Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Two Fun Ways to Follow Westminster

The British Parliament is back in session, which means that two of my favorite daily news sources are back too. If you're interested in keeping up with the day-to-day business of British politics, rather than the tiny bits and pieces that make it into the U.S. news, give these a try:

The Guardian's Politics Live with Andrew Sparrow: Andrew writes daily live blogs of all the political goings-on, and he manages to strike a perfect balance of just-the-facts straightforward narrative (and lots of links) with occasional touches of humor and whimsy - but never enough to annoyingly distract from the subject at hand. You can also follow him on Twitter.

The BBC's Today in Parliament: This is a daily podcast that provides a half-hour summary of the day's events. It's a great overview with interesting features and interviews thrown in, and it's particularly fascinating to hear the clips of the politicians themselves speaking, as I know I, for one, get the vast majority of my news in text form, so I never know what anyone sounds like.


  1. Madness! I have to know what they're up to (being a good citizen and so on)but I would describe it as fun! You can also download 'The Westminster Hour', it goes out here on a Sunday night and is really good for an overview of the week just gone and the one coming up.