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Laura and Paddy react to the news overnight that Donald Trump was the subject of a failed assassination attempt. We hear from our North America Correspondent Gary O’Donoghue who was at the scene when it happened. And also from Labour MP Kim Leadbeater, whose sister Jo Cox was murdered in 2016 when she was a sitting member of parliament. Newscast will give you all the best insights from the campaign trail - so you're across all the day's top stories. Newscast is hosted by trusted journalists including Adam Fleming, BBC Political Editor Chris Mason, Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O'Connell. Joined by...

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The Attempted Assassination of Donald Trump

The Attempted Assassination of Donald Trump

Laura and Paddy react to the news overnight that Donald Trump was the subject of a failed assassination attempt. We hear from our North America Correspondent Gary O’Donoghue who was at the scene when it happened.

And also from Labour MP Kim Leadbeater, whose sister Jo Cox was murdered in 2016 when she was a sitting member of parliament.

You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere

Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’...

Episode 14 July 2024 25m and 2s


Starmer’s First Week in Charge!

Starmer’s First Week in Charge!

Today, we look at an eventful first week in charge for Keir Starmer, and tension already surfacing in the Tory leadership contest.

The prime minister has faced questions over the U.S. president’s health at a Nato summit, committed to releasing prisoners early and is facing pressure over defence spending promises.

Laura, Paddy and Adam also give us their take on the latest in the Tory leadership race, and how Suella v Kemi has shaped up this week. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily an...

Episode 13 July 2024 30m and 52s


Electioncast: The GE 2024 Binder

Electioncast: The GE 2024 Binder

Today, we go through everything you need to know about the 2024 general election, and more!

Now that the dust has settled, Newscast does a deep dive into the results. Did Labour lose votes from younger people? What impact did religion have? What connects a chain of posh bakeries to the Lib Dems? Adam is joined by:

- Scarlett Maguire, director at the pollster JL Partners - Rob Ford Professor of Political Science at the University of Manchester - John Burn-Murdoch, Columnist and Chief Data reporter for the FT You can join our Newscast online community...

Episode 12 July 2024 41m and 43s


Starmer Gives Biden Boost

Starmer Gives Biden Boost

Today, we look at Chris Mason’s interview with prime minister Sir Keir Starmer, plus we discuss why more prisoners could be released early from UK prisons. Adam chats to Chris about his interview with the prime minister in Washington at the Nato summit. Keir Starmer said that Joe Biden was 'on really good form' and doubled down on the government’s commitment to increase defence spending to 2.5%. And the government is planning to release non-violent criminals early to free up space in prisons. Starmer’s emergency measures are expected to buy the government 18 months extra time, but what are th...

Episode 11 July 2024 34m and 39s


Starmers and Stripes

Starmers and Stripes

Today we look at the meeting of world leaders including Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer at the NATO summit in Washington.

Adam is joined by Chris from Washington and Americast host Justin Webb to talk about the prime minister’s first day at the gathering. Meanwhile, President Joe Biden is coming under pressure to stand down as the Democratic presidential candidate in the 2024 US election.

And the former head of the Diplomatic Service, Sir Simon Fraser, talks about how Sir Keir Starmer will have been preparing for his first international meeting as prime minister.

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Episode 10 July 2024 34m and 20s


Starmer, Sunak and Swearing In

Starmer, Sunak and Swearing In

Today, we recap the first meeting of the new parliament and the latest roll call of government appointments, as well as the new chair of the Conservative’s 1922 committee.

Adam is joined by Vicki Young to explain the day’s ceremonies, the latest government appointments, and the first House of Commons speeches by Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer and leader of the opposition Rishi Sunak.

And health secretary Wes Streeting met with the British Medical Association (BMA) to discuss junior doctor strikes. Adam is joined by Health Editor Hugh Pym to discuss the significance of the...

Episode 9 July 2024 35m and 38s


Homes Under The Starmer?

Homes Under The Starmer?

Today, we hear who’s in - and who’s out - of the new Labour government and unpack Chancellor Rachel Reeves’ first speech from the Treasury.

As MP’s arrive for their first day in office, Adam and Chris talk about Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer's visit to the four nations plus the latest list of Labour’s ministerial appointments.

And Faisal has been at the Treasury listening to Chancellor Rachel Reeves lay out her plan for economic growth.

Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It wa...

Episode 8 July 2024 36m and 8s


The Sir Keir Starmer Profile (Replay)

The Sir Keir Starmer Profile (Replay)

A replay of our profile of the leader of the Labour Party, Sir Keir Starmer - now Prime Minister.

Adam is joined by Ailbhe Rea, associate editor at Bloomberg UK, and Tom Baldwin, author of Keir Starmer: The Biography, to chronicle Keir Starmer’s early life and political career. They discuss his family life, his legal career and how he rose to become leader of the Labour Party including behind-the-scenes details from those who know and work with him.

This episode is part of a series where Newscast profiles each of the leaders of major po...

Episode 8 July 2024 35m and 31s


Electioncast: How did social media shape the election?

Electioncast: How did social media shape the election?

All the things we learnt from the undercover voters in the election.

On this episode of Newscast, Disinformation and Social Media Correspondent Marianna Spring joins Adam to explain what we learnt from the undercover voters over the past few weeks.

Using data from the National Centre for Social Research, Marianna set up fictional social media profiles for twenty four undercover voters based in eight constituencies around the UK, and gained an insight into voters' digital worlds during the election.

Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC...

Episode 7 July 2024 20m and 44s


Electioncast Results: What's in Labour’s In Tray?

Electioncast Results: What's in Labour’s In Tray?

Today, now that the election dust has settled, what challenges do the new Labour government face in their first few days?

One issue that is already demanding Labour’s attention is the Tata Steelworks in Port Talbot in South Wales, with thousands of jobs currently at risk.

And, the Conservatives are in search of a new leader. Potential contenders, Victoria Atkins and Robert Jenrick spoke to Laura this morning. Are they putting their names in the hat? And who is being touted as a potential caretaker leader?

Plus, Henry channels his inner Steve Ro...

Episode 7 July 2024 27m and 51s

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