Whitehall Sources

The Not-Mini Budget* (*autumn statement)

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Episode notes

Whitehall Sources takes you behind the door of Number 10 Downing Street to understand life behind politics. Today, a podcast special - we’re doing something slightly different to bring you snap reaction and analysis of the autumn statement from those who have advised prime ministers, cabinet secretaries and opposition leaders. Kirsty Buchanan is here throughout - PLUS we’ve got Ben Nunn, who was Sir Keir Starmer’s Director of Communications until 2021; Simon Jones, who was an adviser in the department for transport and the No 10 business unit under Theresa May and Boris Johnson; Jake Richards who used to advise Rachel Reeves, the Shadow Chancellor and Kevin Pringle who was the SNP’s Director of Communications at Westminster. Do they miss being in Westminster on days like today? What's the political strategy behind the announcements? How can opposition parties respond?

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