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10/11/2012

Duration:
28 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 10 November 2012

Iain Martin of The Daily Telegraph follows events in Westminster this week.
All eyes were on the US presidential election as Barack Obama was returned for a second term. Are there lessons to be learnt for all parties from his re-election? Labour Siobhain McDonagh who campaigned for Obama, and Brooks Newmark who knows Mitt Romney, talk about their experience of US politics: and shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander evaluates the result.
This week marked the midpoint of the coalition government .Conservative MPs Mark Field and Margot James consider its durability.
And as the enduring interest in the English Civil war is made evident in a sell-out play 55 Days at the Hampstead Theatre in London. MPs Tristram Hunt (Labour) and Douglas Carswell (Conservative) explain why we are still interested in roundheads and cavaliers.
The Editor is Marie Jessel.

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