George Osborne Is Not A ‘Private Citizen’

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I must admit upfront a sneaking sympathy for George ‘Gideon’ Osborne, the former British chancellor, Robin to prime minister David Cameron’s Batman, and latterly editor of the London Evening Standard.

If Boy George sought popularity when deciding to vie for public office, he has not achieved it. When you ask progs about him he reliably draws sneers of disgust, much like Cameron or – another member of their cohort – education secretary Michael Gove. Or indeed any leading Tory.

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Podcast Ep. 94: Br xit Is H p enin Pl se Se d He p

RD E94 Hindenburg disaster Tory conference

Continual strife in Catalonia over independence, Theresa May’s disastrous Tory conference, and our latest argument over tuition fees (following the actual Conservative policy to freeze them) are the three topics this week.

Joining us is the comforting knowledge that this podcast is more competent than Britain’s ruling party.

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Podcast Ep. 93: Uber London Seeks Appeal On Whether ‘No Means No’

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The shock decision by Transport for London not to renew Uber’s licence to prowl the city’s streets (surely offer affordable, convenient taxi services? – Ed) and Spain’s stifling of an extralegal referendum on Catalan independence from Madrid are the two topics our heroes chew over this week.

In the final segment journalist Felix Simon speaks to us about the recent German elections, which saw Angela Merkel win a deflated victory amid a rise in support for Alternative für Deutschland, a party which contains legit Nazis.

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Podcast Ep. 92: Rees-Mogg Calls Toxic Masculinity ‘Jolly Good Idea’

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The prospect of 17th century prime minister Jacob Rees-Mogg, AI that can allegedly tell if you’re gay or straight by looking at your face, and comedian Robert Webb’s crusade against toxic masculinity are the three topics this week.

Joining us are our traumatic memories of throwing like girls in the school playground.

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Podcast Ep. 91: Tory Momentum Backs Feeding Homeless to Hungry

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The Tory Momentum’s quick descent into social cleansing gags, former Scottish Labour chief Kezia Dugdale’s involuntary outing, and a centrist essay castigating the lunatic fringes are the three topics this week.

Joining us is a misplaced confidence in our knowledge of Caledonian affairs. If you like what we do throw us a few quid through Patreon.

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