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18/07/2009

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 18 July 2009

In this programme, Steve Richards of The Independent assesses the political prospects of two Cabinet ministers involved in the big stories of the week.

They happen to be brothers. Ed Miliband announced the government's latest climate change plans. David Miliband defended the conduct of the campaign in Afghanistan.

But how are they each performing? And what's the view of them inside the Westminster village? Fraser Nelson of the Spectator and Andy Grice of the Independent reflect on their progress.

Also in the programme:

* The chairman of the Sustainable Development Commission, Jonathan Porritt, gives a favourable reaction to the government's plans on climate change

* The Conservative, Patrick Mercer, and Labour's Mike Gapes assess a difficult week for ministers after more British troops are killed in Afghanistan

* And Professor Anthony King reveals that he is to conduct research into why governments seem to be making more and more mistakes.

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