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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