36 minutes | Jan 19th 2021

Credit Where Credit Is Due

As the commons prepares to vote on whether to extend the £20 uplift to universal credit - due to be reduced at the end of March - Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea discuss the divisions it exposes in the Conservative party, and whether Labour's position is consistent. Then, in You Ask Us, they take your question on whether Keir Starmer's leadership has learned the lessons of his predecessor (but one), Ed Miliband.

Read more on NewStatesman.com:

Stephen: Why Conservative defensiveness over Universal Credit shows how politics has changed

Anoosh: It would be morally indefensible – and politically foolish – to cut Universal Credit

Ailbhe: Keir Starmer opens up on foreign policy and conversations with Barack Obama

We'd love to hear from you! Send us your You Ask Us questions at youaskus.co.uk. You can follow Stephen Bush on twitter @stephenkb. Anoosh Chakelian is @Anoosh_C and Ailbhe Rea is @PronouncedAlva.

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Topics in this episode:

Universal Credit


The Labour Party

The Conservative Party


UK politics

People mentioned in this episode:

Keir Starmer

Boris Johnson

Jeremy Corbyn

Ed Miliband

Diane Abbott


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