This week we discuss Scottish independence, Parliament’s role in Britain leaving the EU, an “Islamophobia” controversy involving an Olympian, and identity politics – joined by Carl Benjamin, better known as the YouTuber Sargon of Akkad.
First, we discuss a proposal from the Scottish Nationalist Nicola Sturgeon, who is looking to engineer another referendum on independence in the wake of the EU referendum.
We then turn to whether Parliament will have a vote on the kind of exit Britain will take from the EU, an issue currently being challenged in the courts.
After that, we discuss a leaked video featuring gymnast Louis Smith in which he mocked Islam. (Naturally, a grovelling apology soon followed.)
And finishing up, we have a long talk on identity politics, women’s role in the workforce, Jess Phillips MP, and much else besides.
Image based on Oliver Cromwell, August 2009 by R/DV/RS.