Many pundits will be gleefully tweeting this week some variant on Parliament “taking back control” – of Brexit, of government or of the country. But this refrain is tiresome and misses the point of the referendum.
Slightly later than expected, we are returning to our On The Fringe subseries, chatting to politicos from the fringes about their views and ideas. Joining us for our second episode is Chloe Schendel-Wilson, a Conservative activist who has campaigned for the party, worked with the Big Tent Ideas Festival – “Tory Glasto” to its critics – and done a stint in the House of Commons.
In the last episode of the year Jazza demands three predictions for 2019 – a conceit Jimmy does not appreciate. Find out whether we think next year will see a second referendum/people’s vote/loser’s vote, the return of Hillary Clinton to the presidential race, and a rise in people being nicked for saying naughty things online.
Image based on Grumpy Santa, December 2014 by Richard Elzey
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
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.