Podcast Ep. 121: Merry Brexmas (Part 1)

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In the first of what should prove a two part special, we discuss the last week in British parliamentary politics. Highlights include Theresa May’s dodging of the meaningful vote, her attempted ousting by backbenchers, and the prospects of a second referendum. Plenty of Brexit.

Image based on Telus Santa Claus Parade, December 2017 by GoToVan

Podcast Ep. 120: Concern Mounts Over Ukip Capture of Tommy Robinson

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Some of what’s happened around Brexit these past few weeks, Taiwan’s rejection of gay marriage in a referendum, and Ukip’s hiring of Tommy Robinson are the three topics this week. Also: Nigel Farage vs Carole Cadwalladr.

Joining us are accusations of book-cooking due to our lazy updating of our Patreon account.

Image based on Tommy Robinson demonstration in Copenhagen, May 2018 by Kristoffer Trolle

Podcast Ep. 119: The March of the Remoaners

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A belated analysis of the People’s “Loser’s” Vote, the investigation into Arron Bank’s funding of Leave.EU, Waitrose Food’s editor’s mauling of vegans, and Nation Police Chiefs’ Council chair Sara Thornton’s call to focus on burglary over misogyny are the three-ish topics this week.

Joining us Alastair Campbell, who demands a rethink of the topic selection.

Image based on Alastair Campbell, June 2014 by the Financial Times

Podcast Ep. 118: Supreme Court Rules Let Them Not Eat Cake

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Tory mayoral candidate Shaun Bailey’s seeming quest to offend all progressives, the UK Supreme Court’s judgment that bakers can refuse to bake gay cakes, and an online documentary alleging YouTuber Jake Paul is a sociopath.

Joining us as a disturbing absence of baked goods.

Image based on Cakers, February 2011 by Samuel Cockman

Podcast Ep. 117: Brett Kavanaugh To Run For Lib Dem Leader

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Jimmy is away this week, but he is replaced by the infinitely more feminine Alice Thwaite from both the TWAAATS and Echo Chamber Club podcasts.

We talk about the rejection of the Chequers deal by Donald Tusk and Theresa May’s response and question whether or not the Lib Dems even have a role in modern politics. Lastly, Alice provides a nuanced take on the sexual abuse allegations against Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.

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