Bloomberg Westminster

Bloomberg Westminster is your daily guide to UK politics. In less than half an hour, we'll tell you what's happening and explain why it matters. Plus, interviews with MPs, policy experts, and Bloomberg's own team of political journalists. Presented by Caroline Hepker and Yuan Potts.

00:22:54 2022-07-04
Host Caroline Hepker speaks to Terry Pullinger, Deputy General Secretary (Postal) of the Communications workers union, who defends strike action in the face of a minimal wage offer saying, "If we do nothing that's all you're getting." Plus on the cost of ...
00:22:38 2022-07-01
Bloomberg's Tom Mackenzie joins hosts Caroline Hepker and Yuan Potts after President Xi's visit to the city. Chris Patten speaks to Bloomberg about the erosion of rights in Hong Kong, 25 years after he left as the last British Governor. Plus, former resid...
00:23:00 2022-06-30
 Alan Brown, SNP MP for Kilmarnock and Loudoun says a win for his party at the next general election would be used to sit down and negotiate with Westminster. On Scotland's future, he tells Bloomberg's Stephen Carroll and Yuan Potts, it's important to ke...
00:22:02 2022-06-29
Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Sarah Olney says the Government should be engaging with the rail unions in their dispute. She tells Bloomberg's Yuan Potts and Caroline Hepker the transport secretary wants to 'wash his hands' of all responsibility ...
00:23:47 2022-06-28
 Lord Empey, former leader of the Ulster Unionist Party, says the solution to issues over the Northern Ireland Protocol should be found by negotiating with the EU, not by unilateral action. He tells Bloomberg's Stephen Carroll and Yuan Potts that the Sto...
00:23:02 2022-06-27
Vaughan Gething, Welsh Economy Minister and Labour Senedd member, says he's concerned about the prospect of a recession amid the cost of living crisis. He tells Bloomberg's Yuan Potts and Stephen Carroll he would like Cardiff to have more budgetary and bo...
00:23:11 2022-06-24
The Conservative Party suffered a double defeat in Thursday's by-elections, with the Liberal Democrats and Labour winning seats in Devon and West Yorkshire. The Conservative Party chairman Oliver Dowden resigned in the wake of the results. Bloomberg's Yua...
00:20:49 2022-06-23
With voting underway in two by-elections, we take a break from party politics to bring you some of our best interviews of the week. Telsa CEO Elon Musk tells Bloomberg's John Micklethwait about his plans to cut the carmaker's global workforce, and his Twi...
00:22:22 2022-06-22
Olivia Blake, Labour MP for Sheffield Hallam, says the government is 'missing in action' in the rail strike, which has disrupted train services for a second day. As inflation in the UK hits a fresh 40-year high, Blake tells Bloomberg's Yuan Potts and Step...
00:24:05 2022-06-21
As the UK's rail network grinds to a halt, RMT London Transport Organiser John Leach tells us his members want a pay rise nearer the nine percent rate of inflation. Bloomberg's Yuan Potts and Stephen Carroll speak to Leach and also dig into the economic i...
00:23:24 2022-06-20
Bloomberg's UK political editor Kitty Donaldson lays out the week in Westminster ahead of two by-elections. James Brougham from Make UK tells Bloomberg's Caroline Hepker and Yuan Potts the government needs to give manufacturers a support package before pa...
00:18:58 2022-06-17
What more should the government do to tackle the inflation crisis? In a week where the Bank of England raised rates to a 13-year high, Bloomberg's Lizzy Burden briefs Caroline Hepker and Stephen Carroll on the challenges facing Andrew Bailey and Rishi Sun...
00:23:11 2022-06-16
Boris Johnson's ethics adviser Christopher Geidt has quit his position, saying the Prime Minister put him in an 'impossible and odious position' by considering a deliberate breach of the ministerial code. Bloomberg's Caroline Hepker and Stephen Carroll di...
00:24:03 2022-06-15
Chris Philp, Under-Secretary of State for Technology and the Digital Economy, says there's 'no reasonable, technical or legal basis' why the UK's current deal with the EU to allow data to flow freely would be affected by the tensions over Brexit. He tells...
00:23:25 2022-06-14
 Claire Hanna, the Social Democratic and Labour Party MP for Belfast South says the UK's Brexit proposals are at 'the upper end of disruptive' action the government could have taken. She tells Bloomberg's Caroline Hepker and Stephen Carroll that Anglo-Ir...
00:23:18 2022-06-13
Jamie Driscoll, Labour Mayor of North of Tyne, says the upcoming strikes by rail workers are a last resort, in an industry that 'really needs fixing'. He tells Bloomberg's Caroline Hepker and Stephen Carroll that the government needs to address the proble...
00:23:33 2022-06-10
 After Boris Johnson scraped through a leadership challenge, will the worsening economic outlook be the next storm the Prime Minister faces? Bloomberg's Senior Executive Editor for EMEA David Merritt and Bloomberg Opinion Columnist Marcus Ashworth discus...
00:23:17 2022-06-09
Boris Johnson is now a vote loser - says former chancellor Philip Hammond - and he should expect his authority to quietly drain away. Speaking to Bloomberg, he also warned of a drip-drip of bad news on the economy over the coming months. But Darlington's ...
00:22:36 2022-06-08
History is not on Boris Johnson's side, says Will Tanner, Director of the Onward think tank, after the Prime Minister saw 148 of his MPs vote against him in a confidence vote. But the former Deputy Head of Policy for Theresa May tells Bloomberg's Stephen ...
00:23:56 2022-06-07
Conservative MP Richard Drax says colleagues in his party who rebelled against Boris Johnson have 'potentially handed the country to the opposition'. He told Bloomberg's Yuan Potts and Caroline Hepker that each of the 148 MPs who voted against the PM had ...
00:22:20 2022-06-06
Boris Johnson will face a confidence vote of Conservative MPs, after at least 54 of his party's lawmakers submitted letters calling for his resignation. We discuss the challenge facing the Prime Minister with Bloomberg's Senior Executive Editor David Merr...
00:12:01 2022-06-01
Britain is honouring the remarkable reign of Queen Elizabeth II with thousands of public events, parades and parties. Bloomberg Opinion columnist Andrea Felsted and UK economy reporter Lizzy Burden join Caroline Hepker and Stephen Carroll to talk about wh...
00:20:07 2022-06-01
Liberal Democrat MP Wendy Chamberlain says the Tories seem to have no strategy except keeping Boris Johnson in power. She told Bloomberg's Yuan Potts and Stephen Carroll the 'Partygate' scandal is a 'degrading of democracy'. Plus: will the Government's ne...
00:22:28 2022-05-31
On Prime Minister Boris Johnson's leadership, Conservative MP and Commons Defence Committee chair, Tobias Ellwood, says 'there has been a breach of trust with the British people.' In dealing with President Putin, he tells Bloomberg's Yuan Potts and Caroli...
00:20:04 2022-05-30
Conservative MP Richard Holden says the parliamentary inquiry into the 'partygate' scandal will need to examine fresh reports of events in Downing Street during Covid-19 restrictions. He tells Bloomberg's Yuan Potts and Stephen Carroll that if the Privile...
00:21:33 2022-05-27
Bloomberg's interview with the Prime Minister focuses on the war in Ukraine and a "difficult" period ahead for the economy. Plus with the Elizabeth line now open in London, what's next for infrastructure projects. Bloomberg's Stephen Carroll and Caroline ...
00:21:07 2022-05-26
Investment minister Lord Grimstone is in Davos trying to win over foreign investors. He told Bloomberg's Caroline Hepker and Stephen Carroll, that those he's met are 'almost universally positive' about Britain, despite the fallout from the Partygate inves...
00:23:22 2022-05-25
 As Sue Gray's report is finally published, Conservative MP Peter Bone says his constituents want the Government to focus on the soaring cost of living, not on 'a party that happened two years ago'. He tells Bloomberg's Yuan Potts and Caroline Hepker, th...
00:23:19 2022-05-24
The Elizabeth line opens in London to fanfare, but Liberal Democrat MP Sarah Olney says there should be money for infrastructure in The North as well as the capital. On the economy, she tells Bloomberg's Yuan Potts and Caroline Hepker there is now a reaso...
00:23:09 2022-05-23
With Sue Gray's report set to be published this week, Labour MP Catherine West says it will be up to Tory MPs to decide how to react to the outcome of the inquiry. On the cost of living, the shadow foreign affairs minister tells Bloomberg's Yuan Potts and...