Whitehall Sources

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Welcome to Whitehall Sources, where former advisers to UK Prime Ministers take you behind the door of Number 10 Downing Street to analyse events today. On this week's episode: just how much trouble as the re-appointment of Suella Braverman as Home Secretary caused the new Prime Minister Rishi Sunak? Kirsty Buchanan - former adviser to Theresa May at No. 10, and to Liz Truss - and Oscar Reddrop - former adviser to Boris Johnson - reflect on what it means to spend political capital and how to best choose your moments (remember Dominic Cummings?). Also, the art of a reshuffle. What's it like to be in the room as the Prime Minister haggles, negotiates and works out who their top team will be? What happens when an MP stages a sit in? Oscar remembers the trauma and panic of one of Boris Johnson's latter reshuffles, and Kirsty reflects on Theresa May's lack of power and influence during her reshuffle in January 2018. Email us to become one of our Sources - we want to hear from you on what we're talking about. Or, do you have questions for Kirsty, Oscar and Calum? Email anytime: [email protected]. Please subscribe and follow - and share with those who are as into politics as you are!