Podcast Ep. 25: the Autumn Statement, COP21 and blanking Katie Hopkins

Iceberg in Antarctica, January 2011 by Liam Quinn

George Osborne’s latest budget, this week’s climate change conference in Paris, and Brunel students’ spurning of rent-a-gob Katie Hopkins are the subjects of our latest episode, in which Jimmy and Jazza sound off about subjects they are vaguely familiar with.

To begin we cover the chancellor’s reversal on tax credit reform, a move that would have been more embarrassing if the shadow chancellor John McDonnell hadn’t responded by reading a passage from communist tyrant Chairman Mao’s Little Red Book.

Next on the agenda is the climate change conference in Paris that is COP21. Whilst trying to work out what that stands for we discuss whether the hundredth episode of the podcast will be broadcast from under the sea.

Lastly we return again to Katie Hopkins, a Daily Mail columnist subject to vigorous protests when she spoke on welfare at Brunel University. Is tribalism ruining politics?

Image Credit – Iceberg in Antarctica, January 2011 by Liam Quinn

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  1. Exxon’s Own Research Confirmed Fossil Fuels’ Role in Global Warming Decades Ago. Top executives were warned of possible catastrophe from greenhouse effect, then led efforts to *block solutions*.
    BY NEELA BANERJEE, LISA SONG AND DAVID HASEMYER
    SEP 16, 2015 http://insideclimatenews.org/news/15092015/Exxons-own-research-confirmed-fossil-fuels-role-in-global-warming
    Because of this article, there is a strong effort here requesting California Attorney General Kamala Harris to investigate ExxonMobil on what is considered a ‘Big Tobacco moment’…Despite knowing the truth about their contribution to climate change, Exxon actively denied that climate change was happening and have spent millions in contributions to groups fighting to block climate action and promote junk science.

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