Why it’s not new for centre-left progressive parties to work together

As attention has focused on the drama unfolding in Ukraine, Labor and the Liberal Democrats behind the scenes have quietly carved out the map of Britain’s political battleground ahead of the next general election.

Parliament may have been suspended this week, but the political action has not stopped. We discuss our important story about the upcoming election featuring Labor and the Liberal Democrats. Not since the days of Paddy Ashdown’s ultimately unsuccessful court with Tony Blair in the 1990s had relations between the two opposition parties looked so promising.

Plus, we take a look at the Ukraine crisis and how Boris Johnson’s government is handling it, as Germany hosts a tense Munich security conference this weekend.

Presented in the absence of Sebastian Payne by George Parker with Gideon Rachman, Laura Hughes and Jasmine Cameron-Chileshe of the FT and Ben Bradshaw, Labor MP for Exeter

Produced by Anna Dedhar and Howie Shannon. The sound engineers were Breen Turner and Jan Sigsworth.

Audio: BBC

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