Elections

302: A Long Week in Politics

Rob and Tom discuss a very long week in politics for Boris Johnson, a Lib Dem surge and the legality of proroguing.

Topics

  • Intro [0:00]

  • Brexit: A Long Week in Politics [0:54]

  • Boris Loses His Majority [10:21]

  • Boris Struggles at PMQs [17:26]

  • Boris Can’t Get an Election [22:46]

  • September 5th: Bye Bye Jo Jo [30:29]

  • The Weekend: What Could Go Wrong? [33:48]

  • The Last Day of Parliament [35:07]

  • A Lawful Proroguing? [40:48]

  • What’s Next? [44:46]

  • Quick Polls Update [49:42]

  • Outro [01:01:48]

  • Bonus: Jeopardy [01:04:00]

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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: Reclining Rees-Mogg from Twitter

301: Deselection Election?

Rob and Tom are back for a new season because the Boris and Brexit news just won’t stop! This week they dive into proroguing and fears of an upcoming General Election.

Topics

  • Intro [0:00]

  • What is proroguing? [1:44]

  • Does Boris want a No Deal Brexit? [7:25]

  • Boris' speech and promises [13:53]

  • How could this cause a General Election? [19:20]

  • Deselection of Tory MPs [25:11]

  • What are Boris' options if the bill passes? [28:15]

  • Does Labour want a GE? [32:38]

  • The Polls and GE predictions [35:25]

  • What are the EU thinking? [45:02]

  • Outro [47:56]

  • Bonus: Listener Jokes [50:09]

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221: The Queen is Not Going to Shoot Somebody

Rob and Tom discuss what the summer has in store for Brexit ahead of the Silly Season specials.

Topics

  • Conservative Leadership Race

  • The EU Response to Boris or Hunt

  • Brexit Economy

  • Proroguing Parliament

  • General Election?

  • Quick Polls Update

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220: Brexit Bin Analogy

Rob and Tom catch up on three weeks of the Conservative Leadership Race and give their thoughts on the final two contenders.

Topics

  • Conservative Leadership Race

  • Boris’ Conduct

  • Quick Polls Update

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219: Alastair Campbell Soup

218: In Fifth Place, The Conservative Party

Rob and Tom discuss the results of the European Elections 2019. Who were the winners and losers? How does Brexit Britain compare to the continent? Does the Brexit Party have any staying power?

Topics

  • European Election Results

  • The UK Parties

  • Brexit Party

  • Change UK

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217: The Life and Opinions of Theresa May, Gentlewoman

Rob and Tom discuss the rise and fall of Britain’s Prime Minister, Theresa May. They also discuss who will be likely to replace her, the archaic Conservative leadership contest and the state of the polls.

Topics

  • Theresa May’s history

  • Theresa May’s downfall

  • Conservative leadership race

  • Quick Polls Update

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216: Single Market Maybe?

Rob and Tom discuss the local elections 2019. Who won? Who lost? Was there a Lib Dem surge? And how do these results reflect on the parties fortunes if we were to have a General Election?

Topics

  • Local Election Results

  • Three Party Politics

  • Extrapolating to a General Election

  • Quick Polls Update

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215: Indonesian General Election 2019

Tom and Rob are joined by Evan and Daniel (live from Indonesia) to get a rundown of the results of the Indonesian General Election 2019.

Topics

  • The results

  • Voting process

  • Media balance

  • Social media’s effects

  • Religion’s effect on voting

  • Quick polls update

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S05: The History of Indonesian Politics

Tom is joined by Evan (our Indonesian correspondent) to get the lowdown on Indonesian politics to date and the two main candidates for the upcoming General Election.

Topics

  • Indonesian Politics to date

  • Jokowi

  • Prabowo

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