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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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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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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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S02: Consensus and Conflict (50 Years of British Politics in 50 Minutes)

Rob and Tom discuss the 50 years of British politics from 1945-1997 in roughly 50 minutes.

Topics

  • Post War Government
  • Economic Policy
  • Foreign Policy
  • Boom and Bust
  • Thatcher

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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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106: Local Elections for Local People

Rob and Tom discuss the most interesting thing in politics...an election! They pore over the latest local election results in the UK.

Topics

  • The Headlines
  • Local Elections 2018
  • Voter ID

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105: Immigrants, They Get the Job Done

Rob and Tom discuss the latest political news including the Windrush scandal and the aftermath of the bombing in Syria.

Topics

  • The Headlines
  • Windrush
  • Syria
  • The Polls
  • Returning Regular Feature: Would You Rather?

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104: Politics in the Animal Kingdom

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

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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