John Pienaar presents live from the Latitude Festival in Suffolk and speaks to American pianist Ben Folds, Irish singer-songwriter Imelda May, former First Secretary of State Damian Green and Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell. There’s live music from Let’s Eat Grandma and discussion with comedian Marcus Brigstocke, George Parker from the Financial Times and political satirist Lolly Jones.
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Splits on all sides
John Pienaar talks about Boris Johnson’s campaign to be the next Prime Minister with his supporter Jacob Rees-Mogg. Also on, and discussing the prospects for a Conservative party rebellion if Johnson tries to leave the EU with no deal, are the former Attorney General Dominic Grieve and Justice Secretary David Gauke. Labour’s Shadow Minister for the Early Years Tracy Brabin talks about the splits in her own party’s position on Brexit and in politics more widely. Comedian Andy Parsons, the Spectator’s Katy Balls and Jess Brammar from HuffPost are on the panel.
Policy, actual policy
Adrian Chiles talks to Jeremy Hunt supporter Liam Fox and Boris Johnson backer Alun Cairns about the Tory leadership contest. Chief Inspector of Education Amanda Spielman discusses Ofsted’s new inspection framework and Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth is on to talk about his policies for young people. With Adrian throughout are Ash Sarkar from Novara Media, Sam Lister from the Daily Express and Will Tanner from the thinktank Onward
The race for Number 10
John speaks to Liz Truss who’s backing Boris Johnson, and Greg Hands who wants Jeremy Hunt to be PM. Other guests include Labour’s Dan Carden, Ian Blackford of the SNP, and pundits Miranda Green and Jason Groves.