26.2.2021: we interviewed former MP, Minister and Conservative leadership candidate Rory Stewart. We discussed the Union, how to make the case for it and who best to lead any future campaign.
16.7.2021: State of the Union sat down with Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street to discuss the next steps for English devolution, where Mayors might go next and how identity in regions is transforming under the new model of English metro mayors.
9.4.2021: @FraserRaleigh sat down with Belfast News Letter political editor Sam McBride during a tumultuous week in Northern Ireland to discuss riots, Stormont, the centenary and what people in Westminster should know about Northern Irish politics.
1.4.2021: State of the Union sat down with Luke Graham, former MP and head of the Downing Street Union Unit to discuss what the unit did, the devolved settlement, Scotland and the Dunlop Review.
24.3.21: State of the Union sat down with former editor of the Evening Standard and Times, author of ‘Thatcher & Sons’, ‘Short History of England’, and ‘Short History of Europe’ to discuss the Union, devolution, and political identity.
19.3.2021: antpickles interviewed academic and former Wales international captain, Prof. Laura McAllister. We discussed the impact the pandemic has had on devolution, the Senedd elections, and how to fight an election for the FIFA council.
5.3.2021: We spoke to Andrew Dunlop, a former adviser on the Union to David Cameron, a minister at the Scotland and Northern Ireland Office, and the author of the as yet unpublished ‘Dunlop Review’ on the UK Government’s functioning on Union matters.
5.3.2021: Ant Pickles spoke to Geri Scott the political correspondent of the Yorkshire Post and producer of the podcast ‘Pod’s Own `country’ to talk about the impact Mayors have had so far, how the pandemic has changed perceptions and why MPs now want to be Mayors.
4.3.2022: we spoke to Lord Dunlop about the House of Lords constitution committee’s work on the Union, his recommendations to the UK Government on the Dunlop Review, and the wider politics of the Union. (Conservation took place in February 2022)