Podcast (Ep. 20): Germaine Greer’s Transphobia, China in Britain and Seumas Milne’s Labour spin

Germaine Greer at Humber Mouth Festival, July 2006 by Walnut Whippet

Jazza and Jimmy are back at it and this week discuss Germaine Greer publicly defending her comments that-trans women aren’t women.

Meanwhile Chinese president Xi Jinping just had a lovely time being entertained by Mr. Cameron and the Queen so that British projects can get investment from China. Surprisingly, Jimmy schools Jazza on his China knowledge.

Finally, who is Seumas Milne, Jeremy Corbyn’s new spin doctor? Does he hate the West? Does it matter? And what are the consequences for Corbyn’s Labour party?

Image Credit – Germaine Greer at Humber Mouth Festival, July 2006 by Walnut Whippet

David Cameron takes Chinese president Xi Jinping to the pub near Chequers

Amid all the hubbub about human rights, democracy and general decency in the wake of Chinese president Xi Jinping’s visit to Britain, it’s nice to see that British prime minister David Cameron found the time to take his counterpart to the pub.

The pub in question, the Plough at Cadsden, is just a short drive from Chequers, the official country residence of the prime minister.

Located to the east of Oxford in Buckinghamshire, the pile is often used to woo important foreigners with the kind of pastoral atmosphere that in no way resembles modern British life.

(Note also that Cameron orders two Greene Kings, presumably referring to the Indian pale ale. This is not a nice beer.)

Chequers and the Plough at Cadsden, via Google Maps

Source – Google Maps

Cameron infamously left his young daughter Nancy at the pub by mistake back in 2012, an incident he apparently referenced in his meeting with Xi.

He also treated the Chinese president to the pretentious fish and chips beloved of gastropubs nationwide.

One wonders whether Xi put out after this exotic date…

Image Credit – Xi Jinping portrait, April 2015 by Thierry Ehrmann