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The Daily T

When it comes to making sense of the news, it helps to have an insider’s perspective. Introducing The Daily T, a brand new podcast from The Telegraph.Camilla Tominey and Kamal Ahmed share their thoughts on the day’s biggest stories, with lively debate and informed discussion, as well as agenda-setting interviews with the key people who make the headlines, all from the heart of one of Britain’s biggest newsroomsCamilla and Kamal have been journalists for more than 20 years, with access to powerful figures and decision-makers - which means they're well placed to keep you ahead of what’s happenin...

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Recent Episodes of The Daily T


Does it matter if our politicians are rich?

Does it matter if our politicians are rich?

New research out today shows that British people's trust in politics has hit an all-time low. So why don't we trust our politicians?


Camilla and Kamal consider the reasons why, plus whether this dissatisfaction with politics might lead towards a change of voter system to proportional representation.


Plus, with the Greens launching their manifesto, they ask why climate change is so low down on the political agenda and also pose the question - does it matter if our politicians are rich?


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Episode 12 June 2024 39m and 25s


Can Rishi's manifesto save the Tories?

Can Rishi's manifesto save the Tories?

Can the Tories overtake Labour despite their pole position? Or have the Conservatives spun off into the gravel? Those and other tortuous F1 metaphors can all be heard as we’re live at Silverstone for the Conservative manifesto launch.


We hear the highlights of Rishi Sunak’s speech - plus reaction from Michael Gove and Victoria Atkins - and Camilla and Kamal analyse all of the big policy pledges.


Elsewhere, we ask whether Labour’s gone “nanny state” mad on health with their energy drink ban, and spouses on the campaign trail - help or hi...

Episode 11 June 2024 40m and 36s


How many seats can the Lib Dems win?

How many seats can the Lib Dems win?

It's the first manifesto launch of the general election campaign!


The Lib Dems are quickest out of the blocks with their policy pledges, so Camilla and Kamal bring you the highlights of Sir Ed Davey's speech and the reaction from inside the room with deputy leader Daisy Cooper. They're also joined in the studio by Political Correspondent Dom Penna to crunch the numbers on just how many seats the Lib Dems can win from the Tories.


Plus, Reform UK party and their plans for tax: can Nigel Farage put some substance behind the...

Episode 10 June 2024 37m and 38s


Election debate special and Sunak’s D-Day blunder

Election debate special and Sunak’s D-Day blunder

In this late-night edition of The Daily T, Camilla and Kamal reflect on a disastrous D-Day blunder by Rishi Sunak and ask what the PM’s decision to leave commemorations early reveals about his political skill - or lack of it - and the weakness of his campaign team.


Plus, they unpack the BBC’s seven-way general election debate featuring tense exchanges between Penny Mordaunt, Angela Rayner, Nigel Farage and other party leaders on immigration, tax and the cost of living. Who came out top? And we hear reaction from Labour’s Lisa Nandy and Tory MP Dav...

Episode 8 June 2024 34m and 6s


Reform climbs, Ed Davey gets personal, and Tony Abbott exclusive

Reform climbs, Ed Davey gets personal, and Tony Abbott exclusive

Camilla and Kamal give their takes on the Nigel Farage effect as a new poll suggests Reform UK is just two points behind the Conservatives. Plus, they discuss Lib Dem Leader Ed Davey as he is praised for his ‘deeply moving’ campaign video on caring for his disabled son John. 


And Camilla speaks to former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott about winning (and losing) the right and if Rishi Sunak still has a chance to win the general election next month.


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Episode 6 June 2024 39m and 5s


Sunak v Starmer - why the TV debate taught us more than you think

Sunak v Starmer - why the TV debate taught us more than you think

So - who won on the night? Did anybody land a killer blow? And did we manage to tick off our bingo cards?


Camilla and Kamal give their verdicts and take you inside the 'spin room' after the first leaders' debate in Manchester to capture Labour's furious reaction to Sunak's 'garbage' £2000 tax claims.


Plus, Kamal catches up with Michael Gove and Wes Streeting for their thoughts on the impact that Nigel Farage will have on this election.


They also use new research to identify which political 'tribe' they are, cross t...

Episode 5 June 2024 37m and 58s


Is a vote for Reform a vote for Labour?

Is a vote for Reform a vote for Labour?

Camilla and Kamal are joined in the studio by former Conservative Party leader Iain Duncan Smith for a frank and honest interview about the general election campaign so far, why many of his colleagues are 'running away' and, of course, the return of Nigel Farage to frontline politics.


Plus, the Telegraph's Data Editor Ben Butcher crunches the numbers on Farage's party to answer the question - is a vote for Reform a vote for Labour?


And, with the 80th anniversary of D-Day fast approaching, we hear the remarkable stories of the last-remaining veterans...

Episode 4 June 2024 41m and 9s


The return of Nigel Farage

The return of Nigel Farage

It's official: Nigel Farage is running as an MP and will be leading Reform UK into the election, after a last-minute press conference was called this afternoon. Camilla and Kamal look at the bombshell announcement, what it means for British politics - and crucially, whether this is a death knell for the Conservatives.


They also ask whether the Tory pledge to rewrite the Equality Act and clear up 'confusion' on the legal definition of sex goes far enough.


Plus, with the sad passing of Leeds Rhinos rugby legend Rob Burrow after his long...

Episode 3 June 2024 41m and


Trump is a convicted criminal - now what?

Trump is a convicted criminal - now what?

Donald Trump has become America's first former or current president to be convicted of a crime. But what does it mean for the US election - an election he can still stand in? Will it kill off his chances, or will it actually boost them?


Camilla and Kamal ask that very question to The Telegraph's US Editor Tony Diver, plus they're joined by reporter Susie Coen who was sat just feet away from Donald Trump in the courtroom in Manhattan as he was found guilty on all 34 counts of falsifying business records.


Elsewhere, th...

Episode 31 May 2024 41m and 58s


Left, right or centre? How do you win an election?

Left, right or centre? How do you win an election?

The Labour Party appears to be tearing itself apart again with deselections of candidates from the left-wing of the party. Meanwhile the Conservative Party is facing a similar existential battle with the double threat of it's own right-wing and Nigel Farage's Reform Party. So is the idea of centrist politics facing it's own extinction event?


Camilla and Kamal look at all of that, plus they assess The Reform Party's newly announced migrant tax and ask what Sir Keir Starmer should learn from Tony Blair?


Email: thedailyt@telegraph.co.uk

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Episode 30 May 2024 33m and 37s

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