dennis Macshane: A Life In Politics (ep37)

Special Referendum*

Many Thanks to Dennis Macshane to do this interview just a few hours before the polls close. He told Casual Politics he thinks Britain will and should remain within the EU for three main reasons, which went on to explain them.

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Tarqi Ali: A life In Politics (ep36)

*Special Referendum

Many thanks to Tariq Ali for accepting my request and talking on a various range of issues including why he wants to Leave to EU, did he vote the same back in 1975 and why he thinks if Britain Laves other European countries will also follow her.

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Jonathan Powell: A Life In Politics (ep35)

Many thanks to Jonathan Powell for accepting to make this rare interview for Casual Politics and talking on a range of issues including life after downing street, Tony Blair’s transformation as a businessman, why thinks airstrikes in Syria will make ISIS to retreat and ultimately what does he make of the current state that Labour find itself in and how this problem could be solved.

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Alan Johnson: A Life In Politics (ep34)

Many thanks to Alan Johnson for giving me his time and answering to my questions that covered his time in parliament since 1997, why the party has shifted away for centre ground, his views on tax credit cuts, and ultimately on his campaign that he will lead Britain to stay within the EU.image-56

Graham Brady: A Life In Politics (ep33)

Many thanks to Graham Brady for accepting my request to talk about the sate his party find itself over tax credit cuts at the moment, whether or not David Cameron will negotiate successfully with his counterparts to achieve what he wants in order to convince people to vote stay within the EU and ultimately what his views are on the new book which was published on the life of the PM ‘Call me Dave.

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