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Gav the Enforcer, Hancock's in slurry and why isn't Oscar a Lord?

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Kirsty Buchanan OBE and Lord Reddrop (*Tbc) join man-of-the-people Calum Macdonald to take you behind the door of Number 10 Downing Street and unpack all that's going on. Is it valid to use someone as the "enforcer" in a political party? Gavin Williamson had to resign because of his conduct and how he dealt with others in the Conservative party. Kirsty and Oscar explain what the Chief Whip does and whether "good-cop-bad-cop" works in party discipline. More than that - is this just one of many problems now facing Rishi Sunak? We look at the economy, ahead of the autumn statement on November 17th and the short leash the Conservative party have got the prime minister on, depending on what he announces. Plus how much of a challenge will it be when Boris Johnson appears before the privileges committee. And what happens when nurses say they want to go on strike? For Chequers and Balances we're joined by Frankie Leach who used to advise Jeremy Corbyn when he was the Leader of the Opposition. Frankie identifies a shift in mindset among the Labour party as they set their sights on winning the next general election. Plus a bit more on Matt Hancock on I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here - is there a chance we all begin to empathise with him? Share your thoughts on Hancock in the jungle. Email us: [email protected]