Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what actually issues from the previous seven days.

You possibly can subscribe to The Week Unwrapped wherever you get your podcasts:

On this week’s episode, we focus on:

Opinion polls

After the occasions of the previous few weeks, opinion polls recommend that Labour has opened up a considerable lead over the Conservatives. However can the polls be trusted? And even when they’re correct, do they assist or hinder the nationwide debate? Polls suggesting that Rishi Sunak stood no likelihood in opposition to Liz Truss set the tone for the Tory management race, and but the consequence ended up being a lot nearer than anticipated. Do we’d like a brand new method to gauging – and reporting – public opinion?

Language checks

The language app Duolingo is reportedly in talks with the British authorities to supply English-language testing for individuals making use of to grow to be UK residents. The benefit for potential candidates is evident: the brand new on-line take a look at would price £50, in comparison with £300 for the prevailing language take a look at. Is there any cause to not transfer official testing on-line?

Danish royals

The Queen of Denmark apologised to her grandchildren this week after stripping a few of them of their royal titles – however she didn’t reverse the choice. Whereas Denmark’s monarchy stays widespread, Queen Margrethe II  mentioned that chopping the variety of princes and princesses was important for the survival of the establishment. Is she proper? And will an identical streamlining come to the UK too?