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209: He Wanted A Wall, Now He Wants Quite A Big Fence

Rob and Tom discuss the end of the government shutdown and how Trump has fared so far.

Topics

  • Headlines

  • Brexit Amendments

  • Trump & Government Shutdown

  • Trump’s Achievements

  • Quick Polls Update

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208: Brexit is Really Complicated

Rob and Tom discuss the Meaningful Vote mere moments after the result, skipping the headlines this week. Then the conversation circles round to Mr. Speaker and the Government Shutdown.

Topics

  • Theresa May’s Meaningful Vote

  • Bercow impropriety?

  • Trump & Government Shutdown

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S04: 2019 Predictions

Rob and Tom try to predict what the politics of 2019 has in store both in the UK and across the pond.

Topics

  • Brexit

  • Conservatives

  • Labour

  • Trump

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207: 100 Days to Brexit

Rob and Tom discuss the fallout from Theresa May pulling the Brexit vote and how they feel the UK parties have fared this year.

Topics

  • The Headlines

  • Brexit - No Vote, Now What?

  • Rob’s Government Report Card 2018

  • Quick Polls Update

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204: Not Famous Enough For Nate Silver

Rob and Tom discuss the midterm elections 2018 and whether there was the “blue wave” everyone was expecting.

Topics

  • Wycombe High School Question Time

  • The Headlines

  • The Midterm Elections

  • Polls Update

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203: The Second Biggest Political March Ever

Rob and Tom discuss the People’s Vote March and the pros and cons of a second Brexit referendum.

Topics

  • The Headlines

  • People’s Vote March

  • Second Brexit Referendum

  • Polls for the Midterm Elections

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202: Salad Cream Means Salad Cream

Rob and Tom discuss the Party Conferences for Labour and the Conservatives and the effects on the polls.

N.B: Due to ongoing internet issues in the 18th Century realm that Rob lives (Rees-Mogg’s constituency) some of the recording had to be swapped out for the backup recording. Apologies for the audio issues this caused.

Topics

  • The Headlines

  • What is a Party Conference?

  • Labour Party Conference

  • Lib Dem Consultation

  • Mid-Terms and Voting

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  • Recording engineer: Craig

  • Theme song: Handel's Water Music (Public Domain under CC0 1.0) with Big Ben Chimes (By hyderpotter under CC0 1.0).

  • Main Image: Photoshop by Tom.

S01: UK vs US Politics, A Field Guide

Rob and Tom discuss the differences and similarities between the UK and US political systems for the benefit of listeners on both sides of the pond. 

Topics

  • Constitutions

  • Parliament vs Congress

  • Presidential vs Prime Ministerial Power

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108: Kim Thong Un

Rob and Tom discuss why Trump seems to have so little power in national policy but a much greater sabre to rattle in foreign affairs.

There were some audio issues with Rob's recording, I've done my best to fix them so the episode was slightly delayed.

Topics

  • The Headlines

  • Trump's Power at home and abroad

  • Would You Rather? Referendums

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103: Springtime for Hammond

Rob and Tom discuss the latest political news featuring the Spring Statement, Russian spies and Rex Tillerson.

Topics

  • The Headlines

  • Spring Statement 2018

  • Rex Tillerson firing

  • New Regular Feature: Would You Rather?

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  • Recording engineer: Craig

  • Theme song: Parody of Common People by Pulp, lyrics by our friends, sung by Tom

  • Main Image: Philip Hammond by Raul Mee. Used via CC BY-ND 2.0