Brexit

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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206: 35 Minutes of Mayhem

Rob and Tom discuss the impending Brexit vote (which has since recording been delayed) and check out the latest polls.

Topics

  • The Headlines

  • Vote on Theresa May’s Brexit Deal

  • Quick Polls Update

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205: Barrelling Straight Towards Brexit

Rob and Tom discuss Theresa May’s Brexit Deal with the European Union.

N.B: Some recording issues occurred, we’ve done our best to recover as much as possible. Apologies for any glitches in the audio.

Topics

  • Theresa May’s Brexit Deal

  • Quick 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.

201: Crippling Worry About Brexit

Rob and Tom are back to school, back to reality with Season 2 of Unparliamentary Language. We’ve avoided the news for too long over the summer so we are back with our Summer Roundup and the latest headlines.

Topics

  • The Headlines

  • Summer Round Up

  • Listener Question: How would you handle the mess that is Brexit?

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112: We Will Have Adequate Food

Rob and Tom discuss Vote Leave breaking electoral law. What does that mean for the Brexit result? Will there be a second referendum? Will we have enough food?

Topics

  • The Headlines
  • Vote Leave and Electoral Law

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111: Harry Potter and the Future Relationship Between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Rob and Tom discuss a crazy week in British politics with two cabinet ministers resigning over the Brexit deal white paper.

Topics

  • The Headlines
  • Boris and David Davis Resignations

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110: BoJo No Show, Brexit So-So

Rob and Tom discuss how bad a Brexit No Deal would be and whether Vince Cable truly wants to emulate James Bond over summer.

Topics

  • The Headlines
  • Brexit No Deal
  • Regular Feature: Parliamentary Holidays

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109: Parliamentary Wiff-Waff

Rob and Tom discuss the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill and how a bill goes through parliament (in brief).

Topics

  • The Headlines
  • European Union (Withdrawal) Bill
  • New Regular Feature: Political Deathmatch (the G7)

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107: You Come to Me on the Day of The Royal Wedding?

Rob and Tom discuss what might happen with the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland during Brexit.

Topics

  • The Headlines
  • Irish Border and Customs Union
  • House of Lords Reform

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102: Beast from the East

Reporting from bunkers to protect them from the cold Rob and Tom discuss the latest political news. 

Topics

  • The Headlines
  • Corbyn and May's Brexit speeches
  • New Regular Feature: Who Said It?

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101: Pyramid of Piffle

Welcome to a new fortnightly politics podcast where Rob and Tom dissect the political news in the UK. We promise not to talk about Brexit...too much.

Topics

  • Boris trying to woo Remainers
  • Moggmania
  • Newspaper Bingo: The Daily Express

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