The Rest Is Politics

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Goalhanger Podcasts

The Rest Is Politics

4.5/5

Critic Rating

Two men who’ve been at the heart of the political world - former Downing Street Director of Communications and Strategy Alastair Campbell and cabinet minister Rory Stewart - join forces from across the political divide. The Rest Is Politics lifts the lid on the secrets of Westminster, offering an insider’s view on politics at home and abroad, while bringing back the lost art of disagreeing agreeably.October Election Tour - buy tickets:www.aegpresents.co.uk/event/the-rest-is-politicsTwitter:@RestIsPoliticsInstagram:@restispoliticsEmail:restispolitics@gmail.com


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Fiona McCann • Irish Times Nov 18, 2023

"...it’s kind of a balm, and pretty chummy, but it’s definitely serious. In short, it’s not very shouty and these two do find common ground unexpectedly often. Campbell and Stewart may have feet in different camps but The Rest Is Politics is proof that though things can fall apart, if we stay cordial and curious, the centre can hold after all."

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Score: 4

Samuel Rubinstein • The Spectator Apr 22, 2023

"Like all cash-grab spinoffs, The Rest is Politics tries to copy The Rest is History’s formula without fully understanding what made the original work....there is the occasional glimmer of greatness. The Rest is Politics is at its best when most personal. Both Campbell and Stewart are fascinating men who’ve lived fascinating lives....For all their protestations, it seems the Centrist Dads want their own Fox News. People can say what they like about craving ‘agreeable disagreement’. In the end, it seems, they long for the comfort of the echo-chamber."

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Score: 4.5

Edward Wickham • Church Times Jan 27, 2023

"From time to time, the duo congratulate themselves on how they are able to maintain courteous relations despite their political differences; but in truth there is not a great deal which divides them. They are united in contempt for Brexit and Boris; and both introduce their arguments with phrases such as “I would argue that . . .”, to cushion the impact of anything too forthright."

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